Modern photocopying uses a technology called xerography that was invented in 1959 so these machines that are so common today have really not been around for that many years. Commercial colour photocopiers were not available until 1968 when a machine was released by the 3M Company. A photocopier is a machine that makes paper copies of documents and visual images both quickly and cheaply. It is a ubiquitous item of office machinery and is possibly the office equivalent of the Tupperware containers at home; very useful but terribly frustrating when they don’t work (or you can’t find that right lid!)
These days, many home printers and scanners can also be used as photocopiers but the quality and speed arte compromised in these smaller systems. Large office photocopiers offer much more than just copying, some offer scanning and sending to an email address, collating, stapling and high speed sorting. Of course the more functions in any given machine, the greater the possibility for faults and problems and this is why many businesses as well as home users are turning to professional photocopying services rather than doing the job themselves.
So why use a professional service when you CAN just do it at home or in your office? Firstly professional services offer high speed and high quality results as they have the latest machines with large capacity. In my opinion it is worth using a service for a big or complex job simply because you will not have to deal with printing hiccups, you won’t have to stand there all day with the machine and you don’t need to read the manual to trouble shoot the things that are bound to go wrong.
A professional service can also source paper at a highly competitive price as they can buy in bulk at a rate that most small businesses cannot hope to get. They can also source specialty papers such as heavy stock, coloured, patterned or printed and textured paper at a price to beat the local newsagent and they have machines that can cope with feeding through specialty papers. Here are some info about poster printing Melbourne, click here.
If digital scanning is part of your job, a professional service will get you the clearest reproduction and some company’s offer Court approved scanning for legal documents. Digital replication of documents for storage is a big issue there days as storage space is increasingly limited in our physical businesses and homes. There is also the risk of disasters striking such as floods and fires and a digitally stored version, kept off site is a perfect back up. A digital version also allows you to email, embed and archive files very quickly and easily. Having been given the job of scanning text books for student use on more than one occasion, it is a time consuming task and quite hard, especially with old text books, to get a really good reproduction. A professional service will get you a fast, high quality result.