Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, Macworld

Jon is a Julliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

Dell 3330dn

Nearly perfect for a busy workgroup, this monochrome laser printer is speedy and offers automatic duplexing, along with modest (but upgradable) paper handling.

HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless

HP's Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless color inkjet printer could cure some small offices or workgroups of their color-laser envy.