What is a Photocopier?


A photocopier (also known as a copier or copy machine) is a machine that makes paper copies of documents and other visual images quickly and cheaply. Wikipedia, October 10, 2014

It’s obvious. We all know what a photocopier is. We may not understand the technology behind photocopiers but we know what one is. Yet, the definition of a photocopier led to a heated exchange in a deposition in Ohio, which is hilariously reproduced in the YouTube video Verbatim: What is a photocopier?  For more on this story see  the New York Times or the original transcript.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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2 Responses to What is a Photocopier?

  1. Andrea Lauer says:

    reading this reminded me of the old Abbott and Costello routine “Who’s on First”.

  2. Regina Olari says:

    That was the best chuckle of my day!

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