When copy machines were first introduced, they were those big bulky things which people find hard to push around from one space to another. As the years progressed, a lot of innovations had been introduced, the most recent of which is that copy machines are no longer confined to those big, bulky machines. Companies have now integrated the copying function in most printers which is why there are now multi-functional printers. In this way, people may reproduce documents in their very own homes and it would not take much space. The only problem is, it consumes too much ink which makes it quite expensive. This is why the use of the traditional copy machine cannot be disregarded altogether. If a large volume needs to be reproduced, it would not be practical to do it on a multifunctional printer as it could best be achieved through the ordinary copy machine. As we can see, unless the ink toners of printers become cheaper, copy machines still have their place in this world.