Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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Speedy and compact, the LaserJet CM3530fs is suited to a relatively small group that does a lot of short-run printing. HP touts its "instant-on" feature that, the company claims, lets it complete a 3-5-page job in 40% less time than average. It also has a built-in stapler.
Printing technology: laser
Paper capacity: 350 sheets
Paper trays: 1, plus 1 100-sheet multipurpose
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 50-sheet
Monthly duty cycle: 75,000
B&W print speed: 31 ppm
Color print speed: 31 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200x600
Scan resolution: 600
Fax Speed: N/A
Fax memory: N/A
Speed Dials: 100
Connectivity options: USB, HP Jetdirect embedded print server for connecting to a 10/100Base-TX network
Best for: Small to midsize workgroup, high demand
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