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5.0 out of 5 stars Some tips and word about expiry dates!, 11 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Polaroid Zink Media 70 pack for PoGo Instant Mobile Printer (Office Product)
I bought a Polaroid PoGo and also ordered this 70 pack of Zink paper with it. I was slightly concerned about the whole issue of expiry dates, after reading reviews on here and elsewhere - and, as predicted, when I received the package on 5 January, the date on the paper was end of Jan 2010!

However, the next day I phoned IJT (the supplier) and had a chat with a *very* kind and helpful man. Two things to note:

1. When I first started printing photos, my first few prints were horribly streaky, and I was really disappointed. I told the man this, and he told me that if I notice that a print hasn't come out great, run the blue card through on its own 2 or 3 times before printing any more, and this cleans the printer head. I did this and it worked! No more streaky prints!

2. I asked about expiry dates, and he said that the only reason they have expiry dates is because the EU classify the Zink paper (as with all ink cartridges) as a "consumable", and therefore by law they must put an expiry date on. However, he confirmed that the the Zink paper DOES NOT EXPIRE, because the crystals on the paper are activated by the heat from the printer, and they do not deteriorate in any other way (he really sounded like he knew what he was talking about). Hence - ignore the expiry date on the paper.

He also said that if I do find any problems with the paper after January, they would be happy for me to send it back and they would replace it.

Hopefully that is useful for some customers who are worried about it.
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Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 3 Mar 2010 10:06:58 GMT
Avid reader says:
many thanks for this review since I also have a few unprinted sheets with an expiry date of Jan 2010

Posted on 20 Apr 2010 12:54:37 BDT
bear in mind that buying 70 photo sheets here is more expensive than buying 3 boxes of 30 sheets here...

Posted on 25 Dec 2010 19:48:19 GMT
a douglas says:
thanks for that , I had concerns about sell buy dates and had some streaky prints , will try the blue card through net time

Posted on 11 Jan 2011 00:22:53 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2011 00:23:25 GMT
Peter Y. says:
another user writes that there is a huge quality difference of the prints if you compare prints on expired paper with prints on paper that has not yet expired, so it may make sense to run such a check yourself and see if the paper has deteriorated

Posted on 3 Aug 2011 00:41:06 BDT
L. Nan says:
just brought the same item, waiting for the delivery, didnt know theres expire date thing, very helpful feedback! thanx for tis

Posted on 6 Jan 2013 14:31:20 GMT
S. Ridout says:
I do the same a previous reviewer the age of the paper is irrelevant, but the blue paper tip works well I save all my papers and run them through all the time- sometimes 4/5 times....top tip
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