Multi-Function Printer (MFP)
An office machine which incorporates several functions in one unit. The most common are print, scan to file and/or email, copy, and fax.
MFP’s are the most cost effective and efficient devices for hard-copy print.
A printer connected to a wired or wireless network. It may be Ethernet enabled and be cabled to an Ethernet switch, or it may connect to a Wi-Fi (wireless) network, or both. A network printer can be used by multiple people on the same network whether or not they are geographically located near the printer.
Print to a network printer is less expensive than a local printer but not as cost-effective or efficient as a MFP.
A type of personal printer that is connected directly to a single desktop computer or laptop, a local printer typically can only be accessed by the user of the computer to which it is attached. The local printer is typically connected to the computer with a cable.
Local printers are inexpensive to acquire but costly to use and maintain.