A friend asked me if is better to get a photocopier or a multifunction printer, and I have no idea :doh:
The main usage will be to make photocopies, but I think that having a device that can be connected to a PC can give more flexibility. The scanner can be used separately if needed, and the printer itself can be used for other purposes other than being used only as photocopier.
However, I have a couple of doubts about what is the best solution.
First of all, a multifunction printer must be connected to a computer or it can work also as standalone for photocopies? If a photocopy needs to start the PC first, then it is not practical.
The other very important question is about costs. Even if the multifunction has a nice price, I'm worried about costs. Toner for laser printers are not cheap, but I actually have no idea how much cost a toner for a photocopier.
I asked him also how many copies he needs to do, just to have an idea if is better (for a multifunction) to get inkjet or laser, and he said that he will make copies in the range of 500-1000 papers/month.
Anyone can give me some suggestion?
Thanks in advance