Multifunction printers (MFPs) are valuable all in one business solutions that can save your company both time and money—while reducing the need for costly resources like paper, toner, extra employees and more. Today’s multifunction solutions truly do offer you complete solutions, with features that include scanning, faxing, Bluetooth connections, WiFi, advanced photo printing and other tools—all in one place. Oh yes, they are great for printing too.
The Advantages of MFPs Are Many.
If you are considering adding MFPs to your work environment, there are many positive advantages to consider. By having these versatile devices connected to your network you will see efficiency and productivity start to soar. The latest technologies have been built right in to most of today’s MFP’s, including:
Cloud technology that allows you to print at any time and from wherever you are, you can even print images and other data that has been stored on remote servers.
Advanced scanning capabilities that include double hinged scanning for larger documents like magazines, journals, posters and more.
Picture scanning that includes being able to scan multiple pictures at one time and then save them as individual files—saving tremendous amount of time at the machine.
Easy to handle user interface instead of an old fashioned complicated button methods of years gone by.
Other handy connectivity features like WiFi, USB ports and more (You can even plug a camera directly into a printer and print out a job)
Scanning. Faxing. And oh yes, Printing!
Having a multifunction printer at the hub of your business puts all the business tools your employees or co-workers need in one convenient spot. It makes scanning faster, copying easier, faxing effortless and generally reduces the burden on everyone. And while there are so many benefits to a multifunction printer, one of the biggest is how it improves the way you print.
It is vital to pick the right model to meet your company’s needs however you need to consider duty cycles, speed, quality, output cost and more. Every business is different and MFPs come in many shapes and sizes too. Here are a few tips to take into account:
Duty cycle is how much printing you do each month in terms of actual prints the machine outputs. A smaller office might print as few as 1,500 times per month, but larger companies tend to be in the tens of thousands. What’s your duty cycle? Be sure that the printer you choose is built to handle it.
Speed speaks for itself. You’ll quickly see that most MFPs will improve the speed at which you currently print, which in turn will vastly increase your productivity. Speed is measured in amount of pages per minute that you can print.
Quality also speaks for itself. Sometimes you need good quality for color documents or client presentations, but often you can get by on lesser, more affordable quality. That means having a printer that can adjust to fit your needs is important, too.
Ultimately with all the advantages a multifunction printer can bring to your business, you will see that the overall lower Total Cost of Operation (TCO) is worth every penny.
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