If you’re using canned air to clean your printer, you might be doing more harm than good. Unfortunately, many end-users think blowing canned air into the printer is an excellent way to clean it. However, blowing canned air into your printer will cause loose toner and dirt to become airborne and settle onto other parts within the printer. The result is dirtier print jobs and possible damage to the internal parts of your printer.

Instead, use a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to clean your printer. By using these methods, you’ll help keep your printer running smoothly for years to come.

If cleaning your printer with a vacuum or dry cloth doesn’t help, it may be time to call for help. A worn part within the printer is likely causing your dirty print jobs.