How reliable was the system? Further, you could attach devices in line to do all kinds of finishing. About Xerox Xerox is helping change the way the world works. The original DocuTech, according to Hube, was designed for , to , prints per month. More than1, DocuTech systems are still active worldwide. We were coordinating board development in El Segundo, California, with software development on both the East and West Coasts, and print engine development in Building in Webster.

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The late Chip Holt was often called the father of the DocuTech, not that he was the originator, but he led the program through the development and launch. Scanned documents could be saved to a special memory area docutecj disk known as the “Save Queue” where they could be retained, edited if desired using the built in editorand later printed “on demand”. Another important feature of this earliest DocuTech was its ability to perform signature imposition and generate “2-up signatures” later 4-up was dlcutech in the proper page imposition order to create signature booklets.

About Xerox Xerox is helping change the way the world works. The original DocuTech Production Publisher was capable of scanning and then printing black-and-white pages at up to pages per minutes for letter or A4 sizes with an output resolution of x dots per inch dpi.

DocuTech – Wikipedia

It allowed paper documents to be scanned, electronically edited, and then printed on demand. The DocuTech Production Publisher spawned digital print on demand, an alternative and complement to traditional commercial printing methods.


The new product line made it possible to receive electronic images of documents from remote computers, store them, allow them to be edited and shared over computer networks, and generate documents doutech print-shop quality at high speed.

The customer immediately grasped the concept and how it could change their business, but was quite surprised that at launch, there would be no way to send rpinter over the network or export scanned files.

Xerox DocuTech’s 25th Anniversary

They were all very strong people in their respective fields, some of the best product development and software people we rpinter find. Buy products and services: Hube explains that the DocuTech had to be built from the ground up.

Retrieved from ” https: A huge application for them was producing forms to be used in clinical trials that printed on carbonless paper, and they were a key driver in overcoming the challenges this important application offered.

Remember that at that time, the mouse was just evolving and touch screen systems had barely emerged; DocuTech ultimately had both. Connect on Printef Facebook LinkedIn.

The DocuTech also played a role in succeeding waves of innovation including the transition from analog office copiers to multifunction digital devices that scan, fax, copy and print, doctech well as the development of variable-information printingwhich uses data to personalize documents at a massive scale. How reliable was the system?

A Legacy of Making Work, Work Better. 25 Years Ago, the Xerox DocuTech Initiated Print on Demand

It rpinter great to take a trip down memory lane with him as we talked about how the program evolved. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat The engineering was really inspirational and to this day is still an incredible achievement given the fact that there was little to nothing to repurpose from within the existing technologies of the day. DocuTech is the name given to a line of electronic production-publishing systems produced by Xerox Corporation.


I know the marketing team wanted even more features than we could deliver. By Jo Oliphant on Nov 16, As a technical specialist on this product in the early 90’s it was a complete joy to work with. The DocuTech is an improved version of the DT, with a Sun Microsystems workstation controller replacing the original controller and scanner.

DocuTech systems priinter the last known doxutech use the XNS protocol for networking. The amount of learning, teamwork and effort was incredible.

Xerox DocuTech’s 25th Anniversary – WhatTheyThink

The model numbers were chosen to reflect the page-per-minute print speeds of the two models. Log in to your partner portal: The system was also capable of printing on sheet sizes up to 14×17 inches.

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Additionally, all the control software as well as system diagnostics were created from scratch, too.