Intro: Photocopier Paperclip Prank
Office pranks are the best pranks.
Prank your coworkers by making all their copies come out with a paperclip placed on them. By replacing the paper try blanks with doctored paper that has paperclips already printed on them, your coworkers could have a mini meltdown looking for a paperclip on the copier tray that just isn't there.
This harmless prank is sure to frustrate your coworkers, and provide you with a few giggles. The best part about this prank is that it can easily be reset, ready to prank the next coworker!
Step 1: Place Paperclip
place a paperclip on the glass of the photocopier. Most copiers need something on the bed in order to make a copy, place a piece of office paper over the paperclip.
Step 2: Make a Copy
Make a few copies, you should now have a white sheet of paper with a paperclip on it.
Step 3: Find 'up' in Your Printer Tray
Before you can place the paperclip paper back in the copier you'll need to determine which side to have your prank paper face. Some copiers flip the paper around when it gets fed through the machine, so it's important to know which face will be printed on.
I opened the feeder tray and put a mark on the top sheet, then closed the tray and ran a blank copy. After examining the result I determined that my copier printed with the feeder tray facing upwards. I loaded in my prank paperclip paper then set the printer to only feed from the prank paper tray.
Step 4: Frustration Ensues!
When your coworker makes a copy the output will have a paperclip somewhere on it. In bewilderment they will open the machine to find the paperclip they think they left on the copier bed.
Sit back and giggle to yourself as your coworker looses their mind when making copies. They may eventually find the paperclip in the feeder tray, but not before searching for a paperclip on the photocopier that's not there.