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Subject: Edge photocopiers

Edge photocopiers

From: Sally Roggia <roggia>
Date: Friday, May 19, 1989
Several months ago UW-Madison set out to compare the edge photocopiers
which are available to us in our region (the far Northern Midwest) for
public service use.  Oce photocopiers are not available in this region
as yet (unless we buy at least 85).  We compared Selectec (which is a
modified Mita  DC-3255 copier and Xerox 5042 (a modified xerox machine
which is no longer marketed by Xerox in an unmodified form). We *tested*
these out in public areas in the undergraduate library and in the
research library for a month.

The Selectec 1707: very slow, bulk paper tray, two- sided copy
capability, better surface for very large books, one-to-one copying (no
reduction) at 11x17, capable of conversion to foot pedal operation for
inhouse work, good local company handles maintenance contract.  Good
public acceptance.

Xerox 5042: faster, small paper supply tray, difficult to copy
two-sided, poor surface for large bound materials, reduces print at
11x17.  Good company maintenance.  Good public acceptance (but maybe
Mita was less intimidating to users?).

We will probably go with Selectec for public use and some inhouse use as
well, because of local maintenance contract issues and the bulk loader.
There is also the Selectec 1603 (Mita 2105). I don*t know how it differs
from the 1707 in performance. But, neither machine (Selectec or Xerox)
really rang our bells.  Does anyone have experience with the Oce? Does
anyone really care?

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