Shopping for MFP Features

If you’ve heard anything about multifunction printers (MFPs), you’re probably starting to get your shopping guns ready. Who doesn’t want an office machine that runs circles around your regular copiers, printers, fax machines and scanners? The MFP is all of those machines rolled into one, ready to save your business on time, money, resources and space.

Now it’s time to channel that enthusiasm to buy the perfect MFP for your Boise home or office.


Start simple. Are you purchasing for your home or office? You might want to do both considering the advantages of MPFs.

Home MFPs

If you want to print quality photos and scan slides and strips of film, find a MFP that includes this feature. An inkjet is a boss at photo quality.

Office MFPs

At work you are probably swimming in data and more data. Text is the name of the game in the office so purchase a MFP that has great finishing options like stapling and three-hole punch. Make sure it’s a machine that prints high-volume and is easy to upgrade, troubleshoot and update.


Decide what tasks you need your MFP to tackle. The MFP will print, scan, and copy, of course, but what other fine-tuned features do you want? Look into your network options. Some MFPs can only scan using a USB connection. If you have tasks like scanning transparencies and strips of film, check for that specific feature. If you don’t need to fax, you can get a machine that doesn’t offer scanning. There are even more MFP stand-alone functions. It boils down to discovering your office or home needs and finding the customized fit in a MFP.

Do you have questions about copiers, printers or other office machines? Contact us to find the perfect multifunction printer for your Boise office.

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