In our last blog post, we began to outline some basic traditional features of office copiers. This is because at World Trade Copiers, we believe that it’s important for an office to find the machine that is the best possible fit for them. They need to thoroughly understand what a particular copy machine does to best determine whether or not it meets their needs. Below, we’re explaining two more traditional office copier features.
- Finishing: A copy machine with a finishing feature offers something that helps to bind a document together. The most common finisher is a stapler, although more advanced models of copy machines offer a three-hole punch, saddle-stitch binding, and folding. Finishers tend to be optional on office copiers, and they usually come at an additional cost.
- Paper Supply: Generally, an office copier has at least one fixed-size paper tray and a couple of adjustable-size paper trays. Every single paper feed unit on a machine is considered a separate paper source. Typically, a paper source holds a minimum of 50-100 sheets, but large capacity units can handle up to 3,000. Companies need a machine with multiple paper sources if they want to copy onto different types of paper (for example, letterheads, legal-size stock, or transparency paper).
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Purchasing, or even leasing, an office copier is a big commitment, and should be treated as such. That’s why we believe it’s important to understand the ins and outs of copy machines before investing in one for your office. Today, in a two-part blog post, we’re going to outline four common features of traditional office copiers.
- Feeders: A feeder is where you place the paper that you need copied. If a machine has an automatic document feeder (also called an ADF), the user can copy multi-page documents without having to lift and lower the machine’s cover for every single paper that’s copied. More advanced than an ADF is a recirculating automatic document feeder (RADF), which allows for double-sided copying.
- Sorting: Digital copiers sort copied sets without using separate bins. Instead, the machine places copies in a single tray, either at a right angle or offset from each other. This lets you easily identify where one set ends and another begins, allowing the user to print out unlimited sets at one time.
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Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the copy machine. Sure, as an office equipment supplier, we sell copy machines, but we are absolutely not being biased when we say that the invention of the office copier is one of the most impressive workplace inventions of all time.
Don’t believe us? Consider this: the copy machine is the rare technological innovation that managed to increase productivity in the office without making the roles of workers obsolete. Despite the fact that the first commercial copier weighed almost 650 pounds and was prone to exploding (seriously!), the demand for simple copying was so high that thousands of the original model sold. Copy machines have come a long way in 75 years, now equipped with color copying, networking, scanning and faxing capabilities, but the core technology behind them has remained consistent.
World Trade Copiers carries office copiers for businesses in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Connecticut. We have deals on only the world’s most reputable brands, including HP, Sharp, Canon, and Xerox. We aim to create an efficient, productive workplace by offering low costs on the best office machines for your business. We also offer live chat support on our website. Visit us online to learn more about our services at www.WorldTradeCopiers.com.
World Trade Copiers carries office copiers from reputable brands for businesses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. We’re proud to carry Xerox WorkCentre machines, multifunctional office copiers designed to increase office workflow.
Every model available in the WorkCentre series has a first copy speed of six seconds. Each Xerox WorkCentre machine is also a Mono/Color PC/Network Duplex laser printer. The difference between each model lies in their monthly print volume and the amount of paper the machine can hold. In most cases, the higher the printer’s model number is, the higher the print volume. Any model number that starts with 72 can hold 620 sheets, while any model number that starts with 73 can hold 2,180 sheets.
At one end of the spectrum is the WorkCentre 7232, which has a monthly duty cycle of 100,000 images and a paper supply of 620 sheets. The Xerox WorkCentre machine with the highest print volume is the WorkCentre 7345, which can hold a whopping 2,180 sheets. The Xerox WorkCentre series of office copiers makes it easier than ever to get the benefits of a top-of-the-line black and white printer as well as the competitive advantages of a cost-effective color machine.
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As we discussed in a previous blog post, Chester Carlson harnessed the power of photoconductivity to create the original version of what came to be the modern office copier. The origin of the copy machine actually goes centuries before that. In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press with the goal of recreating documents. Gutenberg’s model was different from the copy machine we know today because it used movable type, ink, and a press to transfer ink to paper, whereas the modern machine uses toner, electrostatic charges, and heat to make copies. The photocopier has an incredibly rich and interesting history.
Here are some of our favorite fun pieces of trivia about office copiers:
- Statistics show that over 20% of copiers worldwide have had a service call placed because somebody sat on the copy machine to make a copy of their can. When a person sits on a copier, they risk breaking the glass and housing of the machine.
- The world’s fastest office copier can make over 150 copies per minute.
- Sixty percent of all used copiers have information left on them from previous owners.
- The brand name “Xerox” is based on the word xerography which means “dry writing.”
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Many people know that leaving sensitive, personal information on a computer is risky. However, several people overlook the dangers of copying sensitive information on copy machines.
Most copy machines built after 2002 have hard drives. Many office copiers that have these hard drives are full of information from every document that’s ever been copied on it. A large portion of these people don’t wipe the hard drives clean before selling the machines. This is because most people don’t realize that these hard drives are storing images at all. Failure to realize this can result in identity theft depending on the information in the stored documents.
