Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » M »

MFP

Short for multifunction peripheral, a single device that serves several functions, including printing. Typically, multifunction printers can act as a printer, a scanner, a fax machine and a photocopier. These devices are becoming a popular option for SOHO users because they're less expensive than buying three or four separate devices. The downsides to combining all these functions in one device are:
  • If the device breaks, you may lose all of its functions at the same time.
  • You can only do one operation at a time. For example, you can't print a document and receive a fax simultaneously.
  • MFPs are also known as multifunction printers.







    TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
    LATEST ARTICLES
    8 Agenda Apps to Help Students Stay Organized

    Webopedia's student apps roundup will help you to better organize your class schedule and stay on top of assignments and homework. Read More »

    List of Free Shorten URL Services

    A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address shorter. Try this list of free services. Read More »

    Top 10 Tech Terms of 2015

    The most popular Webopedia definitions of 2015. Read More »

    STUDY GUIDES
    Java Basics, Part 1

    Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

    Java Basics, Part 2

    This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

    The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

    The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »