Even if you have the copier locked up tight in a moving van, it can still be damaged if it isn’t prepped before the move. Depending on the model of printer, you may have to do some prep work before moving a photocopier.
Some copiers require you to take out the drum or lock the optic system in place before moving the copier so nothing gets damaged. Always check with the Service Provider before to see what kind of preparation is required when moving a photocopier like the model you own.
Most of our machines are on wheels, so they can be rolled and put in an elevator and rolled down to the truck, but this isn’t always the case. If you don’t have wheels on your unit, make sure you get a professional to help you get it down to the truck.
REMEMBER! You never, ever want to put a copier on its side! This can seriously damage your copier.
Moving a photocopier down to the truck can also be difficult. You may need to use a stair climber to get it up or down the stairs. Make sure you’re using a lift gate, unless you have a loading dock. Take as much care and time moving the copier as you can—a few many hours are nothing compared to the cost of replacing the copier.
Your best bet is to avoid all of this and simply have a professional do it. Again, call the copier company beforehand and have them prepare it to be moved. If you take plenty of precautions, you should have no trouble moving your photocopier. We also like this short article about moving a photocopier from your office.