Posts made in October 2017

3 Maintenance Tips for Your Office Printer

Laser Printer ServiceWhether you have a commercial printer in your office or just a regular printer in your home, you should adequately maintain it, so it will last longer. At Gem Laser, we can repair a variety of printers including Dell, Canon, HP, Samsung, and more. We compiled a list of three helpful tips you can use to help you prevent your printer from having some of the most common issues.

Paper- Always make sure your printer has paper before pressing the PRINT button. Sometimes printers can become jammed after the paper is reloaded, which can cause problems later if the jam is not cleared correctly.

Cartridges- You should replace your ink cartridges before they are dry. If the cartridges are dry, it can affect your printing ability in the future. You should be proactive when your printer sends you the first notification that it is running low on ink.

Clean- When you keep your printer clean, you are preventing dust from building up and affecting your printing.

These are just a few simple things you can regularly do to keep your printer in tip-top shape. If you are having trouble with your printer, you can bring it in and we will take a look at it. Give us call at (877) 709-7140 for information on our laser printer service.

The Modern Printer Through the Ages

Printer Repair VirginiaWhen you look at a printer today, you will see a small compact device that will fit on your desk, unless you have a commercial printer. This invention can copy, fax, and print documents from your computer. The history of printers goes way back in time and we would like to share it with you.

Block Printing- Dating back thousands of years, block printing is among the oldest printing styles. The process involves carved materials that are covered in ink to be pressed against paper. Back in the day, these blocks were carved by hand, so it was very time-consuming.

Printing Press- Even though the idea for the printer started way before with block printing, the first printing press was invented in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg.

Modern Printers- The first high-speed printer was created in 1953 by Remington-Rand. Thus began the beginning of modern printing that we are familiar with today.

With this summary, we hope you can see how far printing has come over time. There is still progress that can be made with 3D printing. If you are in need of printer repair in Virginia for your current printer, you can turn to us. Contact us today at (877) 709-7140 to schedule a time to bring your printer in for service.