Xerox 2300

Created: October 27, 2013 12:47 pm by Admin
Modified: July 15, 2018 2:36 pm by Admin

May 1979 Xerox announced the 2300 model to the market.

The compact Xerox 2300 was designed for the small office or small business that didn't do a lot of copying.

The first copy appeared after 6 seconds, the rest at a rate of 10 per minute.

Accepted input originals up to 8 1/2" x 14" legal size, including photograps, paste-ups and bound volumes

Quantity selector could be dialed from 1 to 15; automatically returns to 1 after the job.

The paper path inside the copier was quite simple. When the paper left the paper tray, a "gripper bar" with two clips opened and grabbed the paper and transported it under the drum, and through the fuser. The fuser unit was a heat roller and pressure roller, and the paper passed between the two rollers in order for the toner to melt into the paper.

The control panel consisted of the ordinary green Start print/copy button, and a wheel with quantity selector.  There was a display at the top/back end of the machine, where it showed symbols of ready and paper jam.

SPECIFICATIONS

 Dept

 Width

 Height

 Weight

 Floor Space Requirements (Meters/Feet)

(Centimeters) / (inches)

 56 / 22.1

 95 / 37.4

 33 / 13.0

 79 / 174 (K grams) / (Lbs) 

 2 x 2 / 6.6 x 6.6 (Meters) / (Feet)

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These were the result of a joint effort with Fuji Xerox, but were unreliable, featureless, and dirty. The release of this copier and the related 2350 marked the beginning of Xerox product decline, especially in the small-office space. Around this time Xerox gained a reputation, especially in the service force, of producing abject junk. The company never saw the old halcyon days again.

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CORRECTION: When the paper left the paper tray, a “gripper bar” with two clips opened and grabbed the paper and transported it under the drum, and through the fuser. The fuser unit was a heat roller, and pressure roller and the paper passed between the two rollers in order for the toner to melt into the paper. The heat roller had a light coating of silicon oil applied with a felt pad. The 2300 was a new machine with old design thoughts. They took the worst features from older models and incorporated it into their first metric design. The gripper… Read more »

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Don, within a few years of the time that this particular copier happened to be released, Xerox went from 80% market share down to 20 – 30%. Xerox was smoked by better japanese-made machines. They never came back, market share-wise.

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I had to laugh when I saw the picture of the 2300 on the front of the bicycle. This copier used fuser oil that leaked all over no matter what you did. The final official “fix” for the oil leaking issue was to install an absorbent pad (that needed to be replaced periodically) to soak up the oil. By far my least favorite machine, it took longer to service than any of the larger copiers. We called them Flat Bottomed Boats, they would have made a better anchor than a copier.