When purchasing or renting an office copier, be sure you understand what the machine’s hard drive capabilities are. Understand how to wipe the data so that you can clear any sensitive information whenever necessary. If you’re purchasing or renting an office copier, order it from a company with a reliable customer service and support center.
World Trade Copiers has a support team that can address any copy machine questions you might have. We’re happy to resolve any issues, and we offer both phone and on-site support. Learn more about our office equipment and our customer service at www.WorldTradeCopiers.com.
Many people don’t know the name Chester Carlson, although his work undoubtedly influences your everyday life. Chester Carlson is the inventor of the copy machine.
Prior to inventing the photocopier, Carlson was a patent attorney. He was also a part-time researcher and inventor. As a patent attorney, he had to make copies of important papers. Carlson had arthritis, so making the copies by hand was a tedious, painful process. This pain turned into motivation, and he began to experiment with photoconductivity. He made the first photocopy with a zinc plate that was covered with sulfur. In 1947, Haloid, the company that would later be called Xerox, caught wind of Carlson’s experiments, and in 1949 the Xerox Corporation introduced its first copier. It was a huge success. By 1950, colored toner became available to use in copy machines.
Copiers have continued to evolve over the years, and now digital copiers are replacing the older analog models. With digital copying, an integrated scanner and laser printer makes copies. While copier machines serve the same main purpose (making copies), modern machines are able to do considerably more than that. Many have scanning, emailing, and facing capabilities. Copier machines have certainly changed a lot from Chester Carlson’s first model!
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It’s easy to understand if you don’t know the difference between a digital duplicator and a copy machine. After all, the two are very similar. They both have a glass surface from which originals are scanned for duplication. They both produce quality copies at high speeds. There are, however, a few key differences between the two that are important to understand so that you can decide which one best meets your needs.
Digital duplicators look like copier machines and are known for their relatively low costs, high speeds, and product versatility. Copy machines are known for their capabilities for superior color reproduction, inline finishing, and advanced digital utilities.
Duplicators work differently than copy machines do. They work like mimeograph machines, stenciling a master image onto a paper using ink, rollers, and a plate material. Copy machines use toners instead of ink. They also tend to have more advanced networking capabilities than a digital copier, and they are able to produce high-quality process color printing.
World Trade Copiers carries both digital duplicators and color copiers. If you need high-quality color copies, we recommend selecting a color copier. If you’re mostly printing in black and white and want to save money, a digital duplicator would be the better choice. Visit us online at www.WorldTradeCopiers.com.
Business copiers have been an office essential for several years. The first business copier introduced by Xerox in 1959 was a fully automated plain-paper photocopier. Since then, the copier has become more sophisticated. The modern office copier, in one networked machine, is capable of copying, faxing, scanning, and laser printing. They have more in common with computers than they do with the original Xerox machine.
Fortunately for offices everywhere, prices for digital copiers have gone down considerably in the past few years. Digital copiers for businesses start at around $1,500 on the lowest end for a machine capable of 15 ppm and a monthly volume of 10,000 copies. It’s also possible to lease an office copy machine instead of purchasing one outright. Usually businesses lease copy machines primarily because it seems like the cheaper option. Another reason is that technology advances so rapidly,and business owners are worried about purchasing a soon-to-be obsolete machine. Leasing a machine is actually more costly in the long run, because they are often charged on a per-copy basis and can include monthly copying minimums. A business office copier is a worthy investment because they are usually multi-functional and always essential to an office.
World Trade Copiers, office equipment supplier, has a wide variety of copiers that are perfect for offices. Visit us online to learn more at WorldTradeCopiers.com.
Nowadays, there’s such a wide variety of office copiers available. It can be overwhelming to sift through the selection to pick the best possible option for you. As an office equipment supplier, we’re experts in matching a copy machine to a company. Below, we’ll outline a few tips to ensure you get the office copier that’s best for you.
1. Determine Exactly What You Need the Copy Machine To Do
The modern copy machine is multifunctional. Most copy machines are also capable of scanning, faxing, and printing. Usually, the modules to support these functions are sold as add-ons, so you can decide what functions you need. It’s also important to determine whether or not you need a copy machine that can print in color (as copiers that only print in black and white tend to be cheaper than color copiers). Dedicated graphic color machines are usually pretty expensive, and aren’t really necessary in the typical office. Generally, a black and white/color hybrid printer is the best option.
2. Determine Your Print Volume
Figure out how many copies your office makes. If you already have a copier, you can figure out the copy volume by locating the copier usage counter (it’s usually under the copier’s platen glass). You could also use your monthly paper consumption to determine the print volume. Once you’ve determined what the volume is, a good rule of thumb is to increase that figure by 15% to prepare for future growth. If you’re expecting to make less than 700 copies a month, a small office copier is probably fine. If you’re looking to make more, a business copier is worth the additional expense.
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