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KIP 1030

Think you have seen this little wonder before but just can quite place it? Surprise, this is the same unit successfully marketed by Oce' as the 7000. Oce' needed a machine to combat the 2510 from Xerox and at that time was not inclined to develop it internally so they went to KAT in Japan (read KIP/Shacoh) and private labeled the KAT product under an exclusive US marketing agreement. When Oce' brought out their 7050 series, they discontinued the 7000 - 1030 and KAT turned the product over to KIP-Shacoh USA. The machine is a good low end entry that competes successfully against the Xerox 2510 and 2515. It does have an OPC (Organic Photoreceptor) which gives better image quality than the Xerox selenium drum machines. Our experience is that the Kip 1030 engineering copier requires a higher level of maintenance than would normally be expected of a low volume machine.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 10
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 3 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens None   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type OPC
Thick or Solid Originals No   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Add On   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Manual   Price Range at Introduction $5,000 to $6,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls None   Footprint and Height 22" x 57" x 14"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 200
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 120V

KIP 1880

The KIP 1880 is a one roll, multi-copy system that makes one to nine copies automatically by re-circulate the original. The 1880 uses a mono-component toner system and delivers the most "bang for the buck" in the market today for analog, multi-copy machines.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length 9.8'   Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length 9.8'   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 12
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 3 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens None   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photo receptor Type OPC
Thick or Solid Originals No   Toning System Mono Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $11,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls 1   Footprint and Height 51" x 18" x 41"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 300
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 120V 13A

KIP 2400

Wow, talk about a big sheet fed engineering copier, this is it. The relatively small Kip 2400 is capable of producing up to 285 "D" Size bond paper copies per hour. It looks and works just like a standard letter-legal office copier. This should make it a hit for engineering and architectural firms who need to produce large quantities of high quality print sets, automatically. A sorter-collator is available for this unit which will substantially enhance its marketability.
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KIP 3400

The Kip 3400 engineering plotter is not really KIP's finest hour. This three roll unit is rumored to be plagued with roll feed problems. At the very least, the copy delivery system located at the bottom of the machine was poorly thought out. A two roll "little brother" to the 3400 was marketed by Oce' as the 7150.
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Maximum Input Width 36"
Maximum Input Length 20'
Maximum Output Width 36"
Maximum Output Length 20'
Multiple Copies 1-20
Reduction Capability None
Enlargement Capability None
Zoom Lens No
Accuracy +or- .5%
Thick or Solid Originals Yes
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes
Number of Rolls 3
Maximum Cassette Size N/A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes
Exposure Control Yes
Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Reproduction Quality of Linework  Excellent
Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Feet Per Minute 24
Copies Per Minute 8 D Size
Collating Capability None
Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Photoreceptor Type OPC
Toning System Mono Component 
Other Features N/A
Price Range at Introduction $21,000
Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Footprint and Height 55" x 31" x 44" 
Weight 675
AC Power Requirements 120V - 20A

KIP 3610

The KIP 3610 engineering copier is in many ways the historical grandfather of the hugely successful KIP 1800 - 1880 copier family. This one roll, multi-copy machine used a selenium photoreceptor and was capable of producing up to nine copies of an original, automatically. This feature made it very popular with the blueprint shops, FM's (Facilities Management In plant shops), and in plant reprographic departments. Technology and the high cost of photoreceptors (drums) have consigned this old war horse to the corners and back rooms of the large document business, but for it's time, it was a formidable controller.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length 19'   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length 19'   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies 1-9   Feet Per Minute 13
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 4 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens None   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type OPC
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features Test Strip
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $15,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls 1   Footprint and Height 55" x 28" x 42"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 495
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 115V - 20A

KIP 3800

Introduced initially as a stand alone scan to print machine, the addition of the DSS-1 controller made the 3800 a ground breaking multifunction (scan to print, plot and scan to file) engineering copier. With the addition of the DSS-1 Controller, the customer retained all of the benefits of the 3800 as an engineering copier and gained the ability to network the machine for use as a high speed, large document plotter. Documents can be scanned to the hard disk of the controller or to optical storage for archival purposes and immediate recall for printing. This system became the industry blueprint for all of the connected products that have followed.
The KIP 3800 multipurpsose engineering printer was the first of the true 36 inch digital boxes. Truly a harbinger of things to come. The 3800 was initially introduced as a digital stand alone scan to print machine. With its 400 dpi (dots per inch) scanner and 400 dpi printer, the unit was capable of producing extremely high quality output in a compact, easy to use package. Its ability to reproduce solid blacks made it an immediate hit with the legal exhibits, mapping and geophysical industry. The emergence of "digital" as the standard of reference for the large document industry will be historically charted as beginning with the introduction of this copier. It is the well from which all of the rest must trace their origins. The 3800's slow speed and lack of effective connectivity for the first eighteen months of product life hampered sales and initial broad acceptance.
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Product Type - Multi-function

