Copier Comparison – Which is the Best For Your Money?


copier comparisonWhen customers are out there doing a copier comparison of different brands, there certainly are a number to choose from, and most major brands make a pretty solid machine.

When doing a copier comparison by price it’s important to know there there are certain brands out there that charge a higher price point just for the name. Brands like Xerox, Canon, and others you’d normally associate with copiers will command a higher price.

We ask you not to get stuck on the big brands when doing a copier comparison. That’s because one of the best kept secrets in the office equipment world is the quality of Sharp Electronics’ copiers.


You have to admit, Sharp is not a name you’d normally associate with copiers. When you think of Sharp you think of TVs, computer monitors, perhaps even its appliances.

To the surprise of many customers who walk through our doors for copier comparison shopping, they find that Sharp makes a full line of multifunctional units for business. They’re at least as good, if not better, than machines made by more well-known brands — and you can get them for less!

You pay significantly less for MFPs made by Sharp because it is not a company that’s seen as an industry leader in the copier world. That’s a good thing for customers because Sharp offers may premium features that you’d typically only find on much more expensive machines.

Copier Comparison: Consider the Value of Sharp Electronics

When doing a copier comparison, consider the amount of features you get on a Sharp machine for their price points.

For example, one thing that Sharp includes as standard on all of their machines is the ability to erase your hard drive at end of  the lease period. It’s very easy to erase the hard drive, typically involving no more than the push of a button.

One of the most popular models of Sharp multifunctional units we sell in the MX-M264N — we sell by far more of these than any other Sharp machine.

The MX-M264N is an inexpensive 26 page-per-minute black and white multifunctional machine built for commercial use. One thing that makes this machine especially popular is that it offers a standard feature that most other brands only offer as a premium option.

A feature that’s standard on the MX-M264N is the ability to offset sort, without a sorter. The machine does everything that a finisher/sorter does these days, except staple.  

Again, most brands make you pay extra for this feature, but Sharp offers it standard on its most popular machine. This feature is especially important if you intend to do multiple copies of multipage originals.

Other benefits of the MX-M26N4 include:

  • 100 sheet reversing automatic document feeder
  • 26-ppm MFP with 1200 dpi x 600 dpi (enhanced) output
  • Large touch-screen Color LCD Display
  • Optional 500-sheet compact inner finisher
  • Standard 2 x 500 sheet cassettes and 100 sheet bypass tray
  • Standard Network Color Scanning
  • Standard PCL-6 printing language

This should be enough information to get you started on your search. For a full copier comparison of all of our models please visit our showroom any time.

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