September 1982: Xerox launches their first copier in the "Marathon" 10 series, the Xerox 1075.
The 10 series represented a new generation of copiers. This became the most successful line of copiers in Xerox history and served to restore the company's finances and morale. The flagship Xerox 1075 became the first American-made product to win Japan's Grand Prize for Good Design. Altogether, 14 models were introduced between 1982 and 1986, six of which were still sold in 1990.
The 1075, was a medium-sized copier that could make 70 copies a minute and was designed to make 25,000 to 100,000 copies a month.
|Copy speed (per minute)||n/a|
|Output tray capacity||n/a|
|Dimension and weight|
|Depth||203 (cm) / 80 (inches)|
|Width||89 (cm) / 35.1 (inches)|
|Height||119 (cm) / 46.9 (inches)|
|Weight||563 (K grams) / 1241 (Lbs)|
|Floor space requirements||3 x 2 (meters) / 9.8 x 6.6 (feet)|
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Around 1980-1981 I was working as an XRC FM operator at AT&T Int’l in Basking Ridge, NJ running a 9210. I don’t recall what kind of copiers they had but they were quite troublesome so when the 1075 was announced I got them to take an early look and they ended up getting some of the first shipments in our marketplace. The 10-series was a great product line.
Kodak Killer! We were all excited when this was launched. When you used the reduction, the whole platen glass would rise up and down to zoom. One of our larger tech reps (think Cedric the Entertainer) rode it up and down without causing any damage! (If you’re going to have the document platform rise up and down, you’ve got to know people are going to ride it! Apparently they planned for that.) Those of us on the Centralized product line (9000 series) never got cross trained on the 10 series, but might have after I left in ’88.
The code name for the 1075 was Lotus, the 1090 was Polaris.
Thanks for this information.
I worked on printing systems versions, laser printers 4150 & 4190
The introduction of “third generation” technology: flexible polymer photoreceptor belt, dicorotron charging devices, conductive mag brush development, etc. Note that some other early “10 series” machines used the older selenium alloy drum technology.
(I joined Xerox as a technologist in 1980 and retired 30 years later after my position was eliminated following the “no new xerographic engines” decision. I have no complaints – it was a good run.)
It was shared with me that the belts were manufactured by Kodak for Xerox in the 5334. I had one and liked it well enough, only the plastics became so brittle over time that it was like handling fragile glass.
Ex Xeroid XC1, XC2, DSBU software lab.
This is the best site on the internet today. Brings back such memories.