Many may not know that life of printers can be extended if used carefully and following the below tips. Even though these are just basic suggestions, but you must abide to it to always get error-free printing done whenever you require.
Keep printer in right location
Yes, it is very true. Wrong spot may kill your print soon and this is due to climate being a big factor like dry air leads to clogging of printer head on inkjet printer or degrading the toner of laser printer. So don’t keep it near to radiator, furnace or other heat sources.
More to this, keep the printer at a corner of a room or office instead of in a high traffic area.
Know the printer
Knowing your printer will help in taking care of it and so it is suggested to read the manual properly to learn what can nullify warranty.
Don’t use the printer just once in a blue moon. A machine always runs smoothly if used regularly, and so is either inkjet printer or laser printer. It is suggested to take a test page print after every few days, probably once in a week.
Switch off the printer correctly once you have completed its task. It is better to unplug too when not in use.
Cleanliness should be the principle of life and hence keeping your printer clean is necessary too as dust can block print heads and your documents may not print fine. Use a plastic cover if the area of room or office is dusty.
Update software regularly
It is highly suggested to keep your printer updated always with relevant software as some issues are fixed with it or you may get some better features added. However, some of the inkjet and laser printers update automatically these days.