Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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The fastest printer in this roundup, the TASKalfa 7550ci is almost more of a digital press than an office laser printer--it can even print up to a 4-foot banner. It comes with Command Center RX, an embedded Web page that lets you remotely check status, change settings, or access stored files. It also connects to SharePoint to let you scan documents into a SharePoint folder or print stored documents right from the control panel. The Capture2Go software provides mobile printing and scanning from iOS devices.
Printing technology: laser
Price: $39,545 as shown, including optional paper feeds and finisher
Paper capacity: 4,150 sheets
Paper trays: 5
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 270 sheets
Monthly duty cycle: 400,000
B&W print speed: 75 ppm
Color print speed: 70 ppm
Max. print resolution: 600x600
Scan resolution: 600x600
Fax memory: 12 MB
Speed Dials: N/A
Connectivity options: 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet, USB
Best for: Large workgroups, high demand
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