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Trying to figure out “how much a copier costs” can drive you crazy.
You can go to all of the manufacturer sites and scroll through all of their products: some have prices; some don't. You can search eBay. If you're looking for a small, simple MFP; you can find small inkjet ones for under $200.
Finding out how much a copier costs for your business though? That's hard.
I'll use Kyocera copiers as an example and give you an idea of pricing and functionality you can expect based on a range of budgets. As you review, keep in mind that you don't have to buy a copier outright. Leasing is an attractive option that replaces a large, up-front capital expense with an easy to manage monthly payment.
While I'm using Kyocera examples, most copier manufacturers have approximately the same range of products.
When you see “MFP”, think “copier.” PPM (pages per minute) is the fastest print speed for each device. IPM (images per minute) is the fastest scanning speed for each device.
B&W and Color Printers – $300 – 2,500
B&W Kyocera P3045dn / Color Kyocera ECOSYS P5026cdw
The ECOSYS P5026dw is a 27 ppm in color or black and white. This color network printer is designed for small workgroups or individual users with frequent print needs. With a quick, 29 second warm up time and duty cycle of 65,000 pages per month, it's a perfect fit for daily printing tasks.
Only need to print in black and white? The ECOSYS P3045dn prints at 47 ppm at 600 dpi (and can print up to Fine 1200 dpi for precise output needs. A standard feeder tray holds 600 sheets. Print envelopes, thick or thin paper, coated paper, banner, and labels to meet a variety of output needs. Security options and On-the-Go mobile printing enhance your data security infrastructure and improves productivity.
Black and White MFP Desktop $800-2,100
This black and white MFP (multifunction printer) is designed to maximize budget and functionality. Easy-to-use and reliable (for a low total cost of ownership – less maintenance). On-the-Go printing and scanning allows everyone in a workgroup or small business to be productive from anywhere. Print, copy, fax, and scan with one low-cost device.
Color Desktop Printer: $800 – 2,100
Color Kyocera ECOSYS P6130cdn
Put it on a desktop or in a corner and your workgroup has access to 32 ppm output in black and white or color. Optional wireless printing and Apple AirPrint capabilities equals productivity without being tied to the device.
MFP B&W | 50 ppm (up to 120 images per minute) $2,000-7,000
Print at up to 50 ppm in A4 format. Paper-handling options from A6 to SRA3 for up to 7,150 sheets allow unattended operation and uninterrupted productivity. The color touch panel provides access to productivity-boosting document management functions as well as pull printing for enhanced security.
MFP B&W | 80 ppm (up to 220 ipm): $6,000-11,000
Easy to use and exception image quality combine for system ideal for workgroups that need to use both digital and hardcopy documents to communicate. Scanning functionality allows documents to be captured and distributed via email and to a variety of digital destinations, based on integrated Kyocera business applications.
MFP Color | 30 ppm (100 ipm): $3,000-8,000
Launch workflows, print in color or black and white, and enhanced security (PDF encryption, user authentication, HID badge swipe access) are only a few of the business benefits of this Kyocera copier. Finishing options include booklet/trifold and 7-bin mailbox. The touch screen interface is customizable to your business – one touch accessibility to most-used applications help you get more work done faster. The small form factor makes this device ideal for smaller offices and workgroups.
MFP Color | 70 ppm B&W, 65 ppm color (220 ipm): $7,000-15,000
Easy walk-up copy and scan functionality with the 9-inch color touch screen. The scanner can route documents to nearly any destination – cloud, email, network folder, etc. This reliable copier is a workhorse for your office. Mobile printing decouples users from their desks. The EFI Fiery Controller allows fine-tuned color fidelity.
Why is there such a range in the price for many of these products? Simple, you can add-on and customize many of these devices with more paper trays, finishing options, security features, and more.
These and other options help you configure your equipment to meet your exact needs.
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