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Xerox 1048

March 1984: Xerox announces the Xerox 1048 copier.

Like the Xerox 1045, the Xerox 1048 was a fast, versatile general office copier. But it had the extra productivity bonus of automatic double-sided copying, from single-sided or double-sided originals. There where  two 1048 Systems, both with re-circulating document handler for automatic copying of a stack of originals, at a brisk 40 copies per minute; A3 size-for-size copying; and a choice of two reduction ratios for making large documents a more manageable size.

System 1 had a built-in finisher which automatically staples sets of up to 25 pages when instructed, ideal when you need lots of copies of reports ready for instant distribution. System 2 could sort and collate sets of copies then offset stack them into acatch tray for separate binding.

In Europe the 1048 copier was manufactured at Venray in the Netherlands.

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.


Copy speed (per minute)40
Paper trayTray 1: 550
Tray 2: 220
Output tray capacityn/a
Finisher/sorterOptional 15-bins sorter
Staple functionOptional stapler
Reduction/zoom2 pre-set reduction (71%, 62%)
Document handlerAutomatic document handler
Dimension and weight
Depth71 (cm) / 28 (inches)
Width107 (cm) / 42 (inches)
Height96 (cm) / 38 (inches)
Weight255 (K grams) / 562 (Lbs)
Floor space requirements2 x 2 (meters) / 8 x 7 (feet)

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Ron bird
Ron bird
June 24, 2020 2:12 pm

I dont think that is a 1048. (Code name Summit) The duplex version I’m sure never came with a single sheet document feeder (what’s the point?) but a multi sheet document handler max 50 A4/Letter sheets. Though somewhat confusingly the multi tray sorter On the side does seem to be the duplex version as it has a wider side cover which enclosed the duplex tray. I should point out that I was the industrial design engineer who took the model and with the help of the covers engineers ensured that the final product looked like the stylist sketches. It was… Read more »

Last edited 3 years ago by Ron bird
Gilbert Gonzalez
Gilbert Gonzalez
January 15, 2020 6:19 am

Anyone who serviced this machine deserves a medal. This machine was a automatic 2 sided copy machine. When this machine ran, it ran alright. It just required maintenance, worn 2 sided gear which required the transport module to be removed along with the paper feeder, fuser assembly, and 2 sided paper transport. This machine used a silicon gel that had to be hand pumped into the oil tank. Different types of feed nudgier rollers and feed belts were provided to increase paper feeding.

Reply to  Gilbert Gonzalez
April 12, 2021 8:10 pm

I also worked on 1048. As mentioned here. Anyone who worked on this puppy deserved a medal. The 2 sided transport when it ran ok you were in luck. The repair of the duplex transport required the dismantling of the machine as everything but the optics portion of it had to be removed. After the removal of most of its internal guts you had to rebuild the transport that had brass bushings pressed into the assembly. The repair procedure would take you in the neighborhood of 4 hours if you were proficient with it. This was one machine you wanted… Read more »

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