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Tips on How To Clean Printers Mindfully

Printers and copiers may appear simple, but they are actually complex devices. The poor print quality or malfunctioning can often be caused by the accumulation of dirt and dust over time. Regular cleaning can prevent these issues. What steps should you take and what should you be aware of when cleaning your printer?


If you are experiencing issues with the quality of your printed images, such as faintness or missing dots, one possible solution is to clean the print head. The print head is responsible for directing ink onto the page, and over time it can become clogged or dirty. 

Cleaning the print head can help ensure that the nozzles are properly delivering ink. This can be done through the printer software on your computer using the Head Cleaning utility, or by using the buttons on the printer’s control panel.


If you notice a decline in the quality of your prints, such as thin lines or a change in the intensity of colours, the first step to take is to run a nozzle check. This test will allow your printer to print a small sample of each ink colour and its corresponding nozzles.

Tips on How To Clean Printers Mindfully


White repeating lines or a grid-like pattern on your print can be a sign of misaligned print heads. To fix this issue, you can perform a head alignment. This is to make sure that all the nozzles are pointing in the correct direction and that dispensing ink is in the proper place. Some newer printer models have a built-in automatic alignment and cleaning function that can be used instead of the manual process. 


To change the ink cartridge in your printer, open the printer, locate the access panel (usually on the front or back), and follow the instructions in the manual to gently remove the cartridge. The cartridges should come out easily.

  • To clean the ink cartridge, place it in a bowl of warm water (slightly warmer than room temperature) with the nozzles facing down. 
  • Remove the cartridge when you notice ink flowing in the water. This means that the nozzles are clean and ink is flowing freely. 
  • Dry the cartridge using a clean cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes to air dry.


To check if the cleaning was successful, print a test page. Some printer models automatically print a test page after cleaning, but if not, check your manual for instructions. If the ink is still smudged or the paper jams, repeat the cleaning process.


If you need assistance with cleaning or servicing your printer, copier, or multifunction device, reach out to Clear Choice Technical Services in Houston, Texas.

If you plan to get copiers for your office in Houston, you can opt to buy copiers or lease copiers in Houston. We can give you the option to get the copier that you want.  You can contact our local copier leasing services department in your location.

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