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Printers/Scanners: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Supertabloid (13”x19”) w/...
Excellent wide-format photos, documents, and posters with Canon’s Pixma iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Printer, a supertabloid, 13 by 19 inches, photo printer
The Top 10 All-in-One Printers
Small home offices and other frequent printers may well find that an all-in-one (or multifunction) printer
The 4 Different Types of Scanners
There are a few different kinds of scanners and, as with printers, the one that’s right for you depends on how you intend to use it. The most common types are flatbed scanners, sheetfed scanners, photo scanners, and portable scanners.
Here's What You Need to Know About Printer...
Inkjets have nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink, while laser printers melt dots of toner against the paper. The more dots you can squeeze into a square inch, the sharper the resulting image will be. Printer resolution refers to how many dots per inch a printer can put onto a piece of paper.
The Best Photo Scanners to Digitize Your Photos
For serious amateur photographers and pros on a tight budget, here's a list of great photo scanners to scan photographs and digitize negatives and slides.
How to Clean Printheads in Just 5 Minutes
Note: These instructions will work for users of Windows but not of other operating systems. When printheads get clogged, image quality suffers. But cleaning printheads is a quick and simple process. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on cleaning printheads.
Save Money on Ink by Using Draft Quality
If you want to save money on ink, changing print quality to Draft Mode can reduce the amount of ink used and speed up printing. The print won't be as dark since less ink is used.
The Best Wide Format Printers for Tabloid...
Wide format tabloid ( 11x17 inches ) and supertabloid ( 13x19 inches ) printers and AIOs provide a wider range of document and image printing options.
6 Great Photo Printers for Under \$200
Photo printers are a great buy. Nearly everyone has a digital camera, and while it’s easy to share digital photos online, there are still lots of good reasons to print out your photos. Photo printers are inexpensive (all the ones here are under $200, and some are under $100), easy to use, and do a great job at printing photos. Here are my choices for the Top Budget Photo Printers.
Entry-level all-in-one ( AIO ) printers for...
Each manufacturer makes its own set of entry-level all-in-one printers; the links at the top of this review take you to a more modern list of AIOs
Multifunction (print, copy, scan, & maybe...
All-in-one, or AIO, printers, a. k. a. multifunction printers (or MFPs), copy, scan, and sometimes fax, in addition to printing.
Wireless connectivity no longer a special...
Wireless printers offer great convenience for small or home offices, or simply where desktop space is tight. But Wi-Fi is no longer unique or costly.
LED-based printers are typically smaller and...
Laser and LED printers are great for printing high-quality documents in black-and-white or in color, but they don't print photographs all that well.
Top Budget-Minded All-in-One Printers
Epson, Canon, Brother, and HP entry-level all-in-one (AIO) printers allow users access to high-quality printing without a huge investment--except ink.
With changing tech, third-party ink tanks may...
Products like HP's Instant Ink, Epson's EcoTank, and Brother's INKvestment will change the nature of third-party ink products, making them cheaper.
The 8 Best Laser Printers on the Market
Laser / LED printers are getting cheaper and, while they still may be pricier than inkjets, their total cost of ownership is lower thanks to their long-lasting toner cartridges. You can find some great deals on laser / LED printers. (LED printers work much the same as laser printers but use LED lights rather than a laser as their primary light source.) Here's a look at the laser and LED printers I've tried.
HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer
The HP OfficeJet 4500 Wireless is not exactly a speed demon, but for the price (I saw it as low as $129.99), it's a very good deal. For that price, built-in wireless, an automatic document feeder, fax, and (manual) duplex come as welcome surprises. Print quality for text documents was not the best I've seen, but color photos looked lush and wonderful.
High volume and a low CPP - HP Officejet Pro...
HP's Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One business printer is fast, prints well, and delivers an excellent cost per page, or CPP, operational cost.
8 Great Printers If You're on a Budget
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.
Guide to the Best Printers, Scanners, and Photo...
Not sure where to start with your search for a printer, scanner, or photo scanner? Here are some top picks for the Best Printers, Scanners, and Photo Scanners I've tried. You'll find a great variety at good prices. But the choices change often, so come back and check often!
