A _*multifunction printer*_ (all in one multifunction printer) is a printer that has various features in one, usually a printer, scanner, photocopier, fax and email. This eliminates the need for five separate machines, and therefore has huge space-saving benefits. They are available in colour or monochrome (mono) and are generally used in homes or a small business setting.
Benefits of Multifunction Printers
Multifunction printers have many advantages, including the points mentioned above. In addition to this, they eliminate the need for various different power points, which saves plug space and means a saving on electricity costs. They also work out cheaper when compared to the option of buying all devices separately. Some of them can be used as wireless devices which is very convenient for small businesses.
Disadvantages Of Multifunction Printers
A multifunction printer does not have the same quality for every separate function as a separate device with one function (for example the photo printing quality of a photo printer is higher than that of a multifunction printer). This means that they are not suitable for large businesses, who require more efficiency and quality. This especially applies with doing more than task at once (for example to print, fax and scan simultaneously), which having separate devices allows for, but a multi-function printer does not.
In addition to this, if there is a problem in the multifunction printer, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly which feature has the problem. This problem could eventually cause the entire multifunction printer not to work properly.
Choosing A Multifunction Printer
There are various brands and series of multifunction printers available, at various prices, including the Canon multifunction printer, Lexmark multifunction printer and Samsung multifunction printer. The price of the multifunction printer will depend on the number of features available and the brand. Canon multifunction printers are one of the top and most trusted brands. Most brands offer the option of a laser multifunction printer, which uses a color or monochrome toner instead of an ink cartridge. Click on the link to read more about “the toner cartridge”:https://www.cartridge.co.za/articles/41-the-toner-cartridge and “buying a laser printer”:https://www.cartridge.co.za/articles/42-buying-a-laser-printer.
Before making a purchase, it is very important to read a review and ratings on different multifunction printers, compare the different brands and models and browse shops for the best prices. This is to ensure that you are getting the features you need, and won’t have too many or too few, and therefore get value for your money. In addition to this, make sure the multifunction printer is compatible with your computer.
Maintaining your Multifunction Printer
Once you have made your decision on what type of multifunction printer to purchase, turn to Cartridge for the perfect solution in purchasing cartridges for your new multifunction printer. We have every type of cartridge available to buy, including inkjet, remanufactured, generic and toner cartridges. Cartridge is a leading cartridge supplier in South Africa, and can supply you with a variety of brands, including Epson, Canon, HP and Brother, at good prices. Do a “cartridge search”:https://www.cartridge.co.za/cartridges to search for the right cartridge for your _*multifunction printer*_.