Don't-Miss Printer Stories

Canon Pixma iP6600D

If you’re tired of waiting for someone else to process your digital snapshots, Canon’s Pixma iP6600D will let you print great, long-lasting photos from your Mac.

Epson Stylus Photo R340

If you want to print pictures at home, Epson’s Stylus Photo R340 prints the best color photos in its class. Its only weakness: black-and-white prints have a slight color cast.

Seiko Smart Label Printer 430

Dedicated label printers such as the Seiko Smart Label Printer 430 promise convenience and ease of use. Unfortunately, there are problems with both print quality and design with this model.

Canon Selphy DS810 photo printer

Compact photo printers like the Canon Selphy DS810 are aimed at people who would rather push a button on the go and get great prints instantly.

Xerox Phaser 8500DN

The Phaser 8500DN is a great office printer—it’s fast, and its management tools make it feel more like a full-featured medium workgroup printer than an economy color laser.

Canon Pixma iP4200

The Pixma iP4200 is a great all-around ink-jet printer. It can automatically print on both sides of a sheet a paper and it excels in printing both office documents on plain paper and high-quality, long-lasting photos on Canon’s own photo papers.

Photosmart 385 GoGo

Its colorful prints, and the ability to print panoramas make the HP Photosmart 385 GoGo a real contender in the fast-growing portable photo printer market.

HP Photosmart 8250

Though innovative, the Photosmart 8250 photo printer’s key new features were a little disappointing. Fast speeds and durability were made less impressive by the quality of the printed output.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 2450

The latest Magicolor printer from Konica Minolta has everything you could want in a sub-$1,000 color laser printer—including PostScript Level 3.

HP Photosmart 8750

The HP Photosmart 8750 is a good, large format desktop photo printer and a good choice for the advanced hobbyist looking to make larger prints at home. But slow print times, long drying times, and lack of individual ink tanks will have professional photographers looking elsewhere.

HP LaserJet 2600n

The LaserJet HP2600n’s price is hard to beat, but picky printer shoppers might want to spend a little more for a printer with better image quality.

Epson PictureMate Deluxe Photo Viewer Edition

You can’t ask for a better, more convenient portable ink-jet printer than the PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition. Its speed and image quality are great, but the new 2.4-inch LCD and the optional rechargeable battery make this little printer shine.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430 DL

With an attractive low price, accurate and saturated color prints, and unique features like PictBridge camera printing, the Magicolor 2430DL could be a great buy for a home or small workgroup.