Do you know how to keep your printer clean? Printers, as the rest of devices, need to have a continuous maintenance to avoid any damage. To prolong the life of our devices we must know what habitudes we may modify, this way we can keep our devices longer. Its duration depends on the care we give it and its use.
The printers we use at home usually don’t print for long periods and this may cause problems once we want to start using them again. For this reason, on this article we want to give you some advice to keep your device in optimal conditions:
- One thing that may cause problems on your printer is the dust or, depending on your work place, the residues that can obstruct the mechanisms of the equipment. That’s why, you shouldn’t place printers there but cover them instead with a protector when you are not using them;
- It is also recommended to print from time to time, just to keep up with its maintenance. If you don't use your printer for a long time, the ink and heads can dry. This will mean a new investment for the change of these devices. So, print something every now and then.
- Another place that does not benefit your device are the warmer ones, that is to say, a heater near your printer. If you keep it at a cool place, the ink and heads will be kept in good conditions, otherwise, they can dry;
- If you are one of those who likes to investigate what's inside your equipment, it’s better if you just forget it, because it is not recommended to touch any inner parts of the printer. We recommend the help of a professional when cleaning the inside.
- As a last recommendation, we want to talk to you about the paper. Have you ever considered why there are paper jams on the printer? Sometimes, sheets of paper are mixed together, and they cannot be separated on the tray. To prevent this from happening, it’s best to separate them manually before printing. This way we won’t have any paper jams.
If you follow this advice and recommendations on your inkjet and laser printers, and now also on the 3D printers, you will have an optimal maintenance for your printer and a longer life for your devices.