It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint exactly what the difference between a photocopier and a multifunctional device is.
With so many models available it is important to know how the machines differ though in order to be able to make the right decision about which product to use.
A standalone copier is a photocopier that is not networked to anything else. This means that you cannot send a document to be printed at the machine, rather you have to walk up to it to be able to use it. Standalone copiers are often used by companies who need to make a large number of copies of documents each day.
A networked copier on the other hand can perform additional functions to photocopying. Usually users are able to print from the machine as well as scan documents. They are generally designed to carry out high volume photocopying and production and as such may have features like sorting trays as well as binding or stapling capabilities.
Multifunction devices are designed for everyday use and are a good piece of equipment for the whole office to use. They can fulfil a wide range of functions such as printing, photocopying, scanning to print, scanning to pdf and faxing. They can also usually print double-sided, helping companies to save money on paper costs as well as be more environmentally friendly.
XBM provide specialist office and production print equipment to businesses throughout the north of England in Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester . We work with companies to find the best print solution for them and during the last 30 years have built up a reputation for delivering cost-effective packages to our clients. For more information about the services we provide, please get in touch with us on 0113 2533342.
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