Your Multifunction Printer Needs These 3 Things

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Ready to choose a multifunction printer? Not so fast--there are three things your machine absolutely needs, and if you decide on one that falls short of these elements, you might not get all the benefits you were hoping for. Here's what to know!

Best Multifunction Printer Elements

You probably know by now that multifunction printers are known for their bells and whistles. After all, their claim to fame is that they can print, fax, copy, and scan, all in the same place, but they should be able to do plenty of other things.

As you search for the perfect multifunction printer, be on the lookout for these three elements that can make or break your printing experience:

Appropriate speed and power

Speed is important when it comes to multifunction printers, but so is power. The best way to approach this question is to think about your needs. How often do you have high-speed, high-volume print jobs? How many people could be waiting to use the printer at one time? In general, it's best to err on the side of "fast and powerful."

Effective features

Your multifunction printer shouldn't just scan, copy, print, or fax and call it a day. Make sure to brush up on all available features--like finishing options--and choose those that will create the most benefits, both now and in the future.


A good multifunction printer should play nice with your other devices and systems. That's especially important if you're interested in mobile printing, which is a great tool for hybrid or remote workforces. Just make sure you find a make and model that prioritizes connectivity!


The good news about the multifunction printer shopping experience is that the three most important elements--speed/power, features, and connectivity--aren't difficult to find. The only thing you need to do is brush up on your options so you can be confident you've made the best choice for your business.

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