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The Ultimate Printer Cleaning Quiz
by Staff
You may not have realized it, but your printer needs some regular maintenance to work at its maximum efficiency. Cleaning your printer once in a while will prolong its life and give you better printing results.

What's the first thing you do when you want to print something on your printer?

  • Turn the printer on.
  • Check the ink.
  • Check the paper.

Which part of an inkjet printer may need occasional maintenance?

  • the on/off button
  • the ink nozzles
  • the paper tray

Cleaning your printer occasionally will:

  • allow you to get the maximum number of printed pages out of your ink cartridges
  • give you better printing results
  • both of the above

The printer head is the part of an _____ that contains tiny nozzles that spray ink onto the paper.

  • inkjet printer
  • laser printer
  • thermal printer

The _____ that holds the print cartridges has its own special place in the printer.

  • print warehouse
  • print dock
  • print carriage

If you're using your printer in a particularly dusty place, what can you do to protect it?

  • Keep a cover over it.
  • Clean it every day.
  • Clean it every week.

How can you clean your printer yourself?

  • Activate the printer's cleaning cycle.
  • Use alcohol to clean the printer head manually.
  • both of the above

What simple cleaning task can keep your printer trouble-free?

  • Dust it.
  • Vacuum it.
  • Scour it.

What's the best way to clean a laser printer?

  • Use alcohol.
  • Use a rag made from micro fibers.
  • Call a professional technician.

What products should you use in your printer to keep it in good working order?

  • high-quality paper
  • high-quality inks
  • both of the above