Xerox 3300

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 trayTwo trays, 500 sheets. 250 sheets of 20 lb. stock per tray.
Output tray capacityn/a
Finisher/sorter5-bin sorter
Staple function
Document handlerSEMI-automatic document handler
Dimension and weight
Depth73 (cm) / 28 3/4 (inches)
Width66 (cm) / 26 (inches)
Height101 (cm) / 40 (inches)
Weight130 (K grams) / 288 (Lbs)
Floor space requirementsn/a

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Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson
June 11, 2023 3:30 am

I was a new salesman in a territory in suburban Scarborough Ontario, and I saw from the CCRH that a law office had a 3300 that I could probably get good numbers to trade out. It was one of the very few 3300s left because most had already traded for a 10-Series or competitive product. After running some quick numbers – rolling the lease and lower click charges made a 1038 proposal pretty attractive. I naively walked in and introduced myself to the receptionist. The lawyer heard me and called me into his office. This was a pleasant surprise –… Read more »

Don Resor
Don Resor
Reply to  Paul Hanson
January 17, 2024 1:14 am

I suppose it was a bad idea to make the Xerox 2700 laser printer into a copier… 2700s by the way were all over Xerox Centre I and II El Segundo California in the late 1980s.

Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson
Reply to  Don Resor
January 17, 2024 2:24 am

I’m pretty sure it was the other way around. They made the 2700 out of the 3300. I don’t think at that time Xerox was making any ground up lasers, they were putting a laser imaging module into a light/lens chassis.

March 22, 2020 10:12 pm

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 »

Anthony Groves
Anthony Groves
January 24, 2016 2:45 pm

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 »

September 28, 2015 5:55 pm

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!’

September 24, 2015 10:35 pm

Curious that is the same “box” which the Xerox 2700 network Laser Printer was housed in. A 8000 (8010) Print Server was usually attached.

Edward Lehming
Edward Lehming
Reply to  Don
April 19, 2021 3:08 pm

Yes, this became the base engine for the 2700, 3700, and Raven (909) Star Printer.

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