Maintaining Your Copiers

It is important to take good care of your office copiers, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, the number-one way to make sure your copiers perform well and maintain their longevity is to schedule regular maintenance. A little bit of TLC goes a long way–not just toward protecting your investment, but also toward making sure your copiers remain a powerful, efficient part of your workflows.

Once you’ve made room in your schedule for copier maintenance, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get started. Here are three tips for happier, healthier copiers!

Pay attention to paper.

Paper seems like the simplest part of a copier, but the truth is that paper can cause a lot of trouble. To ensure your copiers are working at full capacity, always make sure you’re using the right type and size of paper for your machine. Remember, this information can usually be found in the user’s manual.

Also, make sure that paper is stored in a safe, dry environment. Wrinkled paper impacts copier performance and limits the life of your machine.

Don’t constantly copy.

Just like your teams, your copiers need a little bit of downtime. Giving copiers a chance to rest helps make sure you aren’t regularly pushing them to capacity.

Go easy on the button-pushing.

If you get frustrated with your copiers, don’t button-mash. This can harm the machine in numerous ways–and, although it may be a little bit satisfying, we all know it doesn’t actually help. Instead, consider finding out why the copiers are going slow in the first place.

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