Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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At the other end of the scale from the ImageRunner Advance models, Canon's Color ImageClass MF9220Cdn puts some high-end features into a modest-size system. Among them is Canon's User ID Management, which lets you monitor and restrict printout put by user. It also supports LDAP for sending scanned documents to networked users.
Printing technology: laser
Paper capacity: 350 sheets
Paper trays: 1, plus 1 100-sheet multipurpose
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 50 sheets
Monthly duty cycle: 65,000
B&W print speed: 22 ppm
Color print speed: 22 ppm
Max. print resolution: 600x600
Scan resolution: 600x600
Fax memory: 1,000 sheets
Speed Dials: 200
Connectivity options: USB Device 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (Network)
Best for: small to medium workgroups
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