Laser or Multifunction Printer? What's the Difference?


Does your office need a multifunction printer or a single-function laser printer? Not sure of the differences? Let's take a look at the similarities and how each device can meet critical needs for your workgroups.

The Laser Printer

A laser printer performs hassle-free basic printing functions quickly and reliably. Options abound, and there's a laser printer with the speed and volume requirements to meet every need.

  • Wireless connectivity allows users to print from virtually any location.
  • Mobile printing solutions make it easy to print with confidence from Android or iOS devices.
  • Print sharp black and white text and color documents at speeds that keep your projects moving forward.
  • Some compact designs fit easily on a desktop.

The Multifunction Printer

A multifunction printer, also called a multifunction copier or multifunction system, performs the same printing function as a single-function laser printer, but that's where the similarities end. In addition to printing, a multifunction printer adds copying, scanning, and faxing to its impressive line-up of features. The benefits are substantial, and can completely transform the way your company handles information.

  • Wireless connectivity enables printing from almost location.
  • Mobile printing solutions allow remote workers to print securely via tablet or smartphone.
  • The scanning feature can capture, convert, store, and distribute digital documents to email, fax, document management systems and other platforms.
  • Intuitive touchscreen displays let users navigate through a variety of features without IT assistance.
  • Fast speeds and high-capacity paper trays accommodate the most demanding print requirements.
  • Optional finishing capabilities let users staple, fold, hole-punch or make booklets with ease.
  • Secure print functions and authentications reduce print-related security concerns.
  • Duplex printing and other features reduce paper and toner waste.

To find out how to transform your office with the right printer, get in touch with us at The Office Technology Group today.