Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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Ricoh's Aficio printers have long been known for their high-quality color reproduction, and the MP C5000 continues in that tradition. In can print on up to 12-x-18-inch paper and up to 140# card stock. It has a built-in server for storing documents to print on demand, and an optional Mail-to-Print feature that lets you print a PDF or JPEG attachment via email.
Printing technology: laser
Paper capacity: 1,200 sheets
Paper trays: 2, plus 1 100-sheet Bypass Tray
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 100 sheets
Monthly duty cycle: 500,000
B&W print speed: 50 ppm
Color print speed: 50 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200x1200
Scan resolution: 600x600
Fax memory: 320 pages
Speed Dials: 2,000
Connectivity options: 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB
Best for: Large workgroups, high demand, high quality
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