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Selecting a multifunctional device (MFP). a printer. scanner. copier. fax machine

Before you buy a multifunctional device.
What you need to know about MFP settings

Multifunctional devices are becoming more and more popular with both small and home firms and large public and private companies.
Not surprisingly, an MFP can save a lot of desk space, reduce energy costs (power consumption), and increase productivity by efficiently connecting traditional office printing, faxing, scanning and copying devices into a single hardware and software datacenter.
MFPs (also known as all-in-one devices) are continually decreasing in price and improving in capabilities.

You really need a multifunctional device?
Multifunctional device (MFP). essentially a printer with added scanning, copying and fax transmission / reception capabilities. Typically, a printer manufacturer offers both a basic printer and an all-in-one device based on the same printing mechanism. Even if you do not have the regular need to send / receive faxes, scan or copy available in an MFP, the device gives you the flexibility and flexibility to take advantage of it when needed.
If your business does not need to scan / copy and fax, the “printer only” option is less expensive to buy and will be easier to use, since MFPs usually come with scanners, optional automatic document feeders, which at least increases the size and weight, with more sophisticated control panels and additional software for unnecessary faxing, scanning, etc.

Choosing the type of printer
If printing. the main and main purpose of a multifunctional device, then the main thing. so that your needs (tasks) are correctly matched to the capabilities of the printer. expensive models, usually designed for higher print speeds and heavier use.
To buy your first printer, it is important not to get confused by different types of printers, printing technologies, speed / workload (productivity) ranges, and running costs (at least the cost of a copy based on the price of consumables). This is important to understand before you buy a printer.
Fortunately, there is a wide selection of MFPs available that are built on both inkjet and laser printers. There are even MFPs that let you create superb color photo prints. At the same time, we must not forget that there are universal solutions and accordingly. devices do not exist (therefore, there is a huge variety of them). If, you need to print a lot of black and white documents. then inkjet technology is excluded, as unreliable and expensive (in comparison with laser) and extremely slow. After all, if you leave your printer for a few weeks on vacation or a business trip, and you will be forced to buy a new print head costing half of a new printer. At the same time, despite the numerous shortcomings of inkjet printing, printers continue to be produced since modern laser devices will not allow you to print a photo of the same quality as a professional inkjet printer. Also. with color documents. only a color laser printer can allow you to print several hundred pages and more during the day in a group of several people, while the cost of a copy is several times cheaper than an inkjet one.

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Do you need a fax?
Some modern multifunctional devices (MFPs) no longer include fax modems and are no longer needed by companies that no longer fax to customers or suppliers for workflow technology. Sending faxes is still handy for sending / receiving documents that require signatures, but running your own fax requires the necessary settings and parameters with a real phone line. A regular telephone line can be integrated with fax and telephones, in which case sending / receiving faxes is not a problem. Sometimes a separate telephone line is required for faxing.
If you would like to be able to send / receive faxes and you do not want the hassle and expense of your own fax, there are several online services that allow you to send and receive faxes via email, internet or smartphone.

Most MFPs have scanners with low to medium resolution (up to 600 dpi, dots per inch), allowing you to scan a sheet. If you need to scan with high resolution (for example, photographs or other similar media, slides, negatives), then you will need either a separate standalone professional scanner or a specialized MFP that is designed to work with photographs. it is always a device based on inkjet technology, which in turn will entail numerous disadvantages of inkjet printing in exchange for a high-quality photo. When you need to scan two-sided multi-page documents. Your choice will lie from productive laser MFPs for workgroups to the purchase of a professional document scanner, which not only allows you to quickly enter hundreds of multi-page documents, but also to automatically process the entered information in accordance with the program procedures you have specified.

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Automatic Document Feeders (ADF)
The scan / copy function in multifunctional devices is realized in two ways. flatbed (one sheet, on one side), it is also called “manual” and automatic with the help of a special device that allows you to process multi-page documents, possibly from both sides.
If you plan to fax, scan, or copy large, multi-page documents, make sure the MFP you choose has an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) with sufficient sheet feed. Typically, less expensive MFPs have an ADF capacity of 20-30 sheets, while more expensive models for group work can load 50 sheets or more. Separately, to scan two-sided documents, the ADF must also be reversible (sometimes called RADF).

