How to Buy Multifunction Laser Printers

By John P. Mello Jr. | Posted January 05, 2011
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A laser printer is a handy workhorse in a busy small business, but when you add multifunction capabilities – scanning, copying and faxing -- you’re really headed toward efficiency nirvana. But there's a big range of prices, features and capabilities available, and unless you're a printer expert, you’re going to need a bit of help to pick the best multifunction monochrome or color laser printer for your business.

Fortunately our sister site, HardwareCentral.com, lays out everything you need to know about multifunction laser printers. After all, in this economy, you want to make sure you get the most machine for the money without overspending on features you'll never use.

If you're a multitasker, hardware consolidation will be irresistible to you. Why have separate boxes for printing, scanning, copying and faxing if those functions can be bundled in a single package?

Inkjet printer makers were the first to embrace that logic when designing some of their products, but now multifunction units can be found in the laser printer arena, too. That's good news for folks that find single-purpose devices an affront to efficiency and want the kind of speed a laser printer can bring to their print jobs, speeds unattainable by most inkjet printers. What's more, if you add color to the mix, a multi will not only give you color documents but a color copier, too.

Read the complete article: Buyer's Guide: Multifunction Laser Printers

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