How to Select a Multifunction Printer

If you're in the market for a new multifunction printer, you may be overwhelmed by how many options are available to you. On the one hand, it's fantastic that today's technology has made it possible for there to be so many different models available. On the other hand, it can be hard to know whether you're choosing the right device for your business.

Choosing a new multifunction printer all comes down to deciding what's important for your business and purchasing what that in mind. Here are some tips to help you make your final selection.

Know the Real Costs

The cost of your multifunction printer isn't just what's on the price tag—in fact, it's much more than that. The initial cost of a multifunction printer can seem dauntingly high, prompting you to choose a cheaper option. But the total cost of ownership (TCO) is the more important number and the one that you should be paying attention to. If you choose a multifunction printer that has a cheaper upfront cost, you could end up paying more for years down the road. Ask about every printer's total cost of ownership before committing to be sure you're getting a good deal.

Consider the Future with Functionality

Of course, buy a printer that's ready to meet the demands of day-to-day operations in your business. But also remember that your company is growing, and you may need different functionality down the road. Purchase a printer that's ready to grow with your company and has added features that will save you time.

Update Your Processes

Finally, it's worthwhile to consider updating your workflows when you purchase a new multifunction printer. A new MFP will bring capabilities into your business that could allow you to get away from outdated paper-based processes. Take advantage of all the productivity enhancement that a multifunction printer has to offer by updating your workflows.

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