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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.

Choosing the Right Printer 101
Single-function or multifunction, inkjet or laser, photo or business, low-volume or high-volume, low cost per page, or CPP--critical printer features.

The Enduring Inkjet
Single-function, multifunction, office, photo, duty cycle, ADF, CPP, PPM, PageWide, PrecisionCore, wide-format, PC-free--the right inkjet printer.

Top Alternative Inkjet Printhead Printers
Alternative inkjet printhead technologies, HP's PageWide and Epson's PrecisionCore, outperform several laser and LED printers in print speeds and CPP.

Top Wide Format (Tabloid) Printers
Wide format tabloid ( 11x17 inches ) and supertabloid ( 13x17 inches ) printers and AIOs provide a wider range of document and image printing options.

Printer and Scanner Best Buys 2011
With lots of printers tested in 2011, there were a handful that were just better than the rest. Here you'll find a list of the top printers and scanners I tested. And a note--some of these actually were tested before 2011, but were so good that they just keep making it to the list!

Printer Buyer's Guide--A Guide to Buying Printers
Looking for a new printer? There are a lot of excellent options, and it can be hard to sort through all the options. Here you'll find some ideas for the best printers I've tested and reviewed so far.

Finding a Great Deal for a Little Cash
If you've got limited cash to burn but need an excellent printer, you've still got a lot of great options. Here you'll find some of the best printers I've tested that are under (or almost under) $100.

Buy a Printer
Which printer is the right one for you? Inkjet? Laser? All in one? The answer depends on how you intend to use it. The first step is figuring out what you need.

Buy a Scanner
Buying a scanner is a whole lot easier than shopping for a printer. For one thing, there are a lot fewer choices. Scanners are also built into all-in-one, or multifunction, printers. If you need a standalone scanner, here's an overview of what's available.

How to Choose a Photo Scanner
If you're in the market for a photo scanner, you can compare photo-scanner models from HP at this HP Photo Scanner Buying Guide.

Finding the Right Photo Printer
Pretty much any kind of printer can print a photo, from the largest all-in-one to the most compact, dedicated photo printer. Which one is right? Here you'll find some good advice about choosing the right photo printer for your needs.

Searching for a Dedicated Photo Printer
Photo printers are often cheap and typically small, but they're not all the same. Before you spend money on a dedicated photo printer, think carefully about what your real printing needs are, and then peruse the choices. This article will ask you the questions you need to ask yourself before buying.

All About Inkjet Printers
Inkjet printers are the most common printers on the market. They're often quite affordable and give high-quality prints. Learn everything you need to know about inkjet printers before you go shopping.

What to Look for in Your Next Color Laser Printer
Now is a great time to buy a color laser printer. They're getting faster, smaller, and cheaper to operate than ever before, and with prices starting at $300, they're affordable for all budgets. Choosing the right one begins with understanding what they have to offer.

All About Laser Printers
Laser printers are more expensive than inkjet printers but they can be cheaper in the long run. They're especially good picks if you are only printing black-and-white text. Learn more about laser printers before you buy.

How to Buy an Office Printer
Finding the right printer for an office can be a difficult task. Is an all-in-one printer the best value? Do you really need color? Laser or inkjet? Choosing the right office printer is easier once you've evaluated the options and decided on what you need. Here you'll find some helpful hints on what to consider when looking for an office printer.

All About Multifunction Printers
Multifunction printers (MFPs) can do it all, from printing and scanning to faxing and copying. They're not too expensive, but they do take up a lot of space. Some things to think about before you buy an MFP.

Printers and Scanners for Small Businesses
No matter what you need for your small business, this Small Business Buying Guide is a great place to start the search for a printer, scanner, or other accessory.

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