Managed Print: 3 Tricks for Printer Pains

January 12, 2021 | Advanced Office

If your printers seem to be conspiring against you, don't give up hope. Here are three quick tricks, straight from managed print services, that will put you in charge again!

One Smart Solution

Printers seem like they should be a simple, pain-free solution--but the unfortunate truth is that, too often, they just aren't. Between mechanical issues, security threats, software updates, and other frustrations, your printers can quickly become a pain.

Luckily, you don't have to beat your head against the wall. Managed print services are one smart solution to a whole lot of printer problems--and the best part is that it's tailored to your specific needs, which means you'll be getting services specially designed for your unique printer fleet.

Managed print provides in-depth analyses that will help you understand your printers inside and out--and then, armed with all the right information, you'll be able to choose from a host of tools and solutions that fit perfectly into your workflows. With managed print, you can put those printer pains to rest once and for all.

Three Tricks

Of course, even if you're actively implementing managed print services, printer trouble waits for nobody--so here are a few quick tricks to help address everyday problems in the meantime!

#1: How to fix paper jams

First, locate the jam. Remove the paper slowly and gently, applying even pressure across the page, and make sure to remove any debris so that the printer is completely clear.

#2: How to improve print quality

Check your file settings against your printer specifications; if they don't match up, you could see blurry or low-quality prints. If the problem persists, your printer may need to be cleaned--so try printing a few blank pages or opening the machine to check the cartridges.

#3: How to fix slow prints

Slow prints can be caused by a bad network connection, a file size that's too large, or a long queue of print jobs. Of course, this could also be a sign that it's time for an upgrade, so pay attention to how your workflow is impacted.

Want to learn more about managed print services? Looking for other quick printer tips? Contact us today!