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How to Choose a Multifunction Printer Like a Pro

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When it’s time to replace or purchase a new multifunction printer, there is a lot of advice on how to do it. There are many ways to go about choosing a multifunction printer, and the below are highlights of top priority features to sort through.

Inkjet Vs Laser

Inkjet: Inkjet printers are affordable and businesses that way to make a smaller upfront purchase tend to gravitate towards these printers. They are easy to use with minimal maintenance issues and great for an office that prints sparingly. Ink cartridges are expensive, so if you plan on printing, frequently inkjet is probably not for you. Consider an inkjet printer if you are printing checks, confidential documents, or photo-quality prints.

Laser: A business looking for high quantity printing a laser printer is a must. While more expensive up front a laser printer is economical in the long run. A laser printer is ideal for projects with documents primarily made of text. A logo will print fine, but any large photo-style images may not print in great quality from a laser device.

Features to Look For

Don’t get sold into a device you don’t need or accidentally skip a feature that is necessary for your office.

  • Connectivity: A network multifunction printer will tie into your existing office network and allow everyone to access it wirelessly.
  • Automatic Document Feeder: An ADF is necessary for an office that scans documents with several pages, up to 20, 40, or more depending on the model.
  • Duplex Printing: Great for saving paper, but also needed for pamphlets or cards.
  • Display Screen: A display screen can let you edit and switch between functions of the multifunction printer without a computer.

The first step in choosing a multifunction printer is knowing whether you will be printing documents at a low quantity or need a speed machine that will produce at a high volume. From there you can decide which features your multifunction printer needs to have. To learn more about choosing the right device for you, call us today!

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