The printer and copiers has undergone some very crucial changes, all for the best of the industry. From the time of Gutenberg up to now, printer technology has grown in leaps and bounds from 'master printers' to digital printers. A lot of research and hard work and investment have been put into the progression by manufacturers.
When Xerox came on the scene in the early stages of the 20th century, they played an unforgettable role in steering the entire industry into a different direction. In the late 1950s the company was the first to develop and introduce the plain paper photocopier, the first of its kind in the industry. This invention catapulted the company into prominence and helped the company gain the respect among its peers. In the early part of the 1960s, the company invented the desktop plain-paper copier, again, the first of its kind, and then followed it up by the analogue colour copier.
At this time, it was becoming clear that the trend in the industry is going to be dictated by the New York company. So it was, as many competitors did not have a choice but to follow in their footsteps.
In the 21st century, even though there has been fierce competition from other companies, Xerox has kept its head above board in so many aspects. When it comes to printer technology research, innovation and product developments, the company has maintained the standards for over 100 years, something many companies struggle to do so well.
With the introduction of managed print services, the company once again set itself apart from competitors such as Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Ricoh and Lexmark. Xerox has helped many international and renowned companies save money on their tight budget for other important projects and give them a competitive edge. Made possible as a result of their global network partners and qualified consultants, they provide impeccable services.
Managed print services sub-industry is getting favourable responses from the corporate world because it is a cost-effective alternative to traditional forms of document production. Plus it has the added benefits of helping businesses focus on their clients and freeing time for the support department to be more productive in the work.