Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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The Phaser 6180MFP/D is part of Xerox's line of solid-ink printers, which means it doesn't use ink cartridges or toner. Rather, it prints with melted crayon-like blocks, which makes reloading ink easier than with other types of printers. Since the solid ink sits on top of the printed surface, it also means that color is more consistent across media and pages. (It also means the ink can be scraped off the printed surface, so some care is required.)
Printing technology: solid ink
Paper capacity: 400 sheets
Paper trays: 2
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 50
Monthly duty cycle: 60,000
B&W print speed: 31 ppm
Color print speed: 20 ppm
Max. print resolution: 2400x2400
Scan resolution: 600x600
Fax memory: N/A
Speed Dials: 200
Connectivity options: 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB
Best for: Best for high usage for small to medium jobs
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