In past one year, we witnessed several developments in multi-function-printers. We came across major developments which changed the industry. What were those developments and how they impacted the industry? Let’s find out…
New technology enables the manufacturers to produce multi-function printers available at reasonable price packed with a slew of features. We are looking for new developments in technology in the coming year.
Compact: small in size, big in features
If you remember, earlier MFPs were used to be large in size and low in terms of features. In the earlier days, the first time MFP hit the market having only a few basic features including Print, Scan, and Copy. It was big in size and offering only USB connectivity with only one PC or laptop.
Now gone are those days. Now you can buy an MFP which is compact in size and offering more than basic features. Newly design MFPs don’t only support various sizes of papers but also, you can print or scan multiple pages in one go
Screen: operate without attaching PC or laptop
You can easily buy MFP with LCD screen that allows you to perform various tasks even without adding PC or Laptop. Apart from the usual USB port, new devices come with an additional USB port. You can add USB drive directly to print from USB or scan and store directly to the USB drive.
Perform various tasks from network connected devices
Once you connect your MFP with your network, you can perform various tasks using your network connectivity. Anyone connected to the network can print or scan directly. This is nothing new! Yes, it has been there for a quite long time, but now even with affordable devices, you could find this feature. Moreover, wireless (Wi-Fi & NFC) connectivity allows you to perform all the tasks wirelessly from anywhere in the world (when connected to the internet).
Cartridges: more intelligent and efficient
New technology has helped to enhance cartridges tech to deliver enhanced performance. New HP Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence use up to 53 percent less energy, take up to 40 percent less space and wake up, print and duplex in a fraction of the time. It delivers up to 33 percent more professional-quality prints, peak printing performance; and provide protection against counterfeits with innovative anti-fraud technology.
Ink-tank technology: forget about forking out cartridges
You may have changed cartridges several times, but with new ink tank technology, no need to change the cartridges frequently. Epson’s new MFPs come with a refillable ink tank. Epson’s new EcoTank printers can last for two years without running out of ink – based on a household printing 200 pages a month.
Here are Six Top Multi-functional printers devices for Small and medium businesses
Canon Pixma E410
Price: INR 4495/
A compact and lightweight all-in-one printer comes with affordable ink cartridges for high-quality printing.
hp Deskjet ink Advantage 4535
Price: INR 7400/
HP DeskJet all-in-one allows you to do more without spending a lot. Print from your smartphone or tablet with the convenience of your personal room or office space.
hp Laserjet pro MFp M126nw
Price: INR 12791/-
Set up anywhere with built-in wireless printing allows you to print from virtually anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, and PC.
Price: INR 7995
The economical all-in-one offers low-cost printing of up to 400 pages with the high-capacity ink cartridges. It also comes with integrated auto document feeder and wireless printing features.
Price: INR 12,799/
The L365 multi-function ink tank printer delivers remarkable speeds of up to 9.2ipm, making high volumeprinting an efficient process. It also features integrated wireless connectivity, allowing you to print easily from your mobile devices over a wireless network.
Price: INR 24,999
The low-cost duplex all-in-one printer comes with ink tank system. It also has fax and duplex functionalities as well as a suite of connectivity features, achieving cost-effective speed and quality.