Why you should upgrade to a MFP
Multifunction Printers, or MFPs, combine the capabilities of up to four devices — printer, copier, scanner, fax — into one piece of equipment. They range from desktop-sized models with prices in the hundreds of dollars all the way up to workgroup-sized machines best described as copiers that print, instead of the other way around. Along with the prospect of gaining multiple equipment functionality at a far smaller cost than the combined price of many devices an MFP replaces, the capabilities a multifunction printer provides includes other benefits as well. If you’re considering an MFP for your business, examine these advantages against your equipment needs to see if your office would benefit from such an acquisition.
If you measure the combined footprint of a printer, fax machine, copier and scanner, you’ll quickly see one of an MFP’s greatest advantages: reclaiming desk space from the devices it replaces. Especially if you can network your MFP to share its features with your employees, you can eliminate the need to find space for more than one set of peripherals.
MFPs include functionality that your current equipment may not offer. For example, if you’ve never had an office scanner before acquiring those capabilities in an MFP, you may find the new features expand the ease with which you can create presentations, document your customers’ purchases or prepare estimates that show the problems a client hires you to solve.
With multiple feature sets combined in one piece of technology, you no longer need to acquire and apply updates for numerous devices, including their driver files and their operational software. Reducing your maintenance and upkeep routine can help you allocate time to increasing income such as sales calls or customer management that otherwise would go toward downloading updates, patching firmware or verifying the compatibility of several devices with new applications and operating systems.
MFP’s use one set of consumable supplies for all their output options. Because the same ink tanks or toner cartridges provide printed, copied and faxed pages, you no longer need to stock up on consumables for different brands and models of technology. You also reduce the amount of disposable or recyclable material left over from the supplies and their packaging, helping you minimize your carbon footprint. Additionally, one MFP uses less electricity than the host of devices it replaces.
Possibly the biggest benefit of utilizing your Multifunction Copier – the savings! Multifunction Copiers have been proven to be more cost efficient than operating numerous desktop printers and copiers. The toner yields are typically much higher, the life span of the machines is longer.