October 1979: Xerox launches their model 3300. This was a very compact copier, and the speed was 23 copies in a minute.
Did you know? The codename of the Xerox 3300 was Maverick.
|Copy speed (per minute)||23. First copy after 5 seconds.|
|Paper tray||Two trays, 500 sheets. 250 sheets of 20 lb. stock per tray.|
|Output tray capacity||n/a|
|Document handler||SEMI-automatic document handler|
|Dimension and weight|
|Depth||73 (cm) / 28 3/4 (inches)|
|Width||66 (cm) / 26 (inches)|
|Height||101 (cm) / 40 (inches)|
|Weight||130 (K grams) / 288 (Lbs)|
|Floor space requirements||n/a|
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Isn’t this the machine that got recalled after so many complaints about reliability? Isn’t this the machine that spawned the joke about a Xerox fallacy called “Paper will never jam there”? This machine chased me through 3 jobs! I didn’t have to work on them (as copier or laser printer) at Xerox because I was on the 9000 team, but my customers complained about them (and the 1045s) a LOT! My first computer job had them as 2700’s, and everyone hated them (including customers). That company was smart and had Xerox service them, but my boss still had to soothe… Read more »
I was the lead person from Field Engineering to join the design team at Milton Keynes in 1977 until I left Xerox in February 1979. When I went there, the project was just a concept with a sketch on one A4 sheet. Previously, the design team had produced a design using liquid toner in a very narrow floor-standing machine feeding paper short-edge first, which was intended to stand at the end of a desk as a personal copier. They had never taken any design through to production and so had not been exposed to the lessons of real product problems.… Read more »
This machine was all right. It was developed to,habe a smaller footprint and produce copies faster than the 3100 line. I don’t think XRox produced many of them, though., not compared ro the 3100 line.
My most vivid memory of them is that they sometimes rocked and swayed back and forth because they were probably a little top heavy. We used to joke ‘Beginning liftoff sequence!’
Curious that is the same “box” which the Xerox 2700 network Laser Printer was housed in. A 8000 (8010) Print Server was usually attached.
Yes, this became the base engine for the 2700, 3700, and Raven (909) Star Printer.