Great-looking prints with HP’s LaserJet...
Great-looking prints with HP’s LaserJet Pro M402dw monochrome laser printer and neck-breaking speeds with JetIntelligence toner technology.
HP Photosmart D110 All-in-One Printer
Though the HP Photosmart D110 series sounds like a dedicated photo printer, it's not quite that; rather, it's a fax-less all-in-one that's not as portable as HP seems to think. It has a decent sized LCD screen, it prints photos nicely, and is wireless and has customizable apps to allow printing from online sources. Still, though inexpensive, it's in a crowded HP marketplace of similarly priced printers with similar functions, and it's hard to see how it distinguishes itself from the pack.
Great photos with the Canon Pixma MG6620's...
Canon Pixma MG6620 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer prints excellent photos and business documents, replaced by Pixma MG6820, a five-ink photo printer.
This Pixma All-in-One Offers Lots of Options
Wireless and networking, a built-in duplexer, easy cloud printing, and a 35-sheet automatic document feeder are some of the features offered by the Canon Pixma MX892 all-in-one printer. The printer is a bit big but has a space-saving shape, and I like the dual-function panel that is handy and sleek, though not a touchscreen.
Print a CD/DVD Label Using the Epson Stylus...
Printing directly onto a CD or DVD using the Epson Stylus Photo RX680 inkjet printer couldn’t be easier, and the results are fantastic. This Step-By-Step guide will demonstrate how to do it. Note that you need to make sure the CD or DVD you’re using can be printed on; check the label before you buy. Also, make sure you have already burned to the disk; once you’ve put the label on, you can’t burn data to the disk.
Estimating a printer's CPP before you buy can...
How to use the manufacturer's page yields and cost of consumable cartridges to estimate a printer's per-page cost of operation, or cost per page - CPP
HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer Replaced by...
This HP Deskjet printer is an entry-level all-in-one printer that does a remarkably good job, especially given its low price.
HP LaserJet 1536dnf Laser Multifunction Printer
If there's a down side tot he HP LaserJet 1536dnf multifunction printer, it's that it's not part of HP's
Printer ink is expensive; but will you save...
Printer ink isn't cheap, and if you compare prices by volume, you may find it's more expensive than almost any other liquid (including human blood). But that comparison may be misleading, since printer ink has to be almost magical in its ability to be a stable liquid for a long time, then be raised to 300 degrees Celsius and shot out of a microscopically small nozzle at 30 miles an hour and still hit the page as a perfect round dot. So you may want to spend extra to buy new inkjet cartridges.
Superb Photos with Canon's Pixma MG7520 Photo...
Canon's top-of-the-line, flagship 6-ink photo printer, the Pixma MG7520 Photo All-in-One, AIO, Inkjet Printer, excellent photos and business documents
Review of the Brother MFC-7860DW Laser Printer
The Brother MFC-7860DW is a multifunction laser printer that offers automatic duplexing, wireless or wired networking, and a 250-sheet paper tray. I found it quiet, fast, and reliable--and prints look outstanding.
How to Print Directly onto Fabric
You can print directly onto fabric using your inkjet printer. Here's how.
Discover the OCR Capabilities in Microsoft...
Microsoft Office Document Imaging software can convert the text in a scanned image to a Word document, and it's built into earlier versions of Office.
Labelling Your CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs...
Labelling your data CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs via your inkjet printer is easier than ever with many of today's printers with built-in disc printers
HP’s OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer...
HP’s OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer and Instant Ink allow you to own an entry-level printer without spending too much replacing ink cartridges.
Why Your Next Printer Should Be Wide-Format
Tabloid, ledger, 11x17-inch printers and wide format AIOs increase productivity by increasing document options; oversize spreadsheets, images, posters
Clean Your Printer and Scanner
If the platen glass or document cover of your printer/scanner are dirty or smudged, your scan and print jobs aren’t going to look good. Cleaning these elements is easy with nothing more than cloth and water. Don’t use paper towels or tissues (they can leave fine threads behind), and never use chemical cleaners.
Inkjet Printers
Inkjet printers are the most common type of printer available today. They’re very affordable and are excellent printers for almost any task, from printing shopping lists to making copies of photographs.
