The Warning Signs of Toner Issues


The Warning Signs of Toner Issues

If your business is anything like most modern businesses, then it needs a printer in order to function properly. Undoubtedly, you print out many items per day, such as contracts, advertisements, meeting information and so much more.

Getting all of this done can be difficult or even impossible when your printer is not functioning like it should. One of the most common causes of a poorly functioning printer is an issue with the toner or with components related to the toner. Typically, the sooner you catch and fix the problem, with the help of a professional, the less grief and hassle it will cause you. To cut stress and to make your life and your job easier, you will want to make yourself aware of the warning signs of toner issues. That way, you can spot and fix problems before they have the chance to become serious.

Blurry Printouts

One of the early warning signs of troubled toner is if you start to notice that the pages you print out look blurry.

Typically, when a toner component goes bad, the blurriness will start out slight and then get worse as time progresses and as the issues that are causing the blurriness grow worse. When you first notice blurred printouts, check to make sure that you are not simply low on toner. If that isn’t the issue and if the blurriness continues, then it’s time to contact a professional in order to determine what is causing the problem.

Persistent Error Messages

Few things are more frustrating than putting a nice, fresh toner cartridge into your printer only to have it return a low-toner alert or other similar error message right away.

Fortunately, when this happens, you will, in many cases, simply need to reset your printer in order to allow it to register and process the changes that you have made. However, if you’ve done that, and the error messages just won’t go away, something could be wrong with the toner you are using or with the toner mechanisms themselves. Either way, this issue signifies that you need some professional help.

Spots and Blotches

Something else to be on the lookout for with your printer is spots and blotches showing up on your documents.

This annoying issue could be caused by many problems. You could just have excess dust or dirt that needs to be cleaned out of the printer’s internal parts. However, the problem could also be damage to the internal toner parts, which is more serious. To get to the root of the problem, you will want to have a professional come out and inspect the printer thoroughly. The sooner you can do this, the better since you don’t want your important documents to become illegible.

Super Slow Printing

Not all printers work at lightning-fast speed. In fact, a printer that works a little more slowly than others is often one with greater attention to detail and higher quality printouts. With that said, however, if you suddenly notice that your printer is working more slowly than usual, especially if the issue is causing you difficulty or wasting time in your workplace, you’ll want to have this issue looked into. In fact, anytime that your printer starts to do something out of the ordinary, it is a good idea to see if something is wrong with the toner or with parts and pieces that are related to the toner or to other important and connected parts of the printer. Fortunately, you can always find the help, advice and supplies you need to set things right by contacting the friendly professionals at Print Source.