Japanese office equipment manufacturer Riso has developed the world’s fastest color photocopier for office use [JP] (at least this is what they and their partner Olympus claim). The ORPHIS X9050 is able to make 150 copies per minute.
This performance has a price: The machine’s list price is $46,000. Riso is also planning to sell a trimmed down version of the X9050, the ORPHIX X7250, for $10,000 less. But that model is only able to make 120 copies per minute.
Both photocopiers are scheduled for release in Japan in February 2009. I wouldn’t be too suprised to see them sold outside Nippon soon thereafter.