Small businesses have a lot to consider when it comes to making investments in business operations and office equipment, including budget and space. A multifunction printer, or MFP, however, is a device that is worth investing in to improve efficiency and productivity in the long run.
Small businesses generally have a small to moderate sized office and do not have much space to spare. A multifunction printer is an all-in-one that can copy, print, fax and scan. This means, instead of having to squeeze in a printer, a copier, a scanner and maybe a fax machine around your office, you need only to find space for one machine. Multifunction printers also come in different sizes, including compact ones that can fit your desk perfectly.
Although a multifunction printer may be more expensive upfront, it is really more cost effective than purchasing a separate printer, copier and scanner. It is also a smarter buy especially for businesses that only need to scan, copy or fax occasionally. Not to mention that the long-term running costs are lower – you only need to buy supplies such as ink or toner and paper for one instead of multiple devices.
The more devices you have, the more electricity is consumed. Even standby power costs can add up and contribute up to 10 percent of your energy bills. By having just one multifunction printer, you can dramatically cut down on the amount of energy used in your office. This not only leads to lower bills and cost savings, but also reduce your company’s energy footprint.
With multifunction printers, all your devices are in one place. This saves employees from making multiple trips, making work processes more smooth and efficient. A multifunction printer also allows you to operate functions together in a way that you would not have been able to with stand-alone devices. For example, you can easily go from scan to print, copy and fax with a push of a button.
On a practical front, it is easier to service or fix one device compared to maintaining several separate machines. For example, instead of having to call up different services and set up several visits to fix your scanner and printer and copier, you only need to get one licensed technician once to service your multifunction printer.
At Inks and Toners, we offer a wide range of multifunction printers from top and trusted brands including HP, Canon, Brothers and Epson. Whether you need an entry level compact black and white multifunction printer, or one that is catered to heavier workload, we have you covered.
If you need help to find a model that best suits your requirement and budget, feel free to contact our team at 1300 855 112 or via Live Chat on our website.