If there is one piece of advice we could give you when talking about printer maintenance, it’s UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE. When you install your printer software on your computer, it is not a one time only operation.

As with all technology, the constant change makes it necessary for the occasional update to fix problems that arise. Be sure to frequently check your printer software for updates.

Neglecting to update your printer software can cause problems that result in your printer failing to communicate properly with your computer. Check your computer settings to determine if it can automatically check for and install printer updates.

In addition to the new security features you get with updates, there may also be new features that increase the device’s overall productivity. Depending on the type of machine you have, updates can add new applications and additional functions that wouldn’t be available on previous versions of the machine.