Print at your own risk: 8 printer predicaments

It may seem like an innocent piece of equipment, but the office printer is often the epicenter of workplace troubles
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Behold the mighty printer: integral to businesses, used by all, and skirting the edge of chaos with each paper jam, toner alert, and maintenance alert.

One little problem, and a printer can keep an IT department busy for days unraveling a hardware mystery -- or even put an employee's job at risk.

Here are some real-life stories from IT pros, published in the anonymously written InfoWorld Off the Record blog, in which a printer plays a major role.

IT pros, if you have an on-the-job experience to submit, send your story to We'll send you a $50 American Express gift cheque if we publish it.

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