Today I want to talk about the Configuration, System or Settings Report (the name of your report may vary depending on your machine model).  This report has tons of information about the machine and can be so helpful for so many reasons.  The report will tell you what options you have available and how your machine is set up.  The report tells you how your defaults are set and the IP address if it is a networked printer.  These are just a very few of the items listed on the report.

Why should you print this report?  Well if you have a service call placed it may help the technician solve the issue or gremlinit can help you reset any options that may be changed during the call.  If you purchase or have another machine you can use the report to set the machine up the same way.  If you use the Online Support or call in for support the report may be needed to find out information about your machine.  Finally if the office gremlin changes something when no one is looking you can use the report to reset your settings. 

It is a good idea to print the report periodically so you have a current one on hand if the need arises.  Some people leave the report at the machine or store it in a folder near the machine.  You will see some things that don’t really make sense like random numbers and letters, but surprisingly that stuff actually makes sense to somebody.   To find out how to print the report just go to the Online Support Page on and enter your model number.  Search on configuration or settings to find the instructions for printing the report. 

 Now go over there to your printer and print out that report….You’re still here reading aren’t you?  Go, print, be gone!!