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Liquids only boil or evaporate until the partial pressure of the liquid vapor rises to the vapor pressure of the liquid at the prevailing temperature. At room temperature, in a small, enclosed space such as your storage bag, very little evaporation will be necessary to saturate the vapors. If you want to experiment, "vacuum" seal a drop of water in a bag and see how much of it disappears (to vapor). Then try it with a drop of isopropyl alcohol. I have experimented, but a quick and dirty calculation predicts that a drop of water would need about a liter to fully evaporate into, and isopropyl alcohol about one-third of that. Since the space in your "vacuum" sealed bags is probably much less, I think much less than a drop of each ink solvent will evaporate. ---Ken >Last weekend I made my first attempt at refilling an Epson 1200 incart. >Prior to this I had never refilled >I bought the vacuum kit from We Ink. I filled both sets of carts, and all >seemed to go well. I have not tested them out in the printer yet. >The instructions said to seal the refilled carts in plastic bags. I thought >that, because I own a vacuum sealer that it would be better to seal these >carts in a vacuum sealed canister. >I just read somewhere ( I think on this list ) something about ink boiling >under a vacuum. >My question is ..... By sealing these closed up cartridges inside this >canister have I ruined the ink and the cartridges? Or was it not a bad idea >to do what I have done? > > > Thanks, Tim C. > >- >Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate >subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.