A copier is a useful office machine in the home office for telecommuters and people who are self-employed, or even for busy families. It saves time and improves productivity. There are many makes and models of copy machines suitable for home use. Comparison shop for the best price on the model of choice and between new, used and refurbished models to save money on the purchase price. Popular brands of small copiers are Brother, Canon and HP.
Brother DCP-9040CN Digital Color Copier
The Brother DCP-9040CN digital color copier is in the mid-range for price and features. It makes up to 17 copies per minute and prints and scans up to 21 pages per minute. This printer has network connectivity, a paper tray with up to 250-sheet capacity and a multi-purpose tray for special paper, plus an automatic document feeder for up to 35 pages and weighs 72.2 pounds.
Brother DCP-7040 Digital Copier
The Brother DCP-7040 digital copier is an economically-priced copier. It prints and copies up to 23 pages per minute with a print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi. It has a 35-page auto document feeder and a 250-sheet capacity paper tray for letter or legal size paper with a single-sheet manual bypass for other types and sizes of paper. The DCP-7040 can reduce and enlarge documents from 25 to 400 percent and scan pages into email or pdf files. It weighs 24.4 pounds.
Canon imageClass D480 Laser Fax/Copier/Printer/Scanner
The Canon imageClass D480 digital laser copier is in the lower range for price and features. This copier performs automatic 2-sided printing, copies up to 23 pages per minute and reduces and enlarges from 50 to 200 percent. imageClass D480 has PC connectivity, a paper capacity of up to 250 sheets and is a small machine that weighs 28 pounds.
Canon imageClass MF6540 Monochrome Laser Copier
The Canon imageClass MF6540 Monochrome Laser Copier is a mid-priced copy machine. It warms up in 8 seconds and makes 24 copies per minute. It performs auto collating, 2-sided copying, color scanning and auto document feeding. The feeder tray holds up to 50 pages and the primary paper tray holds 500 sheets. It copies with a resolution of up to 1200 x 600 and scans with a resolution up to 9600, weighs 52 pounds and is Energy Star®-certified.
HP Fax 3180 Color Fax/Copier
The HP Fax 3180 color fax/copier is an economically-priced machine. This plain paper fax/copier prints 14 to 20 pages per minute and uses ink jet technology. It holds 100 sheets of letter or legal size paper, and reduces and enlarges 25 to 400 percent. HP Fax3180 weighs less than 10 pounds, prints up to 1200 x 1200 dpi and has a memory capacity of 300 pages.