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    Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    I would like to know what other technician's think about running construction paper in a most modern digital copiers!

    I was contacted by one on my customers, ( happens to be a school ) wanting to do this.
    I have always recommended not doing this


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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Quote Originally Posted by Techman1000 View Post
    I would like to know what other technician's think about running construction paper in a most modern digital copiers!

    I was contacted by one on my customers, ( happens to be a school ) wanting to do this.
    I have always recommended not doing this
    wouldn't suggest it


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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Quote Originally Posted by Techman1000 View Post
    I would like to know what other technician's think about running construction paper in a most modern digital copiers!

    I was contacted by one on my customers, ( happens to be a school ) wanting to do this.
    I have always recommended not doing this
    I was going to say if the copier has a setting for the weight of the construction paper they want to use yes go ahead. But then I started remembering all the dumb repeat calls because the people (usually schools or churches) would insist on not using the instruction manual recommended bypass tray for any paper over a certain weight. One place even wanted to know why the copier would not duplex the 120 pound paper.


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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Hi there!
    Great Beatles-song: let it be..... The last time we´ve tried this at a customer (dumba..) it ended in a little desaster. The machine (btw a RICOH) teared the paper apart, so i had to fumble the remains out of the machine. Some sort of papers are tabu, espacily for office-boxes !
    Greetings...


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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    not using the instruction manual

    Huh? What's that?



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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Construction paper is the lowest quality, highest dust level of any kind of paper I know of. Eventually you'll have very full dust collectors, and poor drum cleaning, primary transfer belt cleaning, secondary transfer belt cleaning.

    Do you like doing a lot of extra cleaning? Go ahead. =^..^=

    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.


    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Talk about lowest quality supplies..........


    We've got an account that uses "state made" paper (ridiculous amount of paper dust), and aftermarket toner. The printers have SO much paper dust and "loose" toner that gears just don't stand a chance.


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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    I do calls at a hospital. Almost every machine has a tray with armband material in it. Half of the sheet is slick plastic. Hard to explain about how rollers in a copier work to people who don't care. It just jams. One call last week was because the doc feeder wouldn't pull paper that they had scotch taped other pieces of paper to it.

    "Well it works on the other copier"
    "The other copier is older and better"
    "Well what are we going to do?"
    "Walk down there and use the other copier"

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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Quote Originally Posted by fixthecopier View Post
    I do calls at a hospital. Almost every machine has a tray with armband material in it. Half of the sheet is slick plastic. Hard to explain about how rollers in a copier work to people who don't care. It just jams. One call last week was because the doc feeder wouldn't pull paper that they had scotch taped other pieces of paper to it.

    "Well it works on the other copier"
    "The other copier is older and better"
    "Well what are we going to do?"
    "Walk down there and use the other copier"
    Oh yeah remember that kind of stupidity well. The other real good jam problem was having them run stapled papers through the doc feeder. Had one customer that called at least once a month to have me clear a staple or paper clip to stop the feeder from jamming. Best thing was the owner/senior partner of the law firm came in one day while I was there. He had to make some copies before I got started clearing the "paper jams." When he lifted the doc feeder up to put the note cards he was making copies of five staples and a paper clip fell out of the feeder onto the glass. That's when he asked me if all the calls for the paper jams were because of the staples and paper clips being in the way of the paper going through the machine and of course I had to answer yes sir. He had them move the staple remover and paper clip cups to a table ten feet away and he put the note on the machine to make sure all staples and paper clips were removed from the originals before using the copier.


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    Re: Construction Paper run in a Digital copier

    Quote Originally Posted by fixthecopier View Post
    I do calls at a hospital. Almost every machine has a tray with armband material in it. Half of the sheet is slick plastic. Hard to explain about how rollers in a copier work to people who don't care. It just jams. One call last week was because the doc feeder wouldn't pull paper that they had scotch taped other pieces of paper to it.

    "Well it works on the other copier"
    "The other copier is older and better"
    "Well what are we going to do?"
    "Walk down there and use the other copier"
    There are printers that are designed specifically for doing the arm bands.


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