6 Facts About Copiers And Printers You May Not Have Heard

Calendar Friday, July 19th, 2019

did you know these facts about copiers?

Most people who have had a job have used a printer or copier at some point. These machines may seem boring, but there are actually some interesting facts about them you may not have heard.

1. Laser printers use more energy than a computer

Although it may seem strange, small laser printers need more energy than your desktop computer to run. When the printer isn’t being used, however, it consumes five times less energy. Larger machines, like multifunction copiers, can use more energy when in use.


2. Toner doesn’t need a lot of heat to melt

Although some components in copiers and printers heat up to hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit, toner can actually melt with just a little hot water. If you spill toner on yourself or on clothing, remember to use cold water to help clean it off.

3. There is a “smallest printer in the world”

Small versions of objects have become popular throughout the years, especially functional items. The smallest portable printer in the world is 2 x 2 x 11 inches. Known as PrintStik by Planon, this printer works with Bluetooth and can hold up to 20 pieces of paper. It only weighs 1.5 pounds.

4. There is also a “world’s largest printer”

The world’s biggest printer is 40 x 164 and is called Infinitus by Big Image Systems. It was designed in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin in 2013. It can print an image on soft materials as large as 2,000 square feet. The printer is used for printing movie, theater, and T.V. show backdrops. The company began building a second Infinitus in 2016.

5. Copiers can work fast

The fastest printers in the world can produce 150 pages per minute! Most small businesses don’t produce that many documents, but if your company does, you have some options. RISO makes the fastest color models in the world. As a comparison, other copiers work at a rate of up to 30 pages per minute.

6. Copiers can do more than copy and print

Copiers, especially multifunction copiers, can do more than just print documents from your computer. Some can print from any mobile device and others allow you to set parameters for what employees can do. Security can be increased by using facial recognition and PIN cards. You can even access your workflow system directly from a copier’s screen. You can also track your printing costs with some copiers. These allow you to look at everything from total costs to how much individual employees are printing.

Copiers in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas

If you need a new copier, UCI Document Solutions has some of the newest and most efficient models available. Give us a call us at (806) 372-7722 or Contact Us by email for more information about our Products and services, including Copier Leases and Print Management.