Multifunction Printer — Features and Installation Explained!

Everyone knows the trouble of printing a stack of documents and using another device to photocopy or scan them. Not only does this method waste time, but it is also unproductive and inefficient. Technology is supposed to make otherwise time-consuming tasks more effortless—and luckily, multifunction printers do just that. 

An MFP or multifunction printer is a nifty piece of equipment that incorporates various features all in one device. It can print, copy, scan, and even fax documents to help save time. MFPs offer multiple advantages, such as energy efficiency, space efficiency, and cost-efficiency. On top of that, it streamlines business operations, allowing users to finish a job in one go. 

What are the features of a multifunction printer? Check out the short guide below: 

1. Print

As the name suggests, the primary function of MFPs is to print documents. The most powerful printers have fast printing speeds and can handle printing in high resolutions. They can handle various media types and sizes, including envelopes, labels, bond paper, and colored paper. 

Each printer also comes with a duty cycle, or the maximum number of pages printed per month. Heavy-duty MFPs have high duty cycles of up to 150,000. 

2. Scan

Document scanning is essential in the workplace. Most (if not all) MFPs can scan through a USB connection, while some have advanced features that allow them to scan over a network. A multifunction printer can also have a flatbed scanner for books and photos, and some can scan transparencies and slides. 

3. Copy

Many MFPs can function as a stand-alone copier reducing the time it takes for users to connect them to a computer. High-quality printers are equipped with business-centric features that can copy more than 50 pages in a minute, even while using other functions.  

4. Fax

Multifunctional printers are capable of faxing documents with a few limitations. Some devices may require you to install a fax driver or utility before using the feature, while others allow direct faxing from your computer. 

5. Other features

On top of the basic MFP features, functions may vary per brand. For example, leading manufacturers may offer printers with wireless capabilities to enhance productivity even further. Meanwhile, some come with touchscreen displays that make printing much more convenient and seamless. 

About the Author: 

CompSource Inc. was founded in 1991 primarily focused on national and international solution selling. 

We started as a local shop in downtown Cleveland and quickly started selling our own brand of computers through national magazine ad campaigns. In the early 90’s, CompSource launched our website selling the top products from some of the most popular manufacturers worldwide. 

We now carry over 700,000 name brand computer hardware, software, and consumer electronic products and guarantee same day shipping on all in stock orders placed by 4:00 pm EST! 

Our knowledgeable staff can assist in the solution because locally we breathe solutions! CompSource is a Brother authorized service center. We repair computers, notebooks, printers, tablets, and phones. Our technicians work with power and networking for data centers and larger corporation installs. CompSource is vested in implementing high-end home theater systems, smart homes, alarm systems, video surveillance, audio distribution, conference rooms and sound masking systems. 

Our people set us apart. You can be confident that you will be taken care of by the most qualified representatives in the industry. Once you place an order, you will be assigned a representative that will be your designated contact to assist you with future orders and any other issues that you may experience. We guarantee you will get quick assistance and answers to any and all questions you may have. 

We are in business to make your purchase as pleasant as possible. CompSource takes great pride in our product knowledge and customer service. 

Since 1991, our motto is and always will be “Service is Still Everything”. 

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