Copier Conundrum: Standalone or MFP?

Submitted by Tech Support on Tue, 11/10/2020 - 14:51
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Let's face it: just about every company needs to make copies. The only real question is how you're going to make those copies. Is it best to have a standalone machine, or should you invest in a multifunction printer that scans, prints, faxes, , and copies? Worry no more--we're here to help you find out!

A Big Choice

Some companies might think that choosing a copy machine isn't that big a deal. After all, there are security threats and complicated workflows and busy teams to worry about--is the copier that important? Well, the truth is that choosing the perfect copy machine--whether that's a standalone device or an MFP--is a pretty big job. The wrong device can waste time, money, and energy in your office, while the right device can boost efficiency, improve security, and make communication easier than ever. The difference, of course, lies in identifying a machine that will fit perfectly with your unique company. But how can you do that? With so many options, features, and functions on the market, is it even possible to know you're making a perfect choice? Luckily, it is. Here's everything you need to know about standalone copiers vs. MFPs so that you're ready to make this big choice when the time comes.


Standalone copiers are your traditional copy machines, but they don't just copy. They also offer: competitive speed and power; advanced functionality that can handle multiple paper sizes and types; finishing options like stapling, binding, and hole-punching; and network connectivity.


Multifunction printers copy, scan, print, and fax. They can help you: save money by maintaining and repairing only one device (rather than multiple standalone machines), Save time by completing entire jobs without leaving the MFP, limit the learning curve associated with multiple devices, and improve efficiency and communication throughout your workplace.

So, which device is right for you? For more information or for help choosing that perfect copier, contact us today!