How to Choose a Multifunction Printer (MFP)

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When it comes to choosing an office copier or printer, the possibilities can seem endless. Should you go with a large or small printer? Free-standing or table-top? High-performance or something more suitable to your business size? The considerations are numerous, and they come down to what your company needs out of its printer. At WiZiX Technology Group, we’re here to help you make that decision! 

What is a Multifunction Printer (MFP)? 

Multifunction printers are great because they help streamline your office’s tasks on one single device. Just like it sounds, a multifunction printer combines the features of a copier, printer, scanner, fax machine and more. For many businesses, a printer that combines all these functionalities is cost-saving. 

What Questions Should You Ask? 

Whether you’re speaking with one of our representatives or pondering the decision on your own, as you weigh your options, here are a few questions that can help narrow the field when it comes to choosing a multifunction printer:

1. What do you need it for? 

Size & number. Multifunction printers come in all sizes. The number of employees using the printer as well as your office’s printing needs will determine the size and number of printers your office needs. 

Beyond printing & copying. Printing and copying are the bare-minimum that most offices need. If your office is trying to go paperless, the right multifunction printer can help manage documents, scan to the cloud, and simplify workflow. 

2. Do you want a printer that can multitask? 

For most companies, an MFP that can truly multitask is essential to office productivity. While an MFP has multiple functions, you’ll want to know if different uses can access the function they need even if another function is in use. 

3. What is the total cost of ownership? 

One of the primary considerations when choosing a multifunction printer, especially for small businesses, is cost. When you are thinking about the cost of a single MFP versus owning multiple devices, the total cost of ownership is an important factor. Although the upfront cost of an MFP will be higher, you’ll save on future purchases of ink, toner, paper and maintenance services by only having one machine to worry about. Whereas, multiple devices like printers, scanners and copiers will all need their own unique maintenance schedule and repairs

4. Should you buy or lease your MFP? 

At the end of the day, your company has to determine what their priorities are when choosing whether to lease or buy a multifunction printer. Things like technological advancements, services contracts and more need to be discussed before taking the plunge. Our representative at WiziX Technology Group can help you decide which option is right for your company. 

Buy or Lease a Multifunction Printer in Fresno

Do you have other questions that haven’t been answered? That’s what we are here for. Our team of experts at WiZiX Technology Group in Fresno (with additional locations in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area), can advise you on the best option for your business. Contact one of our representatives today!