Buy Second Hand Multifunction Printers
Nowadays there are so many types of printers available in the shops with different functions. Here at Faircado we try to simplify the buying process of multifunction printers for our customers. First of all, let’s see what are multifunction printers:
What is a multifunction printer?
A multifunction printer or MFP is a device that merges the functionality of a printer, copier, scanner and/or fax into one machine. They are a common choice for budget-minded businesses that want to consolidate assets, reduce costs and improve workflow. They have been referred to as photocopiers, copiers, xerox machines and a host of other names.
But today, multifunction printers do so much more than copying and printing documents. A true up to date MFP also scans, emails, faxes, and can even browse the internet and print straight from the display panel, similar to a computer. And most of them also include finishing options such as stapling, folding, booklet making, and hole punching.
Multifunction printers can save your company’s money in a few ways.
Advantages of a multifunction printers:
Energy Efficiency: Their energy efficiency not only helps the environment but also reduces your monthly payment of electricity bill.
Office Space Efficiency: While they may be slightly larger than standard printers, they still have a much smaller footprint than a separate printer, scanner, copier and fax machine on an office desk. Also, multifunction printers can replace the need for multiple printers in the office, the overall maintenance needed will be reduced, this lowers the annual service costs.
Workplace Efficiency: Multifunction printers make it easier to digitize documents, which save you money spent on future print jobs. And buying a separate printer, scanner, copier and fax would be significantly more expensive for a workplace.
What are second-hand and refurbished multifunction printers?
The majority of our refurbished printers are ones which come back from existing customers’ when they upgrade their multifunction printers to new devices. A logistics team completes a withdrawal form for each machine that is removed and the machines will then either be approved for refurbishment or being sent to be recycled, depending on the age and condition of the machine.
Why buy second-hand multifunction printers?
Buying a refurbished machine will do more than just saving you money. Buying a second-hand reconditioned multifunction printer will cut the harmful emissions that would be created during the manufacturing process of producing a new machine. It will also save a machine from ending up in landfill.
Moreover, refurbished multifunction printers might be the perfect choice for those who care about the environment. Making new technology needs more chemicals from the urban mines. By choosing refurbished products, the need for making new ones is reduced, and less amount of e-waste and toxins enter the natural cycle. A refurbished printer is the ideal way to acquire a printer with the features you need, at an affordable price if you don’t necessarily need the equipment to be brand new.
When a machine has been refurbished to a high standard, the print quality will not be affected.
Where to buy second-hand multifunction printers?
Buying from a reputable reseller is always important; so, make sure to buy from a reputable reseller. Faircado offers a wide range of refurbished multifunction printers as part of its printers. All of our refurbished printers for sale go through a highly rigorous inspection criteria, prior to being purchased. All of our machines are thoroughly examined, and any old or faltering parts are replaced with 100% operative parts in order for them to pass our quality report tests.
Faircado provides a full range of used machines of all makes and models, and this includes machines that are less than two years old.
What should be aware of before buying multifunction printers?
When you make decision to shop for a multifunction printer, there are some points to consider:
- Can it scan over a network or only through a USB connection?
- Does it have a flatbed scanner for books and photos?
- Can it scan transparencies and slides?
- What size transparencies?
- Can it function as a stand-alone copier or does it have to connect to a computer?
- Do you have to print a document or can you fax it directly from a computer?
- Does it require you to install a fax utility or driver?
- Does the device scan to your in-house email or through your internet service provider?
- Does the direct email feature work with your specific Internet service provider?
Automatic Document Feeder:
- Does it have an ADF for copying, scanning, and faxing?
- Can the ADF scan legal-size pages?
- Can it scan double-sided documents?
To make an informed decision about which multifunction printer is right for you, it's better to think about these topics:
- Know your requirements
- Know the total cost of ownership and cost/value benefits
- Know how easy it is to connect to an existing network.
- Know how easy it is to use
- Know it's multitasking abilities
- Know its bi-directional communication capabilities
- Know the available device management, remote intelligence and support
- Know what software are available