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Copier and Printer Solutions Green OhioSo you need ten sets of a fifty page document for this mornings meeting. It's 8:30AM and your meeting is at 9:00AM. You begin with your project and the copier jams. You clear the jam but it keeps jamming! It's not pulling in the paper. Sure you can call the repair person, but you need the copies now! There's nothing you can do, or is there?All office equipment that feeds paper has a component inside that pulls the paper out of the paper tray and into the machine. Most are made out of rubber and just like the tires on your car they wear out. When a roller is worn and dirty they will cause paper jams. The purpose of this article is to show you how you can clean or rejuvenate the rollers long enough for you to complete your job and have your repair person come out and fix it properly.Alternative solutionsWhen your machine is jamming, first locate where the paper is jamming. Which paper tray? Is it tray 1 or tray 2? Also which size is jamming? On machines that have more than one paper tray you can switch paper trays and then you can skip cleaning the rollers. Make sure when you change cassettes that the copier registers the correct size. The machine will think it is a different size and it will jam. The sensors are set for a specific timing and it will know the difference in length from letter size and legal size. I also would try using the bypass tray or manual feed tray if so equipped. This will get you up and running quicker than cleaning the rollers.Determining if the rollers are the problem:If you need the specific tray to be functional we will get busy with the repair.First make a single copy in the tray that is jamming. By doing this you are determining where the paper is jamming. If it is jamming in the exit for instance, you have another problem. If it is jamming in the center of the machine, again it is a different problem. But if it jams at the cassette or paper tray area the next step is removing the paper tray. Shine your flashlight into the paper feed area and see if there are any pieces of paper torn off inside or something blocking the paper path. Now that you have ruled out a blocked paper path, you can clean the feed roller(s).Tools Required:Flashlight, strong cotton towel (so it will not rip off in the machine), WD-40 or Rubber roller rejuvenator. Note: Never use alcohol to clean rollers. It dries out the tread and the remaining tread will get ripped off and then it still will not feed. Use WD-40 it works great!Cleaning the rollers:Shine your flashlight into the paper feed area and locate the rubber rollers that feed the paper in. Grab your towel and saturate it with cleaning fluid. This can be WD-40 or your favorite roller rejuvenator. Start by cleaning the roller and spinning it all the way around not missing any of the surfaces of the roller. Then go over it again with the dry part of the towel. As I said there are many different types. Some have a set of three rollers. One Pre-feed roller, this pushes the paper into the other rollers. One feed roller and one separation roller. Others have a half moon style. These are harder to clean because they have a clutch system that keeps it at home position when not feeding.WARNING: If you try and turn these to clean them you will damage the clutch mechanism! There are two ways you can clean these types. First you can actuate the clutch by pushing down on the solenoid or release lever. This sometimes can be hard to get to. You can also start the copy process and shut off the machine exactly when the feed roller engages. This takes some patience and practice but it is better than damaging the clutch. Once you get it where you can clean the roller repeat the procedure above.Some alternatives to replacing feed rollers: There is a material called feed roller tape. I have used it when I didn't have the right roller in my car stock. It works with some styles mainly half moon styles. Just peel off the adhesive and wrap it around the worn roller surface. They also have some that stretch over the old rollers. I have never used this but I have been told it will get you up and running. On old copiers or printers that you can no longer get parts for you can apply clear silicon on the feed surface and let it dry twenty four hours. It works but I am inclined to use the real thing. You can also use generic rollers manufactured for almost all equipment. I have mixed feeling about these because I have had to go back and change them again later. For the best repair I use genuine OEM feed rollers. They are still inexpensive and they will last you longer and you will have fewer headaches.Feed RollersThere are many types of rollers and feed systems. Here are some common feed rollers with their part numbers. Rollers will normally come in a maintenance kit but they may need to be replaced approximately half way through the maintenance kit cycle.HP LJ-4000 laser printerFeed RollersRG5-2651-000CN x 2Note: These are very easily replaced. Just unsnap them and replace them with the new roller.Toshiba E-Studio 350/450 Photocopier Paper Feed Rollers 44201807000 x2, 4400669910Note: These take a little more work. First you need to remove the paper feed assembly and then you can get to the clips that hold them on.I hope this has helped you complete your print or copy job. Please remember that this article is just a quick fix and not a long term solution. Be sure and call your repair person to fix it correctly.
Often overlooked is the ability of the copier and the expertise of the dealer’s support staff to integrate into your existing software. I’m not talking about “scan to email” and the basic functionality that all copiers have today. I’m referring more to, for example, native integration into your electronic document management system and other types of back end business systems. Even if you don’t have the need now or don’t even have those types of software systems, will you in the future? Chances are you will be entering into a 3 to 5 year lease commitment for your copier. You need to consider possible future needs.
