Can’t Decide Between a Copier or MFP? Here’s What You Need to Know.

When it comes to your office equipment, choosing the right device can have a positive effect on every aspect of your business. If you’re at a crossroads deciding between a new copier vs. a multifunction printer, be sure to make an informed decision based on the needs of your company and your budget, and learn the facts about each, as outlined below:


Multifunction Printers (MFPs)

Multifunction printers perform a variety of traditional office tasks with the push of a button including printing, scanning, copying and faxing. There are a number of advantages to choosing an MFP over a copier, including:


  • Smaller footprint. Although they can perform the duties of several machines, they take up a lot less space than a copier.
  • Multitasking capabilities. MFPs can perform the duties of several different machines such as printing, copying, scanning and faxing.
  • Cost savings. Overall cost of operation and purchase is significantly lower than buying three or four different machines.


Multifunction printers are suited for offices of any size.



This workhorse has been a staple in offices around the country for decades, but the copier of today is a far cry from older versions. Though they require a much larger, dedicated space than their counterparts, many models have the same functionality as an MFP, but are faster and more feature rich. Benefits of choosing a copier over an MFP include:


  • Function. Stapling, collating and three hole punching increase the functionality of the copier.
  • Versatility. They can handle a wide variety of paper sizes and types.
  • Speed. Increased speed, with advanced models reaching up to 90 pages per minute, or more.


Copiers are ideal for large offices or workgroups where speed matters and dedicated space is available.


For additional information, or assistance with choosing the right print equipment for your office, give us a call today!


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