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Printers/Scanners: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
The Top 10 All-in-One Printers
Updated October 8, 2011 Small home offices and other frequent printers may well find that an all-in-one
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Printers for Home and Small Offices
Printers for small and home offices need to be a bit more heavy-duty than other printers. They also need a lot of extras, such as automatic document feeders, extra paper trays, duplex printing, and the ability to be networked on wired or wireless networks. Here are some printers I've tried that can get the job done.
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.
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
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
A Guide to Multifunction Printers
All-in-one printers, also known as multifunction printers (MFPs), are handy if you have a small office or frequently need to fax, copy, and scan. All in one printers are almost the same price as single-function printers.
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!
A Guide to Laser and LED Printers
Laser and LED printers are great for printing high-quality documents in black-and-white or in color. They create sharp-looking text and excellent color graphics. They're more expensive to buy than inkjet printers (although prices continue to drop) but are cheaper to own in the long run, as toner cartridges last a long time. LED printers simply use an array of LEDs rather than a single laser as a light source; output is almost indistinguishable from a laser printer.
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 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.
Xerox Phaser 6010 Color LED Printer
The Xerox Phaser 6010 is a color LED printer for small workgroups and offices. It's smaller than some other Xerox Phasers I've reviewed, and the small footprint makes it a decent choice for offices that don't have a lot of extra room. There's no wireless but there is built-in Ethernet networking. Duplexing is manual but available. At around $299 it's a bit more than Phaser laser printers, but the small size is a big improvement.
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
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.
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.
Discover the OCR Capabilities in Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office Document Imaging software can convert the text in a scanned image to a Word document, and it's built into Office. Here’s how to use it.
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-speed document scanning with Canon’s...
60 pages per minute simplex, 120 images per minute duplex, and 7,000-page daily duty cycle, make the Canon imageFormula DR-M160II scanner a screamer
Impressive accuracy, Canon’s imageFORMULA...
Canon’s imageFORMULA DR-C240 Office Document Scanner delivers excellent accuracy with decent speeds, and a 4,000 scan daily duty cycle.
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
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.
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
Scan to Anywhere with Brother’s...
Scan to 100 destinations--your desktop, your network, your email, the cloud--with Brother's light and compact ImageCenter ADS-2500We Document Scanner
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.
Great photos with Canon Pixma MG6620 Photo...
Canon Pixma MG6620 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer prints excellent photos and business documents with 5 inks and high cost per page, cpp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How to Print Directly onto Fabric
You can print directly onto fabric using your inkjet printer. Here's how.
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
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
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.
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.
Xerox Phaser 6140 Color Laser Printer: Pretty...
The Xerox Phaser 6140 is a color laser printer aimed at small and home offices. While it's bigger and more expensive than consumer-oriented color laser printers, it does have a robust duty cycle and does its work quickly; even better, it prints out great-looking color graphics.
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 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.
Canon Pixma MP480 All-in-One Printer
The Canon Pixma MP480 All-in-One Printer is inexpensive, small, and good looking, but it's missing some of the options that would make it a must-buy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The HP Officejet 6500 Printer is out or...
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Laser Multifunction...
For a bare-bones laser printer--no wireless, no automatic duplexing--the HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf is fairly
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.
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.
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.
Fast and Flexible, OKI Data’s MB492...
OKI Data's MB492 Multifunction Printer, a fast, low cost per page, or CPP, monochrome, or black-and-white, MFP that costs less than 1.5-cent per page
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.
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.
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.
A round-up of the latest color laser-class...
A round-up of the latest color laser-class multifunction printers, or MFPs, reviewed at About.com > Tech > Printers/Scanners
Photos To-Go with Canon’s Pixma iP110...
Print documents and images on the road with Canon’s Pixma iP110 Mobile Photo Inkjet Printer - excellent output, both document pages and photographs.
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.
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.
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.
Big and a Bit Noisy, This LaserJet Will Keep...
The HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Laser Jet Printer offers speeds of up to 21 pages per minute. Wired networking is built in and wireless networking is available on some models as is duplex printing (on the M451dw and M451dn models only; the M451nw model has manual duplexing). HP's ePrint service works with this printer, allowing users to print by sending the printer an email. The printer offers a heavy-duty monthly printing cycle of up to 40,000 pages.
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
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.
Scanner Resolution and Color Depth
Resolution refers to the amount of information, calculated in dots per inch, that the scanner can read.
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.
Canon Selphy CP760 Compact Photo Printer
The Canon Selphy CP760 Compact Photo Printer uses dye-sublimation ink to print postcard-sized prints.
Exceptional Photos with Epson's Expression...
Epson's Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One Printer prints excellent photos and business documents; this all-in-one, aio, is loaded with features.
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.
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.
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.
Drug store-quality photos from today’s...
Excellent images and good-looking business documents, drug store-quality photos from today’s photo all-in-ones, a.k.a. AIOs
Wide-Format Prints with Brother’s...
Brother's MFC-J5720DW Business Smart Plus Inkjet All-in-One, tabloid, 11x17 inches, wide-format, multifunction, high-volume inkjet all-in-one 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.
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.
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.
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.
What is TWAIN?
