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Should Your Office Use an A3 or A4 Multifunction Printer?

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There are a number of considerations when you’re looking into purchasing or leasing a multifunction printer (MFP) for your business. Identifying your budget, printing needs and office space will help to narrow down your options. When it comes to printing needs, one question you should ask yourself is if you need a printer that can print a variety of paper sizes.

The most commonly used paper sizes used in the U.S. are “Letter” (8.5 x 11 inches), “Legal” (8.5 x 14 inches), “Executive” (7 x 10 inches), and “Ledger/Tabloid” (11 x 17 inches). So what is the difference between an A3 and A4 printer?

What Is an A3 Printer?

A3 printers can print up to 11.69” x 16.53” (11” x 17” in the U.S). That means they have the capability to print all of the above-mentioned sizes. Not only can A3 devices print a greater variety of paper sizes, but they tend to be more durable and can print at a higher monthly volume. A3 printers are often an ideal choice for larger companies and businesses with diverse printing needs.

What Is an A4 Printer?

A4 printers came into existence as a more cost-effective and practical option. These printers can only print up to 8.27” x 11.69” (8.5” x 11” in the U.S.), but they print faster and have a smaller footprint than A3 printers. Since A4 printers are built for efficiency, they tend to have a shorter life span. With fewer “bells and whistles,” A4 printers are great for small businesses that have basic printing needs or as additional printers in small workgroup areas.

Selecting the Right Multifunction Printer in the Bay Area, Northern and Central CA

At WiZiX Technology Group, we know that investing in a large piece of office equipment can feel overwhelming. When you get in touch with one of our representatives, we’ll learn what your needs are, help you do a cost-of-ownership analysis, and ultimately find the right MFP for your office. No matter what industry you work in, we have a solution for you! Speak with one of our representatives in Fresno, Sacramento or the Bay Area today: (866) 592-6877.


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