Why Does My Copier Keep Jamming? Tips to Avoid the Dreaded Paper Jam
Our technicians are frequently asked, “Why does my copier/printer keep jamming? What can we do to prevent printer jams?’ Organizations rely on their copiers and printers for daily productivity. When a machine breaks down, it can have a negative impact on workflow. How long can your business afford to be with a copier that is "out of order"? Minutes, hours, days?
Not only are paper jams a nuisance and frustration, but they can be costly. They waste time and resources while impacting office productivity. Prevention is key. Here you'll learn some of the easiest, most effective ways to avoid the all-too-common paper jam. The more preventative steps you take now, the more reliable your machine will be later.
Cheaper is not always better. Spending a little extra money on high-quality toner and paper will help the copier operate efficiently and will decrease your hassle in the long-run. Low-quality toner leaves residue on internal parts of the machine. Over time buildup reduces the quality of your prints and is also a common cause of paper jams. It is also worth noting, if your machine has been idle for an extended amount of time, you should change out the cartridge. Old toner can cause printing and jamming problems of its own.
Dallas Steffen is the Director of Imaging Service at Loffler Companies. He has been in the industry since 2002, starting as a low-volume service technician. He worked to become a production color technician, where he served clients for 11 years, before taking on a leadership role. He works hard to give Loffler clients exceptional customer service to help them succeed in their industry. In his free time, Dallas enjoys reading, traveling, eating Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and spending time with his wife and four children.