Originally Posted by: randymallory
Thanks! The OKI had gotten to the point that we were having fairly consistent fuser jams. It seems like we are tossing more stock than we are printing. And this printer is two years old tops.
I have an OKI C711 printer that I've used routinely with our label materials in the past. I was just looking through the manual to see if there were any specific tips provided for frequent printer jams. In the maintenance section of the manual I located steps for cleaning the paper feed rollers, which the manual states should help with consistent paper jams. The steps are as follows:
1. Remove items like a wrist watch or bracelet.
2. Switch the printer off.
3. Remove the paper tray from the printer.
4. Gaining access through the gap left by the paper tray, wipe the paper feed rollers with a clean, lint-free cloth moistened with water.
5. Wipe the feed roller on the paper tray.
6. Replace the paper tray.
The manual lists a very strong warning to only use a clean, moist, lint-free cloth for cleaning and specifies that you should not use benzine, thinners, or alcohol as a cleaning agent.
In addition to the cleaning suggestion listed above, selecting an appropriate material type setting may help resolve consistent printer jams as well. I've found that I've had the best print results when using the Card Stock or Glossy media type setting on my OKI C711. Heavier media type settings will typically handle label materials better since the label materials are thicker than plain copy paper.
I'm not sure if this information is wholly applicable to your specific OKI printer model, but I figured I would give you some troubleshooting options to try before you purchased a new printer. If you do ultimately decide to buy a new printer, I think you'll be very pleased with the HP Color LaserJet Pro M454dn.