Keeping Your Printer Running Smoothly


Printer failures can be extremely disruptive, and while they may seem sudden, often these systems will start to exhibit unusual performance issues that could indicate that the printer needs to be repaired.     

Insufficient Ink Or Toner Usage

When your ink or toner cartridges start to run low, the system may experience a noticeable decrease in the amount of ink or toner that is applied to the paper. However, the ink or toner being low is not the only reason that this problem could arise. For example, if the print heads of these cartridges are dirty, this could significantly decrease the amount of ink or toner that is released when the system is printing. Before you replace the ink or toner cartridges, the print heads should be the thoroughly cleaned so that you can be sure to eliminate this potential cause before investing in replacement cartridges.

Misaligned Prints

It is important for the paper that is being fed into the printer to be perfectly level to make sure that it prints correctly. Alignment problems with the component that feeds the blank paper into the printer or that controls the movement of the print heads could result in the text or images that are printed on the paper appearing crooked or otherwise uneven. For professional documents, this can severely reduce the confidence that they will instill in potential customers, partners, or other important individuals. Realigning the printer can be a bit of a challenge, as it may require parts of the exterior casing to be removed to reach the interior components. Furthermore, without the right skills, it can be difficult to effectively assess whether an alignment issue is to blame as well as whether the issue has been effectively resolved.

Paper Regularly Jamming

Occasional paper jams are an unavoidable part of using these devices on a regular basis. However, if you are finding that your printer is jamming very frequently, this is likely an indication that the system has a substantial amount of dust in it. This dust will increase the friction between the paper and the mechanical components of the printer, which can eventually result in a jam occurring. Thoroughly cleaning the interior of the printer and ensuring that the mechanical components are lubricated can reduce the risks of a jam occurring. If your printer encounters a jam, it is important to use the release hatch or lever to free the paper rather than attempting to force it out by pulling on it so that any damage to the system is minimized.

Contact a company that offers printer repair services to learn more.


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