How to Calibrate Printers and Scanners
What are the appropriate settings to use when you want photo prints to look their best? ICC (International Color Consortium) profiles provide devices such as printers, scanners, and monitors with a consistent color profile. You can download them from various manufacturers if you're serious about making prints look their best. If you're not sure whether you need to use color profiles, then that's a good bet that you don't really need to use them at all, which you should appreciate, since they can be very complex to understand.
Before You Buy a Printer
Buying a new printer can be hard work; the first thing to do is choose which printer is the right one for you. But that's not so easy to do, since there are so many printer choices. Inkjet? Laser or LED? All-in-one printer? Some or all of the above? The answer depends on how you intend to use it, and the first step is figuring out what you need.
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus All-in-One Printer
The HP Officejet Pro 8600 is a color inkjet all-in-one printer that offers print, fax, scan, copy, and Web access (to HP's Web apps). It's as fast as many laser printers and has a low total cost of ownership; and the quality doesn't suffer from the speed.
Decent photos on a budget - Canon's Pixma...
Get decent photos and standard business documents on a budget with Canon's under-$60 Pixma MG3620 All-in-One Printer, but mind the cost per page.
Fantastic Images with Canon’s Pixma...
Fantastic Images with Canon’s six-ink Pixma MG7720 Photo All-in-One Printer, the final step before choosing a professional grade photo printer.
The Verdict on HP Officejet 7610 All-in-One...
HP's Officejet 7610 Wide Format e-All-in-One Printer prints, copies, scans and faxes wide-format tabloid (11x17 inches) and supertabloid (13x19) pages
Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer
Canon Pixma iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer, a high-quality tabloid, 11x17 inches, and supertabloid, 13x19 inches, wide format photograph printer.
Top-notch images with Canon’s Pixma...
Canon’s Pixma MG6820 Photo All-in-One Inkjet churns out excellent-looking photos in under a minute, as well as good-looking business documents, too.
Cleaning Your Printer’s Printheads Keeps...
Cleaning your inkjet printer's printheads, or print heads, keeps the ink flowing, helping to ensure high-quality, documents, graphics, and photographs
The HP Officejet 6500 Printer is out or...
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Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer
This color printer is at the high end of all-in-one line; but for the price, it delivers great value, with all the handy bells and whistles you could hope for.
Canon Pixma MP490 All-in-One Printer
For under a hundred bucks, the Canon Pixma MP490 all in one printer is a decent buy. Like many other printers in this price range, it lacks some advanced features such as an automatic document feeder, an automatic duplexer, and wireless support. Of course you'll pay more for those features--so before you buy, decide just how important those advanced features are going to be.
Epson High-Volume WorkForce Pro WF-6590 Network...
Epson High-Volume WorkForce Pro WF-6590 Network Multifunction Printer delivers high-volume printing, copying, scanning at a reasonable cost per page.
Brother's Inexpensive-to-Use MFC-J5620DW...
Brother's Inexpensive-to-Use MFC-J5620DW Wide-Format Printer, a $199-list high-volume all-in-one, aio, with an exceptionally low cost per page, or CPP
Top Photo Printers Print Great Photos and...
Inkjet photo printers from HP, Canon, and Epson print excellent photos, as well as good-looking business documents, but watch out for the high CPPs.
Near-Flawless Photos with the Under-\$100 Canon...
Canon Pixma MG5620 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One, AIO, an entry-level, multifunction (print, copy, scan), 5-ink photograph printer, quality photos
Pixma's MG7720 Photo All-in-One Replaces the...
The Canon Pixma MP480 All-in-One Printer, a popular photo printer in 2008, is no longer available; About.com recommends the Pixma MG7720 Photo AIO.
Epson WorkForce WF-7610 All-in-One
Epson's PrecisionCore printhead WorkForce WF-7610 all-in-one (AIO) printer delivers laser-like print speeds and competitive cost per page, CPP.
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Laser Multifunction...
