5 out of 6 of my Z3100 printheads are out of warranty.
All due to a date expiry rather than ink usage:
ink used / warranty spent
1 - Gloss enhancer-Gray 560 ml / 55%
2 - Blue-Green 120 ml / 15%
3 - Magenta-Yellow 260 ml / 25%
4 - Light magenta-Light cyan 140 ml / 15%
5 - Photo black-Light gray 620 ml / 65%
6 - Matte black-Red 210 ml / 20%
I figure from the above table that you can use about 1000ml per head before they are out of warranty.
But why the date expiration?
I called HP and they said that I must replace them (obviously), I asked why, he said dried ink could cause banding which I understand, if all the spare nozzles are used.
I am having some color issues at the moment, with profiling etc... do you think that these 'expired' heads could be the cause? I know HP will tell me to replace them, that's a given, but the HP guy said I may get color cast etc./?
Any thoughts? Thanks