Know If Your Printing Habit Can Destroy Your Printer

October 13, 2010 No Comments

damaged printerHaving a printer has its own perks like getting a good copy of your important files, although there are also disadvantages that you can encounter especially when the problem is found in your ink cartridges or laser toners.

Well, it could be easy to get a new printer consumable from your printer supplies store, but what if the real problem is on your printer itself? What if your printing habits have been the reason why your printer starts to act weird and eventually will stop working? Be alert and know if you are doing one of these printing habits which can be deadly for your printing machine.

If you own an inkjet printer, it would be helpful to always keep your print heads aligned and cleaned too. Okay, so you might have done this already when you bought your printer but remember that this is one of the printer maintenance tools so do not forget to do it every time you replace your ink cartridge.

Now, if you are the type of person who loves to place a lot of papers on your paper tray. Think twice. Overstocking papers on your printer’s feeding tray can cause paper jams which may damage the printer’s rollers. So, a good thing to do is to just leave at most ten sheets on that tray and just add more when needed.

The last thing that you may have practiced for your printer is purchasing low quality inks or worse refilling your own cartridges. Using ink cartridges can cause ink spills and stains in your printer if you do not properly install it so it would be best to clean that ink stain immediately with a hand vacuum or cotton with alcohol. Keep in mind that clogged cartridges are usually caused by dried ink spills. It will also be good to go for compatible printer cartridges that have been tested to do high quality printing that can avoid those ink issues.

So which printing habit applies to you? It would be good to ponder and take note some of your unusual but almost basic printing routines to have an idea if these will contribute to your printer’s damage in the future.

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