For a bare-bones laser printer--no wireless, no automatic duplexing--the HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf is fairly
Epson Perfection V330 Photo Scanner
The Epson Perfection V330 Photo Scanner works well for scanning documents as well as photos and negatives. Its built-in photo-management software allows you to do some decent photo restoration (fixing colors, adjusting for dark backgrounds, and so on) while photo-stitching software gives the opportunity to splice several photos together. If only the power and USB cords plugged into the back rather than the front, it would be excellent.
Review of the Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Flatbed...
The Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 is one of the smallest flatbed scanners I've ever reviewed. Don't be fooled by its size, though; the LiDE 210 offers a lot of functionality and convenience in a small footprint--and with a small price as well. It feels a bit delicate and so I was hesitant to put too much pressure on it when trying to scan a hardcover book (and the cover only raises an inch or so, so it's not optimal for scanning large items); but it's a best bet for document scanning.
PC-Free Printing, Scanning, & Copying Give...
Today's multifunction AIOs allow you to print, copy, and scan to SD cards, USB drives, cloud printing, mobile device apps, and printer apps--PC-free.
Print, Copy, Scan, Fax—Epson’s...
Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax with Epson’s XP-830 Wireless Small-in-One Printer; it's feature-rich, excellent prints, but a bit too-high cost per page.
Dell's 968 All-in-One Printer - a great printer...
The Dell 968W All-in-One printer was a great printer in its day, but it's defunct and I have selected a replacement in first paragraph of this review.
Fast, great print quality, low CPP, Epson...
Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-4630 All-in-One Printer, a PrecisionCore AIO with faster print speeds and a lower cost per page, CPP, than inkjets and lasers
Tips on How to Get Organized with the Help of a...
Turning paper documents into digital files is a great first step in organizing your home office, or your home life. But it's not a silver bullet. Getting organized requires good planning in addition to good equipment.
Keep ink flowing with Epson’s WorkForce...
Keep the ink flowing with Epson’s WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One printers, they come with 2 years of ink in the box, and very low cost per page.
Brother's HL-2270DW monochrome single-function...
Brother's HL-2270DW monochrome single-function laser-class printer was a good black-and-white printer for its day, it's no longer available, though.
Review of the HP Scanjet 3000 Professional...
The HP Scanjet Professional 3000 Document Scanner is a high-speed and surprisingly heavy-duty sheet-fed scanner. It comes with a full suite of scanning software which makes it right for a lot of different uses. I wasn't impressed too much with the business-card software, which did an okay job with lots of cards but still left me plenty of editing to do. But I was impressed that the scanner seemed nearly unjammable.
Apple vs Kodak Photo Books
One way to get your photos organized is to take the best ones and make a book. That's easy now, since companies like Apple and Kodak offer cheap and easy-to-use services. These photo books are easy to customize and make great gifts as well. I thought that Apple's books were a bit nicer looking but they require you to have a Mac; Kodak offers more choices on size and prices are reasonable. Here's how some of the big players stack up.
Clean the Inside of Your Pixma Printer
When the inside of your Pixma printer gets dirty, it can smudge the paper. Here's an easy way to get
What You Can Print Now; and What the Future...
Today, you can print a wide range of consumer goodies, from jewelry to iPad stands, using services such as Shapeways. At the higher end, 3-D printers can churn out everything from scans of your teeth to aircraft parts. In a few years, experts forecast that this technology will become a part of our daily lives and lead to huge shifts in the way we do business.
HP’s Small- and Home-Office Envy 5660...
A small- and home-based office multifunction printer, HP’s Envy 5660 e-All-in-One, combined with HP's Instant Ink program, delivers decent value.
HP Officejet Pro 8500 replaced by OfficeJet Pro...
The HP 8500 all-in-one printer was a professional-level printer that, like its replacement, the OfficeJet Pro 8620 AIO, is high-volume and low CPP.
Fast, Cheap-to-Use, Laser-Busting Multifunction...
Today's high-volume inkjet office printers offer fast print speeds, great print quality, larger ink tanks, and lower CPPs, or cost per page, and more.
Professional-Grade Photos with Epson’s...
Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer - 3 input paper sources, 9 inks, exceptional 13x16 inch photos, and panoramas up to 10 feet long.
