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how do I research and choose a business printer/multi function?

br1ckhouse 339 50 April 5, 2016 at 09:45 AM
Hi all, I have a canon 1023if at work and we're looking to replace it. It's not our main printer and I would say we print about 10,000 or less pages a year.

Our main needs are decent print speed (ideally 25-7ppm or higher), B&W, laser, has scan bed, wi-fi is plus but at a minimum needs to be networked. no need for fax. Lower cost of ownership/toner replacement is a big plus. I don't have a specific budget in mind but $500-750 is a good starting point. Of course, if I can get a decent machine under that, I'm all for it.

I've typically bought brothers for people's individual printers as they are cheap, work well, and have cheap toner. I am not sure how to look for something that will be used a lot of substantially and will need some durability.

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check out a Brother Printer MFC8710DW. doesn't seem like it's very heavy use and sounds like that would suit your needs. I buy all brother printers where I work I love them.
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10,000 pages per year doesn't require a business class printer so don't sweat that detail. Business class stuff is typically rated at 10,000 pages, and up, per month.
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Thanks, I'll look to the recommended duty cycle per month as a guide.
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We just ended up replacing our receptionist's All-in-One and she seems to like it. It's an HP.
http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/pri...Finder_PDP
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It has FAX and I don't use FAX either but I like the featureset of MFCL-2740DW.

As you already noted toners are not expensive. What I like is the duplex scan (if you do a lot of those kind of things & combined withjthe ADF (auto document feed) I like the utility & price point. Regular about $200 online: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-MFC...B00MRAU8OE

32PPM according to Brother ... I'm sorry I have no feedback on real world PPM nor durability.
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