With many workers and employees are working remotely from their homes, whether it be full time or on a hybrid schedule, the need arises to enhance home office set ups with the same devices that are used in the office – such as computer monitors, desktops, printers, and multifunction printers. Regardless of location, remote workers still have the need to access basic business functions  to ensure they stay productive and keep business running smoothly such as printing, copying, scanning, and faxing.

So the question becomes – what is the best home office printer or multifunction printer to keep remote workers productive?

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What to Look for in a Home Office Printer or MFP

It’s important to choose a home office printer that is going to give remote workers access to the same print functions they have access to in the office environment without breaking the bank. However, not all affordable home office printers and MFPs perform well. The good new is there is a great selection of home office printers and MFPs that empower productive employees at an affordable price point. So, what should you look for when searching for a home office printer or MFP?

  • Reliability and Ease of Use: Choose a home office printer or MFP that is designed to be easily set up and maintained by the user, with no involvement from IT necessary.
  • Value: Does the printer or MFP you’re considering offer high-capacity print cartridges to help reduce the total cost of ownership? Can you put your printer under a basic supplies and service agreement to help you save money?
  • Wi-Fi Capabilities: Look for a printer or MFP that has built-in Wi-Fi so that you can print from any device on your home network without the hassle of cords.
  • Double-sided Printing: Paper can be expensive, especially when you’re printing often or printing large quantities at a time. There are many home office printers and MFPs available that automatically print on both sides of the paper, saving you money and helping the environment.
  • Multifunction Capabilities: If you need access to functionality other than standard printing, such as copying, scanning, faxing, and email, make sure you to look for a multifunction printer (MFP).
  • Sustainability: Can the toner cartridges and containers for your printer or MFP be returned for reuse or recycle?

Recommended Home Office Printers and MFPs

Now that we’ve explored what to look for in a home office printer or MFP, let’s take a look at some options that tick all of the boxes above:

Xerox VersaLink Series Printers and MFPs

  • Print and multifunction (all-in-one) capabilities (copy, print, scan, fax, & email)
  • Letter/tabloid models and color and black-and-white models
  • Intuitive and personalized tablet-like interface
  • Connect via wire, wireless, or from your mobile device

See VersaLink Printers and MFPs

Xerox WorkCentre MFPs

  • All-in-one home office printers including copy, print, scan, fax, and email capabilities
  • Available in color and black-and-white models
  • A variety of features available, including automatic duplex and Wi-Fi, security features and high-quality image resolution

See WorkCentre MFPs

Xerox B Series Printers and MFPs

  • Print and multifunction (all-in-one) capabilities (copy, print, scan, fax, & email)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, compact footprint, ultra-quiet operation
  • Fast printing with crisp, clear text & graphics and the full array of mobile platform support

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Xerox Phaser Series Printers

  • Ideal if all you need to do is print
  • Available in color and black-and-white models
  • Small footprint
  • A variety of features available, including automatic duplex and Wi-Fi, security features and high-quality image resolution

See Phaser Printers

(From the editor: Portions of this article were originally published on Xerox.com.)