Well, about three months ago, I found an awesome solution, and it needs to be shared. 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.