We are tracking toward MFP products. With the merging of printer, scan, fax, copier, email, ftp, scan to pc etc. etc. I found the easiest and most economical was to go one product line whatever it is. We went Samsung who are new into the MFP market. (price could not be beat)
I found with the big OLD copier companies they still tend to gouge on price. The printer merging to copier side is driving the price per print down. With service and supplies included the cost per print/copy is getting less expensive and more reliable.
The nice thing is I can default b/w on select units and then give selective or controled colour out to users. Reduced the cost by 80 plus percent in one of our offices.