Don't-Miss Printer Stories
HP iPrint Photo is something of a one-trick pony, though for owners of HP printers, it does that trick pretty well.
Brother’s MFC-790CW is a solid multifunction device for the home office. Businesses that need to print color documents like manuals and guidebooks will enjoy the relative speed and affordability of the MFC-790CW.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive color laser multifunction device for your small-to-medium workgroup, the Color LaserJet CM1312nfi is worth a look. It offers printing, scanning, copying, and faxing, with an automatic document feeder and built-in networking.
With Print, you can print Web pages, photos, and contacts from an iPhone or iPod touch to a printer attached to your Mac. But the promising program suffers from some limitations.
With its great-looking output, small form factor, and dollar-saving toner program, Lexmark’s C544dn is a good fit for a small to medium-sized workgroup looking to add color to presentations and brochures.
The ESP 9 is a multifunction device equipped with very good printing capabilities on Kodak paper. It's mediocre in other important areas.
The WorkForce 600 is one of the fastest ink-jet printers out there, producing quality photo printing and scanning.
The Epson Artisan 800 makes perfect sense for those looking primarily for a photo printer, copier and scanner. Its plain paper print quality isn’t great, but absolutely fine for personal and casual use, and its fully functioning fax machine and network connection options are nice to have features.
Canon’s Pixma MP480 doesn’t have all of the fancy features found on some of the MFPs we've tested recently, like integrated fax capabilities, an automatic document feeder, or wireless connectivity. But the MP480 proved to be a very capable device in all of its functions.
In a market where competition is fierce to create an affordable yet functional printer, HP has upped the ante by introducing the Deskjet D2545, an affordable, functional ink-jet printer that’s also environmentally friendly.
Oki’s C6150dn is a workgroup color printer ideal for churning out fast prints in an office setting.
For those looking for a good all-around multifunction printer, Epson’s Stylus NX400 does a very good job printing both text and photos, scanning both documents and photographs, and copying a variety of materials.
Sporting a clever bucket design that allows for easy packing of cords and extra media, Canon’s Selphy CP770 is a streamlined portable photo printer with an optional battery that can print with or without being connected to a computer.
For $130, you might not be surprised to find print, scan, and copy capabilities in HP’s OfficeJet J4680 multifunction ink-jet printer. But the J460 also has a built-in fax machine, wireless connectivity, and a 20-sheet auto document feeder.
Capable of printing very good quality text and business graphics at reasonably fast rates, the MFC-7840W is a fine choice for offices that work in a black-and-white world.