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Glossary Terms starting with L

Definitions of terms starting with L

label stock
1.  A paper sheet carrying peel-off or perforated labels that are arranged in a regular pattern.
LAN
1.  An acronym for local area network. Generally at one location, such as inside of one building or a small group of buildings.
landscape
1.  Pertains to the feeding of paper through the machine so that the shorter side (say 8 ~ of an 8 1/2xll document) is the lead edge. Note that...
large capacity tray
1.  Also known as LCB – large capacity bin, generally refers to a paper tray holding 1,000 sheets or more.
laser
1.  Light amplification stimulated emission of radiation. Generally refers to the device that sends the laser light to the photoconductor by means of...
laser printer
1.  A printer type that uses a laser beam to apply an electrical charge to a photosensitive drum. When the paper passes over the drum, the charge is...
laser unit
1.  Same explanation as laser. Motor, laser beam and associated parts are usually all in one unit.
Laybrick
1.  A filament material used in 3D printing that is composed of natural mineralic filters (super-fine milled chalk) and harmless co-polyesters....
Laywood
1.  A filament material used in 3D printing that is composed of recycled wood and harmless binding polymers. Sometimes referred to as Laywoo-D3.
LCD
1.  An acronym for liquid crystal display.
LDF
1.  An acronym for large document feeder.
lead edge
1.  The first edge of a copy, fax or print to enter or exit the machine or document feeder.
leakage
1.  In a solid-state device, this is known as a tiny amount of current flowing even when the device is placed in the off position.
leased lines
1.  Occurs when a customer has ordered a private line from the phone company, directly connecting two locations. (Similar to a closed circuit). Fax...
LED
1.  An acronym for light emitting diode. LED is a semiconductor diode that emits light when an electric current is applied in the forward direction of...
ledger
1.  Ledger size paper (11 x 17).
leg
1.  Legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14).
letter
1.  Letter size paper (11 x 8 1/2 or 8 1/2 x 11).
letter r
1.  Letter size paper, with 8 1/2' edge fed first.
LID
1.  Line interface unit. The terminology used by Sharp to describe the phone board.
light emitting diode
1.  An acronym for light emitting diode. LED is a semiconductor diode that emits light when an electric current is applied in the forward direction of...
light source
1.  The light used to reflect the image off the original document into the optics of the machine.
line equalization
1.  Every fax machine is a certain distance from the CO (central office) of the local phone company. Fax machines usually come preset to a distance of...
line error
1.  Any phone line problem that causes the fax communication to be interrupted.
line monitor
1.  Some machines have the ability to be programmed in order to display the protocol signals as they occur. Watching the display will inform the user...
Linux
1.  A shareware version of UNIX, developed by Linus Torvalds, capable of running on many x86 computer systems.
liquid crystal display
1.  An acronym for liquid crystal display.
loading paper while operating
1.  Operator can add paper without interrupting the copy job that is already in progress.
loading while operating
1.  Operator can reload one cassette or tray while copy paper is fed from another source.
LocalTalk®
1.  Apple cable system for Mac computers and printers.
lockup
1.  When the control panel keys do not respond.
logic board
1.  A logic board contains all of the computer's "logic" circuitry (processor, RAM, etc.), and the analog board. It also contains all of the hardware...
LSI
1.  An acronym for large scale integration. Computer chip on circuit board, containing logic circuits.
ltr
1.  Letter size paper (8 1/2 x 11).