Skip to content

Protecting and maintaining your HP printers in Covid-19 lockdown

Share:

As we continue into week seven of the UK Covid-19 lockdown, and without a clear picture of how long it will be until our customers are back up and running at their various sites, we have put together a few advisories for protecting and maintaining your print equipment whilst in the case of no/low usage of print.

A3/A4 PageWide Printers

Whilst your printers are taking a little downtime, it’s important to follow the below guidance to keep them in tip-top condition so that they’re ready to go again once “normality” resumes.

  • To maintain the lifespan and print quality of the product, ensure the device is left turned on
  • After the product is initialised, it should not be turned off for longer than three (3) months
  • Always shut down the device properly using the Power button. Do not turn the printer off by unplugging the power cord.
  • Update the firmware on your printer whenever a new firmware version is available

Helping businesses address Covid-19 spread

DTP and HP want our customers to have the information they need to effectively clean HP devices and to maintain a healthy work environment.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning surfaces, followed by disinfection, as a best practice for the prevention of Coronavirus and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.

View the complete HP Business PC & Print Devices Cleaning Guidance

3D Print Covid-19

Whilst your office-based printers may be taking a holiday, printers around the world are playing an important role in the Covid-19 pandemic.

HP and their global digital manufacturing community have mobilised their 3D printing teams, technology, experience, and production capacity to help deliver critical parts in the effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 1,000 3D printed parts have already been delivered to local hospitals. HP’s 3D R&D centres are collaborating with partners around the world in a coordinated effort to increase production to meet the most urgent needs. Initial applications for industrial production include; face masks, face shields, mask adjusters, nasal swabs, hands-free door openers and respirator parts.

Read more about HP’s 3D print innovation

Related Posts

HOW MUCH CAN YOU AND DTP ACHIEVE?

Let’s get together and find out.

TALK TO US