Avoid Stress By Pre-empting Printer Disasters And Save Your Company Money

It seems to be one of those unwritten laws of nature, also known as “Murphy’s Law”, that a printer disaster will occur at the absolute worst possible times.  It’s either when that big convention is coming and hundreds of copies need to be printed for all those attending the meetings, or numerous flyers and banners are due and the deadline has arrived faster than anyone realised.  This is why it is ever so important to be able to pre-empt printer disasters and this article will give you a step by step guide that will help alleviate future costly problems.


Most companies have a checklist of items that need to be done on a regular basis.  For example:

  • The carriage assembly on a printer must be cleaned and serviced on a routine basis
  • The carriage rails on the printer should be cleaned and lubricated every so often.  The service technicians can help with information on how frequently these tasks should be performed on the printer.
  • There is a roller driver installed on the printing device that has to be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Another task that is performed on printers is checking the encoder, and this should be done each time the system is serviced.
  • There are several large and small idlers that need to be checked when the printer is being serviced.
  • Within each printer, there are assorted belts that need to be checked for wear and tear and replaced before they get jammed or break.
  • The platen should be cleaned routinely and this is always done when the printer is serviced.

Most companies take good care of their printers (generally because these are expensive if replaced frequently) and the exterior is generally kept cleaned and free of pollutants and dust and other foreign objects that may jam or break the printer.  A print quality test printout is always done when the technician is servicing the printer to ensure that the quality of the printout is up to company standards.

Regardless of the type of print job that needs to be done, or the quantity that has to be finished, the customers always need them by a specific deadline.  The best-laid plans are to ensure that the Designjet repair is always done on a routine basis that will help insure the jobs can get done.  Owners know the importance of pre-empting printer disasters to ensure that all jobs get done in a timely manner and routine maintenance is always performed.

By Sarah; a Search Consultant at a Digital Marketing Agency; http://www.fdcstudio.co.uk/