How Often Should You Clean Your Laser Printer?

Wed, September 25, 2013

How Often Should You Clean Your Laser Printer?

Keep electronics clean to keep them in the best working order possible. In the case of laser printers, dust and paper lint are common reasons that printers stop working properly. Cleaning the outside of the printer regularly cuts down on dust and other debris that can cause your printer to malfunction.


  1. Wipe the outside of the printer approximately once a week to keep it free from dust. Use a soft rag dampened with plain water. Wipe the printer with a little rubbing alcohol to remove any stains.
  2. Look for smearing when you print out your pages to indicate when it is time to clean the inside of the printer. Watch for things to be out of line or ink that is not printing as darkly as it should. Clean the inside of the printer, especially the connections around the toner cartridges, when you notice any one of these issues.

  3. Clean the rollers with cotton balls or swabs dipped in alcohol when you notice black marks running down the length of the printed pages.
  4. Clean your laser printer after a certain number of pages printed. Check the manufacturer's guidelines as to how many copies you can make before cleaning is suggested.
  5. Use high quality paper. This requires less frequent cleaning than when using lesser quality paper that contains a lot of lint or dust.
  6. Keep your laser printer in good working order by giving it a good cleaning once a month, especially if it gets a lot of use in an office setting.

HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M725 Series

Tue, September 10, 2013

HP has expanded its selection of monochrome A3 MFPs with the launch of the new LaserJet Enterprise MFP M725 series.

The new line consists of four 40-ppm machines: the M725dn, which is a print, copy, and scan device; and the M725f, M725z and M725z+models, which also support fax functionality. The new units are based on an 800 MHz processor and feature 1GB memory as well as HP FutureSmart firmware, enhanced mobility features, and a Hardware Integration Pocket (HIP). Each unit provides an easy-access USB port and standard Ethernet connectivity.

HP also offers optional wireless capabilities. The new machines have a 200,000-page monthly duty cycle and a print resolution of 1,200 × 1,200 dpi, and each ships with standard automatic duplexing and a 100-sheet reversing automatic document feeder (ADF). The paper capacity varies by model, ranging from a standard capacity of 600 sheets in the M725dn up to 4,100 sheets in the M725z. Both the M725dn and M725z accommodate up to 4,600 sheets. The higher-end MFP M725z and M725z+ units also offer a 500-sheet inline stapler.

Give us a call to learn more about this MFP.