Scan to Print  Yes
Plot Yes 
Scan to File  Yes 

Printer

Minimum Output 8-1/2" X 11" 
Maximum Output 36" X Any Reasonable Length
Feet per Minute 8
Copies Per Minute  3 "D" Size
Number of Rolls 1
Manual By-pass Yes
Multiple Copies 1 - 999
Zoom Capability 43% to 200%, 5% 20 3600% with Controller 
Accuracy .01%
Thick or Solid Originals  No
Collating Capability Electronic
Photoreceptor Type OPC
Toning System Toner
Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Reproduction Quality of Line Work  Excellent
Reproduction of Halftones Fair
Other Features Check Print Strip

Scanner

Minimum Input 8-1/2" X 11" 
Maximum Input 36" X Any Reasonable Length
Resolution 400 dpi Maximum
Speed 8 fpm at 400 dpi
Formats PCX, CALS G4, TIFF G4, TIFF, PACKBITS

Controller

Technology DSS-2 166 Mhz Pentium
Controller Embedded in Hardware No
Data Formats PCX, CALS G4, TIFF G4, TIFF, PACKBITS
Memory 16 MB RAM
Interfaces BCN or RJ-45
Hard Drive Size 1.2 GB
Network Card Supplied Ethernet

Other

Price Range at Introduction Aprox. $65,000 
Equipment Manufactured By Kip
Footprint and Height 87.5" X 27" X 44"
Weight 600 lbs.
AC Power Requirements 120V, 20A

KIP 3820

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Product Type - Multi-function

Scan to Print  Yes
Plot Yes 
Scan to File  Yes 

Printer

Minimum Output 8-1/2" X 11" 
Maximum Output 36" X 20'
Feet per Minute 24
Copies Per Minute  9 "D" Size
Number of Rolls 3
Manual By-pass Yes
Multiple Copies 1 - 99
Zoom Capability 43% to 200%, 5% to 3600% with Controller 
Accuracy .1%
Thick or Solid Originals  ?
Collating Capability Electronic
Photoreceptor Type OPC
Toning System Toner & Developer
Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Reproduction Quality of Line Work  Excellent
Reproduction of Halftones Fair
Other Features 1,000 "E" Size Copy Stacker

Scanner

Minimum Input 8-1/2" X 11" 
Maximum Input 36" X 50'
Resolution 400 dpi Maximum
Speed 24 fpm at 400 dpi
Formats PCX, CALS G4, TIFF G4, TIFF, PACKBITS

Controller

Technology DSS-2 200 Mhz Pentium Pro
Controller Embedded in Hardware No
Data Formats PCX, CALS G4, TIFF G4, TIFF, PACKBITS
Memory 32 MB EDO RAM
Interfaces BCN or RJ-45
Hard Drive Size 3.1 GB
Network Card Supplied Ethernet

Other

Price Range at Introduction Aprox. $56,000 
Equipment Manufactured By Kip
Footprint and Height 54.5" X 40" X 47"
Weight 2067 lbs.
AC Power Requirements 240V, 30A

KIP 4200

The 4200 was an interesting attempt by Shacoh to enter the 42" market. Very few sold
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Maximum Input Width 42"
Maximum Input Length 50'
Maximum Output Width 36"
Maximum Output Length 50'
Multiple Copies ?
Reduction Capability ?
Enlargement Capability ?
Zoom Lens ?
Accuracy ?
Thick or Solid Originals ?
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes
Number of Rolls ?
Maximum Cassette Size N/A
Light-Dark Document Control ?
Exposure Control Yes
Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Reproduction Quality of Linework  Good
Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Feet Per Minute 16
Copies Per Minute ?
Collating Capability None
Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Toning System Dual Component
Other Features N/A
Price Range at Introduction $?
Equipment Manufactured By Shacoh
Footprint and Height 55" x 84" x 37.2" 
Weight 947
AC Power Requirements 220V - 30A

KIP 4290

A further adaptation of the 4200, viewed as a competitor to the Xerox 5080. Definitely not Shacoh's finest hour.
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Maximum Input Width 42"
Maximum Input Length Any Reasonable Length 
Maximum Output Width 36"
Maximum Output Length 50'
Multiple Copies 1-25
Reduction Capability 43%
Enlargement Capability 210%
Zoom Lens Yes
Accuracy + or - .5%
Thick or Solid Originals 3mm
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes
Number of Rolls 2
Maximum Cassette Size N/A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes
Exposure Control Yes
Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Reproduction Quality of Linework  Good
Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Feet Per Minute 18
Copies Per Minute 9 "D" Size
Collating Capability None
Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Photoreceptor Type OPC
Toning System Dual Component
Other Features N/A
Price Range at Introduction $?
Equipment Manufactured By Shacoh
Footprint and Height 58" x 99" x 50" 
Weight 2000
AC Power Requirements 220V - 50A

