Ever wonder what all those letters at the end of the printer models mean? We now will reveal the simple glossary below.
MFP, MFC, ALL-in-ONE: These common acronyms stand for Multi-Function Printer, Muti-Function Center, and more literally “All in one”. These terms signify that besides printing, these machines can scan, copy, and some of the more expensive models even fax. Some MFPs and MFCs have phones built in. These “All-in-Ones” come handy in offices where space is at a premium and you want to get everything done in one place. Some examples of printer models that take MFP ink cartridges are: Canon PIXMA MX850, Brother MFC-210C, HP OfficeJet J4580 All-in-One
W, D, or N: You often find any one or combination of these three letters at the end of a printer’s name, usually right after the model number in either uppercase or lowercase. W generally stands for wireless network connectivity which means you can connect your printer to a network without having to plug in an Ethernet cable. Usually this is done with a built in Wi-Fi card or you can add one from here. D stands for auto-duplex. This feature helps you save paper by printing on both sides of a sheet. This is generally more convenient than manual duplex, where you have to print on one side, then flip the page over and load it back into the paper tray to print on the other side. Duplex printers are a little more expensive but yoiu save on the long run on paper. N stands for network connectivity, which refers to connecting to a network with an Ethernet cable. When you see any combination of these letters at the end of the printer name, expect the associated features to come standard.
So there you have it, this is the basic terminology used to describe the printer’s function. If you come across some of these printer’s at the store you’ll now know what they mean and you won’t be fooled by any salesman. Once you buy the printer, you know where to get ink cartridges….right here at InkCloners.com