How can printers help with multi-tasking?

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Multifunction printers have numerous advantages in providing efficient multitasking solutions for your business. See what these printers can do for you and your business.


In this day and age multitasking plays an important part in each person’s daily routine, whether it is at home, or in a workplace, more and more people find themselves having to perform numerous jobs simultaneously. For offices, in order to facilitate the workload and improve your business’ productivity, it is important to acquire the tools that will help you deliver efficient work results.

There are many types of equipment to help you achieve these goals including desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, copiers, scanners and fax machines. All these devices will undoubtedly equip you with the essential functions needed to perform office tasks, such as copying, scanning, printing, word processing etc. However, wouldn’t it be better if all these functions were integrated in one device?

The need for copying, faxing, scanning and printing at the same time can be met by purchasing a multifunction printer. A multifunction printer, also referred to as MFP, is an all-in-one device that integrates functions of copying, faxing, printing and scanning in one machine. More and more budget-minded businesses nowadays opt for all-in-one printers to reduce their printing costs.

Beyond this obvious advantage, multifunction printers, in particular colour laser MFPs offer high speed printing, lower cost per page and printing on both sides of the paper (duplex printing), which makes them an attractive acquisition for businesses of all sizes. Furthermore, these printers are easy to maintain and to set up. If you do some research, you will most certainly find an all-in-one printer that sets up quickly and for which maintenance is easier than taking care of each of its component parts. If you share a multifunction printer on the network, you are also sharing all of its features without the need for any additional configurations. This, in turn, makes multifunction printers ideal for offices where there are many computers connected with each other.

With many printer brands out there on the market, which one should you go for? Among the things to look for in an MFP are printing speeds and monthly duty cycle capacity. HP for example offers a range of high volume printers with multifunctional capabilities and duty cycles of up to 12000 pages per month (ppm), making them ideally suited for carrying out large printing jobs. These all-in-one printers have earned their reputation by delivering high speed printing while at the same time maintaining professional quality of the printed documents. It is no coincidence their printers are found at the top of the list of best printers, according to TechRadar no office is complete without a printer, a copier, a scanner and a fax. Opting for a multifunction printer can solve a seemingly unsolvable challenge many are faced with in a workplace – multitasking.

Not only do all-in-one printers improve workflow and increase productivity, but these machines are also valuable tools as they don’t need that much office space and they will save your business money on the printing costs. Therefore it is wise to spend some time and effort doing research for a suitable model. In the end, choosing the right multifunction printer will be worth it.


TheTechShow SubmissionSubmitted: November 7th 2012

Kevin Thompson


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