photocopier


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

photocopier

A machine that makes a duplicate of a paper document. Xerox invented the photocopy process in wide use today, which scans the sheet of paper to capture an image of its contents. However, machines in the early 1900s from the Rectigraph Company and the Photostat Corporation created an actual photograph of the document. See Xerox.
References in periodicals archive ?
As it creates stencils and uses wet inks, the printing method is similar to screen-printing but functions, for the user, much like a photocopier. The standard printing methods in the early 1980s, aside from developing xerography processes, would have revolved more around the declining method of letterpress and the prevalent method of professional printing, offset, which is derived from the lithography method of printing.
In addition to the $1.2 million settlement payment, Affinity was directed to make its best effort to track down and scrub all the hard drives on photocopiers it previously leased that are still in the leasing agent's possession.
There are various factors which drive the photocopiers market such as emerging technologies, increasing government organizations and other service industries, emerging desire for multifunctional devices, ease of use, and growing number of offices, fast digitalization of photocopying technologies and easier availability of such products at lesser prices.
The ECHO revealed how Lee Dickson - sole director of Pegasus Digital Solutions - had gone to ground after persuading Lydiate primary school to take out a pounds 30,000 five-year lease for two new photocopiers.
A council spokesman said: "The photocopier Mr Patel refers to was not purchased by the library service, and has come to the end of its life.
"We can't operate without a photocopier and our previous machine was unreliable.
Despite having been invented for nearly half a century, photocopiers break down with amazing regularity.
In a digital X-ray machine, the nanocomposite would replace the X-ray film and act like the charged plate in the photocopier. X rays passing through soft body tissue would cause the material to discharge accordingly.
However, the photocopier having given us the expectation of easy tailoring of our own reading lists, I would expect many faculty who assign this work to wish for the capability to add a few scanned articles and documents of their own choosing.
Lot 1: A4 and A3 ESPO Shires Private Label Copier Paper - The supply of ESPOs private label A4 and A3 multipurpose photocopier paper, for bulk delivery to the ESPO distribution centre, Leicester.
A CITY salesman has gone to ground after leaving a primary school with a pounds 30,000 debt for "two next to useless" photocopiers.
SCHOOL governors are investigating claims that a five-year-old boy had his head placed over a photocopier by a teacher as part of a school project.