Don't-Miss Printer Stories

Epson Stylus NX625

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Brother HL-4570CDW

Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, the HL-4570CDW small-business laser printer is best for mainstream use.

HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One

If you’re looking for an inkjet all-in-one that supports Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services, the HP Officejet 6500A is worth a look, if only because they are so few and far between. The 6500A was an average performer in both print speeds and quality, with noticeably fuzzy edges in its text printing.

Mac Gems of the Year: 2010

'Tis the season to recognize great products here at Macworld, and with the annual Eddy Awards and App Gems Awards out of the way, it's time to take a look at 2010's best affordable software: the Mac Gems of the Year.

Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One C310a

If you’re looking for a speedy multifunction inkjet with wireless capabilities, the HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One is worth a look. Its text and photo printing quality are impressive, and its AirPrint support, touchscreen menus and printing apps are nice-to-have features that work well. If the unit’s remote printing via ePrint Center is your main attraction, however, know that the service is experiencing some growing pains.

Lexmark Genesis

The 'wow' factor of the Genesis's vertical profile and its camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.

HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus

Touch-sensitive controls, inexpensive inks, and a legal-size scanner raise this MFP above the competition.

HP Envy100 e-All-in-One

Built for style rather than efficiency, this multifunction printer operates adequately but expensively.

Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition

Home users with light printing needs will like everything about this MFP except its lackluster quality on plain paper.

Dell 2350dn

A multitalented workhorse, this unit offers impressive speed and print quality, plus reasonable toner costs.

Printopia 1.0.2

Printopia lets you print from any print-capable iOS app to any of your Mac's printers. Printopia also makes it easy to "print to PDF," saving the resulting files to your Mac or to your Dropbox folder.

Samsung CLP-670ND

This color laser printer is a solid performer with nice output, but its consumables can be expensive.

Kodak ESP 9250

Speed and print quality vary on this inkjet multifunction, but its low ink costs could be a reasonable trade-off for some users.

Kodak Pic Flick for iPhone

Despite some limitations, this app from Eastman Kodak makes it easy to produce quality color photo prints from your iOS device -- if you have a supported printer or digital photo frame.

Epson Artisan 835

A wealth of features make this unit nearly as well suited for family or home office users as it is for photo enthusiasts.