Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, Macworld

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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 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.

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.