The UK has a number of different photocopier brands available to choose from, each with an array of models to suit your individual business. Find out which have the highest quality, maintenance deals and value.
These following six brands consistently rank among the best in the UK:
- Konica Minolta
Below you’ll find an overview of each of these major photocopier manufacturers as well as links to dedicated product pages.
Brother is a century-old Japanese brand that became known around the world for manufacturing sewing machines and dot matrix printers. Today they are well known for their printing technologies and office solutions. They have a long history of quality equipment, and tend to stay on top of the latest trends in photocopying technology.
Although they specialise in smaller models made for personal use or small businesses, Brother photocopiers are amongst the most economically priced, and most versatile.
For a full list of photocopier solutions from Brother, click here.
Canon is a Japanese business that specialises in the production of optical and imaging products. These range from digital cameras and camcorders to photocopying and printing systems, so it is only logical that they stand out as one of the most popular brands for photocopiers.
Canon have consistently stayed on top with the highest share of the photocopier market for the past 28 years. They are always innovating in their design and pushing the envelope when it comes to imaging software and high quality printing, even in their basic models.
Canon offers both monochrome and colour photocopying units, which come in a range of sizes to suit either home or office use. The functions typically vary depending on the unit and requirements.
For a full list of photocopier solutions from Canon, click here.
Konica Minolta Photocopiers
Konica Minolta is another Japanese photo technology company that has offices in 41 countries around the world. They are well known for their camera and photography equipment, as well as their multifunctional photocopiers.
They are very well regarded in the UK, and all their photocopiers run on an open platform called Bizhub, which means that users don’t have to learn an entirely new technology when they upgrade or change their photocopier.
For a full list of photocopier solutions from Konica Minolta, click here.
Ricoh is a London-based business, established in 1980 as a manufacturer of copiers, printers, scanners and general office accessories. Although a relatively new company, they stand out as amongst the best in the UK, especially because even their most basic models offer features that are usually found on more expensive models in other brands.
For a full list of photocopier solutions from Ricoh, click here.
Sharp is another Japanese corporation, which began making photocopiers in 1972. They have become world leaders in business technology solutions, and are well known for their photocopiers and printing technology.
They offer a range of photocopiers that can handle differing volumes, speeds and colour copying options. Depending on the size of your business, they offer models best suited for personal use, SMEs, and large corporate environments.
For a full list of photocopier solutions from Sharp, click here.
Xerox is an American company that specialises in copying solutions, and at one point became synonymous with making copies, or ‘xeroxing’. Their photocopiers are well regarded worldwide and are sold across the UK to all sizes of businesses.
Since Xerox is a research focused company, they specialise in the latest colour technology and provide the widest range of colour photocopiers to suit your business needs.
For a full list of photocopier solutions from Xerox, click here.
What to Consider Before Buying
Before making the decision to buy a photocopier, there are some things you should consider.
The first is how many copies the machine may produce per unit of toner. This information will be available on most models, and of course the higher the value, the better. Aside from the amount of toner available, copiers will have a maximum volume of copies that they can handle per minute, hour or day.
There are some features that will only be offered by certain models, such as the ability to print double-sided or bind copies together. If you require these functions then you should keep this in mind before you ask for quotes.
Price is one of the biggest factors to consider when it comes to making a decision. If you do not want to spend too much on a copier, then find a list of prices for photocopiers under £1,000 here.
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