A healthcare clinic that serves the needs of a small town population. A non-profit law firm that focuses on family legal matters. A restaurant franchise that operates from a tiny rental location. What do these businesses have in common? Print needs.


Nearly every organization demands some form of printed documentation, whether it’s health records, legal notes, customer receipts, or even shipping labels. And every organization’s needs are unique, but many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face common challenges, such as: limited office/desk space for devices; limited color printing needs; lack of integration with existing solutions; and poor security.


For small businesses, or those with small budgets, printing or copying on inexpensive devices purchased at retail may work in the short term. Most businesses will find however, that a number of support issues and a high cost per copy can arise with daily usage.


“There are countless advantages to a business right-sizing its print fleet to match its needs,” says Shane Coffey, Sr. Director of Hardware Product Management for Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “In addition to likely keeping businesses within budget, a businesses can realize faster output speeds, enhanced functionality, improved productivity, and seamless network integration.”


Monochrome MFPs may be the ideal solution for many of these SMB environments. Features that can resolve common SMB document issues include:

• Intuitive control panel, for easy user access and document management

• Enhanced paper handling, such as automatic duplexing and electronic sorting Embedded document handling solutions for easy routing and filing

• Advanced finishing options

• Customized integration with line of business software

• Reliable security with controlled access and tracking


Whether your primary business needs are faxing and electronic document routing, or simply fast black-and-white output, today’s devices offer the flexibility and compact size that SMBs need, without sacrificing functionality or ease of use.


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