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5 Things To Look For In Your Next Multifunction Printer

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Purchasing a multifunction printer can carry a similar importance to hiring a staff member for some companies. Your multifunction printer becomes a partner in your business functions and can help, or hinder your long-term growth. So, when shopping for a new printer, you should keep certain features and needs in mind to guarantee that your new purchase will take care of your projects and be with you for a long time. Here are five things to look for in your next printer purchase.

1. Pages Per Minute (or PPM)

Some people say that if you want to know what a person is really like, then you should make them use the slow internet. That may be true, but a slow printer can have a similar effect. Everyone has a story of printer frustration, and one of the key things you can do to mitigate that is by shopping for a printer that prints fast enough for your projects. Consider your printing needs and get a device that can take care of those needs quickly.

2. Functions

Multifunction printers, obviously, have more than one function. By shopping for the specific functions that you need you can find savings instead of paying for functions that you don't need.

3. Connectivity

Your connection circumstances can determine your printer needs as well. Depending on the location that your printer will live you may need a standard printer cable or need a wireless connection to facilitate your printing. However, only some printers can print wirelessly, or do it well, so shopping for the right printer for your connection situation is critical.

4. Price Per Print

Every printer has a cost to print associated with it. Most printers will list a price per copy on the product description, but be sure to verify that number. You can price the toner yourself and find reviews on actual toner yield which should give you the real cost of each page printed.

5. Mobile Printing

Mobile printing may not have been a concern in years past, but anymore your staff may use mobile devices as a greater component of their workload. Talk to your team and determine if mobile printing is a priority for your new printer.

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