Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, Macworld

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Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks, and car tech.

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.

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 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.