Monday, July 12, 2010

Copy Machine Zen and Tips

Copy machines are vital to the business world. They can only be resuscitated by certain people who know the way of the copy machines. To treat a copy machine right you have to touch it delicately, as though dealing with a beautiful woman. You can’t get angry at copy machines, kick them or slam their parts – that will only make them more reluctant to help you. No, you must direct them towards what you want, gently stroking their buttons and finding what they need from you in order to do their job.

Jammed paper must be removed, and is the most common problem. Opening the front of the copier and following the directions on the inside of the copier is the best way to deal with this. Often jams are caused by moistened or curled paper. Keep paper in a cool, dry place.

Keep your copy machines clean. Dust and transferred ink can poorly affect the copy machine.
Replacing the toner cartridge can also help troubleshoot light and dark spots on the page, and is much easier than calling a technician from the copy machine leasing company.

If all else fails, then you need someone who really knows copiers. Call a pro.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thoughts on Copy

Poor copy machines. They get such a bad rap. Between paper jams, and the time it takes to make hundreds of accurate copies, people make it seem as though copy machines are evil. Come on guys, copies have to be made. Reproductions are crucial to the business world. In fact, copy is technically what I’m doing right now.

The word copy has many meanings, one of which is “written matter intended to be produced in printed form.” So this is typed matter, which will printed virtually, which makes me a copywriter. Copy is printed production, and copy machines produce. It’s true that they re-produce, but without them, we would lack the physical manifestation of documents.

Who knows maybe one day copy machines will become antiquated much like the phonograph. People will carry around little iPads that can download anything in seconds. Maybe paper as we know it will disappear, being reserved only for books, which will become collector’s items in themselves.

Until then copy machines will continue to be office staples. But we can learn to appreciate them, can’t we? Take copy machine leasing, for example. If you have a problem, you call the leasers, and they will fix it for you. That’s copy made easy.