Tips for Multifunction Printers
Whether you work in an office or at home, multifunction printers offer a convenient and cost-effective way to not only maximize work space, but also to increase productivity and cut down on the use of supplies such as ink and paper. Rather than spend your time and money supplying and maintaining multiple printers, scanners, copiers and faxes throughout your work space, you can invest in a device that performs all of these tasks. Normally the first thing you consider with multifunction printers is whether they will perform every task you need them to. However, there are other variables that are normally dismissed once this question has been answered. Here are some tips to not only select the multifunction printer that is right for your office, but also how to ensure that it saves you money. Consider how often and how heavily the printer will be used. How many people will be turning to this printer? Will it be used mainly for scanning or copying? Can it handle multiple jobs at once? Also think about how much maintaining the device will cost. If a high volume of printing jobs are expected, it might be wise to invest in a laser printer rather than an ink jet. Check third-party ratings on sustainability and how willing the vendor is to provide you support should you run into problems. Finally, adjust the settings of your multifunction printer to save on office supplies. Setting your printer to default on double-sided printing can save a considerable amount of paper, as can “secure printing”, which requires users to release jobs at the printer rather than from the computer. Using a multifunction printer can save time and money, and with these tips you can be sure to get the most out of your investment.