multi-function printer (colour, with fax, copier, scanner & a duplex facility)

When buying any hardware there will always be limiting factors including price usage and requirements. For your usage it would be hard to justify a large initial outlay. Your requirements for a multifunction printer/scanner/fax with a duplexer for minimal outlay would probably be best suited by the model you mentioned (HP Officejet Pro L7480). This is a thermal inkjet printer with scanner duplexer and fax machine. This type of printer may not be ideal for networked printing but that too is possible. It is important to recognise that it is NOT a laser printer and that the running costs would be above the costs of running a small laser printer.Consider your options with regards to getting a small colour laser printer and a seperate scanner and fax machine. It may sound like hassle but it is likely that by seperating your requirements you may make your money go a lot further.

Regards

Cormac O'Loughlin

Foundry Information Technology Ltd. Highrath, Maddoxtown, Co.Kilkenny. www.foundryit.ie Tel. 00353879333050