A multifunction printer is an essential part of the office, especially as they evolve into efficiency-boosting devices with time-saving features. There's a multifunction device to meet every company's needs, budget, and future goals. Here's how to find the right printer for your business.
What to Look for in an MFP
There are a plethora of multifunction printers available these days, and the sheer volume of options can make choosing a difficult task. MFPs today come in all shapes and sizes; there are desktop varieties as well as huge workhorse kinds. Finding the right one requires an understanding of your company's needs.
If you're choosing a printer that will create material for promotional or customer facing purposes, quality will be essential. High-resolution, full-colour print jobs require a printer with high DPI capabilities. Be sure to determine what you'll be using this printer for before choosing what kind of quality you'll need.
Paper size? Tray size? Connectivity? Memory? Smart scanning technology? These features and functions are all important considerations. Look at your current print environment and identify any areas that need improvement. Could an MFP with the right functionality help make your processes better? Even a function as simple as hole-punching or stapling could reduce your staff's time burden, making your office more productive than ever.
Total Cost of Ownership
It's tempting to look only at the initial price when making a purchasing decision, but the total cost of ownership (TCO) is a more important number to know. Some printers have a low initial cost, making them seem like the cost-effective option, but have high cartridge replacement or per-page costs. Be sure to ask about the total cost of ownership on any device you consider purchasing.
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