Leading business printers to match your business demands
Discover our range of high quality office printers for different printing requirements.
Whether you are looking for a single function or multifunction printer (with additional copy/scan/fax functions) we have a range of different devices available.
We also offer inkjet printers, laser printers, and ink tank printers that are available in colour or black and white variants.
Match the printing requirements of a small business, medium-sized operation or large-scale enterprise with the perfect printer to streamline your office printing.
Featured Multifunction Office Printers
How to choose a business printer
To select the best office printer it's important to keep your business' printing demands top of mind, while also considering factors such as the cost of devices, maintenance, features, usability and more.
Device cost & maintenance
Consider the upfront or rental cost of new or refurbished devices, as well as cost of replacing ink and other essential components.
Factor in the printing quality (DPI) you require to ensure black & white documents, and colour documents are reproduced with accuracy.
Consider the document size supported by your office printer, and whether it meets the requirements of your print jobs.
You'll need to find a printer that meets your needs and factor in adequate desk or floor space. This may be more important for smaller office spaces.
For higher volume printing workflows, it can be important to consider print speed to ensure your printer can keep up with your productivity.
Consider the document workflows you manage on a daily basis, and whether your printer's features can adapt to match your demands.
Ease of use
Pick an office printer with intuitive functionality. Assess any physical functional keys and software solutions that can be integrated with your device.
Support & service
When purchasing an office printer, support and service are key to maintaining your device's longevity and maximising its efficiency.
Single function & multifunction printers
Why single-function printers?
Single function printers specialise in performing print-only functionality. They are compact and easy to use, and they execute a limited range of printing capabilities really well.
They are a great choice for users that might not require the extended range of features associated with multifunction printers.Explore types of single-function printers
Why multifunction printers?
Multifunction printers consolidate the functionalities associated with printing, copying, scanning, faxing emailing/sharing materials into a single machine.
Multifunction printers are great for businesses with printing requirements that perform a wide range of print management operations.Learn about multifunction printers
Types of office printers
Laser printers utilise electrostatic digital printing - a laser beam is passed over a negatively-charged drum to create a differentially-charged image. The drum collects electrically charged powdered ink and transfers this image to paper.
Laser printers are beneficial for high-speed, high-volume printing of mostly text documents. Printed pages do not smudge easily, have greater print resolution, and the running costs are lower than for inkjet printingShop Laser Printers
Inkjet printers reproduce digital images using droplets of ink which are propelled onto paper, plastic and other substrates using a printhead which is integrated with an ink cartridge.
Inkjet printers are best suited for photographic printing and reproducing detailed colour documents, however, they can also be used to print text documents. Inkjet printers are typically cheaper to buy than laser printers, but have higher running costs.Shop Inkjet Printers
Ink Tank Printers
Ink tank printers are types of inkjet printers which rely on ink reservoirs and separate printheads to reproduce documents onto types of substrates.
Ink tank printers provide improved cost per use than inkjet printers are used to print on a higher volume of materials before requiring their ink tanks to be refilled. They are ideal for higher use colour printing.Shop Ink Tank Printers
Purchase the best office printers from leading brands
United Copiers is the number one supplier of business printing solutions (in South Africa?*), supplying printers designed by leading global brands.
Canon, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Sharp, and Olivetti have established themselves as leaders in the printing industry that produce a wide variety of high-quality printing hardware and software for home and business use.
Explore a bit about the history of each company below, and use our helpful filters on our business printers shop page to select the types of printers produced by each brand.Shop All Office Printers
Canon has been producing printing hardware and software since 1919. Canon specialises in producing low, medium and high-end printers for home and office use.
Canon printing hardware and software are regarded as one of the best around the globe, providing exceptional performance and reliability, supported by dedicated service.Explore Canon Printers
Konica Minolta Printers
Konica Minolta formed as a result of a merger between imaging companies Konica and Minolta in early 2003.
It is a Japanese company with a multi-national reach that manufactures a wide range of imaging products and optical devices, including copiers, laser printers, multi-functional printers, systems for production printing and more.
Konica Minolta provides robust, quality hardware and software for printing, copying, scanning, saving, sharing and securing a wide range of documents.Explore Konica Minolta printers
Kyocera is a Japanese, multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer, founded in 1959.
Kyocera Document Solutions Corporation manufactures various types of printers for home and business use, which are purchased across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
Kyocera office printers are designed to improve productivity, efficiency, and agility, to serve all of your business needs.Explore Kyocera Printers
Olivetti S.p.A is an Italian manufacturer dating back to 1908. In 2003, Olivetti was absorbed into Telecom Italia Group and became its office equipment and systems subsidiary.
Olivetti is known for producing business products and electronic devices that are sold in 83 countries.
Olivetti printers are recognised for their performance with heavy workloads, being easy to maintain, and beneficial features suited for the modern office environment.Explore Olivetti Printers
Sharp Corporation was established in 1912 and designs and manufactures electronic products, with its first-ever copier heading to market in January 1972.
Sharp produces various types of copiers and printers that compete with leading printer manufacturers and their printing hardware is known for its reliability, ease of use and yields for toner, drums and developer.Explore Sharp Printers
Hewlett-Packard is a well-known global brand that was first established in 1939. In 2015, Hewlett-Packard split into HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with the former focusing on the development of personal computers, printers and related supplies.
HP printers are known for their print quality and speed, top-rated reliability, and more HP designs and supplies home office printers and business printers.Explore HP Printers
What is the price of an office printer?
