View Full Version : A warning to you all...

22-02-2012, 12:28 PM
Just because a transparency sheet looks like it's for laser printers, doesn't mean it actually is...

I just spent the last hour carefully cutting pieces of melted plastic sheet off my fuser rollers :o

What a lovely smell too! :yuck:

22-02-2012, 12:32 PM
OOPS !!!!

22-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Yeah, won't be doing that again... thankfully the printer still appears to work

22-02-2012, 12:39 PM
ahh, brings back memories .

22-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Spot the difference between the correct and incorrect plastic... :badpc:

22-02-2012, 12:57 PM
Yeah ones A4 the other is A5 :badpc:

22-02-2012, 01:13 PM

Yeah, A5 only after it got melted in half...

22-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Years ago I imported T-Shirt transfer paper for a thermal wax printer. It worked fine on the thermal wax printer but when we decided to put it through a laser printer - oh what a mess it made of the printer. :badpc::groan:

22-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Sigh, yeah.

On a few occasions I thought I'd be clever and print return addresses on the back of a bunch of envelopes with a laser.

Window envelopes.
The window melts.
Envelopes stuffed
Laser worse for the experience.
And me so stupid I do the same thing again at a later date.

Slow learner.:groan:

22-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Spot the difference between the correct and incorrect plastic... :badpc:
The incorrect one is the melty one....LOL

The Error Guy
22-02-2012, 04:13 PM
We all have our moments, nearly made the same mistake. Luckily I stopped myself in itme :P

22-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Word of warning - clear front cover binding sheets also look like OHP sheets, but are not.

I hope you never have to experience the joy of racing around the building and between floors of the office looking for the secretary who had melted the sheets into 1 laser print and three photo-copiers before she was found and stopped.

Wouldn't you think they'd stop after the first one melted?