Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, Macworld

Epson Artisan 835

A wealth of features make this unit nearly as well suited for family or home office users as it is for photo enthusiasts.

Lexmark Impact S305

It’s nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

Samsung CLP-670ND Color Laser Prints Quickly but Not Cheaply

This color laser printer is a solid performer with nice output, but its consumables can be expensive.

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Samsung CLX-6220FX

Small workgroups will like this color multifunction's features and print quality, which balance out its middling performance and toner costs.

Canon Pixma iP4820

A solid choice for home and student users, the iP4820 provides appealing speed and print quality.

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One

This home-oriented multifunction printer offers good speed and print quality plus access to some fun Web apps, but its pricey inks and skimpy paper-handling options are disappointments.

Canon Pixma MG5220

Fast and capable, the MG5220 is a good match for a family or a home office with basic scanning needs.

Canon Pixma MP495

This low-priced MFP offers high-class performance and even includes wireless, but supports only rudimentary paper handling is rudimentary.

Canon Pixma MX350

Higher-than-average ink costs mar an otherwise versatile and affordable multifunction device.

Canon Pixma MX340

Speed and print quality are decent, but the pricey black ink limits this multifunction device to low-volume home use.

Lexmark Interact S605

The Lexmark Interact S605 multifunction printer has a few nice features, but its expensive inks make it a dicey deal for small or home offices.

Canon Pixma MX870

Well-balanced multifunction printer performs well and offers inexpensive ink.

Kodak ESP 7250

Kodak continues to shine with photos prints and low ink costs, but the ESP 7250's plain-paper output is a bit on the light side.

Canon Pixma iP2702

If you just want a cheap inkjet printer for the occasional photo or casual printout, the Pixma iP2702 can provide that basic level of service.

HP Officejet 6000 Wireless

A small-office bargain, this printer offers good performance and plentiful features for the price, and its inks are budget-friendly, too.