HP LaserJet P2055d Laser Printer
The HP LaserJet P2055d doesn't do more than print in black and white; but it does that exceedingly fast and with excellent output. While it doesn't come as cheaply as some other laser and LED printers, speed and quality counts for a lot--particularly for home and small businesses. Still, if your needs go beyond monochrome printing, there are other good choices in this price range.
Brother MFC-9970CDW All-in-One Color Laser...
The MFC-9970CDW is built for offices and small workgroups. It's a color laser printer with built-in fax, copier, and scanner, and it features an automatic document feeder, USB port up front, a five-inch color touchscreen (for some but not all functions), automatic duplex printing, and wireless or wired networking. Standard or high-yield toner cartridges work with this unit.
Canon Pixma MP560 All-in-One Printer
Canon sets the bar pretty high for its printers, and in a few ways this one--the Canon Pixma MP560 all-in-one printer--fell short. For a low-end printer it includes wireless, which is a real benefit; but I didn't get great results printing text. Ink bled into the paper, making prints less than crisp. Photos on the other hand looked just fine. But if your printing needs are more towards sharp, clear documents, you're not going to be pleased with the MP 560.
How Your Printer Could be Costing You Thousands
Save hundreds, even thousands of dollars by choosing a printer with a low cost per page, or CPP; it's far more important than the purchase price.
Wireless and Sleek, the Pixma MG6220 Offers...
The Canon Pixma MG6220 is a three-in-one printer (no fax capability) with built-in wireless networking and a built-in duplexer. Canon keeps this printer sleek with its use of a touch system that means only the relevant buttons light up on the touch interface, which also makes the printer very easy to use. Speeds are competitive with other multifunction printers in this price range.
Figuring out print speed, or pages per minute,...
Print speed depends on the type of document you're printing, the printer's pages per minute, or ppm, and how your printer's preferences are set.
Canon Selphy CP760 Compact Photo Printer
The Canon Selphy CP760 Compact Photo Printer uses dye-sublimation ink to print postcard-sized prints.
Alternative Printhead Inkjet Printers, as Fast...
HP PageWide and Epson PrecisionCore alternative printhead inkjet printers match and exceed laser printers in speed and cost per page savings.
HP’s Envy 7640 e-All-in-One Printer, not...
The flagship of the HP Envy line of printers, Envy 7640 e-All-in-One offers a strong feature set and decent cost per page with HP's Instant Ink.
NeatDesk Scanner
The NeatDesk Document Scanner is a great help in clearing out cluttered drawers and filing cabinets, allowing scans to be exported to useful programs such as Outlook and Turbo Tax. Business cards gave the scanner some problems, however.
Networking printers and scanners is fairly easy...
Networking your printer or scanner may sound difficult, but newer machines with Wi-Fi and WPS, are making it easier to do, and wired connections.
Print from Your Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop;...
Wi-Fi Direct, Near-Field Communication, or NFC touch-to-print, printer apps, printing via email and the cloud, Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint.
Epson’s Professional-Grade SureColor P400...
Exceptional image quality and professional roll and cut paper handling from Epson’s Professional-Grade SureColor P400 Wide-Format Inkjet Printer
Beautiful Professional Photos with Canon’...
Print beautiful poster-size images, and fine art from 4x6 to 13x19 inches and more with Canon’s Pixma Pro-100 near-dedicated 8-ink photo printer.
Consumer-Grade Wide-Format Printers print 11x17...
Wide-format printers no longer entail only large and expensive plotters and such, but they also include today's consumer-grade wide-format printers
Resolution and color depth matter in all...
Resolution and color depth matter in all types imaging, such as printing and cameras, not just scanning.
Plustek OpticFilm 7400 Film / Slide Scanner
The Plustek OpticFilm 7400 is a dedicated scanner for negatives and slides. With the aid of the included SilverFast software, the scanner does a phenomenal job of easily scanning negatives and slides and making them look great--without a lot of editing intervention. It makes multiple passes when it scans, so it's not meant to be fast; and it will work only with standard 35mm negatives and slides. It's not a very versatile scanner, but is right for those with lots of old film to convert.
Printer Networking in Windows (any ver) is easy...
