15.2. Performing Preventive Maintenance

Considering the amount of work they do, printers last a pretty long time. Some printers can handle over 100,000 pages per month, yet they're usually pretty reliable devices. These next sections on preventive maintenance focus on things you can do to help keep the printer running smoothly and to avoid the problems we've mentioned in this chapter. After all, going to get your print job from the printer and discovering that the printer is in the shop is a very frustrating experience!

15.2.1. Performing Scheduled Maintenance

When shopping for a printer, one of the characteristics you should look for is the printer's capacity, which is often quoted in monthly volume. This is particularly important if the printer ...

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