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    Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    Epson 3880. Been printing on glossy/luster papers exclusively for a year or so with PK/gloss black ink. Just went to shake all carts (as I do every month or so), & noticed MK/matte black cart is dated 2015 and about half empty.

    Been saving some images for matte papers, & could switch over to use it up, BUT... does age affect image quality, and, every bit as important, increase probability of plugged nozzles? I already have a new MK cart on the shelf, and could simply install it before switching over. Don't want to waste ink, but then, it's not that big a deal to toss & replace.

    Any comparable real world experiences here?

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    Re: Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    Just one anecdotal report, but FWIW, when I had my 3880 I used cartridges that were as old as about 18 months past date, never had any trouble from them.

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    Re: Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    Same here

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Just one anecdotal report, but FWIW, when I had my 3880 I used cartridges that were as old as about 18 months past date, never had any trouble from them.

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    Re: Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    Ditto. Or likely, a little older. I installed them unused, though.

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    Re: Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    Me too.

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    Re: Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    Many thanks. Will give it a try.

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    Re: Use or replace out-of-date matte cartridge in 3880?

    I've had individual cartridges in my 3880 last several years beyond their "expiry" date, and was amazed when I finally did replace some of them up to 4 years after their use by date. Did not notice any appreciable color shift problems in the output until they were truly "low"....

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