What steps can I take to prepare my product for storage?
If you'll be placing your Epson printer into storage for a period of time, follow these storage guidelines to prepare the printer:
Caution: During transportation and storage, follow these guidelines:
- Use two or more people to lift the product.
- When lifting the product, hold it as shown here. Holding other areas may cause the product to fall or cause you to pinch your fingers when placing the product down.
- Leave the maintenance box installed; otherwise ink may leak.
- When placing the product on the optional cabinet, lock the casters on the cabinet first.
- Avoid tilting the product, placing it vertically, or turning it upside down; otherwise ink may leak.
- Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dry out the print head and may prevent the product from printing.
- Turn off the product.
- Remove all the paper from the product.
- Unplug the power cable.
- Disconnect any connected cables.
- Close the rear paper support and the output tray.
- Open the ink case.
- Press the handle on the ink pack.
The ink pack pops out.
- Lift up the ink pack and remove it from the ink case.
- Push in the pop-out section and close the ink case.
- Follow the previous steps to remove the color ink packs on the other side of the product.
- Carefully transport the ink packs lying flat, with the ink supply port facing up.
Do not drop or strike the ink packs; otherwise, ink may leak.
- Place the product in its original packing materials, if possible, or use equivalent materials with cushioning around the product. Make sure the box adequately protects the product control panel.
Keep the product level during transportation.
Reinstall the ink packs as soon as possible after transportation to prevent the print head from drying out. If print quality has declined when you print again, clean and align the print head.Related concepts
Print Head Cleaning
Print Head Alignment
Removing and Installing Ink Packs