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Laser Colour Multifunction Printer purchase or hire

Laser colour multifunction printerTraditionally, printers and photocopiers only produced black and white documents, these are known as mono devices. Colour printers came onto the market in 1973, with the invention of coloured toner: cyan, magenta and yellow. Over the past few decades, the technology in a laser colour multifunction printer has advanced hugely. These are now sophisticated devices that are able to carry out a wide range of tasks, helping improve office workflows, as well as produce documents in a variety of colours from a broad colour gamut.

Midshire has a huge range of laser colour multifunction printers available, from leading manufacturers including:Ricoh, Sharp, Lexmark, Toshiba, RISO and HP.

Midshire is proud to be a partner of the leading printer brands

In general, a laser colour multifunction printer tends to cost around 20-30% more than the cost of a mono device, however as many businesses do require the ability to print in colour, it is a necessary investment. The copy costs of printing in colour is higher than that of printing in black and white, as 4 sets of toner are being used, compared to just the one. However, if certain users do not need to print in colour, print management softwares such as PaperCut and Equitrac can be installed and restrict users to only being able to print in mono.


Being multifunctional, a laser colour multifunction printer can not only print, but also offer scanning and copying functionality. There are also additional features that can be added to the machine including faxing, stapling, collating, duplexing etc.

Leasing and Managed Print Services for a Laser Colour Multifunction Printer

Lease a printerEach laser colour multifunction printer purchased from Midshire can be placed on a Managed Print Service contract. The service contract is priced based on your usage of the photocopier (e.g. number of copies produced each month or quarter) and you pay per colour and black and white copy. This contract covers all the toner ordering and delivery, breakdown cover including parts and labour and regular service and maintenance to ensure the device has a continuous high performance throughout the contract.

Colour MFPs can be purchased outright or placed on a lease. Leasing is the most popular way that Midshire customers finance their new printers, as it spreads the cost over 3 to 5 years, with equal payments being made every month or quarter for the duration of the lease. Leasing is the most cost effective way of acquiring office technology, and often businesses find they can afford a higher specification than they initially anticipated.

Refurbished Laser Colour Multifunction Printer

Eline Refurbished PrintersMidshire has a large range of refurbished printers which are ideal for businesses that have a tight budget, such as start-ups or charities. Our refurbished printers are acquired when our existing customers upgrade their devices. These machines have to go through a detailed examination before they are refurbished and made available for market. In many cases, the refurbished machines have a far higher specification, than a brand new printer which is one of the real advantages of choosing a second-hand or refurbished device. For the same price, businesses can be as productive as they need, without having to be compromised by a slow or basic functioning machine.