· A multifunction printer (sometimes abbreviated to MFP) is a compact all-in-one machine that incorporates a photocopier, scanner and fax machine as well as a printer into a single free-standing or even tabletop device. These are space and energy saving machines that cater for all your printing needs in one place. In addition, multifunction printers save on servicing costs and consumables such as toner and ink whilst being more economical than purchasing separate stand-alone units. The standard resolution of 600x600 dpi will be good enough for most printing, unless you require photo quality. If you need high-resolution scanning, check the scanner resolution of the model carefully. Scanner resolutions for multifunction printers are often low.
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