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Choosing a Samsung photocopier: a few facts and figures

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Samsung is a South-Korean company founded in 1938, and is the biggest chaebol (business conglomerate) of the country. It is involved in shipbuilding, construction, insurance and of course electronics, among many other domains. Samsung photocopiers are present in companies all around the world, as well as in private homes. A wide range of products is available, covering most copying and printing needs for businesses of any size.

Samsung photocopiers: black and white models

In a lot of cases, companies only need to copy or print internal-use documents, or texts. Therefore, a black and white unit is amply sufficient and more cost-effective. Statistics show that colour copies represent a price per page which can be as much as seven times the cost of a “mono” copy.

Multi-function printers

Samsung photocopiers are actually multi-function printers (MFPs) which can print, copy, scan and even send faxes depending on the model. For example, the Xpress M2885FW is a 4-in-1 MFP which can copy or print 29 pages per minute and has a 250-sheet paper tray. It is perfect for small businesses, yet it can produce 12,000 pages a month, enough even for large offices. The M2885FW is also fully networkable, and can print from a connected device such as a smartphone. It uses toner, and costs only around £200.

Solutions for businesses

The SCX 8240 range of Samsung photocopiers represents the high end of the brand’s products. For instance, the 8240 NA/XAA boasts a dual-core 1 GHz processor and is therefore twice faster and more productive. It is capable of outstanding output, and can be equipped with multiple features, such as a 3,250-sheet booklet finisher, different-size paper trays and of course complete and versatile connectivity, including Wi-Fi. At £2,000, or more with options, it is suitable for companies processing large volumes of copy and print.

 Samsung photocopier

Copying and printing in colour

As it was said earlier, most companies don’t really have the need for a colour copier. However, for specific jobs such as printing flyers or brochures, or for other marketing material, Samsung photocopiers are the perfect solution.

A few products

The Xpress M2020W is the colour equivalent of entry-level black and white MFPs. It copies and prints colour documents at a 19 ppm speed, high-resolution capabilities and it is also equipped with a scanner and fax machine. It only costs around £250, which makes it perfect for sole traders or small business owners who don’t want to invest too much in their colour printers. Likewise, high-tech colour units can process large volumes, and as they are frequently equipped with a whole range of finishing tools, they are totally suitable for copy professionals with stringent quality requirements. Prices are of course in keeping with these units’ capabilities, with some models reaching well above £3,000.

Inkjet or laser?

All Samsung photocopiers, including colour models, use laser technology and toner ink. This means their price is slightly higher than with inkjet MFPs, but it should be noted that toner is cheaper than ink cartridges. Therefore, on the long run, a laser unit will be more cost-effective. As a consequence, laser photocopiers are recommended for businesses which produce large quantities of print, as a black toner cartridge has a 9,000-page yield for basic models to an impressive 300,000 for the high-level modules.