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Reporting Printer Usage

Each printer has a usage meter:

The meter advances one position for every 30.48 meters (100 feet) of forms that are processed through the transfer station. The meter reading is used for customer billing.

The counts that are shown on these printer usage meters may not match the counts shown in "Printer 1 Counter" and "Printer 2 Counter" areas on the Printer Status window on the Display/Touch Screen.
This is an image that illustrates how to find the usage meter within the printer

Do this task on the last working day of each month.

You need an IBM Printer Usage Sheet to report printer usage. See Figure 20.

Figure 20. Printer Usage Sheet
This is an image that illustrates printer usage sheet

A new Printer Usage Sheet is sent to every customer every month.

  1. Open the rear right cover.
  2. Locate the label Page Counter X 100.
  3. Write the numbers on the Printer Usage Sheet exactly as they appear in the printer usage meter:
  4. Fill in the printer serial number, which is on a label below the transfer station at the front of the machine. This label also has the printer model number.
  5. Fill in the machine type and the date.
  6. Sign the card.
  7. Mail the completed sheet to IBM.