Author: The Document Logic Team

Our Top 4 Printers Under £1000

Comparing printers and multifunction devices to work out which one is right for your needs can be a difficult task. And it’s only more complex when you have a budget you need to stick to – narrowing down your choices can be a bit of an overwhelming challenge.

The great news is that there’s a fantastic range of high performance, affordable options out there. Below, we’ve selected four of our best value picks. All models are priced at under £1000, and with two of our featured printers coming in under the £500 mark, there really is something for everyone.

Xerox WorkCentre 3315 Multifunction Printer

Compact, high performance, outstanding value.

Compact and capable, this machine will meet the demands of many a micro or small office. Add to that low initial cost and low running costs, and you have a highly affordable and appealing A4 monochrome laser printer that’s ideal for cost-conscious customers.

The small footprint of this model allows for easy integration into any workspace. But don’t be fooled – just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s lacking in features. In fact, it delivers quite a mighty list: it prints, scans, copies, faxes and direct emails and hosts a variety of powerful productivity tools to heighten the efficiency of your office. It can even also print using PostScript if this is an important requirement for your office. Having all these features wrapped up in one compact device is a great advantage – by cutting out the need for multiple machines, it not only saves you valuable office space, but it also helps you to conserve energy and reduce supplies costs.

This is truly a printer that’s been built with value in mind. It’s a highly economical option: duplex printing comes as standard to save on paper consumption, and high capacity ink cartridges keep you printing for longer. And perhaps most amazingly, is that there’s no compromise on quality. Text is printed quickly and to a good standard, as are graphics and photos, and scans are fast and sharply focused.

If you need yet more encouragement, independent reviews of the WorkCentre 3315 have been very positive. The high performance multifunction printer has received a “Highly Rated” ranking from PCMag, an editor rating of “Excellent”, and has also been awarded “Best Business Buy” by Expert Reviews.

Like the sound of the 3315 but want more in terms of print volume and duplex scanning? Check out the 3325 for added functionality.

Key Specifications:

•Print speed: up to 31ppm
•Standard functions: copy, email, fax, print, scan.
•Duty cycle: up to 50,000 images per month
•Max print resolution: 600 x 600dpi
•Two-sided output: standard
•Wifi connectivity: in-built

Prices for this model start from £233.00

Xerox VersaLink C500 Colour Printer

Feature-rich, superior print quality, super fast printing.

Designed especially for fast-paced work teams, the VersaLink C500 is an excellent standalone colour laser-class printer. Loaded with features and time-saving technologies designed to speed up the sharing of information and reduce inefficient workflows, this machine is ideal for medium-sized offices and workgroups who print thousands of pages each month. Should you need to print more than its current capacity, there are huge expansion options available that should cater for your needs.

This is a standout printer in the LED category for a number of reasons – quality, speed and running costs in particular.

LED printers are regarded by some to produce documents of a lesser quality than their laser printer counterparts, but this model cannot be faulted. Completely reengineered for superior reliability, the VersaLink C500 features a new hardware design with fewer moving parts, and a more advanced Hi-Q LED print head. It delivers sharp text and fine line detail, plus exceptional colour vibrancy, winning praise from PCMag for its high print quality: text is “crisp, clear and highly legible”, graphics are ‘near impeccable’ and photos are “good-looking”.

It also manages to produce this quality at speed. PCMag called this “one of the fastest LED printers out there”, and highlighted its better than average running costs when compared to other printers in the same category.

Another advantage to this model is that it’s ConnectKey-enabled. But what does this mean? Put simply, Xerox ConnectKey technology enhances connectivity and expands functionality to get you working faster, better and smarter. All ConnectKey printers feature a number of core elements that work together to achieve these aims: a tablet-like touchscreen interface for an immediately intuitive user experience; mobile- and cloud-ready for instant connectivity; comprehensive, multilevel document and data security protection to guard against emerging threats and to help with compliance; managed print services that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of device and resource management; and customised apps that help users to optimise workflows and extend capabilities.

The VersaLink C500 is filled with features and advantages, delivering high performance productivity at a fantastic price.