Automatic duplex (2-sided print / scan / copy / fax)
If you regularly need to scan, send faxes and, most importantly, print double-sided documents, you need an automatic duplex. a device that will automatically turn the page inside your MFP. If your MFP does not have automatic duplexing, but you need to print on both sides of the page, then you can print one side, then take the printed page (or several), put them correctly in the paper input tray and print the reverse (reverse) pages. This is tedious and unfortunately prone to errors, mainly due to the need to remember the correct position of the sheets in the back side of the print tray, which is why it is considered automatic duplex. a very desirable feature, especially now, given that it is not an expensive choice that was not available before.

When it comes to connecting a multifunction device (MFP), there are more options. all the better. In addition to the standard USB connection, if you want to connect the MFP to a local network, you will need a built-in port (Ethernet controller) or Wi-Fi wireless capability (for printing from mobile devices).
Most MFPs that have Wi-Fi connectivity support industry standard wireless protocols such as Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, or NFC (the latter allows you to identify and connect any NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet to the MFP automatically).
Read more about the possibilities of mobile printing. Features of mobile printing

Office MFPs

Print, copy and scan with one device

MFP WorkCentre 3335

The Xerox WorkCentre 3335 Laser MFP combines the functions of a printer, scanner, fax and copier. High print speed. 33 pages per

  • Functionality: Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
  • Print speed, mono, A4 (up to ppm): 33
  • Maximum load (pages / month): 50,000
  • Maximum resolution, dots per inch: 1200 x 1200
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printer, scanner, copier, color

MFP VersaLink B615

The Xerox Versalink® B615 MFP prints 63 pages per minute simplex or 56 duplex.

  • Functionality: Print, Copy, Scan, Fax (standard on X and XL configurations)
  • Print speed, mono, A4 (up to ppm): 63
  • Maximum load (pages / month): 275,000
  • Maximum resolution, dots per inch: 1200 x 1200

Advantages of Xerox A3 and A4 laser multifunction printers

Key benefits of modern Xerox MFPs include rich professional print settings, instant connectivity to mobile devices and the cloud, high productivity, low cost per page and simple gadget-like operation.

VersaLink B605 MFP

The Xerox VersaLink® B605 office MFP is designed to optimize business resources. This model supports printing from both

  • Functionality: Print, Copy, Scan, Fax (standard on X and XL configurations)
  • Print speed, mono, A4 (up to ppm): 55
  • Maximum load (pages / month): 250,000
  • Maximum resolution, dots per inch: 1200 x 1200

Office MFPs

A3 color MFP with easy-to-use touch screen and intuitive operation

Printer, Scanner, Copier, Fax, A3 format
Automatic two-sided printing in A3 format
Epson PrecisionCore Next Generation Printhead
Maximum paper load up to 500 sheets
10.9 cm LCD touch screen

Printer-scanner-copier-fax with Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity

Printer, Scanner, Copier, Fax
Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
Consumables set for 4,500 b / w and 7,500 color prints
Ability to send and receive faxes
Borderless printing

Printers and MFPs for small and medium print volumes

The high speed of printing, scanning, copying and faxing will help you to solve any tasks for working with documents in the shortest possible time. Networking and wireless Wi-Fi will provide easy and convenient access to devices for all employees in the organization. The use of a stationary printhead and high-capacity cartridges provide a low cost per page. And automatic 2-sided printing helps you save paper.

Monochrome Printer-Scan-Copier with Record Low Cost of Printing and Wi-Fi Connection

High-speed MFP
Format: A4
Record low cost of printing
1 color (black)
Up to 11,000 prints with Starter Ink Kit
Wi-Fi wireless printing

A3 color document printer with automatic two-sided printing

A3 printer
Automatic two-sided printing in A3 format
Maximum paper load up to 500 sheets

World record low cost monochrome inkjet printer with pigment inks

a printer
Format: A4
Record low cost of printing
1 color (black)
Up to 11,000 prints with Starter Ink Kit
Pigment ink

Printer-Scanner-Copier-Fax with Auto Duplex and Black Pigment Ink