Do you need additional functions including
scan, fax, print and network?
Most new digital
A4 desktop photocopiers now have a degree of multifunction built
in. Features like print and scan options are now standard on most
machines at no extra cost and can provide great value for money
whilst saving space at the same time. Other features like faxing
and networking can be available through extra cards added to your
basic machine, or may come as standard on more expensive models.
Again some of the high-end
black and white desktop machines can be excellent work horses
that can provide reliability and flexibility with economy and
Because A4 A3 copiers
tend to be higher volume machines (2000 pages a month plus) designed
for demanding environments there is usually a greater range machines
that can be tailored to your specific needs. But even a lot of
these machines are now coming with a lot of standard extras like
basic printing, scanning and electronic collate. However if you
really only want a basic copier it may be worth checking to see
if there is a basic cheaper model available even if it is from
to consider with additional functions
Most new A4 desktop machines have additional functions as standard.
2. A3 A4 machines have a greater range so a cheaper
basic photocopier should be possible to find in this category
if you require.
3. Most A3 A4 copiers that are able to print
can provide some of the cheapest page costs on the market; so
if you do have it as a standard option, use it, as it will save
you money, especially if you do a lot of printing. Again the rule
of thumb is the faster the machine the lower the page costs.
4. Other functions that may be useful are network
scanning and faxing, especially in large workspace environments
or big offices.
5. If you only have one machine for all your
needs, then you may loose everything in one go if it breaks down.