How Does A Photocopier Work?

A photocopier relies on the principles of electricity and photoconductivity to work. There’s a light-sensitive photoreceptor inside the machine that first attracts and then transfers toner particles onto plain paper to form a copy of a document. Origins of the photocopier In the pre-photocopier days, duplicate copies of a document were usually made at the source, either by using carbon paper or manual duplicating machines. People were happy with how things worked, and no one really thought that a photocopier could ever exist. However, Chester Carlson, the man who invented the photocopier, had different plans for the world. He was actually … Continue reading How Does A Photocopier Work?