To find out the price of the business printers we supply, explore our shop page for the price of our office printers, or use the enquiry option.
Purchase office printers upfront
Purchase a device upfront and in full to mitigate monthly payments associated with lease agreements. United Copier's quotes provide businesses with competitive and transparent business printer prices.
When purchasing a device outright, service level agreements are still available to ensure your hardware is maintained by a certified technical after-sales service provider.
Office printer rental
There are many advantages of office printer rentals including greater budget flexibility, cashflow conservation, better control over the cost of product and ownership and better upgrade and maintenance tracking.
With our in-house rental finance facility, businesses can select a rental period of up to 72 months at a fixed rate.
Remanufactured & Refurbished Office Printers
Purchasing from a trusted supplier allows you to get the best used printers in the market.
Remanufactured & refurbished printers are a reliable and budget-friendly option for a variety of businesses.
We carefully select machines based on specific criteria for remanufacturing or refurbishment and our quality control process ensure your device can match your demands.
Explore the difference between remanufactured and refurbished office printers, and contact us to get free expert advice today.
Remanufactured office printers
By remanufacturing office printers, we are able to renew these devices for their next commercial cycle, without relying on a full range of additional materials (such as plastics, lead, steel, microprocessors and various toxic chemicals) used to manufacture a new device.
We only select model ranges that are known for their reliability, performance and low monthly running costs. These devices undergo remanufacturing via a 72-point quality control process that is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified, before entering our supply chain.
You are able to reap the benefits of a robust, world-class device that meets your printing needs at a significantly lower cost - all while making a 'green' choice that greatly reduces global e-waste and the carbon footprint of the device.
Refurbished office printers
Refurbished printers offer customers the opportunity to save money, by purchasing or renting a thoroughly maintained pre-owned device.
Before reaching the supply chain, United Copiers' refurbished printers are subject to a 37-point quality control check and rigorous maintenance. When signing our service level agreement every device is also under a full swap-out warranty.
Plus, refurbished machines come with a 5-year warranty.
Speak to a sales consultant to find the perfect business printer for your business
Frequently asked questions about office printers
What is a single function printer?
A single-function printer is only designed to provide print functionality and differs from multifunction (all-in-one) printers. There are several types of single-function printers, including inkjet printers, ink tank printers, laser printers and more.
What is a multifunction printer?
A multifunction printer (MFP) consolidates functionality such as printing, copying, scanning, and faxing materials into one machine. Multifunction printers are often used by businesses that want to reduce the costs associated with purchasing separate machines to perform these different functions and improve their workflow. MFPs are often paired with document workflow software to improve productivity and manage the execution of various functions.
What are the best printers for small business?
Picking the best printer for a small business largely depends on the business' unique printing and copying demands, as well as the initial or monthly rental cost of a device, running costs and necessary maintenance. It may also depend on the size of the printer, which may be important to consider in small office spaces.
A reliable and cost-effective inkjet printer or laser printer may be ideal to meet the demands of a small business, and looking out for extra features such as Wi-Fi for wireless printing may be beneficial.
For small businesses requiring more extensive printing, scanning and copying functionalities, an entry-level multifunction printer can be used to fulfil a wider range of functions.
What is the best printer for large businesses?
Multi-function printers are often the best choice for large businesses as they provide an extended range of features to meet the printing, scanning, copying, securing and sharing of businesses that manage a higher volume of document workflows.
When picking a printer for a large business, aspects as initial upfront cost or the recurring monthly device rental fees need to be considered as well as aspects such as efficiency, print speed, maintenance costs (including ink, printheads and replacement parts), and any other additional features such as wireless print management.
What should I look for in a business printer?
When picking the right printer for your business, you can try to keep in mind a few key aspects to help you make your decision, including:
- Upfront device cost, or monthly rental cost.
- Print speed
- Energy efficiency
- Paper and ink capacity
- Supported document size(s)
- Print quality
- Required printing, scanning and copying functionalities.
- Operating costs associated with replacing ink, cartridges and printheads.
- Maintenance costs or service agreements for replacing and maintaining parts.
- Useful features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, or print management integrations.
- Ease of operation for performing tasks
What is the best colour printer for small businesses?
The best colour printers for small business use will generally be compact inkjet printers or ink tank printers, as thy are favoured for great reproduction of colour documents as opposed to laser printers.
The operating costs associated with inkjet and ink tank printers need to be carefully considered in a small business context, primarily the cost of replacing cartridges or purchasing ink refills.
What is the best printer for an online business?
Online businesses will typically have lower demands in terms of printing, copying and scanning of documents, and therefore require a few essential features to meet their needs. Depending on the documents being printed, a compact laser printer, inkjet or ink tank printer may suit the needs of most online businesses very well.
For online businesses that provide printing as their main service offering, such as print on-demand-style operations, a multifunction printer may be the best bet to accommodate a wider range of functions and perform mass printing tasks.
How much is a business printer?
The cost of a business printer largely depends on the type of printer a business requires, which will need to align with their needs when it comes to printing, copying, scanning and sharing documents within an organisation.
An office printer will incur an initial outright cost, or may be leased over a specified period, which is usually followed by costs for replacing ink or ink cartridges, printheads and replacing parts as part of routine or emergency maintenance. Refurbished printers are also a great option for those looking to buy a business printer with a more limited budget.
You can contact our team to discuss the costs of your custom printing solution and your business needs.