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Terms in relation to machines that scan documents as a single bitmap image and print a copy of the image to another piece of paper.

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Moving platen

Office equipment; Copiers

The lower-priced desktop copiers often have moving platen, meaning the top of the copier moves backwards and forwards across the document placed in the machine to be copied.


Office equipment; Copiers

The glass area on which original documents are placed to be copied. Sometimes the word is also used to refer to the cover that moves back and forth over the plate glass.

letter-sized paper

Office equipment; Copiers

Paper sheets measuring 8 1/2 x 11 inches.

maximum monthly volume

Office equipment; Copiers

Maximum Monthly Volume is maximum number of pages copy machines designed to produce each month. This figure tends to err on the high side in manufacturers specifications, with few photocopiers ever ...

legal-sized paper

Office equipment; Copiers

Paper sheets measuring 8 1/2 x 14 inches.

ledger-sized paper

Office equipment; Copiers

Paper sheets measuring 11 x 17 inches.


Office equipment; Copiers

In the same way as a PC uses memeory, so also does a photocopier machine. Memory is simply a hardware component that stores data . A digital copier needs memory to perform things such as scanning ...

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