Networking a printer allows multiple computers to access a single printer, a great convenience for homes, small offices, printing from mobile devices.
Epson’s Miniature Expression Home XP-420...
Epson’s Miniature Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One Printer is light, small, fast, and it churns out high-quality output, but the CPP is too high.
No-nonsense black-and-white output from...
Print monochrome quotes, receipts, instructions, contracts, and more no-nonsense black-and-white output from single-function monochrome laser printers
Is an Extended Warranty Worth the Money?
When you buy a new printer or scanner, the salesperson will try to convince you to buy an extended warranty. It's not worth the money. Here's why extended warranties aren't worth what they cost.
The ScanMyPhotos.com Online Photo Scanning...
The ScanMyPhotos.com service is a fast, efficient, and--depending on how many photos you have to scan--reasonably priced photo-scanning service. However, if you want to retain the rich colors of your original photos, you may not be content with the 300 dpi scans that ScanMyPhotos.com offers. In that case you'll either have to do it yourself, or use a service that can offer 600 dpi scanning.
Non OEM Printer Ink: Dangerous or Smart Practice
Third party, or non original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printer inks work well when optimal print quality is not desired or required.
Exquisite Wide Format Photos with Canon’s...
Get exquisite wide format photos with Canon’s Pixma Pro-1's 12-ink tanks and built-in ICC support for numerous premium papers from several vendors.
Tabloid and other features with Brother...
This Brother all-in-one printer connects easily to a network and prints and scans quickly. A better LCD and automatic duplexing would raise it a few notches higher.
Great-looking photos with Canon’s Pixma...
The printing, and nothing but the printing - great-looking photos with Canon’s Pixma iP7220 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer, a single-function printer.
3D printing now has its own section and expert...
Shapeways, a company that lets consumers create and print their own 3-D creations in silver, but we have moved all material to the new 3D section.
7 New Ways to Print Anywhere from Your Mobile...
Printing from mobile devices, because of Wi-Fi Direct, near-field communications, NFC, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print, has never been easier.
Polaroid PoGo Portable Photo Printer
The Polaroid PoGo portable photo printer is a very portable photo printer that doesn't use ink. The prints are small but it's a lot of fun to use, it's fast, and it fits in your back pocket.
Epson WorkForce WF-3640 All-in-One Printer
Epson's WorkForce WF-3640, a PrecisionCore based all-in-one, or AIO, with print speeds and cost per page, or CPP, rivaling, and often exceeding lasers
Connect to Web Apps Through This All-in-One
The HP Photosmart 7510 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer offers some fun and useful extras via its large touchscreen (such as access to a number of Web apps that allow printing of coupons, games, tickets, and so on, without needing to resort to the computer).
Canon’s Photo-Centric MG5720 Wireless...
Beautiful 5-ink photos and professional-looking business documents with Canon’s Photo-Centric MG5720 Wireless Inkjet AIO Printer, but not-so-good CPPs
IntelliScanner Mini Portable Bar Code Scanner
The IntelliScanner Mini bar code scanner is small and very handy to have if you need to organize and catalog a music, DVD, or comic collection, keep track of groceries or wine, or anything else that has a bar code. Even objects without bar codes can be scanned, since you can add your own tracking labels. It might be more than you need if your collections aren't particularly big, but I think there are enough possible applications to make this a very useful gadget for almost anyone.
Canon Pixma iP3600 Color Photo Printer
The Canon Pixma iP3600 color photo printer is inexpensive and high quality; but for a few dollars more you can get the next in Canon's line.
Brother MFC-790CW All-in-One Printer
The Brother MFC-790 all-in-one wireless printer is an affordable multifunction printer that will work best for home and small-office users.
Copying Two Pages Onto One
Copying two pages onto one saves you paper and money. Here's how to do it with the Canon Pixma MP610.
Professional-Grade, wide-format photo printers
Turn your masterpieces into works of art with professional-grade, wide-format photo printers from Canon and Epson, without going to the service bureau
Remote Scan Software
Software from Remote Scan allows printers to share a single scanner across a wired or wireless network.
Fast and Cheap, the Panasonic KX-MB1500 Is Also...
