Keeping on top of your photocopier maintenance is a good idea for anyone who owns one. Even though they are built to last, wear and tear will occur over the course of it’s life, and it’s important to give your photocopy machine a quick check over every so often.
Maintaining the photocopier could be a simple task like checking that the lasers are calibrated correctly, or to ensure that parts like the transfer belt are clean and free from obstructions. Most best-practice solutions can be done by the main users of the photocopier with a small piece of training, but more complex tasks should only be performed by a qualified specialist.
What should I do to maintain my photocopier?
Generally, your photocopier will be quite self-sufficient, but occasionally you’ll need to do a few simple checks on it to make sure that it continues to do so. Keeping your copier running smoothly is straightforward, as long as everything is cleaned regularly (using built in tools such as the green rods found on Sharp devices, for example). Making sure the photocopier glass is clean is important, as any imperfections or blemishes on there can impact the quality of any scans or copies.
Replacing any empty toner cartridges or the waste toner box is important, and your photocopy machine will prompt you when to do this. With a Managed Print Solution, Print Logic will send you a replacement for any consumables before they are needed, so all you need to do is replace them.
More complex cleaning tasks involve the removal of the transfer belt, to remove toner which may have stuck on to it, or even copies which have become lodged in a hard to reach part of the copier. Tasks like these should only be performed by a member of staff who has had training, or a qualified specialist. If an engineer is required just call your account manager at Print Logic, and we’ll arrange a visit or convenient time to call and talk you through the process.