Steps to Take when Shipping a Copier

So, your lease is up and it’s time to ship your copier back to the company you leased it from. You may be asking yourself, what steps do I take when shipping a copier back after use?

Well, there isn’t too much to do, but the small steps you do take can save you a lot of money, time, and hassle in the long run.

One of the first things you need to figure out is if your lease is actually up. Most companies will include a clause that allows for continued charges unless you specifically opt out of the contract by a certain date near the end of the lease. Most people forget about this provision and end up paying for the printer for longer than they had previously anticipated.

The next, and even easier step, is to take is to remove the toner cartridges. Removing toner cartridges is often one of the easiest things you can do on your printer and it can save you a lot of hassle later on. Toner may be a carbon Polymer powder but it acts much like a liquid. This means if any toner spills during transports that it can stain clothes, carpet, and ruin a variety of other material.

If you do get toner on something, then wash it with cold water, as hot water will cause a bond with the toner and make the stain stick.

Finally, contact your user’s manual and see if there is anything else you need to package separately like paper trays or collators. The manual will tell you exactly how and where all the parts are that need removal.

Finally, if you are in need of a new copier, come visit our experienced staff at Madison Copier. They are always here to help walk you through the confusing world of copier purchases and help you make sure your machine is exactly what you want.