Printers / Scanners - By Category
Printer / Scanner Reviews and Recommendations
With so many printers and scanners to choose from, it's hard to know which are good (and which aren't). I'll give you the pros and cons of the ones I've researched. You'll find detailed information about inkjet printers, laser printers, photo printers, photo scanners, document scanners, and much more.
Types of Printers and Scanners
There are many different kinds of printers to choose from, including inkjets, photo printers, color and monochrome lasers, and multifunction printers (MFPs). There are also lots of scanners to choose from. Here we'll look at the differences between them and explore how they work.
Understanding Printer and Scanner Specs
There are a few important specs to understand before you buy your printer or scanner. Here we'll look at the basics of resolution, color and bit depth, file formats, print and scan speed, and print and scan area.
What Printer / Scanner Should I Buy?
Looking for a printer, but don't know where to start? Here you'll discover if a laser, inkjet, or multifunction printer is right for you based on how you'll use it and what you can afford. If you're looking for a scanner, you'll find the one that fits your needs and budget right here.
Printer and Scanner Features to Look For
When you research a printer or scanner, there are some important features to look for. These include cables and connections, the ability to work with different types of media, and PictBridge, which lets you connect your camera directly to your printer.
Getting Creative With Printers and Scanners
Some of the software to make your printer or scanner work will come in the box. But if you want to get really creative, you might consider buying or downloading some image-editing software and other fun tools. Some tools, such as Adobe Photoshop Express, are available for free online.
Questions to Ask Before You Buy
Before you buy a printer or scanner, there are a few important questions you should ask so that you get everything you need before you leave the store. We'll look at those questions here, and also discuss the pros and cons of extended warranties.
You've got a printer or scanner and want to make it work its best. Here's some advice on how to set up networking, install new ink tanks or toner, load paper and envelopes, and get the best print, scan, or fax job possible.
Troubleshooting Printers and Scanners
If you're having trouble with your printer or scanner, whether it's networking, dealing with paper jams, or faxing from your all-in-one, you'll find a helping hand here.
Where to Buy a Printer / Scanner?
You can buy printers and scanners online or in a brick-and-mortar shop. Here I'll help you find the best deal for whatever kind of printer or scanner you're looking for.