Copier - What is a copier?
Also known as a photocopier or copy machine, a copier makes paper copies of documents. Most copiers use xerography, a dry printing process in which electrostatic charges are used to transfer toner onto paper in the same position as the original document, which is then bonded using heat and pressure. Modern digital copiers are often made up of an integrated scanner and laser printer (which also uses a xerographic method of printing), although some may use an integrated scanner and inkjet printer. Standard copiers tend to use black toner to produce black and white copies but colour copiers are also available.Go Back to Glossary