10 Series1050Copiers

Xerox 1050

March 1986: Xerox announces the Xerox 1050.

The Xerox 1050 could handle computer forms, add front and back covers automatically insert divider sheets as copies was made. The copier produced 55 copies a minute.

In Europe the Xerox 1050 was produced 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)55/43/25 minute copies (A4, B4, A3)
Paper trayLarge capacity feeder: 2000 sheets 80 g
Tray 1 / Tray 2: 500/220 80 g sheets
Output tray capacityn/a
Finisher/sorterOptional 20-bins sorter
Staple functionStapling capacity of 25 copies in each set
Reduction/zoom2 pre-set reduction (82%, 71%)
2 pre-set enlargment (122%, 141%(
Variable zoom from 64-141% in steps of 1%
Document handlerSemi or fully automatic document handler
Dimension and weight
Depth72 (cm) / 29.6 (inches)
Width142 (cm) / 55.9 (inches)
Height111 (cm) / 43.7 (inches)
Weight240 (K grams) / 529 (Lbs)
Floor space requirements2 x 2 (meters) / 6.6 x 6.6 (feet)

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Paul Allaire
June 1, 2021 2:39 am

Nip clutches replacement anyone? How about a scan carriage crash and realignment? Not my idea of fun on a Tuesday afternoon.

colin davies
colin davies
March 28, 2021 10:32 pm

worked on these machines for xerox during their lifespan.even went to the Barcelona Olympics to work on them .all new machines there only one minor fault on my patch.I worked mainly in Birmingham and local area I must have done hundreds of calls .I was my area tech on these and 5355 and 5345

December 11, 2020 10:17 am

worked on 100s of these in London in the 90s.I was always impressed by the solid construction,not like the Japanese makes i originally trained on.I would not be surprised if there were a few still running.Imagine parking the car 10 minutes walk away and then carrying developer,drum,heat rollers,fuser oil etc plus tools and later laptop too and the guy in front of you opens the door for visitors and lets it slam in your face and then you forgot to put money in the meter-happy days!

Paul Allaire
Reply to  mike
June 1, 2021 2:44 am

I did the exact same in downtown Los Angeles in the 90’s, walk for a mile to the account and run back to put more coins on the parking meter. Got towed a couple of times due to no street parking after 3pm.

Ron bird
Ron bird
February 28, 2019 11:01 am

The 1050 and its brother the 1040 were almost exactly the same as the 1045 and the duplex version the 1048. The major difference being the covers. The 1045/48 had plastic covers, Due to the political problems in the Middle East at the time, the price of plastic had risen enough to make the product very expensive to manufacture. The 1050 series covers were designed by Len Gates in the UK at the IDHF design centre at Welwyn Garden City. Incidentally the 1045/48 was styled by Ian Brown, also at Welwyn Garden City. I took over from Ian in late… Read more »

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