Multifunction printers, also known as all-in-one printers, can print
characters and graphic images and can also copy and scan documents.
Most models include USB ports and/or parallel interfaces for connection to
a computer; higher-end models may also include network interfaces.
Some all-in-one devices feature memory card slots, LCD graphic displays,
and duplex printing, and can send and receive fax documents as well.
All-in-ones are larger than regular printers and fax machines, but they
usually require less space than several single-function devices.
A multifunction printer uses its scanning device for digital scanning,
outgoing fax, and copying functions; it uses its printing device for
digital printing, incoming fax, and copying functions. The ability
to use each device for multiple purposes obviates the need for multiple
scanning and printing devices, each with their own space requirements.
Multifunction printers generally use either color inkjet, black and white
laser, or color laser printing technologies. Most of these devices
feature printer and scanner resolutions of at least 600x600 dpi (dots per
inch), with higher resolution printing on photo quality paper. Most
all-in-one machines can scan and print letter size documents; some
mid-range models include legal size scanning, copying, and printing
capabilities. If you need to print and scan larger documents, be
sure to buy a multifunction printer with an adjustable paper tray and a
large, flatbed scanner surface, or consider purchasing separate printer,
scanner, and copier devices.
Designed primarily for small office and home office use, these popular
devices typically range in price from about $100 to $500, although higher
speed, heavy-duty models can be priced as high as $2,000. This web
site, MultifunctionPrinters.us, features convenient online access to
selected printer manufacturer websites where you can find up-to-date
specifications and photos about their multifunction printers, all-in-one
devices, and accessories.
Multifunction Printer Manufacturers
- HP Multifunction Printers and All-In-One Printers
This computer peripherals manufacturer offers
multifunction printers and all-in-one machines.
- Lexmark All-in-Ones
This computer hardware manufacturer offers All-In-One
products for home and office.
- Brother MFCs
Offers a broad selection of multifunction centers using a
variety of print technologies, design styles, and features.
- Epson All-in-Ones
Product catalog features all-in-ones, ink cartridges,
supplies & accessories, and paper & media.
- Canon Consumer Products – Printers & Multifunction
Offers a wide range of color inkjet, black and white laser,
and color laser multifunction printers.
- Canon Commercial Products – Multifunction Printers/Copiers
Manufactures a commercial line of copier-based and
printer-based multifunction products.
- Xerox Multifunction Printers
Browse and compare the full range of Xerox multifunction printers,
including color, black and white, and fax-capable all-in-one machines as
well as high performance multifunction office machines.
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