What is an MFP? Definition and usage

LAST UPDATE: March 5th, 2018


An MFP is an acronym for “Multi-Function Printer.” It is a printer that combined with a scanner, copier, or fax machine.


Office equipment has evolved from separate units with a single function to one unit with multiple functions.

A part of the change to digital, a multifunction printer (MFP) helps separate components work together. Both the scanner and the printer can work with the copier and the fax part of the unit. There is less duplication of devices in an office.