What is a Facsimile?
A facsimile is an exact copy of an item. For documents, content is kept the same, but sometimes size can be reduced. The word “fax” is actually an abbreviation of facsimile, even though most faxes are not truthful to the reproduction quality expected of a facsimile. With the industrial revolution, the printing press, and then the digital revolution, there was an increase and ease of creating a facsimile of documents.