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Printers photocopiers and Fax Machines – A complete guide

Are you considering buying or leasing a printer, photocopier or a fax machine but are not sure where to start?


Although most of the copiers, printers and fax machines have similar standard features, they all serve different purposes and modern products have unique features. Comparing these machines against what you need can help you decide what equipment will keep your business running smoothly. Here is what you need to know about printers, copiers and fax machines.

1. Multifunction printers

A multifunction printer or MFP features a printer, copier, scanner, and sometimes a fax machine, all in one machine. MFPs can be connected to a computer by the wired or wireless connection but can also be operated directly from their own control panel like standalone copiers. Multifunction printers have much better specifications than standard printers and allow you to print in different sizes, colour or mono (black and white) and from different devices.

2. Large format printers

Large format printers are designed to print large items such as banners, posters, trade show graphics, technical and CAD drawings and large quality complex colour images. Models available by Epson are ideal for use in design studios and many industries such as photography, construction, and advertising industries.

3. Dot-matrix printers

Dot-matrix printers produce characters and illustrations by striking pins against an ink ribbon to print closely spaced dots. They have the ability to print quickly even on multi-part documents such as shipping paperwork and invoices, something laser and ink-jet printers cannot do.

4. Production printers

Heavy duty or production printers are designed for printing more complex print items such as manuals and booklets at a very high speed. Production printers appeal to companies that want their printed materials ready to go once printed.

5. 3D Printers

3D printers create three-dimensional solid objects from a digital code from an additive that is set in layers until the object is created. Commercial markets use 3D printers to rapidly produce prototypes before mass production of the actual product.

6. Photocopiers

Copiers can quickly scan text or an image from a piece of paper and reproduce it on a sheet of blank paper. Stand-alone versions of copiers are available, but for smaller businesses, investing in one of the many all-in-one machines available, which also operate as printers, maybe a better option.

7. Fax machines

Fax machines offer a quick way of sending documents to people without the need for email and separate printing. Fax machines can be an option, especially when sending sensitive material such as signed legal papers.

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