How Will You Know When It's Time to Upgrade Your Multifunction Printers?

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Multifunction printers benefit your business in numerous ways. They can be used to perform the functions of four separate machines. These machines can help with productivity and often come with important security measures. However, there may come a day when your multifunction printers need to be upgraded for newer, better models. Here's how to tell.

Speed of Use

If your multifunction printer is slow, it either started slow and has continued to be slow because it's an older model, or it started out faster and began to slow down with age. In either case, you can upgrade to a newer model for tasks to be done faster. Sticking with an older, slower model means less productivity for the people in the office who use it. It means more waiting, more lines at the printer, etc. A newer model will allow workers to get things printed, copied, faxed, and more much quicker so they can get on with the rest of their tasks. 

Security Functions

Once upon a time, there was no security needed for printers. As times and technology has changed, there has been a bigger and bigger need for printers to have security measures. These include end-to-end encryption of data streams and software that patches as new security threats are found. If your multifunction printer is an older one, it likely does not have the security features that the latest technology has made possible. This can mean that the data streams, and even the printed pages, are more vulnerable to theft or attack. 

Frequent Repairs

If your multifunction printer seems like it always needs to be repaired, it may have outlived its usefulness. At a certain point, the cost of repairs and the cost of frequent printer downtime will make the printer no longer cost-effective to own and run. It may cost productivity as well as those repair bills. A newer model can be maintained with regular maintenance appointments to keep it in good shape so that it is far less likely to need expensive repairs. This maintenance also allows for catching printer problems early before they evolve into larger, more expensive problems. 

If you think it's time to upgrade your multifunction printer, give us a call today to find out what we have to offer. We have the latest models on the market that will last a long time and run more quickly than those older models. 

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