A Multifunctional Printer (MFP) is a piece of office equipment that performs multiple document functions, including copying, printing, scanning, and, sometimes, faxing.
Multifunctional printers have become an essential part of the modern workplace, allowing businesses to work more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. In reality, MFP’s aren’t just four machines rolled into one; they’re database management systems, emailing softwares, mobile print shops, cost control tools, and so much more. The technology and capabilities that MFPs possess are beyond what most companies can imagine, allowing for more streamlined processes and workflows than ever.
Are Multifunctional Printers Worth the Investment?
Okay, MFPs are nice because they are all the pieces of office equipment we use on a regular basis wrapped into one. But is it worth it?
Great question! To address that, we like to touch on the 5 “savings” of multifunctional printers:
1. Cost Saving:
The most important element is the cost savings. Whether you’re paying for your equipment out of pocket or leasing, you costs are going to be significantly less when you’re paying for, managing and servicing only one piece of equipment over many. That’s less paper, less ink and toner, and less parts you have to purchase.
2. Space Saving
One machine, one spot on your desk or floor that collects dust and more “room” to think! Not only will you love the feeling of decluttering, but your janitorial staff will thank you.
3. Environmental Saving
One machine uses less power, paper, and parts (i.e. toner, parts), leaving you with a small carbon footprint and a bigger sense of pride that you’re doing your part!
4. Time Saving
Imagine only having to connect with one machine, in one place to do everything you need for you business. Print from you tablet or phone, scan documents to your Google Drive account, and upload images to your companies document management system. You really can do it all from one, small machine.
5. Sanity Saving
Okay, you have a desktop printer, company copier and a scanner. Your printer breaks down, and you have it serviced. The next week the printer crashes, and the cycle continues. One machine, means one piece of equipment to care for and more confidence knowing your work won’t be interrupted.
Do you have more questions about MFPs? Feel free to reach out, and our equipment experts would be happy to answer your questions.