Multifunction printers, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, are growing in popularity for workgroups. Here are 20 worth considering.
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Canon bills the ImageRunner Advance C5051 as being suitable for small departments and workgroups, but its specs make that sound like an understatement. It's high-speed and high-capacity on both the scanning and the printing end. Canon's Access Management System supports user-based or role-based permissions to limit device access by function, and you can embed tracking information in a document to catch unauthorized copies.
Printing technology: laser
Paper capacity: 1,100m
Paper trays: 2, plus 100-sheet Stack Bypass
Duplex printing: Yes
Automatic Document Feeder: 150 sheets
Monthly duty cycle: N/A
B&W print speed: 51 ppm
Color print speed: 51 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200x1200
Scan resolution: 600x600
Fax memory: 6,000 pages
Connectivity options: USB, 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet
Best for: Medium to large departments and workgroups
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