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Be gentle with that machine!

A lot of copier problems would disappear if the user had a gentler touch when opening doors, pulling out paper trays, or closing covers.  The internal workings of a copier are very delicate – especially the wires, sensors, and circuit boards – and they can easily be broken or ripped out of place by a heavy hand.

Even when you replace toners or inks into a machine. Please follow the instructions on the machine to avoid the risk of a toner spill or breaking parts in the machine. Many of the toner housings have plastic handles. They can break very easily if you push or bend them the wrong way.

Even be careful when adding paper into the machine. You would be surprised how many times we get service calls just because someone added paper and moved the drawer orientation around and causes the paper to not come out of the machine the way it was originally intended. So if you try to make a copy, it may start coming out landscape and cutting off sections from the original. No matter what you do, you can’t fix it because the actual drawer orientation has changed.

These are a couple of good tips for you to be aware of. I know it can be a pain if the machine goes down and you need service. It’s beneficial to you and your company to keep these tips in mind so it will lessen any down time.

Copier tips: Remove jams & adding toner, how to avoid problems

Many copiers include diagrams on their inside covers that show exactly how you should remove a jam – what doors to open, where to pull the paper from, what rollers to turn.  Follow these instructions to avoid ripping the paper or damaging parts of the machine.

Most copiers also include instructions for loading new toner – either on the machine itself or packaged with the new toner.  Follow these instructions to avoid the risk of a toner spill or a broken part.  Many toner hoppers are made of plastic with plastic handles, and they can break very easily if you push or bend them the wrong way.

Keep staples and paperclips away….

Staples and paperclips can easily fall into cracks or crevices in the copier,  lodging between gears or causing paper jams.  Keep them as far away from the copier as possible!

Beware of Wite-Out!

Wite-Out and other liquid paper correction products take a while to dry when applied to paper.  If you need to copy a piece of paper that has Wite-Out on it, make sure the Wite-Out has dried completely.  If it hasn’t, the correction fluid could rub off on the copier’s  internal parts – rollers, guides, or even the scanner glass – and cause all sorts of problems, both for you and for the people who need to use the copier after you. Did you have big black blobs on your copies? That could be a result of Wite-Out that dried on the platen glass. If you clean the glass, make sure you spray the rag or paper towel first. You never want to spray the machine directly!

Machine Highlight: Standard SD365 Digital Duplicator

SD365 Digital Duplicator

SD365 Digital Duplicator

 

The SD365 is ideal for organizations such as Schools or Churches that need a cost effective way to print in black or spot color, quickly and easily.

The SD365 is the latest in low cost high-volume printing. The new SD365 provides a large 11 x 17 area platen glass and lets you choose how you accessorize with a rugged platen cover or automatic document feeder. Its newly designed console and 4 line message display keep the operator fully informed of all operational situations including supplies replacement and paper miss removal.

  • Large Glass platen for easy book copying
  • Easy Color Printing Option
  • Optional PC Network Compatibility
  • Great USB connection option

The SD365 follows in a long line of Standard duplicators that provide great features with even greater economy. This printer prints at speeds of up to 130 8 1/2 x 14 sheets per minute on a variety of stocks that include: envelopes, carbonless papers, recycled papers as well as traditional copy papers. Ink colors come in black, red, blue and green and custom built colors can be provided.

Equipped with a novel energy savings function the SD365 can shut itself off at a specific time of day or period of non-use. The energy saving features combined with an incredibly low power use during printing, the SD365 can use up to 80% less energy than modern digital copiers.

SD365 Digital Duplicator

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