Is it MFP decision time? Here are our top tips.

Is it MFP decision time? Here are our top tips. - blog post image

Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) are often considered the heart of your office. Today, printing isn’t just about printing, it’s about digital capture, document retrieval and data sharing. The modern world means that there is a necessity to protect our data with security and ensure that documents are in the right place, at the right time. Choosing your next MFP is very much more than simply choosing a printer. Here’s what you need to think about.



Colour increases your readers’ attention spans and recollection by as much as 82%. Colour helps to emphasise facts and data and can help to strengthen any message. Colour should be an important consideration when it comes to choosing your MFP. Will your MFP support communications and sales? Will it share data and facts? Then you need colour!

Mobile Printing

Research has shown that over 35% of mobile phone and tablet users would like to print from their phone or tablet, but don’t know how to. How frustrating!

From emails to PowerPoint presentations to boarding passes, it’s crucial that this 35% of users are able to print on the hoof. Many SHARP MFPs make this very easy by supporting the most popular mobile printing techniques – all at no extra cost!

Easy-to-use functionality

It’s important that your staff are all able to use your MFP in all its glory. After all, what’s the point of having amazing functionality if no one ever uses it? SHARP MFPs are very easy to use. With intuitive touchscreens that have tablet-style navigation systems so that your team can make the most of them.

Get caught speeding

It is said that collectively, users can spend up to 50 hours per month waiting for a photocopier to warm up! And if often feels like that doesn’t it!SHARP MFPs warm-up in seconds and will cut this waiting time in half!

Stats based on warm-up time of 50-60 ppm with 2-4 yr old MFP running 15K pages per 21 days (average job size 3 pages).

Toner stock management

This doesn’t really sound like an issue does it? But when you have multiple types of printers, photocopiers or MFPs, then stock management takes time, space and cash flow. Select an MFP which uses one type of toner cartridge for each colour.


The number one issue for many businesses, particularly those in document-intensive markets/services. Find an MFP which comes with a standard security suite, encryption and one which also erases ALL data (personal and business) at the end of your lease.

If you are thinking about updating your MFP, or if your lease is coming to an end, contact our team today. We’ll discuss what your requirements are and find the best and most cost-effective MFP for you.

Call 0330 221 9131 or email



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