KIP 7060

The KIP 7060 was introduced as a cost effective, high speed alternative to the Xerox 3080. People liked the 7060 The KIP 7070 has all of the neat features and positive attributes of the 7060 with a redesigned fuser station which eliminates the 7060's expensive habit of eating fuser belts. If you are looking for a cost effective, high speed, size for size, analog alternative to sky high prices on digital hardware this is it.it used a fuser belt as opposed to the 3080's strobe type fuser which many people found objectionable. The unit's small footprint and simplicity were positive features. Unfortunately the 7060 tends to "eat" fuser belts which become misaligned quite easily and are very expensive to replace.
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Maximum Input Width 36"
Maximum Input Length 19.5'
Maximum Output Width 36"
Maximum Output Length 19.5'
Multiple Copies Yes
Reduction Capability None
Enlargement Capability None
Zoom Lens No
Accuracy +or- .5%
Thick or Solid Originals 2.5mm
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes
Number of Rolls 2
Maximum Cassette Size N/A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes
Exposure Control Yes
Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Reproduction Quality of Linework  Excellent
Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Feet Per Minute 30
Copies Per Minute 10 D Size
Collating Capability Optional
Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Photoreceptor Type OPC
Toning System Dual Component
Other Features N/A
Price Range at Introduction $43,000
Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Footprint and Height 38" x 54" x 44" 
Weight 947
AC Power Requirements 220V - 30A

KIP 7070

The KIP 7070 has all of the neat features and positive attributes of the 7060 with a redesigned fuser station which eliminates the 7060's expensive habit of eating fuser belts. If you are looking for a cost effective, high speed, size for size, analog alternative to sky high prices on digital hardware this is it.
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Maximum Input Width 36"
Maximum Input Length 19.5'
Maximum Output Width 36"
Maximum Output Length 19.5'
Multiple Copies Yes
Reduction Capability None
Enlargement Capability None
Zoom Lens No
Accuracy +or- .5%
Thick or Solid Originals 2.5mm
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes
Number of Rolls 2
Maximum Cassette Size N/A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes
Exposure Control Yes
Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Reproduction Quality of Linework  Excellent
Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Feet Per Minute 30
Copies Per Minute 10 D Size
Collating Capability Yes
Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Photoreceptor Type OPC
Toning System Dual Component
Other Features N/A
Price Range at Introduction $43,600
Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Footprint and Height 38" x 54" x 44" 
Weight 947
AC Power Requirements 220V - 30A

KIP 920

Shacoh's "cost effective" alternative to the Xerox 2080. Manufactured by Diato, the 920 engineering copier gave the industry a low cost, single copy, 36 inch output, but the machine itself was hampered by fixed reduction steps in place of the 2080's zoom lens. Xerox effectively countered the 920 with its huge nationwide sales and service organizations.
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Maximum Input Width 37"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Good
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 8
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 3 D Size
Enlargement Capability Yes   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens Fixed Stop   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type ---
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $65,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls 3   Footprint and Height 41" x 105" x 67"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 3200
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 220V - 30A

KIP DP-36

State of the art for its time, this two roll high speed wonder was handicapped by its inability to make multiple copies. A few of these machines remain in the market but their marketability is crippled by the $2000 plus cost of replacement drums (photoreceptors.)
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length 24'   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 16
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 5 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens None   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type OPC
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $24,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls 2   Footprint and Height 55" x 36" x 38"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 992
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 220V - 20A

KIP Mark II

Designed to give the Xerox 2080 a run for the money. The Mark II contained ground breaking innovations like high speed, 36 inch output, and a unique backlight system which provided lighting from behind the original to enhance line work as well as increase the operator's ability to restore old damaged drawings. In today's digital world the Mark II is a dinosaur, but in yesterday's analog world it was state of the art.
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Maximum Input Width 37"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Good
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 20
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 7 D Size
Enlargement Capability Yes   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens Fixed Stop   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .1%   Photoreceptor Type ---
Thick or Solid Originals 2.5mm   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features Folder
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $100,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls 3   Footprint and Height 37" x 115" x 65"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 2350
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 220V - 60A

KIP Screen 36

A multi-copy progression from the Mark II, the Screen 36 was capable of making up to 99 copies of the same 36 inch wide original at twenty feet per minute. The quality of the output product was unparalleled. This unit gave the Xerox 5080 a run for the money but was beaten by Xerox's larger sales force and true nationwide service force.
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Maximum Input Width 38.5"   Exposure Control Both
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Excellent
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Good
Multiple Copies 1-99   Feet Per Minute 20
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 10 D Size
Enlargement Capability Yes   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens 45.8%-210%   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .1%   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Thick or Solid Originals 1mm   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $127,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By KIP
Number of Rolls 3   Footprint and Height 114" x 60" x 65"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 3550
Light-Dark Document Control No   AC Power Requirements 220V - 60A
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