Investing in quality printing and copy equipment can be expensive. That’s why it’s essential to get the best return on your investment. One way to do this is to keep your printer and copier in good working condition so they last longer. There are a few ways you can do this:
- Don’t let your ink dry out. Most printers/copiers will give you a warning when ink or toner supplies are getting low. Heed that warning. Machines with not enough ink risk damage to printer heads and other parts of the device. If a print or copy job has white lines running across the text, it’s time to replace the ink or toner.
- Keep it clean. Dust and debris can accumulate in your machine and cause maintenance issues. Wipe off the top of the device, the manual feed tray, and the paper load trays regularly. If your manual feed tray folds in, keep it closed when not in use to avoid damage.
- Carefully remove paper jams. It’s frustrating when the printer jams. But if you rip out the paper, the leftovers could clog the machine. Carefully pull or roll the paper out by turning the rollers. Check to make sure that no stray pieces are stuck in the device.
- Install updates quickly. Putting off software upgrades will slow down your machine. If you get an update notice, get the process started immediately.
- Keep your machine in standby mood. Turning your equipment on and off can cause long-term damage. Leaving it in standby mood will reduce power usage and still keep your printer in good condition.
- Call for maintenance. Incorrect repairs can damage your machine and reduce its lifespan. If you invest in a maintenance agreement with us, our technicians can provide any service you’ll need.
Our goal is to help our clients get the most out of their equipment. We always recommend the machines that will be best for your needs. How long they last will be determined by amount of use and your attention to maintenance. Follow these tips, and they should last for years.