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The daughter of a mechanical engineer, Melissa grew up playing with machine parts and still loves getting into the nuts and bolts of how things work. She is never happier than when she is on a factory tour.

Brother HL-2280DW

The included color scanning feature distinguishes this basic small-office monochrome laser, but its toner costs are higher than average.

Epson WorkForce 840

There's no skimping on this small-office MFP, which offers speed and paper capacity to spare, plus sharp output and affordable inks.

Epson WorkForce 840 All-in-One Printer Review: Capacity and Cheap Ink

There's no skimping on this small-office MFP, which offers speed and paper capacity to spare, plus sharp output and affordable inks.

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Brother MFC-J6710DW

The Brother MFC-J6710DW printer does wide-format everything.

Canon Pixma MX420

Fax capabilities come cheaply in the MX420, but meager paper handling and costly black ink limit this model to low-volume use.

Canon Pixma MX882

You needn't sacrifice performance for style: This MFP gives you full print/copy/scan/fax capabilities in a glossy package.

Canon Pixma MG6120

A touch-sensitive control panel lifts the well-equipped, reasonably fast MG6120 over its midpriced competition.

Canon Pixma MG6120: High Style and Performance for a Midlevel Price

A touch-sensitive control panel lifts the well-equipped, reasonably fast MG6120 over its midpriced competition.

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HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer

Designed for mobile-printing convenience, the Officejet 100 provides impressive print quality. It’s slow, however, and inks are expensive.

Epson WorkForce 635

Small office users get perks aplenty with this unit: Speedy text printing, automatic duplexing, and budget-friendly inks.

Dell V313w

Wireless capabilities come at the low purchase price; but expensive inks, nagging page alignment issues, exorbitant ink costs, and cheap construction make this MFP one to avoid.

Dell 1355cnw color MFP

Best suited for small, low-volume offices, this multifunction printer offers versatile connectivity, but provides limited features and uses expensive toner.

HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw

High toner costs and slow performance make this low-priced model a dubious bargain, even with wireless and Web capabilities.

Xerox Phaser 6010

Small, simple, and easy to use, this color printer produces nice-looking pages--for a dear price.

Xerox Phaser 6500DN

This workgroup-level printer imposes budget-breaking toner costs, making it unsuitable for high-volume use.