29 Sep Photocopier Prices – A Comparative Guide
A quality photocopier is an essential investment for many businesses, choosing the right photocopier machine can be a tough decision. To help make things a little easier for you, we have compiled a photocopy machine price guide.
Before you even look at copy machine prices, you should analyse what your business requires. It is usually the case that the whole range of features is not necessary, so honing in on the features that you do need and what you can do without, will give you a better idea of what you should be looking for. For example, if you will only be printing black and white, then you would be able to find a mono printer with better print quality and features within your price range than a colour, multifunctional machine can offer, within that same price range.
BUYING A PHOTOCOPIER
Purchasing a photocopier outright can be a big expense, so your budget should be calculated according to your needs, there is no one size fits all solution.
A basic desktop photocopier can cost less than $200, but this is not a good solution if you have higher printer demands, as these are only able to print out about 20 pages a minute, not only that, the print quality is low.
As you move up into entry-level free-standing copier machines, the price range is about $1500 AUD – $2000 AUD, this will usually meet the needs of a small office and has a copy speed of around 30 pages per minute.
If you need a photocopier with a higher work rate, you will need to spend more than about $3500 AUD, a great example of a higher work rate photocopier is the Konica Minolta Bizhub range.
BLACK & WHITE COPIER PRICE COMPARISON
|Pages Per Minute||Maximum Paper Size||Beginning Price (AUD)|
|Medium Volume||50-50||A3||$4500 - $9000|
|High Volume||65-95||A3+||$9000 - $17,000|
|Very High Volume||100+||A3+||$20,000+|
COLOUR COPIER PRICE COMPARISON
|Pages per minute||Maximum paper size||Starting Price (AUD)|
|Medium volume||40||A3||$6500 - $7500|
|Very high volume||60-70||A3+||$22,000|
LEASING A COPIER
High end photocopiers don’t come cheap, leasing a photocopier is a good option for those who want to avoid the initial capital. While the overall cost of leasing ends up being more than buying outright, there are some justifications for choosing to lease over purchasing outright.
Since leasing can be deducted as a business expense, leasing can reduce your tax bill. So this is another aspect which might be taken into account, when deciding whether to buy outreach or lease a photocopier.