TWAIN is a software protocol that goes between your computer and your camera, scanner, or whatever imaging device you're using. It helps ensure that your computer can understand and display the data being sent by the imaging device.
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.
How Printers and Computers Connect Across a...
Networking a printer allows multiple computers to access a single printer, a great convenience for home or small offices.
How 3-D Printing in Silver Works
Shapeways, a company that lets consumers create and print their own 3-D creations, can print using a variety of substance, from plastic to glass. But when they offered pure silver, it was time to learn more about how that could possibly work.
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
Monochrome single-function and multifunction...
Monochrome single-function and multifunction laser-class MFPs provide reasonably fast and quality prints, often at a reasonable cost per page, or CPP.
Touch-to-print technology makes printing from...
Near-field communication, or NFC, allows proximity and touch-to-print printing from your smartphone, tablet, or some other mobile device.
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.
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
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’s Sleek, Compact, & Capable Color...
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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.
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.
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.
Dell’s Entry-Level E515dw Multifunction...
Dell’s Entry-Level E515dw Multifunction Monochrome Printer, good-looking prints from an inexpensive, all-in-one, laser-class low-volume printer.
Cheaper Cousin, the Brother MFC-J625DW Is a...
Moderately priced and with a fairly small footprint, the Brother MFC-J825DW all-in-one color inkjet printer comes equipped with lots of extras, including built-in WiFi and wired networking, automatic duplex printing, a color touchscreen, a separate photo-paper tray as well as an automatic document feeder, and an attachment for printing on printable CDs and DVDs.
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.
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.
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
Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer
The Brother HL-2270 laser printer offers a lot of the conveniences of heavier-duty Brother laser printers such as the HL-5370DW, such as wireless networking and built-in duplexing--and it's about a hundred dollars cheaper as well. Where the 5370DW has a few extra perks such as a 50-sheet bypass tray (where the 2270DW has only a single-sheet bypass tray), the cheaper printer easily competes with its more expensive cousin and is highly recommended.
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.
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.
Understanding Printer Resolution & Print...
Measured in dots per inch, or dpi, printer resolution roughly describes the number of dots, their size, and the tight spaces between them.
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).
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.
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.
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.
HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer
The HP Photosmart A646 photo printer is a handy, compact printer that is easy to set up to print from Bluetooth. Its large touchscreen makes viewing and printing pictures easy, and it takes advantage of that large touchscreen by offering editing and effects for photos. Colors were very good and printed photos looked great. Best of all, it's quite inexpensive from some online retailers.
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.
No Ink or Toner Consumables with Thermal Printers
Thermal printers churn out simple one and two-color labels, badges, small signs, banners, and so on, on specially treated paper without ink or toner.
Pixma MP530 Multifunction Inkjet Printer
The Canon Pixma MP530 is a multifunction printer that is a dependable workhorse for home offices.
Installing a Printer in Windows 8.1
Setting up and installing your printer in Windows 8.1, when driver disc is unavailable, missing, or damaged; networking and installing drivers.
Great Photo Reproduction - Epson’s...
Superior photo reproduction - Epson’s Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner - scan, touch-up, enhance, fix—digitize, catalog that shoebox full of images
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
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
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
Print Speed
Print speed depends on what kind of document you're printing and how your printer's preferences are set.
Feature-rich, Exceptional Print Quality and...
Epson entry-level WorkForce WF-2660 All-in-One Printer; excellent print quality and feature set with emphasis on mobile connectivity, but too-high CPP
Remote Scan Software
Software from Remote Scan allows printers to share a single scanner across a wired or wireless network.
Print Thousands of Pages Monthly with...
Print thousands of pages monthly with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-5690 Multifunction Color Printer, high-volume with a very low cost per page, or CPP.
Top Business Inkjet AIOs
Business oriented all-in-one, or AIO, multifunction printers have ADFs, automatic duplexing, faxing, copying, scanning, often high-volume, a low CPP.
No Computer? No Problem for This Portable Photo...
The Xerox Mobile Scanner is a convenient tool for anyone who wants to scan away from a desktop or laptop computer, since it's completely self contained and the included Eye-Fi card can either hold images or PDFs, or transmit them directly to a computer or even a smart phone. That, and its hearty battery, makes it a great on-the-road tool.
Auto-Duplexing ADFs and Print Engines
Printers with automatic duplexing automatic document feeders (ADF) and print engines can print, scan, copy, and fax two-sided document automatically.
Scanner Gift Guide--A Guide to Buying Scanners...
Document scanners and photo scanners are some of the most practical and useful gifts you can buy anybody (including yourself) as a holiday or birthday gift. Document scanners allow you to take a giant step toward the paperless office or home; simply scan all those documents that are cluttering your desk drawer and keep them on your computer. Likewise, photo scanners allow you to empty boxes of photographs and permanently archive them. Here are some document scanner and photo scanner best buys.
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.
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.
Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One...
Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One Printer, excellent photographs and documents up to tabloid, or 11x17 inches, and good scans and copies.
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.
Canon Pixma iP4600 Photo Printer
The Canon iP4600 Photo Inkjet Printer is on the big side for a photo printer but it does great work.

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