Does your company have a multifunction printer or MFP?
Does it have more than one? You may not give much thought to the printers in your office and consider the quality of other machinery and
production equipment, but any good business owner or manager will tell you that every piece of equipment is important when it comes to
their company's function.
A good MFP can save an entire
department time and hassle, and in turn this means that the personnel in that department can spend their time doing something more
productive than standing over a MFP. More advanced
MFPs also allow for mundane tasks
that would otherwise be handled by clerical staff, such as collating, stapling, faxing, and so on. This means that the clerical staff
can also make better use of their time as well!
How do you choose a good MFP for your
company? What are some options and accessories you should have, and how do they really save your company time and money? Are they worth
the investment? Consider some tips in this regard.
Know Your Needs
Every company could benefit from
a good MFP but the accessories you
choose for yours will be dependent upon your own needs. Do you need a printer that communicates with several different individuals or
one that handles such tasks as duplex printing and collating and binding? You may even need a good
MFP that does all these things, if
you create many different types of documents that everyone in the department or company needs.
If you send out documents to a professional printing company, ask yourself why that is since you may be able to invest in an
MFP that handles these types of jobs
in-house. This may mean making up your own business cards, brochures, flyers, and other marketing materials. Having an
MFP in your company that prints
these in a professional manner can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in print costs every year.
Choosing a Printer
The best thing you can do when shopping for an
MFP is to shop around and take time
to explore your options. Read through the descriptions of the machines and see what they have to offer. You may think you know your
needs now, but you may see an MFP
that offers features you know your company or department would use regularly.
The money you spend on an MFP is an
investment that you'll get back in the time you save for your staff and in the money you save for printing jobs you send out. You may also
find that you decide to create more marketing material and other items that help your business because your new
MFP can handle this work.
As with all other equipment in your company, an MFP
is an investment that should be considered. Your documents and materials will look more professional to customers and your staff will
save time which they can devote to more productive matters.