Get the Most Out of Your Copier: The Best Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Maximum Office Productivity


It's easy to become a little bored with your copiers and other office equipment.

They're there.

They work.

When they don't work, you simply call in for copier repair and accept the interruption to your day as a fact of life.

You can do better than that.

We've been writing about copiers and ways to get the most out of them for a few years now. Below you'll find a selection of the best of the best of our tips.

With a few minutes of thought and planning, you can save time for yourself by making sure that you maximize copier up time and know how to choose the right equipment for your office.

1. copier papaer jams are no fun

Fix Your Paper Jams

The best thing to do to fix paper jams is to prevent them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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2.color copier cost is the wrong question

The Right Questions to Ask When You Need a Color Copier

You don't want to under spend on a color copier that isn't robust enough to meet your needs , breaks down frequently from overuse, and doesn't have the functionality you need so your productivity decreases. That's not saving money or being fiscally prudent, that's just false economy.

Read on for the questions you need to ask. lines on copies are annoying

Fix the Black Lines and Streaks on Copies

This two minute video will show you exactly what you need to do to remove those annoying streaks and lines on copiers. Most often, it's just a matter of a few moments to clean the slit glass.

Watch now.

4. 9 things you didn't know your copier could do

Your Copier Can Do MUCH More Than Copy and Print

Did you know there are functions in your copy machine that allow you to track costs, launch paper-free workflows, improve security, and allow you to print full-bleed (mostly)? Get the most out of your investment.

Learn about these 9 productivity hacks here. 

5 dust is the enemy of your copy machine

Keep Dust (and the Copier Repairman) Away From Your Copier

Dust IS a prime culprit when it comes to multifunction printer service calls. Below you’ll find 6 tips to eliminate dust from affecting your office’s office equipment. Keeping your office, and copier, clean can improve the longevity of your equipment, reduce service calls, and improve printed output.

Read about the six tips to keep dust away from your copier. 

6 how long should your copier last

How Long Should My Copier Last?

Even if your copier is still working great, your office needs may have outgrown it. How long should a copier last? It varies. Here are a few thoughts on how to know when it's time to move on – and when it's OK to hang on to what you've got!

Read more. 

There's no such thing as a 'best copier'. But there is a best copier for you. Talk to an office equipment expert today and find the perfect copier for your office.




About The Author

Dave Quint, president and CEO of Advanced Systems Inc. and past president of BTA Mid-America. Dave has worked with copiers, MFPs, scanners, and document workflow software since joining Advanced Systems as a sales associate in 1989. His favorite part of the job -- “there is no greater joy than to see the positive impact these solutions have in our client’s businesses.’ You press print, we take care of the rest. Contact us for more information >>