An inkjet printer cradle including a body defining a recess dimensioned to
locate a removable inkjet cartridge of a type having a pagewidth
printhead and an air inlet port; and an air compressor having an air
outlet pipe arranged to traverse a portion of the body defining an
internal shelf of the recess, said pipe positioned to couple with the air
inlet port upon insertion of the inkjet printer cradle into the recess
and configured to assist in piercing of a seal over the air inlet port.