Commercial and Production Printing

If your business requires large scale photocopying and printing, then a high volume photocopier or production printer is an essential item for you.

Large-scale document copying and production environments need fast, reliable and cost-effective machines, able to cope with the punishing demands of today’s businesses. Here’s our selection of the 10 best high volume photocopiers currently available that can be relied upon to get those demanding high-quality print jobs completed on time.

Our Top 10 High Volume Printers and Copiers

We’ve chosen our favourite devices based on their ability to perform demanding tasks. These machines are the higher end of the market, and their prices reflect that. In each case, we’ve highlighted the main advantages.

1. Canon VarioPrint 110

Canon varioPRINT 135
Canon varioPRINT 110

One of the fastest in its class

With a recommended processing volume of up to 250,000 documents a month and an output speed of 113 images per minute (around 359ppm in old money), Canon’s VarioPrint 135 production printer is one of the fastest in its class.

It has a large 15″ full colour touchscreen operator panel, and is able to handle paper up to A3 in size and with a standard paper capacity of 4,000 sheets which can be expanded by 7,800 with an external paper module, the VarioPrint 110 can cope with almost any bulk copying task thrown at it. Document finishing options are numerous and the modular design of the copier allows for a number of expansions to add increased functionality.


2. Sharp MX-M1054

Sharp MX M1054
Sharp MX M1054

Engineered for reliability

Deceptively quiet in operation for a machine of this power, Sharp’s MX-M950 is a feature-rich and lightning-fast multifunction photocopier and printer capable of producing 105 black and white A4 pages per minute.

Engineered for reliability and featuring a large 3,100-sheet standard capacity which can be increased to 13,500, the MX-M950 is ideally suited to high-volume production environments where print performance counts. Operation via a large touch-screen interface keeps everything simple and an impressive array of document finishing option includes 100-page stapling, saddle stitch, curl correction, trimming, multi-folding and insertion.


3. Konica Minolta Bizhub C754e

Bizhub C754e
Konica Minolta Bizhub C754e

Engineered for outstanding reliability

Look beyond the sleek black and silver exterior of Konica Minolta’s bizhub C754 multifunction colour photocopier and you’ll find a high-speed, high-volume and easy to use powerhouse fit to grace any demanding print room or business environment.

The most popular scanning, copying and print options are easily found on the Bizhub C754e’s intuitive 9″ colour multitouch display, and the machine seamlessly integrates with the most widely used office workflow systems. Outstanding colour A4 copies are output at 60 pages per minute, black and white at 75. A range of document finishing and binding options are included as standard and many more security, fax, user interface, binding and finishing features are available as optional extras. Engineered for outstanding reliability, the bizhub C754e boasts excellent ‘green’ credentials too.


4. Canon iR Advance 8205 PRO

iR Advance 8205
Canon imageRunner Advance 8205

Promises ease of use and maximum productivity

Total flexibility in configuration means that Canon’s modular imageRunner Advance 8205 PRO multifunction black and white photocopier and printer can be built around your individual high-volume copying needs. Promising ease of use, maximum productivity and a swift return on investment, the iR Advance 8205 PRO’s specification is impressive.

High-speed duplex scanning, automatic duplex printing, a range of print resolutions up to 1,200dpi and superfast print speeds of 105 A4 pages per minute and 54 A3 pages per minute combine with a paper capacity of up to 7,700 sheets to deliver a high-volume copying and printing solution that is practical, cost-effective and easily configurable.


5. Ricoh Aficio MP 9002

Ricoh Aficio MP 9002
Ricoh Aficio MP 9002

A versatile business machine

If you need an all-in-one high-volume document copying, scanning and printing solution that won’t let you down during peak periods of production, the black and white multifunction Ricoh Aficio MP 9002 is an excellent solution.

Innovatively designed to avoid unnecessary maintenance or user intervention once in operation, the Ricoh Aficio MP 9002 will happily produce 90 pages per minute of black and white copies or prints at resolutions up to a superfine 1,200dpi. With the emphasis on productivity, the Aficio MP 9002 is easy to use, highly reliable and enjoys one of the lowest costs-per-page of any high volume photocopier in its class. A wide range of document finishing options, support for mixed media, and advanced security options round off this versatile business machine.

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6. Canon iR Advance C7280i

Canon imageRunner Advance C7280i
Canon imageRunner Advance C7280i

Produces superb high-quality full colour images

High-volume colour copying, scanning and printing needs are taken care of by Canon’s iR Advance C7280i, part of a range of multifunction copiers and printers aimed at the production environment.

Superb quality high-resolution full colour images appear at the impressive rate of 70 pages per minute, with black and white copies and prints running at 80ppm. The icon-driven user interface makes operation simple, and versatile scanning options allow the flexible and secure network sharing of scanned documents. The iR Advance C7280i comes with a hefty 9,300-sheet paper capacity (which can optionally be extended), automatic duplexing and a wealth of document finishing options, whilst modular add-on units provide extra functionality.


7. Xerox D95A

Xerox D95
Xerox D95A

Benchmark-setting features

As expected, the specification of Xerox’s latest high-volume multifunction colour photocopier, the D95A, is nothing less than impressive.

Black  and white copies race out at 95 pages per minute and the print resolution—an incredible 2400 x 2400 dpi—makes for unparalleled copy and print quality. Paper capacity of 2,050 can be upped to a maximum of 8,050 sheets and a wealth of document finishing options are included as standard. Low running costs, network and document workflow system integration, environmental sustainability and a host of other valuable features set a benchmark to which other high-volume multifunction photocopiers should aspire.


8. Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i

Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i
Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i

Combines stylish design with outstanding performance

The flagship of Kyocera’s range of black and white multifunction copiers and printers, the TASKalfa 8001i manages to combine stylish design with outstanding print performance.

An intuitive user interface makes complex functions simple and the TASKalfa 8001i will happily turn out 80 black and white A4 pages per minute, or 40 pages opf A3. This relatively compact and lightweight machine sports duplex printing as standard and can handle up to 7,650 A4 sheets with options. Paper capacity, document finishing and other options can all be tailored to suit your production needs.


9. Canon Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra+

VarioPrint 6320
Canon Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra+

Designed to enhance document quality and productivity

Canon’s Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra + teams quality, reliability and productivity in a high-volume, blaxk and white multifunction photocopier and printer.

It can streamline your production environment with ultra high speed duplex printing with of 314  A4 pages per minute, a huge 24,000 sheet paper capacity, and it can run continuously for up to four hours

Add an enormous range of finishing, security, fax and binding options and a suite of print applications designed to enhance document quality and productivity and the Canon Océ VarioPrint 6230 Ultra+ represents the ideal high-volume print room all-rounder.


10. Ricoh Pro C5100S

Ricoh Pro C5100S
Ricoh Pro C5100S

Great value high-definition prints

Look beyond the sleek exterior of the Ricoh PRO C5100S multifunction colour photocopier and printer, and you’ll find a high-speed, high-volume and easy to use powerhouse fit to grace any demanding print room or business environment.

This light production printer high colour production at a reasonable price, through the use of innovative technologies shared with Ricoh’s higher-end models.

Outstanding colour A4 copies are output at 60 pages per minute, at a resolution of up to a staggering 4800 dpi. A range of document finishing and binding options are included as standard and many more are available as optional extras.


Author - Nigel Vaughan

Nigel has over 10 years experience in digital marketing, and loves tech and all kinds of electronics. A keen cyclist and cycle-tourist, he has cycled through 25 countries worldwide.

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