PRINTING and copying technology promises to be the focus for many presenters at the Expo this week. Among the leading printing products on display will be the world's smallest copier and laser printer, an award-winning barcode printer, an ultra high-speed laser printer and a three-in-one laser printer, laser fax and copier. Swedish company, Facit, will be launching the Facit XXS at the show. The Facit XXS is a battery-powered copier that weighs only 1.8 kilograms and occupies desk space of half an A4-page. Originals are fed through the copier, which Facit claims is the world's smallest, like a page is fed through a conventional fax machine and a plain paper copy is produced. At the same time, the company will be introducing the Facit P8042Win laser printer, again claiming it is the smallest product in its class. Designed expressly for Windows users, it weighs less than five kilograms and is as small as most ink-jet printers. The printer supports on-screen installation and configuration plus error messages and other printer information messages in 11 languages displayed in on-screen dialogue boxes. At the other end of the spectrum, Spicers Business Machines will unveil its latest product, Bull's Nipson Printing System. Using magnetography, the printer is able to provide duplex printing on continuous stock, boasts long drum life, and a printing speed of up to 110 pages per minute. The printers can be connected to a variety of computers, including Bull, IBM, DEC and Unisys systems. Nipson's Openpage print server provides a tool for print job management. Also at the high-end of the market, Ricoh, in association with Inchcape Gilman Office Machines, will be presenting the latest digital office equipment from Ricoh, which includes the NC5006 digital colour copier, capable of a first copy in just 15.5 seconds as well as the MV715, a combined digital copier, laser plain-paper fax machine and a laser printer. The MV715 has proven popular in the Japanese market and has only recently been introduced in Hong Kong. Its fax functions can be upgraded to a G4 class option and it can be connected to a personal computer to act as a printer. The MV715's maximum resolution is 600 dots per inch using the unit's fine toner function. Catering to a more specific market, Esselte Meto will be exhibiting its new AS40 printer designed for printing high-quality barcode labels. The printer was voted Best New Printer at the last Scan-Tech USA show in Philadelphia and is being displayed for the first time in the Asia region.