PrinterWorks West Blog

Paper jams are super irritating. Especially when you’re in a rush to get something printed. Making sure your printer paper is stored correctly will help make this less of an issue for you and your Calgary business. Knowing how to store your paper may seem obvious but these simple tips will make sure you are keeping your paper in great shape!

Keep paper off the floor

If you make sure your paper is hoisted off the ground on a desk, shelf, or pallet you minimize the damage that can occur from keeping it on the ground. If you keep it off the ground it’a less likely somebody will kick it accidentally as they walk by or spill their precious coffee all over it.

Flat surfaces are best

If you keep paper on a flat surface you ensure it won’t lose its shape. Having it hang off an edge of a table or on a surface with a bend will cause the paper to curl. Uneven paper is not going to feed into the printer the same way. Which can lead to jams!

No humidity

Storing your paper in a humid area is probably not the best idea. Any dampness to your paper will cause it to curl or hinder its printing ability. Inks and toners don’t adhere to damp paper so it’s important to keep it stored somewhere cool and dry.

Coated paper

If you have coated paper (such as glossy paper) it’s best to keep it sealed in a covered box. Coated paper is a little more sensitive to the elements so keeping it sealed will help prevent any problems.

Printerworks West can help your Calgary-based business determine the best printer for your printing needs. We can establish and maintain your printer fleet and also provide troubleshooting support.

Partnering with an established MPS provider, such as Printerworks West, can help your business increase its productivity while decreasing the overall ongoing costs of business operations.

If you would like to learn more about Managed Print Services in the Calgary area, please feel free to contact us.