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Friday Fast Fact | On This Day in History Sept. 16th

9/16/2022

Some brands are so well established and recognized that their name has become synonymous with the product itself. For bandages, they’re often simply called Band-Aids.

Brian Schopper, Marketing Manager

For flavored gelatin, Jell-o. And in the world of making copies, the brand name Xerox is used conversationally the same way, sometimes even being used to describe the action itself – “I’ll Xerox that for you”.

Though their usage has declined as the world heads toward a more paperless future, photocopiers have been a staple of nearly every office setting for decades. First invented in Queens, NY by Chester Carlson in 1938, the photocopier was designed to make use of a dry printing technique called xerography. Previously, other copying techniques such as the cyanotype existed – however, the xerographic process was created by Carlson without the use of liquid chemical...

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