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Copier Tutorials

Basic Copying Functions

Video Length - 03:38

Ginny reviews basic copying functions and quick tricks.

Video Transcription



[intro music begins]

Ginny Wilkins (SHARP Field Trainer):

Hi, I'm Ginny with Sharp. Today, I'm gonna be showing you your basic copying functions. So, just to make a basic copy, when you go to your home screen, you're just gonna touch copy.

Ginny Wilkins stands in front of an MFP. She presses the home button to go to the home screen and clicks the Copy icon.

It is as easy as when you see the light going in, you're on the feeder. It's as easy as how many do I want and start?

She slides in images on the top tray of the MFP and points at a light on the left of the tray. The camera zooms to the screen.

If you ask for five and you need six, you can just quickly hit the C button near the keypad and it clears the quantity. If you want to clear everything, CA will clear all.

She clicks “5” on the numeric keypad and then clicks the pink C button to clear the number of copies from 5 to 1. She then clicks 6 and then selects the CA button to the very right of the screen. The number of copies goes form 6 to 1.

Do I want to make a black and white color, a copy or a color copy. FYI on the color, say that I have a mixture. I have some pages color, some pages are black and white. The copier is smart enough, if I do want those copies to be color. When you touch the color start button, it puts just the color copies on the color meter and the black and white on the black and white meter. So you don't have to say, oh, these are all black and white and these are all color.

Also under original, it detects the size. The reason I show you that is, it shows you what drawer it's going to highlight.

On the Copy homepage, she points at the Original tab on the left.

If I have an 11 x 17 in the feeder, it actually switches to that drawer so it knows which drawer to choose.

There is a small picture of a printer on the bottom of the screen. It shows four different trays with the top tray for 8 ½ x 11 paper highlighted. She then selects the bottom drawer with 11x17 paper and it becomes highlighted.

Right below that is your paper select. You can, if you don't want the drawer that's highlighted, you can touch another drawer. It also shows gasoline tanks of how much papers in each drawer. More lines, more paper.

She selects the Paper Select tab which opens a pop up. She selects the 8 ½ x 11 drawer from the Paper Tray selection. There is an icon indicating the fullness of each drawer. She clicks OK.

The next one is your double sided. If I want to make double side copies, basically, what am I starting with? What do I want to come out?

She clicks the 2-Sided Copy tab and a pop up with four options for switching between 1 or two sided.

So the first one says I'm starting with one sided and I want to create two set of copies. Next ones, I'm starting with two side. I like to keep it two sided. The third one is I'm starting with something that's two sided, but I want to go back to one sided.

She points at the different options and then clicks the CA tab on the right which closes the pop up.

Then you have your reduction enlargement. You have your presets. These are good for, hey, I've got 11 by 17. How do I know to go to letter? We're telling you you might want to start at 64%. You can just touch the white box and key it in if you prefer or you have your plus or minus.

She selects the Copy Ratio tab which shows the different Zoom options. She clicks the white box in the middle and uses the numeric keypad to type in “200” and then presses OK. She increases and decreases the number in the white box using the minus and plus buttons below it. She clicks CA to close the pop up.

Right below that is your exposure. That's your darker, lighter or if you want to tell specific, hey, I'm doing a map or I'm doing printed or just a photo to enhance it.

She selects the Exposure tab and uses the half-moon buttons to make the exposure lighter or darker. She selects CA to close the pop up.

The last one is stapling. Now, it automatically sorts, it does sets. But if I'd like to staple, I'm just going to touch staple sort. And you have three options. You can corner staple, two point staple, which is 50 pages depending on your finisher. You have something called stapleless staple.

She selects the Staple Sort tab. In the pop up, she clicks 1 Staple, 2 Staples and then Stapleless Staple.

Stapleless staple is kind of a new feature and it's actually really a great feature that you almost have to see. It actually crimps the document together. It physically does not use a staple. This particular unit does up to eight pages. So if you're only doing a couple of pages, don't waste a staple. You have the ability to do the stapleless staple.

Text on the screen reads that “Select finishers have the stapleless staple function”. She then clicks Print and new images are printed. When she takes the stack of printed images out of the printer, we can see that they are held together in the left corner without a staple.

And it's great for maybe if you're going to be shredding later, you don't have to worry about a staple and it'll actually hold it together. So it's actually just a crimp.