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Troubleshooting Inkjet Printers

Troubleshooting PrinterInkjet printers are mainly designed for home use, which means that when problems arise, you don’t have a technical support team at your beck and call. In many cases, you can contact the manufacturer for support, but there are a number of common troubleshooting steps you can try first to see if you can resolve the issue on your own. Most problems fall into a number of common categories, and often a few simple steps can get you back up and running. Here are some troubleshooting steps to try before you contact support for further help:

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Laser Printer Paper

When it comes to printing with a laser printer, the choice of media types can be rather versatile, but there are some important limitations.  Not every kind of printer paper is compatible with laser printers.  Some inkjet paper, special-coated paper and certain types of envelopes and labels will be too heat-sensitive to be successfully used with a laser machine.  Laser technology implements a fuser assembly into the printing process.  The fuser uses heat to fuse the toner into the fibers of the paper. If the paper is not designed to handle this, problems can arise, so it is better to choose paper specifically designed for laser machines.

Paper Stacks

Can you buy laser paper from anywhere?  Yes, you can.  But the quality of paper you get from a manufacturer like HP is generally going to be far better than generic brand you get at the local super store.  Sure, it will cost more, but the durability and quality of the document printed on the higher-end paper will be worth it. Continue reading “Laser Printer Paper” »