The Panasonic KX-MB1500 is a monochrome laser printer that offers scan and copy functions (a slightly more expensive version is available that offers a fax as well). The printer is very compact and made for small and home offices. It doesn't offer many extras but it is very inexpensive.
Review: Brother MFC-J6920DW Wide Format Printer
Brother's business ready MFC-J6920DW Wide Format, tabloid (11x17 inches) multifunction AIO prints, copies, scans, and faxes oversize documents cheaply
Pandigital PhotoLink One-Touch Scanner
The Pandigital Photolink One-Touch Photo Scanner is small, affordable, and did a decent job in scanning photos. It may not be the choice of professional photographers, and it doesn't scan negatives or slides, but for the home user looking to get that box of photos organized, this is a good deal.
Low Price, Small Footprint, and Lots of Bells...
The Canon Pixma MG5320 is a very reasonably priced all-in-one (minus the fax) inkjet printer. While printing times are not particularly speedy, neither is it frustratingly slow; and somehow, color photos print out quick fast, with very good quality. I found color graphics to be acceptable but certainly not thrilling or crystal clear. But, given the price (around US$150), it performs above its class.
HP LaserJet 100 M175nw Color Laser Printer
A review of this mid-priced all-in-one color laser printer that is good for the price but begs for faster printing.
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction...
The HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Laser Printer is a slow and steady color multifunction laser printer whose results are impressive, if not speedy. It gets up to 12 pages per minute (black) at its top speed, but normal speeds will get you somewhere around seven. Its handy and large touchscreen and wireless / wired networking are pros for offices, but its lack of an automatic duplexer make it less than perfect for office environments.
Entry-Level Laser-Class Dell E525w Color MFP
Dell’s E525w Color Multifunction Printer, a full-featured all-in-one laser printer with good-looking output and decent performance, but high CPPs.
Canon Pixma MX882 All-in-One Printer
The Canon Pixma MX882 is a worthy upgrade to the Pixma line. While it offers many of the same features as the MX860, it's much faster and almost the same price. The printer has built-in wireless and an automatic duplexer, and an extended keypad that helps keep the printer's face from being overly busy (though it's still pretty full). Speeds were excellent and quality was everything I expected from a Canon printer.
OKI C831n Wide Format Color Laser
OKI Data's C831n wide format color laser-class single-function LED printer prints good quality 11 x 17-inch pages quickly and relatively cheaply.
Review of the HP Scanjet Professional 1000...
The HP Scanjet Professional 100 Mobile Scanner is portable, fast, and comes with a full suite of scanning software. It's easy to use, though the sheer amount of software included is a bit daunting--it takes some playing around to figure out what each does. The business-card software was very weak. But the scanner's size, USB power, and heavy-duty case make up for this (unless you need a mobile scanner primarily for business cards--in that case, look for other software).
Brother MFC-255CW All-in-One Printer
Brother's MFC-255CW is a very good color inkjet printer that is a great value at under $100. Like some other Brother all-in-ones I've tried, it has slow print speeds across a wireless network, but it scores high points for print quality--especially photos, which come out looking fantastic.
PaperPort Professional 12 Document Management...
PaperPort 12 Professional is a top-end suite of software that allows you to easily create PDFs (and make regular PDFs into fillable forms) that can be searched and password-protected. It also makes organizing scanned documents across a network a much simpler task, and even connects directly to Sharepoint. It's a bit complicated to use and more expensive than, say, a full-blown version of Adobe Acrobat, but the range of options it offers might be worth the extra money to business users.
Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo Printer -...
The Canon Pixma MP990 was a photo / all-in-one printer (with no fax) that has been replaced by several photo-ready Pixmas since its debut 8 years ago
Comparison of 300 dpi and 600 dpi scan
This photo compares the 300 dpi scan from ScanMyPhotos.com with a 600 dpi scan done on an HP OfficeJet 4500 all-in-one printer.
A 600 dpi scan from an HP OfficeJet 4500
This is a 600 dpi scan done using an HP OfficeJet 4500 all-in-one printer. It closely resembles the original photograph in color and sharpness. Page 2.
