Like scanning photos and documents 📸, making copies like the famous Xerox machines, connecting directly to the internet without needing a computer and even faxing is possible on it.

So, if you are looking for a complete solution for your home or work (or your home office!), before choosing your multifunction printer model, take a look at these tips that we have separated below, because, there is so much variety on the market that it is good to take some factors into account when choosing.

So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the point. Good reading!

After all, how to choose the best multifunction printer for you?

If you’ve already started searching for MFPs, you’ve certainly come across a multitude of makes, sizes and models in stores, right? And that’s right! What is not lacking nowadays is the option of electronics, each one more complete than the other.

But as this also involves different prices, nothing better than putting some aspects on paper and choosing equipment that really meets your needs, without having to spend any more or less on it.

So, check out the tips and follow these steps!

1. Understand your real needs

As we have pointed out, in the stores’ catalogue it is certain to find a huge variety of multifunction printers available and, almost always, our eye is on those more complete, modern and robust models right away, right?

But it is important to understand that, in general, these devices have very wide functionalities and that, many times, they will not even be used in your daily life.

Therefore, the tip to save money and make the right choice is, first of all, to take into account the needs that the printer can fulfil in your routine.

For example, if the idea is to buy a multifunction printer for your work, then yes, it may be that a more “complete” model fits perfectly and is worth the slightly higher investment. If the objective is to use it once in a while for personal activities, a simpler model from a good brand may be enough.

2. Know which type of print is best for you

In addition to the different functionalities that a multifunction printer can offer, it is also necessary to understand what type of printing it performs.

For example, the most common types of prints are laser and inkjet. In both cases, if you choose that trustworthy brand, it will certainly have good final quality.

What can change in these cases is printing time (a matter of seconds only), ink drying (also super fast), the frequency and cost of toners.

In general, laser toners are usually priced higher than conventional cartridges. On the other hand, they can also last longer! Therefore, it is all a matter of evaluating the cost-benefit of each model.

3. Choose the type of connectivity

Another important point of the multifunctional printer is that these devices have different internet connection options, such as wi-fi, Bluetooth and cable.

In general, the most modern and complete equipment already comes with all these options available, which makes it much easier when installing and even choosing where they will stay in your home or office.

But that’s not to say that other, simpler versions of all-in-one printers won’t do either! On the contrary! Connectivity options are just an extra!

So, if you have found equipment that meets your needs, but it only connects through cables connected to the network and you have this infrastructure at your disposal, no problem!multifunction printer

4. Set the resolution

Multifunction printers also have different resolutions for their prints and this is an important point when choosing the ideal model for what you need.

In general, if your need is just to print documents and texts, the issue of final resolution may not make much difference.

But if your idea is also to print photos, posters and assorted images, then yes, it is essential to take this issue into consideration.

The recommended minimum resolution for printing quality photos is 300 dpi and this information is described in the technical product information or you can ask the seller. The higher the dpi, the better your prints will be (provided the images are of good quality too, right?). 👍

5. Check which operating systems the printer supports

Typically, a multifunction printer is compatible with all major operating systems of computers and smartphones. 💻📱

In other words, they work perfectly with Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, macOS etc. The only thing is if, in the case of a company, you use its own system and that the printer does not recognize, which is very rare to happen.

Therefore, it is good to check this issue of compatibility in the product’s technical information, but you will hardly find any obstacles in new equipment. But it costs nothing to look and confirm, right?

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