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Who are we?

Alternative are a market leading, nationwide independent digital document solutions provider.

Why Choose Alternative?


A committed authorised Canon dealer since 1992. With expert knowledge of the entire Canon portfolio of print & document solutions. Offer expertise & levels of service far above multi-franchised operations operating in the UK.


Alternative has continually demonstrated its professionalism by being independently assessed and accredited throughout its history. Recently awarded Canon’s European MPS Partner status in 2013.


When it comes to Print & Document Management Services, Alternative offers a true end-to-end solution. Standalone printers through to high volume devices. So for comprehensive advice on all your needs, give us a call.


We provide our customers with award winning software solutions to provide measurable benefits. These include the uniFLOW product suite.

uniFLOW (3rd time winner in 2013) See the report in our SOLUTIONS section.


As a leading force in print and document management Alternative offer services far beyond the sales and service of print related hardware. We now specialise in helping companies improve their document security and streamline document processes. Call us now to find out more.


Alternative has organically grown, mainly through high customer retention rates and subsequent customer recommendations. This has led to double-digit growth in each of the last 2 years since the economic crash of 2008/09.


We are strong believers that companies should operate ethically and play a proactive part in key areas that concern us all. We therefore take our environmental policies very seriously and look to embrace the growing recycling and waste management standards even before they are enshrined in law.


Given our long trading history and 2500+ installed machine base you can rightly assume that we have experience with all types of businesses. Therefore you are unlikely to be facing print or document challenges we have not successfully tackled before. Why not give us a call and we can provide you a reference site should you wish to test our credentials.

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What do our Customers say about us?

  • Alternative are approachable and informed at all levels from account management, implementation and training through to their excellent after sales support. They continue to fulfil the criteria and more, in fact I would go so far as to say they help to give us a competitive advantage.
  • Having a company on board who understand our requirements and reacts in a proactive manner is a vital reason behind our choice in using Alternative.
  • Alternative have always supplied us with very competitively priced equipment backed up by top class maintenance and account management.
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