Before You Buy a Multifunction Printer

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Choosing a multifunction printer for your business is a huge task. You don't just have to do the research--you also have to sift through reviews, find the best vendors, and eventually decide which combination of features is perfect for your needs. That can be a big job, but the good news is that there are a few proactive measures you can take before buying a multifunction printer that will help the process go smoothly.

Buying the Right Way

When you buy anything for your office, you're basically making a commitment to one machine for years to come. That can be a great choice--as long as you've picked the right machine, that is. Luckily, when it comes to multifunction printers, you can do these simple things before making your choice in order to avoid ending up with regrets.

  • Step 1: Analyze your needs.

The most important part of the buying process is your internal research. All you need to do is take a moment to reflect on your current needs, your future goals, your workflow, and your existing print environment. Any machine you choose needs to be efficient now and helpful later, growing right alongside your company.

  • Step 2: Find out the total cost of each machine.

The "total cost" is more than just the price-tag on a printer. In fact, the total cost includes additional needs like consumables, repairs, maintenance, and the cost of energy. Make sure you won't end up paying too much in the future!

  • Step 3: Remember to consider your existing workflow.

When you choose a multifunction printer, it should be capable of connecting to your existing networks, playing nice with all the other devices you use (including mobile devices), and fitting into your security processes. This will help make sure you end up with a machine that you can put to work for you.

Now that you're armed with all the right knowledge, it's time to buy a multifunction printer--and we're happy to help. Contact us today!

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