One of the benefits of having a high-quality MFP in the workplace is producing high-quality printed materials at any time. It’s easy for a company to be efficient and generate documents, brochures, or other print products when the MFP printer/copier is functioning normally.
Unfortunately, paper jams can slow down your company’s productivity by getting stuck in the printer, resulting in wasted time and money as you try to remove the jumbled paper. Although a paper jam is inconvenient, the good news is that it’s something you might be able to avoid. The following is a general guide for preventing paper jams.
Most users are familiar with the fact that there should always be at least a few sheets in the paper tray, but overfilling the tray may also create jamming issues for printers for a variety of reasons.
First, overfilling the paper tray is frequently causes paper jams. If you go past your printer’s fill line, it makes it much simpler for papers to stick together and clog the machine. Second, paper absorbs moisture as it sits out in the open. When you put in more paper than you intended, you’re increasing the likelihood that your paper will absorb water vapor from the air and expand over time creating paper jams.
Make sure to store your paper properly and only load what you expect to use for the week. It’s a little more work, but it’ll save you money in the long run.
Type of Paper
Use standard office paper. Putting the incorrect paper into the tray is one of the most common methods of creating a paper jam. When you buy paper for your printer, make sure you’re using both the right size and the highest quality of paper available for the job.
When you use unusual dimensions, such as folded, labeled, or specialty paper, jams can occur. If you’re unsure which type of paper your printer accepts, check the printer’s user guide.
Regular maintenance is one of the most effective methods to avoid paper jams. Having American Lazer routinely service your multifunctional printer is an excellent way to ensure that your printers are up-to-date and working at peak performance.
Check the Paper Tray
The sliding mechanisms in the tray allow for the feeding of different types and sizes of paper. If the slider is not properly positioned, it might cause a paper jam.
Jammed printers are an issue that most offices have encountered.
If you take the appropriate precautions, they don’t have to be a problem for your business. By ensuring that your staff is following best practices and routinely checking the printer, you can help prevent most paper jams.