Choose the Right Photo Scanner for Your...
The photo scanners used in professional photography, high-resolution printing, and other high-res applications, require high-quality scanning hardware
Plentiful, inexpensive ink with Epson’s...
Plentiful, inexpensive ink with Epson’s new EcoTank system, up to 2 years of ink when you buy your printer, a very low cost per page, or CPP, for life
Brother MFC-J4320DW wide-format printer, speed,...
Brother's MFC-J4320DW wide-format printer delivers strong print speeds, tabloid-size printing, and a competitive cost per page for well under $150.
Laser-Class LED Printers - A Cheap Imitation?
Inexpensive light-emitting diode, or LED, printers are laser knock-offs that use LED arrays for preparing the print drum, rather than true lasers.
Accurate, single-pass scans with Brother’...
100 images per minute, or ipm, 5,000 pages per day, and accurate, single-pass duplex scans with Brother's ADS-3000N Document Scanner.
Vibrant photos and business docs - HP’s...
Vibrant photos and business docs with HP’s Envy 4520 e-All-in-One Printer, all at a decent cost per page, or CPP, with HP's Instant Ink service.
HP LaserJet Pro 1606dn Laser Printer retired...
A great printer in its day, HP's LaserJet Pro 1606dn monochrome laser has many inexpensive competitors nowadays.
6400 dpi with Epson’s Perfection V550...
Scan high-quality images automatically to Facebook and other cloud sites; high-resolution at 6400 dpi with Epson’s Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner
Samsung CLP-315 Color Laser Printer
The Samsung CLP-315 Color Laser Printer is not that fast, but it's quiet, good looking, and quite cheap. I found it a good deal for the money.
Wi-Fi Direct – Wireless Printing Sans the...
Wi-Fi Direct lets you connect directly from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to a Wi-Fi Direct-compatible printer without joining a network
Digitize Your Filing System with a Document...
Document scanners from Brother, Canon, Epson, HP and Panasonic, and their bundled software, make short work of scanning and cataloging your documents.
Fast, Inexpensive Tabloid Prints from...
Brother’s MFC-J6520DW Multifunction Wide-Format Printer is fast and it prints, scans, copies, and faxes tabloid, or 11x17-inch documents at a low CPP
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.
Networking Your Printer in Windows 8.1 - Access...
Networking your printer, all-in-one, AIO, or multifunction printer, MFP, to allow all PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other networked devices to print
A Price Comparison of Online Photo Scanners
If you've got a huge amount of photos you'd like to scan, it's often faster and easier to trust someone else to do it--otherwise, scanning photos one at a time can be a very time-consuming process. But it's not easy to compare these services, since they all have lots of different deals and requirements. This comparison chart of online photo-scanning services should help you compare pricing between some of the biggest players.
HP’s Sleek, Compact, & Capable Color...
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Connecting your printer via USB, an inferior...
While printers and scanners once relied on USB connections, nowadays most printers support Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Near-Field Communication, and more.
What You Should Know About Inkjet Photo Paper
Thickness, weight, surface sheen, texture, optical brightening agents--these are the characteristics that distinguish photo papers from each other.
Canon MG7120 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Canon MG7120 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer, excellent photographs, decent business documents, good scans and copies, CD and DVD labeling, high CPP.
HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer--A Handy Tool...
Road warriors will find a dependable friend in the HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer, which offers long-lived battery power and easy to set up Bluetooth printing. It's not the smallest mobile printer I've seen, but it does print in color and gives remarkably good results considering its size.
Brother’s HL-L6200DW monochrome laser...
Print fast and cheap monochrome laser pages with Brother’s HL-L6200DW monochrome laser printer, excellent speed, quality, economy, low cost per page.
HP Instant Ink service delivers cheap color...
HP's Instant Ink printers deliver cheap color document pages and photos, especially photos, at a fraction of the cost of most other low-cost inkjets.
Handheld Label Making at Its Simplest
The Epson LabelWorks LW-400 is a portable, handheld label maker that offers 14 font types and 10 font styles. Many styles of labels are accommodated, from 6 mm to 18 mm, and including reflective, glow in the dark, iron-on, and barcode labels.

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