A photocopier is an electronic machine that makes copies of images and documents.

Photocopiers were once single-function devices. Now, enterprise-grade photocopiers are usually networked and perform multiple functions. They are available in desktop or free-standing models. For home and small business use, photocopying is often bundled with scanning, printing and faxing capabilities in a multifunction peripheral (MFP) device.

Most photocopiers use xerography, a duplication technology based on electrostatic charges. The technology was developed by Xerox. For many years, photocopying was known informally as “xeroxing.”

Here are some of the top brands in the world of office copiers.
  • Canon.
  • Ricoh.
  • Konica Minolta.
  • Xerox.
  • Toshiba.
  • Sharp.
  • Kyocera.
  • HP.