Common Indications Of Printer Problems

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As a business owner, you rely on a lot of components to keep your company's infrastructure flowing. One of the things that many business owners overlook is the importance of their company's printing equipment. For those who lack experience with technology, you may not be able to easily recognize the signs that your company's printers need repair. Here's a look at some of the signs that your laser printers are in need of repairs.

Persistent Paper Jam Issues

Every printer is going to experience a paper jam periodically. However, if you have a laser printer that's jamming on a regular basis, it could be a sign that you need to contact a printer repair technician. First, make sure that you're using the right kind of paper and that the paper itself is in good condition. Wrinkles, folds, and other problems with the paper can cause feed issues. If you're sure it's not the paper, you'll need to contact a printer repair technician to have them inspect and potentially replace the transfer roller. 

Unusual Noises

You are probably pretty accustomed to the sounds that your laser printer makes when it's feeding paper or printing. In fact, once you've heard it often enough, you probably tune it out. Every so often, you should take the time to listen to how your printer sounds when it's working. If you hear any odd noises, such as clicking, squealing, or other unusual sounds, you should call a printer repair technician as soon as possible.

Many times, these sounds indicate mechanical problems that can lead to complete printer failure if left unaddressed. Whether it's the transfer roller or the ink feed mechanism, you'll need to have it addressed as soon as possible.

Uneven Printing

If you start seeing printed documents that come out with spots or faded print, that is another indication that your laser printer needs repair. Whether the transfer roller is dirty or has been damaged, both can lead to these print quality issues. A repair technician can identify the cause and address it to restore your printer's proper print quality.

In some cases, this type of print problem could be caused by the ink transfer equipment. Whether there's a component that is misaligned or something that's loose, errant ink delivery or insufficient ink delivery can interfere with your print quality.

If you're seeing any of these signs or are having other issues with your company's printer, reach out to a printer repair technician today for more help and guidance.