All in One Printers - A Must Have For Small Business?The time when the office photocopier was the size of a bus, had a single black and white copying function and was treated with the awe of a full department in itself is long past. Photocopiers have benefitted from microchip technology greatly reducing the size of copier machines, improved toner units and laser technology providing quality colour imaging and with vastly improved copy and feed mechanisms providing speed and efficiency. In the same period of development, facsimile equipment became commonplace, the PC and networks became tools of managing most businesses and desktop publishing became a standard business presentation practice.As businesses continue to evolve, so does the office equipment that is available to them. The major photocopier manufacturers have responded to today's needs in most offices by re-designing the traditional photocopier into a business hub unit. As offices replace their photocopiers, many companies are now considering the more advanced technology to meet their everyday office needs. Gone are the separate and costly individual pieces of equipment that provide photocopies in black and white or colour; the fax machine which was traditionally slow and notorious for creating bottlenecks in time and workflow; the extremely expensive to operate inkjets and small laser printers scattered around the desktops; the precious scanner that committed pictures and images into the computer system. In place of all these individual, and often nightmarish, machines now stands a business hub unit incorporating all of them.Overheads and rents on office space continue to escalate, making each square metre of floor space precious and accountable. The clutter of individual copiers, fax machines, a myriad of individual desktop printers and scanners is not only wasteful on space, it is wasteful on the best use of facilities. The advancement of office business hub units solves the whole dilemma of space and personal equipment, reduces the need for trailing cables for power, telephone and PC cabling and makes most efficient use of each of these copying, printing, faxing and scanning facilities throughout the whole business. Today's multifunction Biz-Hub digital copiers and printers, incorporating fax and scanning facilities, are environmentally friendly and aesthetic designs that will compliment any office layout. The Biz-Hub equipment itself is at the forefront of technological development in office facilities. Copy quality on both black and white and colour is excellent, with first class colour balancing and density and crisp sharp lines and type. The Biz-Hub operates as a central networked printer facility, alleviating the needs for inkjets and smaller printing equipment being scattered about the offices. In-built scanners provide direct facilities for loading documents and pictures into the networked system, or to directly upload to the internet via HTTP language, or to scan directly to fax or email. The inbuilt fax facility allows documents to be transmitted directly from file, removing the need to have a printed copy, or allows scanned documents to be forwarded by fax or can be accessed with the network for facsimile mail to be created and sent from the user's work station. Print speeds of up to 65 colour pages per minute are available on some models and the Biz-Hub unit will often provide document duplexing and a wide range of finishing and binding facilities within a single pass. All of this can be operated from any of your network's workstations or by direct access at the Biz-Hub's easy to operate touch screen control panel.Many Biz-Hub models are supplied with an in-built 60GB hard drive as standard, giving the facility for document and image storage at the equipment and the ability to recall standard or regular jobs for 'print on demand'. When coupled with commercially available software, the Biz-Hub system becomes an integral part of a document storage, management and retrieval system for any size of business - paving the way towards a truly paperless office.Service and maintenance on this office equipment has been harnessed to provide the most cost-effective and time-saving facilities ever available on office equipment. By building in a 'Remote Care' monitoring facility, these machines will automatically advise requirements for toner, consumable parts, fault diagnosis (often before the operator becomes aware) and monitor copy speeds and quality, directly to the service department of the specialist supplier. With this excellent facility, the Biz-Hub equipment experiences minimal down-time due to failure or lack of consumables and service engineer's calls are scheduled for preventative maintenance to maintain constant operation.The Biz-Hub digital copier, printer, scanner and fax is capable of taking care of all of your office documentation needs at one central point, networked into your office system. They prove to be economical in all aspects of their operation and are an essential piece of equipment for the business of today, and tomorrow.
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Compatible means that the cartridge will work with the specified equipment even though it is not made by the manufacturer of the equipment in question. In most cases this situation exists when the manufacturer of the original equipment does not have a patent on the design of the supplies or that patent expired. As with generic prescriptions, this allows manufacturers of generic supplies to make brand new compatible or generic cartridges. Examples of these are many ribbons for dot matrix printers, many Epson ink cartridges as well as many Canon ink cartridges. In our highly competitive and ever changing market, there are companies that will label remanufactured cartridges as compatible. It is hard to tell in all cases, but as a guide, here is a list of products where you can expect compatible or generic supplies to be available: copier toner, printer toner and Most HP, Lexmark, Canon, and Xerox laser toner cartridges can be remanufactured.