3 Things to Know Before Buying a New MFP

A multifunction printer is a must-have in every office. These multi-purpose workhorses can handle the brunt of the printing, copying, faxing, and scanning of even the busiest workplaces and they're an affordable option. There's a multifunction printer (MFP) for every kind of business in every industry, no matter what size your company is.

Finding the Right MFP

But finding the right MFP can be a challenge when you don't have the time to sift through pages of reviews and specifications. You want the perfect machine for your business, and you needed it yesterday. Here's the quick guide to get you started on your search.

  1. What do you need? Knowing your needs is the first step. Talk to key people in your organization to determine what your company requires. How much do you print in a month? What kind of printing will you be doing? These questions will be the starting point for the model and type of multifunction printer you'll search for.
  2. Evaluate cost: It may seem like the only cost you'll need to know what's on the price tag, but multifunction printer costs are much more involved than that. Take into account the total cost of ownership (TCO), which includes how expensive a machine will be throughout its lifespan with your business. Often, a higher upfront cost means a more affordable device down the road.
  3. Ask the experts: At the end of the day, you should rely on experienced experts who spend every day thinking about technology. Work with a trusted local vendor who you know has your company's best interest at heart so you can ask the questions that you're not able to answer on your own.

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