Key Specifications:

•Print speed: up to 43ppm
•Standard functions: copy, email, fax, print, scan.
•Duty cycle: up to 120,000 images per month
•Max print resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi
•Two-sided output: C500/N NA, C500/DN is standard
•Wifi connectivity: optional

Prices for this model start at £364

Xerox VersaLink C405 Colour Multifunction Printer

Heightened productivity, stunning print quality, extensive security.

Looking for a printer that’ll take care of all the basics as well as boosting productivity and improving workflow? Boasting a huge range of features, the VersaLink C405 is an advanced machine that rightfully earned a spot in PCMag’s ‘Best All-in-One Printers of 2018’ and ‘Best Laser Printers of 2018’

First and foremost, the print quality is excellent, especially for the class. Text is highly legible, graphics are near impeccable and photos are bright and detailed – this is certainly a printer that will produce material of a standard high enough to impress prospective clients. Print speed is also of a good rate.

On top of the standard print, scan, copy and fax functionality, the VersaLink C405 also features a variety of additional features, including single-pass, auto-duplexing automatic document feeder for unassisted two-sided scanning; high-yield toner cartridges; paper input expandability; and mobile print capabilities.

Like the VersaLink C500, the VersaLink C405 is ConnectKey enabled, meaning it’s loaded with next generation features and instant cloud and mobile connectivity to revolutionise productivity.

One of the most notable features is the highly configurable 5 inch colour touchscreen display, where users can do everything from actioning simple print and copy jobs from USB or the cloud to using a variety of apps. Each user can curate their own collection of useful apps to make actioning various jobs a breeze.

The ConnectKey mobile print features brilliantly bring the machine – and your office – in line with modern working habits, with NFC facilitating connection with smartphones and tablet with a single tap.

The extensive security features are also vitally important for any modern office. While highly attractive for the safety-conscious, these features may prove even more enticing across the board with the heightening awareness of document security in the light of GDPR. The VersaLink C405  includes 265-bit encryption, access control, user authentication, audit log, automatic self-signed cert creation, and domain and IP address filtering as well as Xerox’s Secure Print, which allows for function access to be restricted by user or department, security certificates, and NFC smart card authentication.

While this machine is ideally suited to medium-sized offices and workgroups with low to moderate print and copy volumes, it could quite possibly accommodate a larger office thanks to the variety of available upgrades on offer.

Key Specifications:

•Print speed: 35ppm
•Standard functions: print, scan, copy, fax
•Duty cycle: up to 80,000 pages per month
•Max print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
•Two-sided output: C405/N – NA, C405/DN – standard.
•Wifi connectivity: optional

Prices start at £590

Xerox VersaLink B600 Printer

Configurable, connected, highly capable.

This black and white printer is far from basic. It’s a highly configurable, cloud-connected workplace assistant that delivered capabilities competitors simply can’t – and all at a seriously competitive price.

Setup is simple, and the intuitive touchscreen allows for fuss-free operation. The redesigned, advanced LED print head produces prints of excellent quality. Print speed is super fast at an impressive 55ppm. Its compact size, long-term reliability and additional multiple feeding and finishing options make it a great fit for just about any workflow need.

Inbuilt ConnectKey technology means it’s packed with a multitude of features designed to optimise the efficiency of your office. And this expanded functionality truly makes a difference, too. From walkup customisation to single-touch job setup, you’ll find that actioning jobs is far faster and easier. Comprehensive cloud and mobile connectivity give employees the ability to work from wherever they wish. Extensive security features ensure documents and data are fully protected and compliant and guards against threats.

Sharp, customisable and intuitive, this powerful B600 printer is certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for a speedy monochrome machine.

Key Specifications:

•Print speed: up to 55ppm
•Standard functions: cloud, print.
•Duty cycle: up to 250,000 pages per month
•Max print resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
•Two-sided output: standard
•Wifi connectivity: optional

Prices start at £728

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Choosing the right printer or MFD is an important task. If you have any questions about which model is right for you or would like to know more about Xerox technology and solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’ll be happy to help you.