We know it can be overwhelming finding the perfect photocopier for your business as there is so much out there, but do not worry, we have your back.
We have selected some of the top copiers for small businesses, these are models from a range of manufacturers and have been selected with the volume and cost requirements of small businesses in mind. The price of a photocopier varies greatly depending on size, volume capabilities and features, we’ve chosen the best copiers that give you great features and high quality for the average price of £1000.
The key points we kept in mind when compiling this list were: efficiency, productivity, ease of use, cost and print quality.
1. Ricoh Aficio MP2000
The Aficio MP2000 is an A4 black and white photocopier that is compact and efficient, printing at speeds of 20 prints per minute.
The resolution is a consistent 600 x 600 dpi and the paper capacity is a generous 1,600 sheets. The other great thing about the MP2000 is that is can print, scan and fax as well as copy and there is an automatic duplexing feature to help save paper by printing on both sides.
2. Toshiba e-Studio 2050C
The e-Studio 2050C is a great entry-level machine as it is able to print in colour as well as monochrome, is lightweight and compact and has a print speed of 20 prints per minute. This all in one machine can scan, print, copy and fax and has a paper capacity of 2000 sheets.
The print resolution is a crisp and clear 600 x 600 dpi. Auto duplexing, proof copies and energy-saving features help to improve the overall eco-efficiency of this model.
3. Canon iR 1730i
The iR 1730i is a black and white multifunction copier that produces 30 prints per minute at a high resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. There is a generous paper capacity of 2,300 sheets meaning this model can effortlessly handle even larger jobs and the user-friendly interface helps to provide easy access to the range of features and options available.
When using this machine you can print, copy, scan, send and there is also the option of fax. The iR 1730i is energy efficient, network-ready and has optional extras allowing you to personalise the copier to suit your needs.
4. Xerox WorkCentre 6505/DN
This multifunction colour copier is able to print up to 24 pages per minute at a crisp 600 x 600 dpi resolution providing vibrant and smudge-free prints every time.
The ability to print, copy, scan, fax and email plus the advanced print features such as banner, booklet and poster printing as well as drafts, blank page skips and fit to page options makes the WorkCentre 6505/DN an effective piece of equipment for even the smallest office environment.
The maximum paper capacity is 500 sheets so it is perfect for smaller volumes of printing.
5. Sharp MX-M260
The Sharp MX-M260 is a black and white multifunction copier that can print, copy, scan and fax. The Mx-M260 can handle paper sizes up to A3 and has a maximum paper capacity of 2,100 sheets. The print resolution is 600 x 1200 dpi which gives a high-quality appearance to every print.
There are many great features that come with the MX-M260 including a reversing automatic document feeder and the ability to scan to multiple destinations such as email, desktop and even websites/URLs.
Medium Volume Copiers
The following two photocopiers offer slightly more in terms of speed and volume, perfect for the fast-growing small or medium business.
6. Xerox WorkCentre 6655
The WorkCentre 6655 is a multifunction copier that can print, scan and copy in either black and white or colour. This model can print 35 pages per minute and can handle up to 100,000 documents a month with ease making it suitable for growing small/ medium-sized businesses.
The print resolution is a very impressive 2,400 x 600dpi and with a fast warm-up time and easy to use system the documents will be printed in no time at all. There are fantastic features that come with the WorkCentre 6655 as standard such as duplex printing, booklet printing and a USB connection and you can also opt for extras if necessary too.
7. Toshiba e-Studio 3055c
The e-Studio 3055c is a multifunction copier that can print, scan and copy in both colour and monochrome. You can print up to 30 pages per minute and scan up to 73 images per minute meaning there is no waiting around when using this copier.
The resolution of the prints is high at 600 x 1200 dpi and the paper capacity is a generous 3,200 sheets. The e-Studio 3055c is also compact, lightweight and energy-efficient resulting in less power consumption.