Photocopier Technologies Bronx NY

A photocopier is an electronic machine designed to make reproductions of documents. The first photocopiers used an early process of making copies called xerography. This process, utilizing a dry powdered chemical called "toner," was introduced by Xerox in the 1960s. Xerography is still used in many modern copiers. In fact, the basic technology has changed very little in nearly 50 years.

Cambridge Data Graphics Inc
(201) 652-1800
1 Hollywood Avenue # 24
Ho Ho Kus, NJ
Services
Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Printing Services, Commercial Printing, Printers' Support Services

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Sir Speedy
(201) 896-2727
122 Ridge Road
Lyndhurst, NJ
 
Sir Speedy
(516) 742-3362
250 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY
 
AlphaGraphics Hempstead
(516) 228-2312
75 Sealey Avenue
Hempstead, NY
 
AlphaGraphics - Bergen County
(201) 447-4800
95 Greenwood Ave
Midland Park, NJ
Hours
8:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon thru Fri; Saturday by Appointment Only

Sir Speedy
(516) 829-5300
81 Cutter Mill Rd.
Great Neck, NY
 
AlphaGraphics
Clifton, NJ
 
Sir Speedy
(516) 334-7400
75 State Street
Westbury, NY
 
Sir Speedy
(973) 744-5520
590 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ
 
AlphaGraphics Greenwich
(203) 625-0000
154 Prospect Street
Greenwich, CT
Hours
8 AM - 6 PM, Mon - Fri; Others By Appointment

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A photocopier is an electronic machine designed to make reproductions of documents. The first photocopiers used an early process of making copies called xerography. This process, utilizing a dry powdered chemical called "toner," was introduced by Xerox in the 1960s. Xerography is still used in many modern copiers. In fact, the basic technology has changed very little in nearly 50 years.

Today, xerography faces challengers as laser and inkjet copiers become commonplace. Their technology offers less expensive and lower maintenance copy machines at consumer price levels.

Traditional Xerography
To duplicate a document, a photocopier uses a process that combines static electricity with a dry chemical called "toner." Toner is a powdered ink pigment bonded in plastic. When exposed to high heat, the plastic in the toner melts and releases the ink pigment to the paper.

To make a copy, a document is placed on a sheet of clear glass located above the lamp. When the process is started, the lamp (a bright fluorescent or incandescent light) is drawn across the glass to illuminate one strip of the document at a time. The light bounces off the document onto a special rotating drum that is coated in a light-sensitive material. The pattern of the reflected light on the drum becomes charged with static electricity.

The toner sticks to the pattern on the drum until the paper rolls over it. At that point, the toner is transferred to the surface of the paper. The paper, its surface now coated with powdered toner, is passed through a very hot fuser where the toner is permanently fused into the fibers of the paper creating a single copy. To make multiple copies, the entire process repeats itself again.

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