Most of us know Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go wrong, it will.”

According to American folklore, the famous term originated with Captain Edward A. Murphy, an Air Force engineer who kept running into snafus while working on a deceleration military project.

One must wonder if the good captain might have been quoted while trying to print important documents for a presentation. Okay, Murphy worked in the late 40s (before modern printing), but I’m sure most offices understand that printers and Murphy’s Law go hand-in-hand like paper and jam. From the cryptic “error code” to disruptive software updates to the mysterious streaks appearing suddenly on scanned paper – and everything else – it seems printers have been programmed to be the bane of our existences.

Something always goes wrong at the worst time. And it doesn’t help that, on average, printer repair costs are three times as expensive as the price tag for a new printer.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Printers, like other tech, should serve to improve budget and productivity. They key is optimization. In our latest infographic, we provide a checklist for that work peace of mind that Captain Murphy maybe never had.

You can have that peace, so please enjoy:

 

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