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What is a typical price range for a multifunction printer?

Multifunction printer priceMultifunction printers (MFPs) typically include printing, copying, scanning, email and fax capabilities in one machine and can offer a practical and cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes.

In the UK, multifunction printer prices can start at under £100 for a basic MFP for small businesses, rising to £2,000-4,000 (and upwards) for the best multifunction printers, capable of large print volumes and state-of-the-art document management. However, there are many very capable multifunction printers for small businesses in the £300-£600 price bracket which will meet a lot of printing needs. Leasing options start from around £30 a month and will rise depending on the machine specifications and whether consumables and service are included.

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It’s possible to compare multifunction printer prices by keeping in mind the most common objective discriminating factors in performance, like:

-  The size of the printer,

-  Paper capacity,

-  Colour or black-and-white only printing,

Printing speeds (under or over 30 pages per minute),

Printing technology (laser should be more expensive),

-  Connectivity (several wireless connections, wired network, local USB only...),

User-friendly controls,

-  Multitasking abilities,

Dual-way communication abilities,

-  Software bundle,

-  Network security protocols,

Total cost of ownership, including maintenance and consumables.

The following table list the average prices of  office multifunction printers of different types:

Type of printer/copier

Best for

Price

Small black-and-white inkjet multifunction printer with USB connection

Home/office, sole traders

Under £80

Small black-and-white inkjet multifunction printer with Wifi connection

Small companies

£100-200

Small colour multifunction printer with Wifi connection

Home/office, sole traders

£150-£300

Multifunction printer (laser)

(printing speed up to 40 ppm)

Small businesses

£200-£800

Entry-level free-standing laser photocopier

(speed up to 40 ppm, A3 printing)

Small businesses with more than 1,000 copies per month

£800-£2,000

Colour free-standing photocopier

(printing speed up to 50 ppm)

Design and publishing professionals

£2,500-£5,000

Production photocopiers

(printing speed up to 100 ppm)

SMEs with heavy printing volumes (over 5,000 copies per month)

£5,000-£12,000

To make a comprehensive comparison of multifunction printer prices, we recommend you to ask for quotes in MFPs to several suppliers. You can do just that on Companeo.co.uk by filling our form. You will then received quotes from the best UK suppliers!

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