More than sixty years have passed since C. F. Carlson invented xerography. Copiers and printers have been contributing to the improvement of productivity in all kinds of offices over those sixty years. Now technology advancements have made it possible to move from light lens to digital, from black & white to color, and from standalone products to networked appliances. Variable data and/or image can be printed in high quality at high speed with ease of use. The networked MFP accessible or operated by anyone, anywhere, and at anytime will move into the main stream in the office. Based on technical predictions of print quality, box cost, running cost, reliability, speed, and eco-friendliness for office copiers and printers, let's discuss whether electrophotography will remain dominant for another decade!
Kiyoshi Saito, "Electrophotography – Small, Medium, Large Offices" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP16), 2000, pp 418 - 421, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2000.16.1.art00108_1