With rising customer expectations and hectic turnaround times, many businesses rely on Xerox print management services for their office’s printing needs. This is because Xerox print managed print services identifies not just printers, but all office equipment such as copiers and fax machines. Print automation prevents more human errors and waste, which can significantly affect your company’s profit margins. On top of that, printers can be a part of your company’s security strategy.

Nonetheless, some problems are inevitable with printing, scanning, copying, or faxing services. For instance, an image can come out a little crooked and skewed than we would usually like. Fixing these undesired elements in an image can be annoying if you don’t know where to start.

To determine what is causing the problem, you need to determine first what process you were using when you started seeing the issue. For example, some issues may only be present on copies but not on prints, so that the problem may be with the copy machine.

Here’s what to do if you find crooked or skewed images on copies and prints.

  • Open your printer and check if there is paper or any traces of debris inside.
  • Avoid using paper that is not within the specification for the printer.
  • The paper tray settings must be properly configured in the right paper size or type.
  • Check if the paper tray guides are against the edges of the paper loaded into the paper tray. Standard paper sizes are accommodated on paper trays. Load non-standard paper size in the bypass tray
  • Make sure the level of moisture content of the paper is not too low or too high.
  • Avoid loading paper in the paper tray above the maximum fill line.
  • Try flipping and fanning the paper over in the tray.

Here’s what to do if you find crooked or skewed images on copies, scans, or sent faxes.

  • Clean the printer’s paper feed roller and the glass.
  • Before scanning, copying, or faxing, make sure that the original document is free of any debris or dirt.
  • Check and see if there are no obstructions in the paper path.
  • Make sure the document guide is not set too tightly or too loosely. If it is too tight, the document may get damaged. If it is too loose, the documents can get skewed or could cause a jam.

The crooked or skewed image may be a result of cutting inaccuracy, paper expansion, or the storage conditions of the paper. On the other hand, crooked and skewed images can be fixed through the alignment adjustment setting feature if it is available in your printer. Confirm with your Xerox managed print services provider if this feature is available in your equipment.


If you tried doing all these tips, but the image remains skewed or crooked, Xerox print management services have got you covered! The team will dispatch a certified technician directly to your doorstep to fix any issues with the equipment and ensure your printing and documentation needs are addressed.

For dependable Xerox Print Management Services, contact OneDoc MPSOK today! Call our team toll-free at 1.844.633.3050.