Laser PrinterIt is one of the most frustrating and irritating things that can happen to you when you’re working, but the costs for laser printer repair can often be a bitterer blow than the immediate frustration, so here are a few tips to save money.One of the most important things that you can do to help reduce your expenses when it comes to laser printer repair is to make sure that you are maintaining your printer properly. Firstly, in terms of the ink you are using, whilst it isn’t necessary to use the printer maker’s own toner, making sure the toner you use is of high enough quality so that it doesn’t cause clogs or any problems for the machine itself.You also need to make sure that the printer isn’t kept constantly on, as this will contribute to problems with the printer overheating, and will cause the parts to degrade more quickly. Also, try and ensure the printer is dusted regularly, and avoid having dust and dirt accumulate in the printer, which can affect its operation and cooling, which again leads to the parts wearing out more quickly.In terms of looking for laser printer repair, once your printer has started exhibiting problems, looking online and browsing prices and reviews for repairers can often be the best way to try and separate the wheat from the chaff, and see which ones really can deliver on their promises, and which ones will store up problems for the future.If you are a business customer who has a larger number of printers to maintain, which are often in high usage, then consider whether there is a provider that can offer you a service contract at a good rate, which will allow you to budget for the expense better, and help prevent unpleasant surprises if more than one printer has a problem at the same time.You may also want to consider looking online for solutions if you think that it may be an easily rectifiable problem, and there are step-by-step videos and guides which might be able to save money on the laser printer repair.Also, however tempting it is to buy the cheapest ink available, try and make sure you have high quality ink that will not be as susceptible to clotting within the inner workings of your printer, and cause damage which can often lead to spiraling laser printer repair expenditure.
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XEROX • CANON • BROTHER • HP • KYOCERA • RICOH • KONICA MINOLTA • COPYSTAR • SAMSUNG • SHARP • MOST OTHER MAJOR BRANDSIt hasn’t always been so easy to make copies. We now can just walk up to a photocopier machine and press the print button and we instantly receive perfectly replicated copies of our original. Just forty seven years ago the copy machine was a pen and some sheets of carbon paper. Instead of pushing a button you had to write and write and then write some more! Just before the 60’s this was a reality and carbon paper was a big seller. Chester Carlson, a patent attorney knew how much of a pain it was to continue rewriting everything by hand because Carlson had arthritis. Carlson had an idea of designing a machine that would automatically make copies, so he didn’t have to do all of that copying by hand.Think about doing your job without a copier. You probably will have a hard time imagining it. Did you know that most manufacturers didn’t think that a copier would be of much use? Chester tried for years to get people to catch his vision but nobody was interested. Between 1939 and 1944, Carlson got the thumbs down by many corporations, including IBM, Kodak, General Electric, and RCA.In 1937 Chester invented a process called electrophotography. They renamed it Xerography in 1938. He figured out that if the image of an original document was projected onto a photoconductive surface, current would flow only in the areas where the light shined on it. The first copy was made with a sulfur coating on a zinc plate. He took a glass microscope slide and wrote on it 10-22-38 ASTORIA with ink. He then pulled down the shade to darken the room. He built an electrostatic charge buy rubbing the sulfur surface with a handkerchief. Then the slide was placed on the surface and a light was shined on it for few seconds. He then sprinkled lycopodium powder on the sulfur coating. Gently blowing on the surface, the loose powder blew off and all that was left was the inscription, 10-22-38 ASTORIA. 10-22-38 is the date that the first photocopy was made. Astoria was the location.The Birth of Xerox The company that decided to take a chance on Carlson’s dream was the Haloid Company. Haloid was a photo-paper manufacturer in New York. Guess what they came to be known as? Yes, the Xerox Corporation. In 1960 the first office copier was produced. It was the Xerox model 914. It was the first office copier that could make copies on plain paper.Being a copier repairman for over twenty years I have seen the good copiers with the bad copiers. I began working on copiers in 1983. The copiers that I began working with were messy and they would not last long in between servicing. The prices for the machines were very high especially for higher volume copiers. There were some interesting ways of transporting the paper through the machine like the Sharp SF-740. It grabbed the paper with two gripper devices that were driven with chains. This machine fused the toner to the paper with a toaster oven type device.Some people may even remember having to pour toner into the copier from a bottle. But today’s copiers have a cartridge system that works well. They keep most of the toner inside the copier, not on you best pair of slacks or your dress. They have rollers for fusing the toner to the paper and have very sophisticated paper feed and transport systems that help reduce jamming problems. Digital copiers are now on the market. Now you can not only copy, but print, scan and even fax with them. Perhaps the most revolutionary change in the industry is the full color copier. The sales of full color copiers have really started to explode. There are a lot of new and exciting products being introduced and the quality is really quite good. We have come along way from Carlson’s ’10-22-38 ASTORIA. I just can’t help to think what the future will bring us. What will the copier of the year 2020 look like?Chestor F. Carlson (1906-1968). Chester F. Carlson was born on February 8, 1906 in city of Seattle. His father was a barber and they came to live in San Bernardino, California. He was a bright young man and was curious of how things worked. Carlson’s mom died when he was seventeen years old. They say that Carlson donated $100 million to charity before he passed away in 1968.