Your Reproductive System

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Automatic document feeder: allows multiple sheets to be copied without manually placing each one on the platen

Bypass tray: allows direct feeding of odd-sized paper, like card stock

CPM: copies per minute, a measure of a copier's output speed

Duplex copying: premium copier feature that automatically copies both sides of the paper

Duty cycle: also called monthly volume, estimated maximum number of copies per month a machine is designed to copy

Platen: flat glass area where the document is placed for copying

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This article was originally published in the March 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Your Reproductive System.

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