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Glossary Terms starting with M

Definitions of terms starting with M

m tape
1.  Otherwise known as metallic tape. Used in non-laminated electronic labeller models; ie the PT-65.
machines from hell
1.  Equipment that cannot be made to run properly, no matter how carefully serviced, due to design characteristics.
mag brush
1.  Erected developer on the magnetic roller.
mag roller
1.  Developer roller, magnetic roller.
magenta
1.  One of the four colors used in dry toner printing, or one of several colors used in inkjet printing. A dark purple-red. Abbreviated as M.
magnetic brush
1.  Erected developer on the magnetic roller. The point on the mag roller that the developer contacts the drum surface.
magnetic roller
1.  Developer roller, mag roller.
magnification
1.  Range of reduction and enlargement, expressed in percent (%).
mailbox
1.  Finishing device that sends prints from each workstation to a prescribed mailbox bin.
main board
1.  The circuit board containing the EPROM, LSI, etc. It controls many actions of the copier, fax or printer, including speed dial memory, print head...
maintenance kit
1.  A collection of items not all having the same basic name, but are of a supplementary nature to a major component or equipment. The items within the...
manual fax
1.  A mode of sending a fax manually in which the handset is picked up or the hook button is pressed before entering the fax number.
manufacturer
1.  The company who produces the machine. (Not necessarily the OEM).
mask
1.  Editing mode that deletes text within a defined area.
max
1.  An acronym for maximum.
maximum length
1.  Since a sending fax machine could tie up a receiver, many machines have the option of terminating the communication after a certain amount of paper...
MB
1.  Megabyte. One million bytes is equal to 1024 Kilobytes.
Mbps
1.  Also known as mega-bytes per second. Used to measure data transmission speeds.
MC
1.  An acronym for main charge (corona or roller).
mega
1.  A prefix meaning 1,000,000 (one million). For example, megabit (Mb).
megapixel
1.  Megapixel refers to the size and resolution of a digital image (images taken by a smart phone or camera). The term megapixel is equivalent to one...
memory
1.  Information retained in a circuit board (often a DIMM). Memory typically includes date, time, speed dial numbers, machine settings, counts, etc.
memory clear
1.  A method, sometimes involving softswitches or software, which erases all stored items, usually defaulting to standard factory settings. In some...
memory status list
1.  A list that shows how many faxes are stored for retrieval, how much memory is used for fax features, and how much memory is available.
memory usage
1.  A function for units with a message center that instructs the unit how to allocate the memory.
menu mode
1.  The programming mode for changing the setting of the machine.
MFC
1.  An acronym used by Brother for multi-function center. This is a printer that functions as a copier, fax and/or scanner as well.
MFD
1.  An acronym for multi-function device. Generally, this is a printer that includes the ability to copy, fax and/or scan.
MH
1.  An acronym for Modified Huffman. Fax compression method.
MHVU
1.  An acronym for main high voltage unit. Charge corona or charge roller power supply.
Mhz
1.  An acronym for Megahertz. See Hertz.
MICR
1.  Magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) toner is the type of toner that can be magnetized so that a specialized reader machine used in places...
micro switch
1.  An electrical switch with moving parts that require very little mechanical force to operate.
microprocessor
1.  Chip on main board which has the logic circuits.
min
1.  An acronym for minimum.
mirror printing
1.  Prints letters backwards, as it would appear when held infront of a mirror. Mirror printed labels can be attached to glass or other clear material...
mixed-size detection
1.  Document feeder function that enables the copier to distinguish between different sized originals that have been mixed in the feed tray; i.e....
MMD
1.  Also know as micromirror device. A chip with millions of microscopic mirrors that can be physically deflected by associated transistors to produce...
MMH
1.  An acronym for modified modified Huffman. Fax compression method.
modem
1.  The part of the phone circuit which converts analog phone signals to digital and digital signals from the main circuit board to analog. Modem...
Modified Huffman
1.  A popular method of data compression in fax machines.
Modified Reed
1.  A popular method of data compression in fax machines.
mono-component
1.  Developing system in which toner and developer are combined into one material, generally added by the customer and considered to be toner.
monocomponent
1.  Developing system in which toner and developer are combined into one material, generally added by the customer and considered to be toner.
motherboard
1.  The circuit board containing the EPROM, LSI, etc. It controls many actions of the copier, fax or printer, including speed dial memory, print head...
MOV
1.  An acronym for metal-oxide varistor. This type of varistor contains a ceramic mass of zinc oxide grains, in a matrix of other metal oxides between...
movement differential
1.  See differential travel for definition.
MR
1.  An acronym for modified reed. Fax compression method.
multi-copy
1.  Greatest number of copies that the copier can be programmed to produce from one original.
multi-feeder / multi-feed unit
1.  Also known as "bypass." Device which allows feeding of media that is not loaded in a cassette, drawer or elevator unit. Typically, multi-feeder...
multi-function center
1.  Used by Brother to designate a printer model that also functions as a copier, fax and/or scanner.
multi-function device
1.  Generally, this is a printer that includes the ability to copy, fax and/or scan.
multi-sort mode
1.  A sorting feature that allows the sorter to handle several jobs before emptying the bins, resulting in a multiple of sets per bin with each set...
multifunctional
1.  Digital system that features a combination of functions all in one unit, such as copying, printing, faxing, scanning, etc. Multifunction is...