Before you begin shopping for an office printer, you first need to determine your business’s printing needs. What volume of printed materials do you produce? Is it high or low? Is your office printer part of a network? And if so, is it a small network of just a handful of people, or a large network? Is it important that you be able to print color copies? If you print limited materials, an all-in-one printer should suffice and also work as a scanner, a fax machine, and a copier as well.
Multifunction machines also work well if your office has a limited number of users on its network. If you have a larger office, you will almost certainly need a networked laser printer that can handle the needs of your many employees. Finally, if you have significant color printing needs, you should consider having a dedicated color printer, which will enable you to print higher-quality color materials while leaving the other jobs to a separate black-and-white printer.
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