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How to Reduce Copier Jamming Due to Humidity

Copier jamming is one of the biggest frustrations in an office environment.

Unknown to many office workers is the fact that humidity is a major cause of jamming.

Humidity in your office can cause paper being stored in a supply closet or in the copier drawers themselves to become damp, therefore, making the paper thicker which can cause jamming.

Also if the paper is damp the small wheels that move the paper through the machine may not be able to get traction on the paper causing it to jam.

If you hold the paper in your hand you really can’t tell it’s damp by the touch, but it is.

If you pick up a ream of paper sometimes you can actually tell if it’s damp because it feels a little heavier than a dry ream.

This is one indicator that you may have a humidity problem in the office.

If you have this problem here are some ideas for being proactive with the issue:

1) Put a dehumidifier in office, preferably near where the paper is stored. If the paper is stored in a supply room or closet put the dehumidifier in there if at all possible. This will greatly reduce the amount of humidity in the air.

2) If you open a ream of paper try to reseal it as best as possible. Rather than open an entire end of the package as    the package indicates just make a small slit and pull the paper out as needed. If possible put the leftover paper (still in the plastic that you made the slit in) back in the box it came in for storage.

3) Keep boxes (sometimes called cases) off of the ground. Put them on a shelf or on some type of pallet to keep them off the ground where there tends to be more moisture.

4) Try not to fill the copier drawers with paper if it isn’t going to be used within the next couple of days. Paper that sits inside the copier drawers will soak up humidity because the copier drawers are not airtight.

I hope these tips help.

If you have any copier or printer questions please feel free to call or email me and I’ll get back to you asap.

Also if your company is in the market for a copier, printer, or document shredder please contact me for a competitive quote.

In the months of February and March 2013 we are offering a free gift of an Apple iPad, a Toshiba thrive Tablet, a Toshiba laptop, or a 40″ Toshiba flat screen TV on qualifying copier purchases. Please contact me for details.

Ed Worthington, Action Business Systems-Toshiba 443-570-0414  eworthington@abscare.com

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