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Glossary Terms starting with R

Definitions of terms starting with R

R
1.  An acronym for reduction ratio.
RADF
1.  An acronym for recirculating automatic document feeder. Originals are automatically fed from a stack into the feeder where they recirculate onto...
radiant heat
1.  A method of fusing toner to paper, where-in heat is used exclusively to melt the toner into the grain of the paper. There are no rollers and no...
RAM
1.  An acronym for random access memory. The place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so...
raster
1.  Computer graphics term which refers to a display image consisting of a matrix or pixels arranged in rows and columns.
rasteriwd image printing
1.  An acronym for rasteriwd image printing. Digital printing system technology in which originals are rasterized via raster image processing...
RDF
1.  An acronym for recirculating document feeder. Reverses each original document, one at a time. Originals are fed back and forth, or in and out...
RDH
1.  An acronym for recirculating document handler. Originals are fed in a loop from the feed tray to the platen and back to the stack in sequence with...
read only memory
1.  Read only memory. A type of memory used in electronic devices that can be read but not written to. Generally contains software or firmware used...
real time transmission
1.  When memory is full, you can send documents in real time.
recall
1.  Operation key, which when pressed, displays recent information.
receiver
1.  The fax machine that information is being sent to.
recirculating document feeder
1.  An acronym for recirculating document feeder. Reverses each original document, one at a time. Originals are fed back and forth, or in and out...
recirculating document handle
1.  An acronym for recirculating document handler. Originals are fed in a loop from the feed tray to the platen and back to the stack in sequence with...
recond
1.  Abbreviation for reconditioned.
recording paper
1.  In a fax machine, the supply of paper that incoming faxes will be printed on.
recovery blade
1.  Lower drum blade (seal blade) that catches toner removed by drum cleaner blade. The recovery blade prevents toner from falling into the machine.
recyclable
1.  Refers to items that can be reused for their original function, after appropriate steps are taken, presumably by a technician. Does not refer to...
recycled paper
1.  Paper (partially) made from recycled fiber.
reduc
1.  Abbreviation for reduction. See reduction for additional information.
reduced instruction set computing
1.  Reduced Instruction Set Computing is a type of processor used in electronic devices.
reduction
1.  Also known as reduc. The act of decreasing or reducing made less in size or amount or degree.
reed switch
1.  A mechanical switch with no visible moving parts. Inside the housing are two filaments. One of the filaments is composed of iron. When a magnet is...
refined printing command system
1.  An acronym for refined printing command system. A set of commands used to communicate with printers. This printer language (developed by Ricoh) is...
refresh rate
1.  The number of times per second that the video processing hardware is able to send a signal to the monitor. Measured in Hertz (Hz).
registration roller
1.  Registration roller.
registration sensor
1.  Sensor that notifies the copier that the scan has traveled a certain distance and that secondary feed should begin.
release position
1.  The point of actuation where the return contact transfer takes place. At this position, the contacts will snap back to the rest position.
release travel
1.  The movement from the release position to the rest position of a limit switch actuator.
remaining jobs
1.  A function that gives the user the ability to check which jobs are waiting in memory and cancel jobs individually.
remanu
1.  Remanufactured as determined by manufacturer.
remanufactured
1.  A recycled concept by which an existing product can have its useful life extended through a secondary manufacturing.
remanufacturing
1.  The process of disassembly and recovery at the module level and, eventually, at the component level.
remote terminal identifier
1.  An acronym for remote terminal identifier. (Called fax's phone number).
report
1.  A type of document generated by a copier, fax machine, or printer that describes and lists items such as recent transactions, line conditions,...
reset point
1.  See release position for definition.
reset travel
1.  See release travel for definition.
resident fonts
1.  Typefaces and font sizes that are included with printer.
resist roller
1.  Another name for registration roller. A roller, sometimes in a document feeder, that paper arrives at after initial feed.
resolution
1.  Resolution is the number of individual points of color, or pixels, contained on a display monitor, expressed in terms of the number of pixels on...
resolution enhancement technology
1.  An acronym for resolution enhancement technology. Method of improving output resolution.
rest position
1.  The location of the actuator or switch when there is zero force or pressure exerted on it.
RET
1.  An acronym for resolution enhancement technology. Method of improving output resolution.
retard roller
1.  A separation roller.
reverse roller
1.  A separation roller.
ribbon
1.  In this context, refers to the black film that thermal transfer fax machines use to transfer the image to the recording paper.
RIE ratio calculation function
1.  User can input original size and desired copy size via keypad; the copier then calculates the correct reduction or enlargement percentage.
RIP
1.  An acronym for rasteriwd image printing. Digital printing system technology in which originals are rasterized via raster image processing...
rip and print
1.  Digital printing system technology in which each original is ripped (rasterized) then printed out immediately, regardless of the number of...
RISC
1.  Reduced Instruction Set Computing is a type of processor used in electronic devices.
RJ11
1.  Standard modular 4-wire phone jack used with most fax machines.
RJ45
1.  8-wire phone connector.
RO/PM
1.  rip once I print multiple. Digital printing system technology which rips (rasterizes) one or a set of originals just once, regardless of the number...
ROM
1.  Read only memory. A type of memory used in electronic devices that can be read but not written to. Generally contains software or firmware used...
rotary
1.  Also known as pulse dialing in non-touch tone system. Noticeable faint ratcheting/clicking sounds for each key, as opposed to the audible differing...
rotate
1.  Image is rotated automatically in memory, so that it will be placed on the paper in the correct orientation, even if the original document and copy...
rotate image
1.  Image is rotated automatically in memory, so that it will be placed on the paper in the correct orientation, even if the original document and copy...
rotate sort
1.  Also known as criss/cross or alternate sort. If sorting is desired and two different orientations of the same paper are loaded (8 1/2 x 11 and 11 x...
RPCS
1.  An acronym for refined printing command system. A set of commands used to communicate with printers. This printer language (developed by Ricoh) is...
RS232
1.  Connector for interfacing to computer.
RSADF
1.  An acronym for recirculating semi-automatic document feeder. Originals are manually fed into the feeder where they recirculate onto the platen,...
RSPF
1.  An acronym for reversing single pass feeder. Duplexing document feeder.
rt
1.  An abbreviation for right.
RTI
1.  An acronym for remote terminal identifier. (Called fax's phone number).
RX
1.  Receive; used on the journal printed from a fax machine to identify documents received by the machine.