TYPES OF LITIGATION
Autofeed consists of 100 pages or more per section (clipped, stapled, banded, tabbed, slipsheeted
or loose). The reason that we say 100 pages or more, is because the Rapid Document Handler (RDH) can run 100 pages at a time.
Autofeed also must be entirely single or double sided, with no contrast problems or consistent contrast problems, and no margin problems or consistent margin problems. The reason we allow consistent contrast or margin problems is because it will only take one machine adjustment to correct the problem. Because we charge such a low price for autofeed we want to make sure we utilize as little manpower as possible. So, we don’t want the operator to have to stop and change the machine settings every 20 pages to compensate for random 2-sided documents. This will considerably slow down the operator thus utilizing more man power.
Basically you can look at pricing like this; white paper, toner, clicks, maintenance, etc.. On a machine will always cost the same no matter what type of project your running, but what will change, and is the Company’s biggest expense is, labor. The amount of manpower it takes to run a project The more manpower, the higher the cost of the copies.
Light Litigation consists of 99 to 30 pages per section (clipped, stapled, banded, tabbed, slipsheeted or loose). Light Litigation may have single and double sided documents, but they are fairly consistent (when I say consistent, I don’t mean every other page is 2-sided, I mean each stapled section, etc.. Is consistently throughout that section either single or double sided), and not random. Contrast problems as well as margin problems may be present, but should not be abundant. With Light Litigation we are
still trying to keep man time / handling to a minimum.
Medium Litigation consists of 29 to 10 pages pen section (clipped, stapled, banded, tabbed,
slipsheeted or loose). Most legal litigation you come across will be medium litigation. Medium Litigation may have random 2-sided throughout the documents, it also may have multiple’ contrast problems and various margin problems. These problems at times may require substantial handling / man hours.
Heavy Litigation consists of 09 to 01 pages per section (clipped, stapled, banded, tabbed, slipsheeted
or loose). Most Heavy Litigation will have very frequent and random 2-sided documents; it may have considerable contrast and margin problems requiring a great deal of handling / man hours.
Glass work can consist of any number of pages, it is defined solely by its ability to be run through the
RDH and have all information copied onto the paper. Glass work will usually be paper that is smaller
than 8 %. x 11, some paper smaller than 8% x 11, but larger than 6 x 5 1/2 (the paper must be long. enough to be caught by the second roller), may run through the side feeder, but will still be considered glass work. Glass work will also be paper that is to thin to run through the RDH, paper like thermal fax paper and carbon paper. Paper with close margins on both the left and right side or on three or all four sides may also need lobe hand placed on the glass in order to copy all information, thus being
considered glass work. Originals with torn edges, bound books and double sided GBC will all also be considered glass work.