Written by Christina Vullo
Social Media Marketing Analyst
Xerox CorporationCopyflo 11

Happy Flashback Friday! Here’s another blast from the past of Xerox Production history. The Xerox Copyflo 11 was a roll feed, Xerographic printer used for reproducing images from 36mm and 16mm film originals. The Copyflo produced dry, permanent, positive copies on plain roll paper, vellum, or offset master stock up to 12 inches wide.

Three Copyflo models were introduced with speeds varying from 20 feet per minute to 40 feet per minute. One model also included an automatic cutter. Xerox designed and built the Copyflo system in Webster, NY in 1954.

To give you an idea of how the Copyflo would rank today, here’s a comparison to the CiPress 500:

  Copyflo 11 Model 1-20 CiPress 500
Year Released 1954 2011
Speed 20’ per minute 500’ per minute
Paper Plain roll paper, vellum, or offset master stock Plain paper that is uncoated, untreated, offset, recycled, newsprint, calendared, ground wood, mechanical fiber, bond, laser
Dimensions 6.17’x2.75’ (7.5’ high) 19.9’x7.66’ (8.75 high)
Weight Approx. 1,800 lbs. 12,031 lbs. (print engine only)

14,037 lbs. (with integrated thermal control and air compressor)

Print Size Up to 11” wide Up to 20.5” wide