Introduction: Copy-Jack Plus| Restoration | Handheld Vintage Copy Machine | 1980's

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It's a dead ringer for a sleek electric shaver - matte-black with nicely rounded corners. But the pocket-size unit is not a grooming implement - it's a portable machine that allows the user to make instant copies of printed material from magazines, books, menus and receipts. Here's how the Plus Corporation's Copy-Jack works: The unit is set at a 90-degree angle to the material to be copied, and is slowly pulled across the page. Photosensors read the material and microchips process the signals to transfer the image onto thermal paper. Using the Copy-Jack is more thoughtful than tearing things out of magazines in a doctor's office, and it's fine for making copies of taxi receipts and supermarket checkout slips. The maximum column width is 1.6 inches; the paper is not wide enough to copy an entire column width of most newspapers, and it cannot reproduce type printed in red. The copier, which comes with rechargeable batteries and a roll of paper, is $349.50 at Hammacher Schlemmer, 147 East 57th Street, and State Office Supply, 150 Fifth Avenue, at 20th Street. Five rolls of paper are $12.

By Suzanne Slesin Published: September 12, 1986

Step 1: Watch the Video First

Watch the video it shows how its made.

Copy-Jack Plus Restoration handheld vintage copy machine which i got from the junkyard

Step 2: Replacement of Battery

I replaced the old ni cad batteries with nokia lit ion battery.

Step 3: Making Custom Made Paper Spool

This needs a paper spool to print but i couldn't find the size so i cut down so it can fit. See the video

Step 4: Missing Cover

I made the cover from an plastic folder. I cutted in and made it in to the shape of the back. See in the video

Step 5: Added New Charging Port

had to add new charging port because the original port doesn't work as the internal charge not works.

Step 6: Final Print

it turned out really well more than what i expect which is from the 1980's