Going green is a responsibility that everyone shares, but for a business, that responsibility can be a little complicated. After all, it's not always easy to know how to go green without wasting time, energy, and resources--but luckily, there's one simple thing you can do to minimize your environmental impact and protect your budget: repair your copiers!
Although the technology industry is set up in such a way that you're encouraged to buy new tech every few months, there's a better way to do things: the managed print way. By choosing the best machines up-front, maintaining them efficiently, and, finally, choosing to repair instead of replace, you can minimize the need for pricey upgrades. You might be thinking, that's great--but how does it help us go green? Well, it's simple: when you repair your copiers instead of getting rid of them, you make sure that the machine and all of its chemicals don't end up in a local landfill and instead remain a hardworking part of your workflow.
Ready to get started? Here are a few simple, painless ways to repair your own copiers:
- Be careful with paper.
Paper jams can cause huge issues. Make sure you catch them early before they make a replacement necessary--and always research which paper brands and types are best for your copiers.
- Establish a maintenance routine.
This is one of the easiest ways to make sure your copiers last a long time. Make sure to clean the trays, glass, and exterior with a soft cloth (and, in some cases, the right kind of cleaner), and get rid of any debris that interrupts copy quality.
- Pay attention to ink or toner.
It's important to change the ink or toner regularly, but it's also important to make sure you're using the best type. Improper ink or toner could shorten your copier's lifespan.
Going green is a breeze when you do it the managed print way. If you want to try it out, contact us today!