Choosing a Multifunction Printer for College

Las Vegas Office Equipment

Are you a college student looking for a printer that meets a variety of needs? A multifunction printer may be your best option. Manufacturers have developed attractive new options well worth a second look.

Basic Considerations

It pays to make a list of your basic requirements before you speak to a sales representative. You'll save time and be directed immediately to multifunction printers that can fulfill your requirements.

  • Workload & speed— Knowing approximately how many pages you'll need to print in a week or month's time is the first step. If you'll be sharing the printer with other users or expect to print more than 400 or so pages in a month, a laser printer is your best option. It'll deliver sharp, clear text that's nearly waterproof.
  • Automatic duplexing— You'll save on paper and toner if you purchase a multifunction printer with automatic duplexing (2-sided printing) capabilities.
  • Media type— If you'll be using specialty or oversized paper types, check for a MFP that can handle a variety of media.
  • Resolution— Will you be printing specialized documents, like artwork or photographs? Make sure both the print and scan resolution meets your specifications.
  • Additional features— Find out about the secondary features available in the models you're considering, like scan or fax to email and professional finishing capabilities.
  • Connectivity— Built-in capabilities to connect to networks and wirelessly to computers and other devices are becoming an imperative, both for office and home computers. You'll likely want to print wirelessly from multiple mobile devices. Your MFP should be able to meet this need for you without difficulty.

Watch Out for Low Sticker Price Pitfalls

While a low sticker price may be tempting, these low-cost models often have a much higher cost of ownership than higher-valued models. Low-end printers use consumables at a higher rate as well.

When you're ready to choose a multifunction printer or other office equipment for your college years, it pays to seek out quality. Contact us at Premier Office Systems in Las Vegas. We can help you find the perfect match!

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