Multifunction systems excel at printing documents of varying sizes. Multifunction devices are also scalable - the volume that can be printed on these systems can be scaled to your need. The greatest benefits of multifunction systems are lower cost and greater productivity over most laser printers. What's more, these systems also have time-saving finishing options not generally available in ink-jet or laser printers such as stapling, booklet making and three-hole punching.
Lower operating costs
Most of multifunction systems feature significantly lower operating costs as compared to most ink-jet and laser printers. Often the cartridge-based system of a laser printer will include proprietary technology that creates a greater cost for replacing toner and parts. Higher-end multifunction devices utilize independent toner cartridges and highly durable replacement parts that can substantially reduce the total cost of operation.
High performance output
Business operates today at a much faster pace than ever before. As a result, requiring your employees to wait for the output of any document can significantly hamper your office's productivity. Multifunction devices are designed to be scalable to include greater speeds and quality for both color and black & white output thus increasing your operational efficiency.
Unique finishing features
Most ink-jet and laser printers lack production level finishing options. This lack of production capability necessitates offline finishing which can decrease overall operational efficiency. Multifunction devices allow for the addition of production quality finishers that can offer such finishing options as offset stacking, multi-position stapling, booklet making, online bindery options and three-hold punching.
Multifunction systems versus printers
As with anything, there is the right tool for the job. Laser printers are ideally suited for small printing applications and low volume. Choosing a multifunction system over a printer requires the understanding of when it is the right tool. For very small print volumes over a long period of time, the higher toner and maintenance costs of a laser printer may be the right choice. More often than not, however, the low toner and maintenance costs of a multifunction system will provide a greater value for mid to high end printing applications. Because a multifunction system offers copying, printing scanning and faxing it can provide a greater value to your employees than a simple inkjet or laser printer.
What about color printing?
Today's world now works in color. Users that create content on their color monitors expect to print it out in color, which is driving an increased demand for color printing. Fortunately, there are new technologies that print color documents more cost-effectively and allow you to control color usage.
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