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Copier Tips: Best Paper Practices

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By now, you know that copier maintenance is pretty important, and that copiers last longer and work better when they're properly cared for. However, did you know that protecting your copier means you also have to be careful about how you use paper? Here are the best paper practices to adopt in your workplace!

Don't Overlook Paper

It's easy to take paper for granted when you use it so often and for so many things. After all, when you compare it to a powerful, hardworking copier, paper itself seems kind of simple and commonplace. The truth, though, is that paper is an important part of overall "copier health," and poor paper practices can hurt your machine, your efficiency, and even your bottom line.

In order to make sure that doesn't happen, we've compiled a few tips for the best ways to store, use, and choose paper!

#1: Storage temperature

Paper stored in humid areas will absorb moisture and expand until it's no longer safe or efficient for your copiers to use. Unfortunately, paper stored in low-humidity areas is at risk too--it becomes warped and wrinkled, and can even cause a buildup of static electricity in your machine. To avoid this, make sure to keep paper in a climate-controlled area at all times!

#2: Quick checks

One good way to avoid paper jams and keep your copier happy is to check paper before you use it. If it seems warped, misshapen, or "wrong" in any way, it's best not to use it. After all, wasting a few sheets of paper is much less expensive than having to repair or replace a copier.

#3: Paper quality

High-quality paper is generally safer and more reliable than its cheaper counterparts. It's also healthier for your copier--so remember, when it comes to paper, you get what you pay for.

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