The single footprint copier is often a good fit in an environment where space is an issue. The single footprint design allows for easy walk up copying, making them good choices for environment where copying documents is the primary function of the system. Additionally, the software package is often pre-installed which makes it easier to get everything up and running.
Perhaps the most noticeable advantage of purchasing a separate scanner and printer is the price difference. By purchasing the units separately, you can save on the cost of the single footprint stand, and the computer that is packaged with the single footprint units. Multiple footprint copiers are also often a good fit for environments where separate scanning, printing, and copying jobs need to be processed, especially where multiple users will be using the equipment. By separating the scanner and the printer, you can allow people to access different functions at the same time. Another advantage is that you can choose the scanner and printer that is most appropriate to your application, as well as the optimal software package to manage your requirements.
LED copiers are for companies that require speed and have volume. LED devices are more expensive and they also require more local maintenance, but the cost of supplies is much less. So, if you have volume, either plotting or copying, then an LED device can make financial sense for your company. LED devices range from 4 “D” size per minute to 22 “D” size per minute and usually have an integrated scanner as part of the system. Like with inkjet copiers, the interface can make the difference in how the system works for your environment. If a copier is what the main function is then and integrated copier is the best fit. If your main functions are plotting and scan to file with some copying, then a solution consisting of a standalone scanner and plotter may be a better fit.
There are not many analog copiers manufactured anymore due to the shift to digital, they are an obsolete product. Technology has come a long way in this arena. Inkjet MFP systems have taken over this niche market. See our link below for our selection of inkjet copiers.