How to Buy the Perfect MFP


Maybe it's true that nothing is perfect, but when it comes to multifunction printers--MFPs--you can get pretty close. However, that only works if you know exactly what you need, what you're looking for, and what will fit seamlessly into your workflow--so today, we're going to give you all the tips and tricks necessary to find the perfect MFP for you.

The Magic of Multifunction

MFPs aren't just office equipment--they are fast, efficient multitasking tools that constantly work to save you time, money, and stress, all by combining a few important features. Multifunction printers generally provide fax, print, scan, and copy capabilities, but they also have additional features and qualities that can make the difference between "the perfect machine" and "just another printer." The only challenge is deciding which combination of speed, power, and quality is perfect for your company.

Step 1: Choose a category.

Because MFPs come in so many different styles with so many different function combinations, they are generally organized into categories that help you analyze which type would be best for which needs. For example, if you print mostly text, you'll want a laser or inkjet MFP; if your focus is on crisp photos, you'll want one from the photo lab category.

Step 2: Choose your features.

Look over the combinations of features in your chosen category and compare them against your current needs, future needs, and goals. Do these features help you save time and money? Are they efficient, or do they seem like more trouble than they're worth? This is a good way to decide which functions your perfect MFP should have.

Step 3: Choose your ideal match.

At the end of the day, if an MFP is too expensive, doesn't connect to your existing systems, or doesn't offer the right quality for your needs, then it isn't the perfect printer. Keep looking--there are plenty of options to fit every company.

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