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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.

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.

Oki C610dtn

Although the C610dtn’s color quality needs some tweaking, this color printer's speed and economy advantages offset that drawback.

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.

Buying a printer: Tips and advice

To help you make the proper decision, we've put together a set of printer buying guides. These guides will help you be better informed when you're shopping.

Printer Buying Guide: Shopping tips

If you're about to go shopping for a printer, whether in person or online, keep the following tips in mind.

Printer Buying Guide: Major printer types explained

In this article, we'll describe the major types of printers available, so you know what your options are.

Printer Buying Guide: Features you need to know

Ready to buy a printer? These are the specs you need to understand to make an informed choice.

HP Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025dn

The HP Color Laserjet Enterprise CP4025dn is a workgroup color laser printer with speed and features to spare.

Brother HL-3070CW

The Brother HL-3070CW color LED printer gives small offices color printing on the cheap and it has Wi-Fi, too.

Epson PictureMate Show PM 300

The PictureMate Show is a snapshot printer and more: Epson has integrated a digital frame into its design.