Photocopier - What is a photocopier?
Also known as a copier or copy machine, a photocopier makes paper copies of documents. Most photocopiers 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 into place using heat and/or pressure. Modern digital photocopiers 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 photocopiers tend to use black toner to produce black and white copies but colour photocopiers are also available.Go Back to Glossary