Preparing your printer for the holiday power-down

Preparing your printer for the holiday power-down

SYDNEY, Australia - December 20, 2021

Like many of our customers, you're probably getting ready to shut down your printers to enjoy some R&R over the festive period. So make sure you follow GJS' three simple steps to power-down your printer for the holidays.

Ensuring that your printer is powered-down properly before any period of inactivity is crucial. Getting this simple but crucial task correct also helps ensure that your printer fires up again when it's time to start printing again in the New Year.

Follow GJS' three-step guide to preparing your printer for the holiday power-down:

  1. Follow any and all of your printer's shut-down/storage maintenance procedures (refer to the printer operating manual);
  2. Store your inks and printer within the recommended conditions; 15-25°C, 35-80% relative humidity with no condensation; and
  3. If your printer remained powered on during storage mode, it is recommended to use a UPS or surge protector–after all summer is storm season here in Australia!

If you have any questions about how to safely prepare your printing equipment for the holiday power down, get in touch with us and we'll be happy to assist you.


About the Author

Steve PooleHailing from 'sunny' Sheffield in the UK, Steve joined the GJS team in August 2014 after emigrating to Australia. He’s a natural problem solver and is always ready with a fix to whatever problem any of our customers might have. Steve has over thirteen years’ expertise in inkjet printer troubleshooting, maintenance and repair for desktop, large format inkjet and direct to garment printers. He also has valuable skills in the area of colour management and the creation of ICC profiles and is a qualified Epson large format printer engineer. In his spare time Steve likes running, cycling and regularly participates in marathons and triathlons. His favourite colour is Royal Blue, of course!

About GJS
GJS is Australia’s premier provider of solutions and services for the textile, promotional products, custom photo gift, sign and display industries. With over 43 years’ experience, GJS supplies everything needed to start and operate a successful printing business including equipment, consumables, training and support. Headquartered in Revesby, NSW, and with additional teams located in Victoria and Queensland, GJS serves customers throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. For more information visit: GJS and the GJS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GJS. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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