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Glossary Terms starting with F

Definitions of terms starting with F

facsimile machine
1.  A device which takes an optical image, such as from a piece of paper and transmits it, in the form of electrical signals, through phone lines to a...
fallback
1.  During the "training" section of protocol the fax machines analyze the phone connection. If it is not good enough to send at 9600 bps, they will...
fax
1.  Standard abbreviation for facsimile.
fax board
1.  This option allows a copier to also function as a fax unit.
fax forwarding
1.  A fax feature that enables the machine to automatically forward any document it receives to another fax.
fax polling
1.  A fax machine feature that enables your machine to automatically distribute the documents specified by the sender to other fax machines that...
fax remote retrieval
1.  A fax machine feature that enables remote retrieval of faxes from a machine.
FCOT
1.  An acronym for first copy out time or first copy time. Refers to the time it takes for the first copy to settle into the exit tray (or...
FCT
1.  An acronym for first copy out time or first copy time. Refers to the time it takes for the first copy to settle into the exit tray (or...
feed roller
1.  The rubber rollers that take the paper up out of the cassette or tray.
feed sensor
1.  The first sensor or switch that a piece of paper encounters in its travels.
feed tire
1.  The rubber rollers that take the paper up out of the cassette or tray.
field-replaceable unit
1.  A kit or assembly that is designed to be replaced in the field. This term is generally used to distinguish a kit that should be installed by a...
Fiery®
1.  A print server. If external, may be physically, about 12" x 6" x 12". It is used to greatly improve processing ability and processing speed for...
filament
1.  A medium / material used in 3D printing. Filaments can be composed of several polymers and are fabricated from virgin resins. Two common polymers...
File Transfer Protocol
1.  An acronym for file transfer protocol.
fine mode
1.  Vertical scan speed (the speed at which the original moves past the optics unit and consequently the speed at which the recording paper moves over...
finisher
1.  An output device that provides multiple functions, including those that may be accomplished by the copier. Sorting or collating is a minimum...
firewall
1.  Method of protecting one's email and network from outside security breaches.
firmware
1.  High-speed external connection used for connecting peripherals, also referred to as "IEEE 1394."
fixed head
1.  The fixed-head system provides an inbuilt print head that is designed to last for the whole life of the printer.
flat-panel display
1.  A screen used in digital technology to show the output of a device. Thinner and lighter than older technologies like CRT displays.
flatbed scanner
1.  A type of desktop scanner with a CCD linear array beneath a flat glass surface on which one can lay a whole sheet of paper at once. The scanning...
fluoropolymer
1.  Any of the plastics, as Teflon, in which hydrogen atoms of the hydrocarbon chains are replaced by fluorine atoms. A fluorocarbon based polymer...
font
1.  A family of typeset characters of a particular size and style.
four color printing process
1.  Printing with the subtractive primary colors cyan, magenta, yellow, and black on paper to achieve. These colorants are deposited as dots of...
friction differential
1.  The difference in friction between the 2 sheets (or more) in a document feeder that causes the feed roller to carry one into the machine without...
front
1.  The front of the machine, as viewed by the operator. In the case of copies, this refers to the front of the copy that exits the machine, not the...
FRU
1.  An acronym for field-replaceable unit. See field-replaceable unit for definition.
FTP
1.  An acronym for file transfer protocol.
function mode
1.  The programming mode for changing the settings of your fax machine.
fuse
1.  Item that protects an electrical circuit from overload by failing. Usually (but not always) easily replaceable.
fuser
1.  The item that causes the transferred toned image on the paper to be bonded to the paper in the xerographic process.
fuser roller
1.  One of a system of rollers inside a laser printer. The fuser roller heats the page after the toner is applied, so the toner partially melts and...
fusing
1.  The final step in creating a xerographic image, in which the transferred toned image on the paper is passed through the fuser unit where it is...