A printer is an important peripheral device used to make a representation of an electronic document on physical media (like paper). Some printers can print documents from memory card or digital cameras and scanners. These are designed to support local as well as network users. According to technology, it falls into the following categories: Ink-jet: It is an admirable type that works by ionized ink on paper. It has the capability of the high quality print approach same as by laser. Although, latest inkjet models provide higher resolution but a normal inkjet printer offers a resolution of 600 dots per inch.
Laser: It is a famous type of printer that utilizes a laser beam to produce an image on a drum. The low resolution rate is 300 drops per inch and maximum resolution rate is 1200 drops per inch. Laser uses Toner Cartridges. It is capable of printing unlimited various kinds of fonts with very high quality. Dot Matrix: It is relatively expensive and do not provide high quality output as compare to other. However, it has a capability to print multi page forms (means carbon copies) which laser and inkjet can’t do. It uses ribbon for ink. All-in-One Printer: Now, people prefer to purchase All-in-One because it can do more than one work such as printing, scanning, fax and make copies. Troubleshooting Tips for Printer Issues: Every gadget is prone to problems and printers are no exceptions. Some of the common printer problems that a users face are: Paper jam problemLow printing qualityPrinting is slow The above problems can be resolved by following three listed steps. If this does not help, you can always ask for assistance from PC Smart Care Online Printer Tech Support. Paper Jam Problem: Paper jam issue arises when you stuck or load paper or other material in the printer and it is unable to eject. In this situation, the printer will not work properly and an error message will flash until the paper is not removed manually from the printer. The steps to fix this problem are: Remove paper tray from the printerPull the jammed paper up and out from printerOpen the front end of the printerPull out the drum unit and toner cartridge slowly so that it will easy to remove jammed paper.Put toner cartridge and drum unit in the printerPut the paper tray back.Close the front cover. Printer Speed is Slow: If your printer speed is very slow, then you need to follow these steps to improve its performance:
Check back cover is firmly closed and duplex tray is firmly installed.Check the print resolution. Change the printer driver setting for high quality print.For Windows users:Open Printing PreferencesClick on the Basic tab and choose the appropriate resolution that should be lower than from already set resolution.Click on OK option to close the Printing Preferences dialogClick on OK option to close the Properties dialog Low Printing Quality: If you complete the printing job properly or is unable to bring out desired, then the following solution may work. Make sure that the printer is clean from inside.Adjust the Print Density in the Control Panel.Check the toner cartridge supply. Remove the cartridge, shake it back and forth, and put it back in the printer.If the content printed in uneven, check the quality of the paper or try a different quality.If the toner on the paper is loose, it might be the problem of the fuser. Check and see if it is not damaged. Replace it, if needed.