Xerox 2830

The Xerox 2830 could make 20 letter size copies in one minute. This model was introduced in January 1982, and the warm-up time of this machine was only 75 seconds.

Each paper cassette easily attaches or detaches to change throughput size. The 8 ½" x 11", 8 ½" x 14" and 11" x 17" cassettes are standard equipment; the 5 ½" x 8 ½" cassette is optional. Each one holds 250 sheets of 20 lb. stock.

If you wanted to make a few copies on varying sizes or types of throughput, you don't have to change cassettes. Simply feed the different copy stock one sheet at a time into the single-sheet feeder.

The Xerox 2830 was also very quite when it operates. For large originals you could also detach the platen cover, in just a few seconds.

Below is the operating panel of the Xerox 2830.


Maximum number of copies one could enter was 99.  If you're in the middle of a big copying job, and someone wants to make a few copies, you could touch the Job Interrupt button, make the copies, then go back to your job - the 2830 remembers exactly where it was before the interruption!



Copy speed (per minute)20. First copy after 6 seconds.
Paper tray250 sheets.
Output tray capacityn/a
Staple function
Document handler
Dimension and weight
Depth60 (cm) / 23.6 (inches)
Width51.5 (cm) / 20.2 (inches)
Height30.5 (cm) / 12 (inches)
Weight75 (K grams) / 165 (Lbs)
Floor space requirementsStationary: 1.60 x 1.80 (meters) / 8.3 x 5.9 (feet)
Movable: 1.42 x 1.47 (meters) / 4.6 x 4.8 (feet)

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Joe Haas
Joe Haas
February 20, 2017 7:13 pm

The 2830 was all analog. No hard drive, no memory card. there was an array of self focusing lens that transmitted the image directly on the drum when the platen scanned

January 2, 2016 12:08 am

does the 2830 have a memory card or retainable hard dirve?

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January 3, 2016 9:19 pm

thank you 🙂

December 13, 2015 4:42 am

The 1035 was one of several reasons I left Xerox. I took a service call on one, and the lamp was intermittently dropping out. I got out my meter and troubleshot the issue to the circuit board, even tentatively id’d the component. I ordered one, and then promptly received a response that there were ZERO of these boards available fore the field, none had EVER gone out, and someone in Rochester wanted to know why in hell someone off the field had ordered one. They finally sent it. Well, a tech specialist came into the field with me, we went… Read more »

December 11, 2015 9:51 pm

For a moving platen machine, this Fuji Xerox machine was a good little copier for its time. Notwithstanding the usual drum and drum cleaning issues, the only real trick to keeping these things running like new was avoiding Nashua developer and keeping the little glass plate under the fiber optics bar dust free. Even changing out the paper feed rollers was a snap. They could have put thicker Teflon coating on the heat rollers, though – those picker fingers had a nasty habit of gouging the heck out of them, requiring more than a few moments to change out. I… Read more »

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