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 Sharp MX-2310U incorporates most of the features users have come to expect from high-end MFPs, making it a solid all-around choice. The ImageSend feature can distribute scanned documents to up to seven different locations. The Send-to-Group function lets you broadcast files simultaneously to email, fax, and Internet fax, while Inbound Fax Routing can convert incoming faxes to e-mail for distribution. Security features include user-number and username/password authentication.
Printing technology: laser
Paper capacity: 600 sheets
Paper trays: 1, plus 1 100-sheet bypass
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 100 sheets
Monthly duty cycle: 100,000
B&W print speed: 23 ppm
Color print speed: 23 ppm
Max. print resolution: 600x600
Scan resolution: 600
Fax memory: 1 GB (shared)
Speed Dials: up to 999
Connectivity options: 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet, USB
Best for: medium to large workgroup
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