Multifunction Printers: How Far Does a Little Maintenance Go?


When it comes to multifunction printer maintenance, you may wonder if it’s worth the work. Let’s take a quick look at just a few printer pains that can be solved with a little regular TLC!

Doing Your Part

One of the best things about multifunction printers is that they’re user-friendly. They don’t require a lot of work on your part–but what they do need is a little bit of preventative maintenance to keep them fast, efficient, and powerful for years to come. Printer maintenance looks a little different depending on the make, model, and age of your machine, but the result is always the same: a reliable, high-performing multifunction printer.

The good news is that, when you keep up with maintenance, your printer will repay the favor. Here are a few issues you won’t have to worry about when you give your printer the TLC it needs!

  • #1: Paper jams

Paper jams can have a lot of causes–but for the most part, they’re mechanical. Taking good care of your multifunction printer will help ensure that all those moving parts work together smoothly and reliably, which, in turn, will reduce the risk of a paper jam.

  • #2: Splotchy documents

Do your documents end up covered in streaks, lines, or splotches? Chances are you’ve got an ink blockage or buildup. Regular cleaning helps make sure that ink stays where it belongs: on the page.

  • #3: Software issues

If your multifunction printer seems to fight you at every turn, you’ve probably got software issues. To avoid this problem in the future, it’s best to add software patches and updates to your printer maintenance plan–that way, your machine is taken care of inside and out.

Want to learn more about multifunction printers? Need to create your maintenance plan? Contact us today!