How to Extend Your Multifunction Printer's Lifespan

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There may not be a "Fountain of Youth for printers" out there, but there are ways to extend your multifunction printer's lifespan so that you get better, more consistent prints for years. The secret? It's all about maintenance!

Printer TLC

Although they are strong, capable, and reliable, multifunction printers aren't immortal. That doesn't mean you can't take good care of them and make them last for years, though! Here are a few TLC tips to keep your multifunction printers in tip-top shape for as long as possible.

  • Tip #1: Always update.

The first tip is by far the simplest: just do those updates! Procrastinating on software updates can leave your printer vulnerable to all kinds of issues--and even security threats. Don't leave your machine working harder than necessary.

  • Tip #2: Handle with care.

When you're handling paper jams, routine maintenance, or other tasks, be sure you're as careful and thoughtful as possible. Consult the owner's manual when necessary, never use harsh cleaners, and call in backup when in doubt. Multifunction printers are hardy, but they benefit from good treatment and a little bit of TLC.

  • Tip #3: Understand monthly print volume.

The monthly print volume describes the number of prints your machine can comfortably, safely handle in the span of a month. Regularly exceed this number and your multifunction printer will start to suffer--and, eventually, so will your budget.

  • Tip #4: Keep it clean.

Don't just clean the copier when you see an issue. Instead, clean regularly to avoid bigger problems in the future and to keep your machine working at optimal levels for as long as possible. Remember, a little maintenance goes a long way!

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