3 Common Printer Errors You Can Fix on Your Own Before Calling the Professionals
Is it not the most frustrating thing, when you are prepping for that all-important presentation, and the printer acts up, or when you need to print training material for an entire office of co-workers who are waiting for you? To be fair, is there ever a convenient time for a printer to pack up? The answer is no, there isn’t, largely because you never expect the printer to give up on you when it does. But when the printer goes haywire, you no doubt want professional printer repair services to get it up and running again in no time. Many printer errors, however, can be fixed on the spot. It can save you time, money, and hassle before calling for professional printer repairs, or at least solve your immediate predicament until you can have the printer serviced by professionals. While there is no substitute for a professional repair job, and you should by no means attempt a technical repair of printers on your own, we list three common printer errors that could be fixed on the spot and get you back to your day right away.
#1 When Printing Takes Too Long
Can you think of anything more disheartening than making good time on a project, only to see it slip away when it comes to printing? There can be many causes for slow printing. The causes can be manifold, from printing in too high resolutions to a memory problem, or even a printer driver issue. The solution: High-resolution graphics demand that your printer and computer process more data, which slows down the print time. If you are willing to compromise on image quality, consider printing in either draft or normal quality. For formal documents or presentations, change the settings back to high-quality. Consider upgrading your printer if you are regularly required to print documents with large graphics or add more memory to the printer.
#2 When Papers Jam
So, you have barely managed to get the printer printing faster and you end up with the ultimate office nightmare: the paper jam. What do you do? The solution: The printer’s control panel instructions should walk you through most paper jam errors easily enough. A generic approach to fixing a paper jam is to inspect the paper path of the printer if you feel confident in doing so, and carefully removing any jammed material. Take care to pull any part of stuck paper straight out, avoiding parts tearing off and staying behind. If paper is stuck between rollers, consult your user guide to release the pressure. If you do not feel confident to address it on your own, call for professional printer repairs. This is especially true if it is a recurring problem, because no one has time for that.
#3 Poorly-Quality Prints
After spending thousands on new printer technology, no one can blame you for feeling done in if your printer produces poor-quality prints. Poor image quality, smudges, and faded text can make the most beautiful documents look unprofessional. That is not what you paid for. The solution: A few quick fixes include checking your print driver and making sure you have the correct media and paper selected and double-checking that paper loaded in the tray match the type of paper you chose to work with in the printer’s driver. Also check the printer’s imaging unit and toner cartridges for any damage, as this could lead to smudging.
Choose Raydian for Professional Printer Repairs and Office Automation Solutions
When your printer acts up, you want the best repairs available to get you back online immediately. Instead of replacing your expensive equipment, get more out of it by having it repaired at a lower cost. Our on-site carry-in printer repair service is available on most models. Aside from repairing damaged printers and providing the required replacement parts, we go one step further and assist with servicing your printers to make sure they are always operating at maximum efficiency. This ensures that their print quality does not deteriorate as time goes on. These are only a few of the many value-adding services we provide. Contact us to discuss your printer repairs and office automation needs in person. We look forward to hearing from you.