Today, many businesses are investing in Multifunctional printers. Multifunctional printers, also known as MFPs, have the functionality of multiple devices in one machine. Check out our blog post, How Does a Multifunctional Printer Work, if you’d like to learn about the many features of MFPs and why MFPs have been increasing in popularity.
Are you interested in investing in an MFP for your business? At American Lazer, we have been serving businesses in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1993. Let us partner with you as you make this important investment in your business! Call (866) 922-9003 or click here to get in touch with us.
Many people want to understand the difference between an MFP and a Printer before making a decision. We’ll discuss what makes these machines different from one another and why an MFPs is the best printer for business use.
The Differences between an MFP and a Printer
Using an MFP, businesses can seamlessly digitize their paper documents and then digitally deliver them to where they belong for storage. For businesses looking to move away from paper filing and make the internet a permanent part of document storage and workflow, using an MFP is a must. A traditional printer does not allow for digitization, and necessitates the use of several machines to digitize documents.
Most multifunctional printers do the job of a printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine. Though MFPs are slightly larger than traditional printers, they take up less space than a printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine combined. Many businesses are choosing MFPs because they can have several useful machines combined into one and save space in the process. Companies find this space- saving aspect helpful whether they are looking to downsize their offices, obtain a machine for a remote employee, or simply use their office space more efficiently.
Initial & Recurring Costs
With an MFP, you can expect to spend more on the initial cost of the machine than you would if you were buying a traditional printer. The price per printed page of MFPs is lower than that of traditional printers, however, which will save you money in the long-run. Plus, with an MFP, you only have to maintain one machine instead of having the cost of maintaining a printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine separately. It is therefore important to consider the long-term savings that an MFP can provide your business when comparing an MFP and a traditional printer.
When an office invests in an MFP, employees only need to learn how to use one machine for their office needs, rather than several separate machines. With a traditional printer, however, employees need to learn to use a printer, copier, scanner, and more to complete their tasks. The convenience of an MFP will decrease the time that employees need to take to learn and decrease the amount of machines that they need to learn to use. MFPs are also convenient because they can be tucked in one area of the office. As mentioned before, this will save space. It will also save employees the hassle of having to navigate to different areas of the office to use a traditional printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine.
Are You Considering Investing in an MFP for Your Massachusetts or New Hampshire Business?
Our team at American Lazer would be happy to further explain the differences between MFPs and traditional printers, and why and MFP is the best printer for business use. Call (866) 922-9003 or click here to contact us!