Take a look at our selection of the top cheap photocopiers available on the market right now.

Q. When is a cheap copier not a cheap copier?
A. When it costs you more money to run in the long term.

Which is why when compiling this list of the top 8 cheap photocopiers selected from the machines currently available on the UK market, we took into account far more than just the cover price.

The initial price tag is only one of the many costs that you incur, the others being service and maintenance agreements, toner cartridges, paper wastage, resell price and even how energy efficient each copier is. They all add up in the end and can dramatically increase the overall price of the copier.

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Our Top 8 Cheap Photocopiers

In selecting our top 8, the one common factor was economy, so we focused on the range of copiers costing from £100 to a maximum of £300.

They start from simple black and white desktop copiers all the way to up to full colour copiers with scanners, fax, networking capabilities and wireless connection.

1. Canon PC170

Canon PC170Type: Black and white flatbed copier
Speed: 4 copies per minute (cpm)
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4
Paper tray: 50 sheets
Feeder: No
Duplex: No
Max. copy resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Weight (approx.): 8.5kg
For: Smart folding compact design, portable, energy saving auto shut-off
Against: Slow copier speed
Price: From £100


2. Canon PC430

Canon PC430

Type: Black and white flatbed copier
Speed: 4 cpm
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4
Paper tray: 50 sheets
Feeder: Yes (9 sheets)
Duplex: No
Max. copy resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Weight (approx.): 8.6 kg
For: Smart folding compact and portable design, Instant warm up, energy saving auto shut-off
Against: Slow copier speed
Price: From £125


3. Sharp AL-1631

Sharp AL1631 photocopier

Type: Black and white desktop copier

Speed: 16 cpm
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4
Paper tray: 250 sheets
Feeder: Yes (30 sheets)
Duplex: No
Max. copy resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Weight (approx.): 19 kg
For: Fast copier speed for a desktop machine; scan once, print many capability
Against: No duplex, slow warm up
Price: From £150


4. Canon imageCLASS MF4570DN

Canon imageCLASS MF4570dn photocopier

Type: Multifunction black and white
Speed: 26 cpm
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4
Paper tray: 251 sheets
Feeder: Yes (35-sheet auto document feeder)
Duplex: Yes
Max. copy resolution: 1200 x 600 dpi
Weight (approx.): 11.7 kg
For: Ethernet connection for networking capability, duplex, scanner
Against: Speed can affect quality
Price: From £250


5. Brother MFC-7840W

Brother MFC-7840W photocopier

Type: All-in-one black and white
Speed: 23 cpm
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4
Paper tray: 250 sheets
Feeder: Yes (35-sheet auto document feeder)
Duplex: Yes (manual)
Max. copy resolution: N/A
Weight (approx.): 11 kg
For: Fast black & white copying and printing, scanner, standalone copier and fax, Ethernet connection for networking capability
Against: Manual duplex
Price: From £250


6. Samsung CLX-3185FW

Samsung CLX-3185FW photocopier

Type: Wireless colour laser printer/scanner/fax
Speed: 16 cpm (black and white), 4 cpm (colour)
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4, labels, transparencies
Paper tray: 130 sheets
Feeder: Yes (30-sheet auto document feeder)
Duplex: Yes
Max. copy resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
Weight (approx.): 15 kg
For: No cables thanks to wireless networking through one-touch Wi-Fi, print, scan, copy, fax
Against: Expensive toner, no back light for the display panel
Price: From £220


7. Canon PC-980

Canon PC-980 photocopier

Type: Colour laser copier
Speed: 12 cpm (black and white), 6 cpm (colour)
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4, labels, transparencies
Paper tray: 500 sheets
Feeder: Yes (30-sheet auto document feeder)
Duplex: No
Max. copy resolution: N/A
Weight (approx.): 24 kg
For: Excellent quality for price, quick start-up time, reliable
Against: No duplex, soon to be superseded by new model
Price: From £275


8. HP Colour LaserJet Pro CM1415FN

HP Colour LaserJet Pro CM1415FN photocopier

Type: Multifunction black and white
Speed: 12 cpm (black and white), 8 cpm (colour)
Print technology: Laser
Copier technology: Analogue
Paper size: Postcard to A4, labels, transparencies
Paper tray: 150 sheets
Feeder: Yes (35-sheet auto documentfeeder)
Duplex: Yes
Max. copy resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
Weight (approx.): 22.7 kg
For: Fast colour copy speed, Ethernet connection for networking capability
Against: Expensive toner, slow black and white printing speed
Price: From £275


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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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