How to Find the Right MFP

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If you are in the market for new office equipment, hopefully, you're considering an MFP. The multifunction copier, also known as a multifunction printer or MFP, is an all-in-one workhorse that can be the center of productivity in your office. The MFP faxes, scans, copies, and prints, and it has the ability to become the hub for workflows, digitization, and more.

However, there are numerous makes and models out there, and it can be a bit overwhelming to start your search. There are a few key things you can decide upon based on your specific needs. Some of these considerations might be:

  • Security features: Knowing the level of security and the types of options you need (like card readers) can narrow down your list considerably. Also, if you have specific security concerns (regulatory compliance or audit trails), the right MFP will address those for you.
  • Number of users: How many users will be on the device and the number of documents that will go through the MFP each day is another sure way to eliminate some models.
  • Quality: Do you need the highest quality prints? If quality matters, this is one specification you'll want to keep high on your list. Essentially all current MFPs have great quality, but some offices print for outside audiences and want to impress.
  • Network: Be sure that the MFP you select fits your network requirements. Checking with your IT staff before purchasing is the best way to ensure you don't get something that is more trouble than it's worth.

You may also consider other features, such ease of use and personalization options, especially if you want to reduce the amount of time employees need to spend being trained on the device. Personalization options can come in handy, too, if you have certain ways of doing things.

There are many considerations in finding the right MFP match for your office. Let us help you find your perfect MFP! Contact Elite Technology today!