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Re: 2% automatic enlargement for xeroxes

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"Edward J. Crankshaw II" <[log in to unmask]>

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TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 17 Jul 1997 14:21:35 -0500

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Kate Gladstone & Andrew Haber wrote:
>
> Jean asks:
>
> Seems to me I read somewhere that photocopiers routinely reduce or
> >enlarge what they copy by about 2%. ... Is xerographic resizing a > >"g.d.legend"?
>
> It's *real*, Jean - I have measured it. I don't understand *why* it is
> done, though - could someone enlighten me?
>

I believe that one possibility relates to xerography's early history and
an attempt to protect against counterfeiting. I don't have it on
authority, however, so don't quote me.

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