Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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Dell makes higher-capacity multifunction printers than the Color Laser 3115cn, but only in black and white. This system, while not suitable for a large department, will easily serve a small to midsize workgroup that needs color reproduction. It's particularly good as a modest document management front end, with the bundled Nuance PaperPort 10 software. The ColorTrack feature lets you create user or department accounts and enable or restrict printing options per account.
Printing technology: laser
Paper capacity: 400 sheets
Paper trays: 2
Duplex printing: Optional, $99
Automatic Document Feeder: 50 sheets
Monthly duty cycle: 60,000
B&W print speed: 31 ppm
Color print speed: 17 ppm
Max. print resolution: 600x600, "2400 image quality"
Scan resolution: 600x600
Fax memory: 128 MB
Speed Dials: N/A
Connectivity options: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet, USB
Best for: small to midsize workgroup
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