MultiFunctional Printers (MFPs)

MFPs come in different configurations to handle a variety of document related tasks:

Copying

Black and white (monochrome) and colour copying are offered. Some companies prefer a single device to handle both colour and black and white but enable colour copying only when the correct password is entered at the device’s control panel.

Printing

Black and white (monochrome) and colour printing are offered. Some companies prefer a single device to handle both colour and black and white but enable colour printing only when the correct password is entered at the software driver level. Other methods exist to pursue a strategy of lowering document expense.

Scanning

The ability to scan and email a PDF document has become very widespread. Current devices and their advanced workflows makes this process faster and easier. Scanning can be combined with specialized software to operate a document management system to take your office a few steps closer to being paperless.

Faxing

Advanced faxing functions leverage the computer network in several ways. You can forward incoming faxes to one or more emails for action and for archival. Outbound faxes can be sent from any PC on your network without printing a paper copy.

Additional Options

MFPs often have available options that are musts for some environments: stapling, folding, three-hole punching and booklet-making. In addition to being capable workhorses, MFPs have attractive costs of operation when compared to “single function” printers, let alone inkjet printers.

Making the right equipment choice will directly affect your users’ experience. Combine this fact with how common it is for advanced MFP to last between 4-7 years, you can appreciate how a less than suitable equipment choice can have far-reaching consequences. Not all MFP brands are created equal.

Consider the following when choosing a MultiFunctional Printer (MFP) for your environment:

  • Is the user interface easy to understand?
  • Are the most frequently used functions a single click away?
  • what options will I need and are they included?
  • how reliable is this product? Does it have a proven track record?
  • Is it friendly? ie. can I access options easily myself?
  • how long will I wait for the first page to come out?
  • what security features does it offer?
  • what is the budget for purchase or lease?
  • what is the total cost of ownership?

By working with you to determine the answers to the questions above Modesco can suggest appropriate printing solutions from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Samsung, OKI Data and others based on your specific needs.

Guaranteeing uptime is part of the quality offering of a Managed Print Service. High levels of reliability are an important element to satisfy high uptime expectations.

To learn how Modesco can help you get the most out of your business printing devices, contact us today.