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The Best Way to Clean Your Scanner

Posted by Michael Thomas on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 @ 06:37 AM

I've been using scanners for more than fifteen years, and like many users, I'm often confounded my the amount of dust and debris that comes from what seems like clean sheets of paper. When you think about it, how the heck did the files get that dirty in the first place?!? I've spent countless hours in our scanning service operation using canned air, cleaning sheets, and other "advanced" cleaning kits to try and keep the scanner as clean and free from dust, all with the intent of ensuring that I was capturing the best possible images.

Well, about three months ago, I found an awesome solution, and it needs to be Swiffer Duster Scanner Cleaningshared. The answer is the Swiffer Duster. These little gems can be used to clean hard-to-reach places around your home or office, but when you use them to clean a scanner, something magical happens. Instead of pushing the dust around the inside of your scanner, the electro-static  Swiffer Duster will actually collect and remove the dist from the scanner, leaving you with a dust-free, clean scanner - ready to capture all of your important scans.

Keep in mind that the Swiffer Duster will not replace your regularly scheduled maintenance, and that you'll still need to change rollers and clean other parts of your valuable scanner, but on a day to day basis, it will save time and money by keeping your equipment running at peak performance.

If you're ready to give it a try, you can save a bundle by just buying the Swiffer Duster refills and using them like traditional cleaning cloths. They'll grab that dust and leave you with a cleaner, better performing scanner in minutes.

Have you tried it yet? Please share your experiences or other great scanner maintenance tips in the comments.

Tags: Document Scanning, Document Imaging, Scanners