Plates: You change the binary to numbers using the paper left of the scale puzzle in the library.
01011001 is 89 which is Y, so yellow.
0100011 is 67 - C which is Cyan.
01001101 is 77 - M which is Magenta
01001011 is 75 - K which is black.
Place the yellow plate, use yellow ink. Run a paper through. Place on dryer but NOT press the dryer button.
Change plate to the cyan plate, use cyan ink. Tun the same paper that is on the dryer. Lay on dryer again with NO drying.
Change plate to magenta plate, use magenta ink. Run the same paper through.
Then do the last plate, use black.....
Now you dry it so it can be placed in inventory.
Call a sheep using the whistle.
Look at machine.
See the color of the asterisk beside the name of the sheep.
Check the state of the sheep whether it is calm, happy, bleating...
Now do the codes.
Add the number for the color of the asterisks + the name of the sheep + the state of the sheep.
Enter that number and then press 'the shear' button.
You will see some funky sheeps.
I misread - thought you have not sheared yet....