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Old 07-12-09, 05:10 AM
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Did you know this about printers

Oky lets start from the beginning and i never new this until some research.

I was printing away one time on a laser printer and i saw some thing one time that looked wired. Ar first i thought it was just me until it happened again another time were the light just caught the page just right and i saw some yellow dots.

After a bit of research i found that Most laser printer print on every page the time and date a serial no and some do more info like user (if run though windows) .....

This is so that the document can be tracked back to its original source.

This is no joke after more research ive all so found that they are implementing it (if they haven't already) on all color printers inc ink jets.

You can find out how to see the code on laser printers here ->

http://w2.eff.org/Privacy/printers/docucolor/

Another way of tracing what you are up to ..

do you think this is wrong ... Id like to know that this is on my printer before i buy it personally. I dont mind it being there but full disclosure when buying items like this is a must i think.

what do you think

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Old 07-12-09, 06:28 AM
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That's really clever. Kinda like James Bondy stuff. Not sure if it bothers me or not.
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Old 07-12-09, 10:17 AM
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I've heard about this before. That's why I print all my ransom notes at the victims' house.
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Old 07-12-09, 11:05 AM
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yeah i've heard this too. Doesnt really bother me, im not planning on printing any ransom notes.
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Old 07-12-09, 01:37 PM
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Nice find Mayhem! Must of had a shock, perhaps they do that with a lot of things . My Dad has a habbit of marking things with UV pens LOL.
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Old 07-12-09, 02:27 PM
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Didnt have a shock more over it was a wtf moment when it happened the second time around then i looked at the tinternet to find to my surprise what it was.

I wasted all my money on rubber gloves as well ......
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Old 07-12-09, 03:09 PM
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Is this ALL over the page or just a section? Couldn't you just cut it out?
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Old 07-12-09, 04:20 PM
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Its actually all around the border of the page that it normally doesn't print to.
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Old 07-12-09, 06:25 PM
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Wonderful. I bet it's not the only way things get recorded on computers.
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Old 07-12-09, 07:17 PM
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Wonderful. I bet it's not the only way things get recorded on computers.
I'm sure many many things get recorded, even our messages!

You think i should start to complain to Samsung (make of my printer) about all the wasted ink thats being used to print these messages.
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