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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.

HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn

A small office or home office will like the speed and automatic duplexing, but the trade-off is pricey toner.

HP LaserJet Pro P1102w

This laser printer looks like a bargain, but its pricey toner makes it good only for low-volume use.

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.

HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Has Good Speed and Wi-Fi, but Expensive Toner

This laser printer looks like a bargain, but its pricey toner makes it good only for low-volume use.

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HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn Has Speed, Features, and Pricey Toner

A small office or home office will like the speed and automatic duplexing, but the trade-off is pricey toner.

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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.

The best places to buy printers

If you're looking for a printer, PCWorld finds Best Buy to be the best place to shop, followed by CDW and Staples.

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.