Packing a printer with used ink cartridges properly must be taken seriously when shipping to avoid unnecessary accidents that could stain or even ruin a good printer. The following are simple tips on how to properly pack and ship a printer and ink cartridges.
Remove the cartridge from the printer and put it inside a Ziploc bag. Double wrap just to be sure that the ink won’t stain the printer in case of a spill. Wrap the cartridge in bubble wrap and secure with packaging tape, set aside.
If the original packaging of the printer is available, use it to pack the printer. If not, wrap the printer in at least two layers of bubble wrap, making sure that every side is well padded.
Get a sturdy shipping box that is slightly bigger than the wrapped or boxed printed. Put a 2-inch layer of packing materials such as packing peanuts or shredded paper on the bottom of the box.
Lay the wrapped or boxed printer on top of the peanuts and center of the box. Fill the remaining spaces with more packing peanuts up to the top of the box. The idea is to fill every nook and cranny with packing materials so that the contents won’t shift or move during transit.
Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Address and label the package and take to your local shipping company.