Andria Posted August 15, 2022 Share Posted August 15, 2022 I'm wondering what y'all know about ink expiring....here we go again...lol (but crying REALLY loud!!) SO, back in June, I placed the order below via Walmart.com - it was a big investment considering my printer still doesn't have ink in it and was still in the unopened box when I ordered all this crap. CALCA 23.6" x 328Ft DTF Transfer Film Roll 5 Bottles of 1L DTF Inks ( C M Y K W ) & 11 Lbs DTF Hot Melt Powder (Bundle) $512.63 and 1 additional Liter of White Ink. $67.13 The bottles are still sealed because I have been in the slow process of converting and setting up my printer. Today I was finally ready to put the ink into into my CISS system and upon looking at the bottles of ink, they all state they have a 12 mo. shelf life. I did not know this because the ad on Walmart.com makes no mention of this. I do not know if the dates stamped on the bottles are the dates of expiration or manufacture. This is of major concern because the 2 bottles of white have a date of 11/25/2021 and the four colors are dated 03/07/2022. This means, that either all of the ink was ALREADY expired when it was sent to me, or I have ONLY 3 months to use up the 2L of white and 7 months to use up the colors, IF the dates stamped are the date of manufacture. Considering the size of the bottles, this is a MAJOR problem. I have not even printed my first print. It did not occur to me to check for a date when the order arrived, or that I would even need to be concerned about expiration because I have 10 y/o sublimation ink that still works. This was a MAJOR investment for me and now, I don't think I can use even a 1/4 of the product before it expires - or at all if it is already expired and it's probably too late to get my money back. I have not contacted Walmart yet. I wanted to allow Calca the opportunity to resolve this matter first. I am having a lot of trouble finding the actual Calca website, even tho they are listed as the Seller on Walmart.com. I can only write 1000 characters via Walmart.com and that is simply not enough. I found a few websites that the Internet point to when I look for the manufacturer, but emailing the Chinese website the email was returned, but there was a link to the US website. I'm gonna try to call China! Their phone number is listed along side my order. *smh really hard* Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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