The Definitive Copier and Print Acronym Helper

March 22, 2022

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Do the business acronyms get to be just too much sometimes?

While we would never bombard you with jargon and acronyms, we know it happens. And next time it does, return to “The Definitive Copier and Print Acronym Helper” for an answer. Between new security safeguards, cloud-based workflows and other changes, the copier and print vocabulary has expanded.

If you come across a copier or print acronym that we’ve missed, please let us know, and we’ll update the list. No one deserves to struggle with acronyms.

Common Copier and Print Acronyms

  • ADF Automatic Document Feeder
  • AI Artificial Intelligence
  • BPA Blanket Purchase Agreement
  • BPO Business process outsourcing
  • BYOD Bring Your Own Device
  • BTA Business Technology Association
  • BW Black and White
  • C1S Coated One Side
  • C2S Coated Two Sides
  • CMYK Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
  • CPNS Cloud Predictive Network Security
  • CPC Cost per Click, Cost per Copy
  • CPP Cost per Page
  • CRD Central Reprographics Department 
  • CWT Hundredweight
  • DADF Duplexing automatic document feeder
  • DB&R Data Backup and Recovery
  • DLP Data Loss Prevention 
  • DPI Dots Per Square Inch
  • DPO Document Process Outsourcing
  • DRM Digital Rights Management 
  • ECM Enterprise Content Management 
  • EDR Endpoint Detection and Response
  • EHR Electronic Health Record
  • EP Envelope
  • EPS Encapsulated PostScript
  • ERDH Electronic Recirculating Document Handler
  • FPO For Position Only
  • GB Gigabyte
  • GEO IP Geolocation Internet Protocol Tracking
  • GSM Grams per Square Meter (paper weight)
  • HCD Hardcopy Device
  • HDD Hard Disk Drive
  • HP Hewlett Packard
  • IoT Internet of Things
  • IPM Images per minute
  • K Black
  • LCD Liquid Crystal Display
  • MG Machine Glazed
  • ML Machine Learning
  • MFA  Multi-Factor Authentication 
  • MFD Multifunction Device
  • MFP Multifunction Peripheral
  • MPSA Managed Print Services Association
  • MS Manuscript
  • MSRP Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
  • OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OS Operating System
  • PCL Page Control Language
  • PCL Printer Control Language (HP)
  • PE Printer Error
  • PMS Pantone Matching System
  • PMT Photomechanical Transfer
  • PPM Pages per Minute
  • PPC Price per Click
  • PPS Packets per Second
  • PS PostScript
  • QR Quick Response Code
  • RADF Reversing Automatic Document Feeder
  • RAM Random-Access Memory
  • RCE Replacement Cost Estimate
  • RFP Request for Proposal
  • RFQ Request for Quotation
  • RGB Red Green Blue
  • ROI Return on Investment
  • RTPM Real Time Privilege Management
  • SKU Stock Keeping Unit
  • SLA Service-level Agreement
  • SMB Small to Medium-size Business
  • SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
  • SOW Statement of Work
  • SSD Solid State Drive/Disk
  • TLS Transport Layer Security
  • T&M Time and Materials
  • 2FA Two-factor Authentication
  • UAT User Awareness Training
  • UV Ultraviolet
  • VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
  • VPN  Virtual Private Network 
  • XML Extensible Markup Language
  • XPS XML Paper Specifications (Microsoft Windows Vista)

Whether it’s a strange acronym or something else about copiers or printers that’s bothering you, let us know. With nearly 30 years in business technology, we’ve got answers. 

Written By: Editorial Team

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