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Find the Right Printer / Scanner by Features & Price


You've got questions about how to find the right printer or scanner; I've got buying advice that looks at gauging what you need, what features you might (or might not) need, some questions to ask before you buy, and where to find a great deal.
  1. Picking a Printer
  2. Which is the Right Scanner?
  3. Features to Look For
  4. Questions to Ask Before You Buy
  5. Finding a Great Deal

Picking a Printer

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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.

Which is the Right Scanner?

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If you're looking for a scanner, whether it's a dedicated photo scanner to fix up old photos or a document scanner that will help you efficiently scan a cabinet full of documents, you'll find the one that fits your needs and budget right here.

Features to Look For

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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.

Questions to Ask Before You Buy

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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.

Finding a Great Deal

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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.

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