3 Steps to Buying a Multifunction Printer

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Buying a multifunction printer for your workplace is a huge responsibility. There's a lot to know and countless decisions to make, and there's always the pressure of knowing that this machine needs to help your company meet all its goals without breaking the bank--but the good news is that, in three steps, you can painlessly buy the perfect multifunction printer.

Doing Your Homework

There's no piece of business machinery more hardworking or loyal than the good old multifunction printer. It scans, faxes, prints, and copies, it provides high quality and high speed, and it helps save you time and money in plenty of ways. However, before a multifunction printer can do all those things, you have to pick one out! That's when it becomes important to buckle down and do your homework--not just on the variety of functions and features available, but also on your company's unique needs, goals, and budgets. Once you've figured a few of those things out, you can start using these simple steps to get that perfect machine.

Step 1: Choose your ideal category.

Multifunction printers come in multiple categories: inkjet (which specializes in high-quality photos) and laser (which specializes in clean, precise text). Of course, with a little more research, you can find machines that do a bit of both, although they'll still specialize in one or the other.

Step 2: Narrow down the features.

There are a lot of features that come with a multifunction printer, and the truth is that you might not need all of them. Ask yourself how often you'd currently need to use each feature, but remember to plan for future needs too.

Step 3: Don't overlook connectivity.

Some multifunction printers will "play nice" with your other devices and some won't. Make sure to choose a machine that can connect to your network, mobile devices, and computers--and if you're utilizing the cloud, take that into account as well.

Buying a multifunction printer doesn't have to be difficult. For help choosing the perfect machine, contact us today!

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