When a printer is down, the effects ripple throughout the entire office. While mechanical errors will require servicing there are printer repair issues that are just a quick fix away. Read on to learn how you can fix some common printer problems without any help.
A lot of thought went into the purchase of your multi-function printer, or MFP, and you want to get as much use out of it as possible. In the case of printing marketing materials or unique projects, you have asked yourself if it’s possible to create these documents yourself. There are a few factors at play when deciding to print a big project in house. Consider the following:
Document management has been proven to help improve document workflows. By transitioning your office from paper dependent to an organised digital archive, you will notice an uptick in productivity while enhancing the security of your data. How does document management improve data security? Let’s talk about cloud computing first and then discuss security.
Before you implemented managed print, you probably came up with a list of goals and outcomes you hoped to achieve. Did any of these goals include wanting to digitise more of your office processes? If not, it's a target to consider. Managed print optimises your printing fleet and printing infrastructure and sets the groundwork for eliminating paper where it is unnecessary.
Don’t underestimate the importance of cleaning your printer regularly. Over time ink, dust, and debris can add up and cause unnecessary repairs. Most printers are low maintenance and only require a quick wipe down with a soft cloth and isopropyl alcohol.
How to Clean Your Printer
Before you begin the cleaning process, turn off and unplug your printer. Your hands will be in small spaces where you don’t want parts moving around. Wait for the printer to cool down and then you can start.
A multifunction printer, or MFP, creates a cohesive workspace by combining printing, scanning, copying, and faxing into one machine. There are many benefits to owning an MFP, but some features fly under the radar. Read on to find out what you might be missing.
Some of these little-known features increase the value of the whole machine while others make one function, such as faxing, more productive.
When it comes to paper, people do not classify the document as good or bad. The paper itself is not good or bad, but the decision to print the paper can be. In the printing process a document that would be considered bad paper is anything that is unnecessarily printed.
Document management will digitally organise your office and move it away from unnecessary paper documents.
Managed print is a system that assesses your printing equipment and processes. By analysing how paper moves through your office and interacts with teams and individuals you can get an idea of where cost savings lie. Removing paper from business not only reduces waste but frees up storage space and saves energy. Here are three ways that managed print will help your budget.
Nothing is more frustrating than a printer that refuses to work. While beating your equipment may be what you want to do, it is probably the least effective. There are some easy fixes that will get your printer running normally again.
As one of the most utilised pieces of equipment in your office, your multifunction printer (MFP) should be the perfect fit for what you need. In your search for a new MFP, begin with a prioritised wish list. Make sure that the machine you purchase has your top needs and then try to include the rest of your list as you start to cross things off.