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Improve Your Print Workflow and Prevent Paper Jams by Following These Tips

October 22, 2018

Inconveniences caused by paper jams can lead to a myriad of workflow issues across the office, not to mention frustration and time spent fixing the problem. Continue reading for tips your office can follow to prevent paper from getting stuck in the printer again.

Buy Better Paper

Did you know that increased or decreased humidity can lead to paper jams? When buying paper, consider the location from where it was sourced. If it comes from a mill in your region, the trees and paper are better acclimated to the environment, thus leaving less chance for seasonal changes to affect it.

Storage Matters Too

On top of environmental conditions, where you store your paper matters too. Like a fine wine, if the space is too hot or too cold, it won’t turn out properly. The paper’s texture and weight will change, leaving more opportunity for paper jams. Store your extra reams in a climate-controlled room to maintain a consistent weight and texture.

Treat Office Equipment with Care

If you do commonly experience paper jams, don’t get frustrated. Instead, follow these tips to prevent the next one from happening:

  • Use paper that’s intact and free of wrinkles.
  • Keep food and drink away from all office equipment.
  • Feed paper into the machine the right way by following the arrow direction on the ream.
  • If copying or scanning, remove staples, post-its, and anything else that could get caught inside the machine.

Still stuck? If these tips aren’t remedying the problem, call in the experts.

Schedule a Printer Service Appointment

The printer and copier experts at Pacific Office Automation are here to make your office life a little easier. When you’re stuck in a printer jam, or simply need some help with office equipment maintenance, contact us and we’ll give you a hand.

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