Also known as an all-in-one printer, a multifunction printer is a device that consolidates the functionality of a printer, photocopier, scanner and / or fax machine into one multifunctional device. Multifunction printers are an integral part of any modern day office or working environment.
There is a huge range of multifunction printers available from Midshire with prices ranging from a few hundred pounds through to over £17,000. Each device is different, with a variety of speeds functions and features, so it can be quite confusing when initially looking for a new multifunction printer for your business. Before you start looking at specific brands and models, it’s important to have a good idea of what your office needs from your multifunction printer, that way you can pick the best MFP for your business.
A few good questions to ask:
• What features do you want?
• Do you need it to print on A3 paper or will A4 suffice?
• Do you need colour, or just black and white?
• Do you need the addition of a fax?
• How much paper do you go through per month?
• How much are you spending on ink each month?
• Does your current printer print fast enough or would you like a faster device?
• Would you like your device to be able to staple or hole-punch?
You also have the option to increase the ability of your device further, by adding a selection of finishing options. It might just be the requirement of an additional paper tray to handle long print runs, or it could be more complex finishing options, such as, stapling or booklet making.
Lease your Multifunction Printer
Multifunction printers can be purchased outright or financed via a lease. Most companies choose to get their new printer via a lease, typically for three to five years. A lease is a very popular and well-established, tax efficient way of financing printing equipment. When leasing a printer from Midshire, you avoid the up-front costs of purchasing your device, instead spreading the costs over the duration of the lease period. Leasing gives customers more flexibility to upgrade equipment, taking advantage of new features and technology as it enters he marketplace. Midshire links leased and purchased photocopiers with a Managed Print Service contract, so you know that the printer will be maintained throughout the lease period.
Managed Print Service for Multifunction Printers
Managed Print Service contracts are available to all Midshire customers. A Managed Print Service is a comprehensive service that provides companies with complete peace of mind where their printers and photocopiers are concerned. You simply pay a set amount for the number of colour and black and white prints produced during a set period, and Midshire provides:
• Comprehensive training
• Preventative maintenance
• Free toner recycling
• Targeted 4-hour response on emergency calls
• Toner cartridges
• Automatic meter readings
Not sure your company can afford a new multifunction printer? Why not look at our extensive range of refurbished multifunction printers? These are ideal for new business start-ups or companies with a limited budget. You will be able to get a refurbished printer; with the specification you require far cheaper than a brand new device. Additionally, all our refurbished printers can be placed on our Managed Print Service, so you can be certain you will receive the same level of service as a brand new multifunction printer.