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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.

Xerox Phaser 6500DN

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

Canon Selphy CP800

The nice photos that the CP800 produces are overshadowed by the pricey, wasteful consumables it uses to create them.

Canon's Selphy CP800 Gives You a Photo-Printing Preview

The nice photos that the CP800 produces are overshadowed by the pricey, wasteful consumables it uses to create them.

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Epson Stylus NX625

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Brother HL-4570CDW

Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, the HL-4570CDW small-business laser printer is best for mainstream use.

Best bargain printers

Some printers that have a low sticker price will kill you with high ink costs. But our bargain printer picks treat your budget gently now and over the long haul.

Lexmark Genesis

The 'wow' factor of the Genesis's vertical profile and its camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.

HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus

Touch-sensitive controls, inexpensive inks, and a legal-size scanner raise this MFP above the competition.

HP Envy100 e-All-in-One

Built for style rather than efficiency, this multifunction printer operates adequately but expensively.

Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition

Home users with light printing needs will like everything about this MFP except its lackluster quality on plain paper.

Dell 2350dn

A multitalented workhorse, this unit offers impressive speed and print quality, plus reasonable toner costs.

Samsung CLP-670ND

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

Kodak ESP 9250

Speed and print quality vary on this inkjet multifunction, but its low ink costs could be a reasonable trade-off for some users.

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.

Dell 1250c

This color LED printer's low purchase price is tempting, but its extremely high toner costs are off-putting.