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Features of a Business Photocopier

A business photocopier differs from a home photocopier of the combination printers, including a photocopier that is often employed in the home office.

Apart from the physical size and footprint of a business photocopier, it has many more features and capabilities than it's more modest home based brother. These copier machines are designed and manufactured to be more sturdy and robust and to handle commercial volumes of printing. A business photocopier may be employed in very high volume corporate applications or in medium to lower volumes in smaller businesses and such businesses that specialize in lower volume higher quality or diverse copying. Very high volume printing by necessity also requires fast copying machines that would normally be needed where many pages of a document, but also many copies of the same document are required. Clearly this would also call for a collating feature where the total document with its relevant pages are not only copied but also sorted and collated in sequence, ready for binding. These machines would typically also have a separate counter, to allow for billing to the appropriate department. The machine would also be equipped with an identity device to enable the tracing of the use of the machine by authorised personnel. These machines could also be supplied with features such as double sided copying, as pure black and white copiers or indeed colour capabilities. Such a business photocopier would normally be rented and payment calculated on the number of copies delivered per month. A service contract will be included.

Smaller machines intended to handle lesser volumes to be used by smaller businesses or offices, could have the same or less features depending on the requirements of the user. Often less sophisticated in application; such a business photocopier would typically have a smaller footprint and could be used as single lower volume machine or act as a departmental copier with several spread over the organisation. It is always advisable to know exactly what the intended - and future- use of the machine will be to be able to decide on models and any additional features to be added to the basic model.