The HP Printer solution supplier Metrofuser test prints over 5 million pages on nearly 3 million sheets of paper each year. Over the past 15+ years and in the process of repairing over 500,000 HP printer parts and laser printer devices, the company has discovered the 4 critical decisions that you can make that improve the life of Laser Printers.
1. Choose Quality Toner
Aside from the obvious image problems and poor life expectancy poor quality toner also uses heavier abrasive toner particulate. This type of toner can damaged the printer’s paper path parts over time such as the fuser, paper sensors, paper input and output trays. It is recommended to only use OEM or high quality remanufactured toner.
2. Use OEM New or OEM Rebuilt Printer Parts Only
Many imported printer parts are new built clones. They are designed by someone other than the original equipment manufacturer. While they look very close to the original there are microscopic differences. This usually results in problems with fit, form and function over time. We recommend OEM New or if you’re looking to save some money, without sacrificing quality use OEM rebuilt replacement printer parts. The OEM part chassis is engineered to match the printer.
3. Educate User to Avoid Damage
Believe it or not, many of the printer damage we see on parts is done by accident by the end user. The following is the most common list of end-user related problems.
- Pulling to hard on the paper to clear a jam damages the printer fuser.
- Slamming the paper tray when loading paper.
- Using sharp objects to clear a paper jam damages parts.
- Dropping staples inside the printer.
- Feeding paper with staples into the ADF automatic document feeder.
Educating the users of office printers can make a big difference in the expectancy. The owner’s manual is a great source for teaching people how to clear printer paper jams and loading the different paper tray cassettes.
4. Select ColorLok® and BLI Certified Paper
Metrofuser has found both ColorLok® and BLI Certified Paper provide clearly superior performance. Printers are more reliable and are able to maintain image quality over more pages when compared to abrasive, large-particle filler papers. In addition to experiencing significantly fewer paper jams and other errors, these papers leave behind less dust and toner contaminants, which could potentially contribute to long-term printer reliability and image quality issues.
Testing for these certifications
Certified papers are sold under various brands through retail, Internet, catalog, and contract stationers. Consumers can ask and look for the BLI or ColorLok® seal of approval on cartons and reams of imaging paper.
- Member’s Mark – Sam’s Club
- Antalis – Europe
- WB Mason Blizzard
- Copamex – Latin America
- Domtar – North America
- Georgia Pacific – North America
- HP – Worldwide
- Inapa – Europe
- International Paper – Worldwide
- JK – India
- Metsa Board – Worldwide
- Mondi – Europe
- Office Depot
- Papyrus – Europe
- Staples – Americas
- Stora Enso – Europe
- Suzano – Latin America
BLI Certified Brands
- Boise X-9 Multi-Use Paper
- Pioneer Paper
- Diverse Earth paper
- GP Spectrum Multi-Use Paper
- Yes Paper
- Future Paper
- Many Others
If any of your printer parts damaged, always buy