Printer paper jam is a frustrating situation when it occur in any office environment, as such, it is good practice to keep the following in mind to reduce the chances of a paper jam occurring on your office printer
- Don’t mix multiple types of paper in a single stack. This can confuse the printer and will directly result in printer paper jams.
- Paper tray should never be filled to capacity. You should always leave some space. Overloading, after all, is a major cause for printer paper jams.
- A lot of printers have sliding mechanisms to keep the stack of paper in place. These can be very helpful in ensuring uniformity. Using them to the full will keep the integrity of your paper stack and prevent rogue sheets from causing problems.
- The quality of paper you use will have a bearing on how well the printer functions as well as the output quality. Always try to use recommended type of printer paper and if you’re trying to experiment start small.
- Should always fan the stack of paper that you’re about to put in the input tray. This is done to loosen any sheets that may be stuck together. Drawing in multiple sheets can not only thicken the media the printer is receiving but it can also make the printer think that the sheet is longer than it is supposed to be.