Further Development of Colour Photocopiers

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					Years ago we were limited to the black copy of a standard office photocopier, and this
was fine if black was all we needed. However the more we worked in black, there was
a growing need to have the ability to elect to work with reproduction of color copies.
For many reasons, the attraction of color copying was growing, not least of the large
printing costs of sending artwork through to an offline printing company who would
then have minimum requirements, and in most cases rather high charges, especially in
the case of multicolour printing. In general terms Xerox introduced the concept of
photocopying in 1959 to replace other more time consuming and tedious forms of

However it was not until 1968 that 3M introduced the colour-in-colour photocopier
which was utilizing a dye sublimation process as opposed to the later to be introduced
electrostatic form of copying introduced to a color machine in 1973 by Canon. Early
on there was an issue with some Governments when it came to colour photocopying,
because of the inherent risk of someone attempting to use the technology to
counterfeit currency. This was a serious enough issue that determined some
Governments started to work on anti-counterfeiting technology that would allow for
the continuance of manufacturing the machines, with the knowledge that general
counterfeiting would not be easy.

These days we are way beyond those early machines, and colour copiers are no longer
simply copiers. The latest development of colour photocopiers has introduced a wide
range of digital multifunction machines capable of a lot more than purely
photocopying. So much more can now be achieved in-house saving time and valuable
resources for all business, both small and large. In fact many homes now have some
form of colour photocopier installed, either for personal convenience, or educational

With colour photocopiers today it is possible to take a series of loose coloured images
and text and within a few moments construct a fully collated and stapled book
complete with a cover and all other requirements. In the past this would have need to
be outsourced to a printer, then sent to a bookbinder, proofed at every stage and then
packaged and delivered. Now it can all be done by one digital machine, right in your
own office or workplace. You can also print pictures directly from negatives that have
been scanned into the connected printer, or in some cases you can directly connect
your camera or video camera into the copier to retrieve, edit and print your final
images straight away.

Aside from those who chose to use black copying for draft copies or purely for
internal office use, there would not be too many organizations that don't have a color
photocopier on the premises. Obviously there is still major development of color
photocopiers occurring and by many companies. We have yet to see what these
amazing machines will be able to provide us with in a year of two

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