In India, to Xerox means to photocopy. Period. Xerox Corporation is an American company that manufactures and sells a range of photocopiers, printers, digital production printing presses, etc. The company came to prominence in 1959 with the introduction of the Xerox 914, the first plain paper photocopier using the process of electro-photography. Today, there are several companies that manufacture photocopy machines, such as Canon and HP, but the popularity of the Xerox brand is such that documents are mostly 'xeroxed', not photocopied.