If you’re in the market for a multifunction printer, you may be overwhelmed by the options. There are as many multifunction printers as there are businesses, so it can be confusing to find the right one. Finding the right multifunction printer is all about identifying your needs and then matching those needs up with the perfect printer. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to finding that elusive printer.
What to Look For
When you’re searching for a multifunction printer, don’t make the mistake that hundreds of businesses make every year and walk into a big box office supply store, searching for the cheapest printer. If you’re not armed with the facts and know what you’re looking for, you’ll fall for a “cheap” option that’s actually an expensive printer in disguise. Cheap printers are often expensive to maintain, break down frequently, and have high ink replacement costs. Get an expert’s advice before you make a purchasing decision to be sure you’re getting a printer with a low total cost of ownership, not just a low initial price tag.
Here are a few of the things you should consider when you’re in the market for a multifunction printer.
- Workload. Are you a small business owner? Then you probably don’t need a printer that can handle the full brunt of a multi-departmental corporation. On the other hand, if you’re sharing this printer with a department in a large firm, you need to consider the printer’s durability and workload.
- Speed. This, again, is dependent on what you need for your business. It’s a drag to wait for your print job to finish at a low speed, and can seriously cut down on productivity in a big office.
- Duplexing and other features. Duplexing is the ability to print double-sided. This is a great way to save paper and increase efficiency, so we recommend this feature for all businesses. Other features, like stapling and hole-punching, are excellent for larger businesses.
Remember, the best way to find the right printer is to work with a trusted vendor. Give us a call today to discover that perfect printer.