Here’s How to Choose the Right MFP


Are you in the market for a new multifunction printer? Choosing an MFP can be a confusing task, particularly with the sheer volume of options available in today’s market. But with a few pointers, you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many choices instead of being frustrated. Here’s your primer on choosing a multifunction printer.

What’s a Multifunction Printer?

First, let’s start with the basics. If you’re not sure what kind of printer you need to begin with, you may be wondering why many businesses choose multifunction printers. Multifunction printers combine the functionality of a printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine into one device, and come in a variety of sizes. There are as many multifunction printers as there are unique businesses, and there’s certainly one out there that fits your needs perfectly. Here’s how to find it.

What You Should Know

Before you start shopping, choose a licensed local office equipment dealer you know you can trust. It can be tempting to drive down to your nearest office supply chain store, but the printers and copiers these establishments stock aren’t suited for the rigors of business printing.

Keep these things in mind when choosing a multifunction printer:

  1. What do you need? It’s important to be armed with the facts about your business needs before choosing an MFP. How much does your company print each month? What kind of documents do you usually print? Take a “needs inventory” before shopping, and keep an eye on functions you may require in the future.
  2. What’s in your budget? There’s more to the cost of your multifunction printer than the sticker price. Keep in mind that the total cost of ownership is even more important than the initial cost of your device.
  3. What are people saying? Read reviews on products you’re considering before purchasing to be sure you’re getting a machine that’ll stand the test of time.

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