Is 'copy machine' actually used in American English then. I'm English and I have never heard it
What do English men say?
Americans usually call it the copier or sometimes refer to it as xerox (a brand name of copiers).
I've heard "xerox" used most often. It's kinda' like "bandaid."
And occasionally papercopier
Never heard that one
English women say "photocopier".
I (from USA) only say copier or Xerox machine. Never copy machine.
In my experience "copy machine" is not unusual in the U.S.
Not all printers have scanners, and not all scanners are printers
I'm guessing then that scanner is something quite different?
A scanner makes a digital copy. A photocopier makes a paper copy. They both use some of the same technology though.
To me, scanner is anything that scans. A copy machine has a scanner inside it.
Some printers use the same scanner to make photocopies.