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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.
  1. All-in-One (AIO) Inkjets (4)
  2. Inkjet Printer Reviews (78)
  3. Laser / LED Printer Reviews (46)
  4. Photo Printer Reviews (25)
  5. Reviews of All-in-One Printers (95)
  6. Scanner Reviews (41)
  7. Specialty Printers (13)

HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One
HP's Officejet Pro 8630 e-All-in-One business printer is fast, prints well, and delivers an excellent cost per page, or CPP, operational cost.

HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer
HP's Officejet X576dw Multifunction Printer, a high-volume all-in-one, AIO, with excellent performance, print quality, and low cost per page, CPP.

The Best Bets from 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.

Submit Your Printer Review
Submit a printer review. Use this form to tell us about a printer you've tried. What did you like, and what did you hate? Would you tell your friends to buy it or avoid it? Is it a one-star or a five-star printer? Please share your experience with a printer review. See some submissions here . See submissions

Tell Us the Pros and Cons of Your Scanner
Do you have experience using a photo or document scanner? Share that experience with the world here! Was it worth the money? Did you have any problems? Did it work even better than you hoped? Is it worth five stars, or one? Share your story.

Which Printer Will Work Best in a Small Office?
To be effective in a home or small office, a printer needs to have a better duty cycle--that means how much it can realistically print each month without wearing out in six months. That's one spec you can look for, particularly if you print a lot. But you'll also need some options such as automatic document feeders, automated duplex printing, and networking capability. You'll find some good choices for your small office here.

Guide to the Best Printers, Scanners, and Photo Scanners
There are a huge number of printers and scanners to choose from, and every year, manufacturers update their product lines with a few dozen more options. That makes it difficult to start looking for a new printer or scanner. Not to worry. I've tested and reviewed many of these, and you can not only find their pros and cons here--you can also find...

Finding the Best Price on a Printer or Scanner, Online or Offline
Whether you're holiday shopping, looking for a birthday gift, or a back-to-school deal, you can always locate great deals on printers and scanner here. You'll get a warts-and-all review, a list of specs, and a link to the best online prices. I'm here to help make it easy for you to shop for a printer or scanner.

Unchain Yourself from the Network and Go Wireless with Your New Printer
Most of us with home offices don't have a lot of extra space. Having a big all-in-one printer on your desktop can mean there's not much room for anything else, and who wants wires all over the place? Never fear--wireless printers are here to make your life easier. When you have a wireless printer, you can put it across the room, in a closet, or...

Finding a Photo Printer That Won't Break the Bank
Photo printers are dedicated to one thing: printing photos. Many of them are portable (some run on batteries) and include the ability to print wirelessly, typically via Bluetooth, which is found in all smart phones. And some even come in cool form factors, like a bucket-shaped Canon printers. The best news is you don't have to spend much to get a great photo printer--here's a list of photo printers that come in under $150 and provide great results.

The Creme de la Creme of Multifunction Printers
One of the best things about multifunction printers (aka all-in-ones) is that just because they do more than one job doesn't mean they deliver substandard quality on any of them. In fact, you'll find that most all-in-ones do a fantastic job of printing everything, from a smart-looking color presentation to a photo of an exotic location. Plus...

A List of the Best Photo Scanners I've Tested
Got a shoe-box full of old and yellowing photos? A closet full of slides that you don't have a slide projector to see? Torn packages of negatives stuck in a drawer? Never fear: You can digitize all of these, and you can restore them while you're at it so they'll look as good (or possibly even better) than they did when they were new. The photo...

Laser and LED Printers: Great Value, Great Results
Look out, inkjet printers: Laser and LED printers are getting cheaper. That's great news for you, because laser and LED printers give fantastic results (except in the photo-printing category, where inkjet printer excel) and they're much cheaper when it comes time to replacing the ink (in this case, toner cartridges which are expensive, but last...

Finding a Great Deal for a Little Cash
If you're looking for a printer but you don't want to spend a lot, no problem. There are lots of options for you that deliver high-quality results but which don't cost very much. You'll find great photo printers (even some portable ones in your price range, so you can take them to a birthday party, happy hour, or the beach), all-in-ones, and...

A Guide to Buying Printers for the Holidays
When the holidays (and birthdays, and graduation) arrive, it's no fun trying to figure out the best gift. I'd recommend a new printer, since they're practical, last a long time, and don't cost a fortune--even if you want to buy an excellent color laser printer. A printer or scanner makes a great gift for students, graduates, home office workers,...

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