3 Fixes to Common Printer Problems

Chicago Copiers

Does it seem like every time you're in a hurry your printer malfunctions? Even a high-quality machine is bound to have an issue once in a while, and cheaper printers or copiers are often more susceptible to breaking down. Here's a quick guide to fixing common printing problems—hopefully before you need copies for your next meeting.

1. Mobile Printing

Everyone has a mobile device in their hands nowadays it seems, which can be a great bonus for companies. But the productivity gains of mobile devices come to a grinding halt when you're unable to print from your phone or tablet. It's crucial to find a mobile printing solution that works for your company. Depending the phone you have, it may be as simple as downloading the correct app. Do a quick Google search, find the right app for your device, and print away.

2. Paper Jams

The sickening crunch and tear of paper coming from a copier is never good to hear. Paper jams are easy to clear: simply open your printer, locate the jam, and remove the paper very slowly. Never jerk or tear the paper. Paper jams are easy to prevent. Keep your printer's mechanisms clean and clear of debris, and make sure the paper you use is the correct weight and free from fold and static electricity.

3. "Low Toner" Warning

Sometimes, your printer will warn you of low toner or ink before it's actually empty. Use this warning as a reminder to order more toner or ink, and then wait to replace it until you're seeing faded or sub-par printing results. This will save you money down the road.

Hopefully, these fixes will keep you on time to your next meeting. For more print environment help, visit our website. Our managed print services are the best way to lower printing costs and boost efficiency.

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