Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

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.

Video: Up close with two snapshot printers

Melissa Riofrio explains the differences between the Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225 and HP Photosmart A646 snapshot printers.

Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260

Epson's PictureMate Dash PM 260 snapshot printer may look like a glorified lunch box, but it delivers where it counts.

Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225

The Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225 is not as versatile as other snapshot-printer contenders, but it functions well at what it does. It’s also cheap to buy and refill, which is a trade-off worth considering.

Epson PictureMate Charm Snapshot Printer: Basic and Affordable

Slower than its Epson cousins but also a little cheaper, the Charm is a good choice for a basic photo printer.


How to tell if your printer is costing you money

If you're not careful, your printer might be stealing your money. PC World identifies five of the most common ways a printer can be costlier than you might realize.

How to buy: Multifunction printers

Today's MFPs perform better than ever, and they're becoming more acceptable for people who want a graceful, versatile, and integrated printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine but who don't have the money and space for separate single-function machines.

Brother MFC-9420CN multifunction printer

The Brother MFC-9420CN offers most of the functions you’d want in an all-in-one, but its design often gets in the way. We’d trade some of its admirable speed for better print quality and ease of use.

HP Color LaserJet CM1017 MFP multifunction printer

While the HP Color LaserJet CM1017 MFP is well designed and easy to use, its slow speed makes it a tough sell.