I've finally given up on the ink jet printer. These things are fine if you're using them steadily, but if you're living in two countries and therefore leaving your printer alone for seven months, it ain't so good. I tried the technique of sealing the cartridges in a plastic bag, but they've dried up. Time I think to put away the bottles of ink and the syringe, and time to stop having to bleach ink off my fingers.
The best printer I ever had was an Oki monochrome laser, zero problems with it until the image drum reached the end of its long life. But I wanted colour and, last I recollected, colour laser printers were bloody expensive. Not the case now, so I've ordered a Samsung CLP-325 colour laser printer.