Five of the best photocopiers for SMEs
Deciding on the right photocopier for your office can be tough – particularly if you work in a small office. Not only are you more likely to be pressed for space, but your budget is almost certainly tighter too. However, despite this, there are plenty of office photocopiers tailor-made for smaller, cost-conscious enterprises.
To save you scrolling through hundreds of photocopier models, we’ve shortlisted five of the top MFPs for small offices, bearing in mind both price and functionality.
Our rundown should give you a better of idea of the differences between the world’s biggest photocopier brands, helping you make the most informed decision about your purchase.
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If you’re shopping for small business supplies, Brother is a brand you’ll come across time and time again. The company, which started life in Japan in 1908 and is now based in Manchester, supplies a range of efficient technology products, including the DCP-9020CDW, a sturdy all-in-one aimed at micro offices.
The copier, which benefits from reduced noise pollution, is able to print from Android and iOS devices as well as from desktop units, processing jobs at 18 pages per minute.
Aesthetically, the MFP owes plenty to its white and grey paneling, with an angled 93mm LCD touch panel located at the front. The panel’s touch buttons illuminate when available.
Additional features include:
- 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
- Direct internet connectivity (e.g. scan to Dropbox and OneNote)
- Duplex printing
Given how rare it is to find double-sided print functionality with a device in this price range, the DCP-9020CDW represents outstanding value.
Epson WorkForce WF-2630WF
Epson is one of the most trusted names in the printing market – and for good reason. After all, the WorkForce WF-2630WF is a superb entry-level machine for smaller businesses, home offices and startups.
The compact, four-in-one WF-2630WF is definitely tailored towards the lower end of the market, as it can only print in black & white and process 9 pages per minute. However, to make up for a slower performance, Epson have ensured it is more than capable of helping you on multiple fronts with features such as:
- 30-sheet Automatic Document Feeder
- Wireless connectivity
- A phone line for the fax connection
- A three-stage telescoping tray to catch printed pages
Unlike many new models, the control panel is complete with physical buttons, although there’s also a four-line, paperwhite LCD menu screen. Duplex printing comes as standard, meaning you can print on both sides of a sheet, thereby allowing you to reduce paper consumption. If there is a downside, it’s that the device is rather noisy when printing.
Ricoh Aficio SG 3110SFNw
If you’re in the market for a small, affordable photocopier, then the Ricoh Aficio SG 3110SFNw should be on any shortlist that you draw up. This fast-printing (29 pages per minute) all-in-one can cope with the rigours of busy offices and integrates an eye-pleasing design with terrific functionality.
With this machine, you can:
- Scan to and fax from a computer
- Scan to a USB key
- Print from iOS and Android devices over a Wi-Fi connection
The SG 3110SFNw is easy to set up and can be operated remotely thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity.Impressive scan and print speeds ensure that this Ricoh photocopier will become an important member of any small office.
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Samsung is known for all kinds of products: TVs, smartphones and small business supplies, including office photocopiers.
The CLX-6260FW is a high-grade, colour laser multifunction printer that promises to make your workday infinitely easier. Printing at speeds of 24ppm , the CLX-6260FW is a little larger than other models in our top 5, but is ideal for those with a bit more desktop space.
If you can fit the CLX-6260FW in your office, you’ll benefit from a host of innovative functions , including:
- A range of connectivity solutions including USB, Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet
- 4.3-inch touchscreen
- Eco button enabling economy mode, which reduces toner usage
In terms of memory, the CLX-6260FW is packing 512MB (upgradable to 1GB) and email and Internet printing are also available. With a larger internal storage, faster speeds and remote connectivity, the CLX-6260FW is a powerful candidate for best small office photocopier.
Canon i-SENSYS MF3010
The inexpensive, entry-level Canon i-SENSYS MF3010 is cased in ice white paneling, with an attractive gloss cover that folds up and out to form the output tray.
Compact, sleek and engineered for individual use on a desktop, the model includes several clever design features, such as a hinged cover to protect unused paper. The minimalist machine dispenses with a control panel in favour of a single green indicator showing power and data, as well as a lone button to feed paper.
In terms of performance, the i-SENSYS MF3010 can hit speeds of 14 pages per minute , perfectly reasonable for a printer in this range. There’s also a toner-save mode and an almost instant-on fuser. This is, in all respects, an eye-catching choice and an absolute steal at the price.
Hopefully you now have a better idea of the sort of photocopiers available for smaller offices and the sort of features you can expect at this price range.
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