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Calculators for the Office

At Paperstone we sell a wide range of calculators for home and office use to suit a wide range of calculation needs. Whether you are looking for a simple desktop calculator in which to tap quick calculations, a scientific calculator for more involved mathematics, or a calculator with which you can print off business calculations, you should find it here.

Pocket calculators can perform basic arithmetic functions while scientific calculators can perform more advanced calculations involving trigonometric functions, complex numbers, power and root functions. Some calculators also have graph and chart capability.

A handheld calculator can cost as little as a couple of quid while some printing calculators cost in excess of £100.

Types of office calculator

  • office calculatorDesktop calculators to sit on your desk, often with a tilted display screen.
  • Handheld calculators, basic and inexpensive number crunchers that fit in the palm of your hand.
  • Scientific calculators for advanced calculations involving list-based statistics, logarithms, regression models, trigonometric functions, factorials, randomisation, statistical tests (correlation, etc.) and functions (standard deviation, mean, etc.), polynomial and simultaneous equations, calculus (integration, derivatives). Essential for maths and applied maths and science students.
  • Tax and margin calculators for basic financial costings. Plus currency exchange.
  • Printing calculators for hard copy numbers as you crunch. Ribbon, ink, ink roller and thermal printing.

We also stock printing calculator supplies including calculator ribbons, printing calculator tally rolls, calculator ink rollers and calculator power adapters.

Brands of calculator

We stock calculators by major manufacturers including Casio, Aurora, Canon, Ibico, Sharp, Hewlett-Packard and Citizen, as well as economy models by 5 Star.

What is a calculator?

Calculators are electronic devices that can perform mathematical tasks. The calculator has historical precursors in the abacus and slide rule. The first electronic calculator appeared in the early 1960s and pocket calculators became available in the 1970s. They became affordable to most in the 1980s and by the 1990s, calculators were being used by students in maths classes.