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William Harrel

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By William Harrel

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Choosing the Right Printer 101 Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      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 Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Single-function, multifunction, office, photo, duty cycle, ADF, CPP, PPM, PageWide, PrecisionCore, wide-format, PC-free--the right inkjet printer.
    • Top Business Inkjet AIOs Created: Monday, April 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Business oriented all-in-one, or AIO, multifunction printers have ADFs, automatic duplexing, faxing, copying, scanning, often high-volume, a low CPP.
    • Brother MFC-J6920DW Wide Format MFP Created: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Brother's business ready MFC-J6920DW Wide Format, tabloid (11x17 inches) multifunction AIO prints, copies, scans, and faxes oversize documents cheaply
    • Brother HL-L8350CDW Color Laser Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Brother's single-function HL-L8350CDW color laser is fast, with good print quality; the cost per page, or CPP, is too high for a high-volume printer.
    • Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 All-in-One Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      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
    • Canon Pixma MX532 Wireless Office All-in-One Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Canon's Pixma MX532 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer delivers good-looking prints, but slowly and at a higher cost per page, CPP, than competitors.
    • Top Alternative Inkjet Printhead Printers Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Alternative inkjet printhead technologies, HP's PageWide and Epson's PrecisionCore, outperform several laser and LED printers in print speeds and CPP.
    • This Little Brother Is a Hard Worker Created: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Moderately priced and with a fairly small footprint, the Brother MFC-J825DW all-in-one color inkjet printer comes equipped with lots of extras.
    • Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer Created: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      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.
    • Brother MFC-9970CDW All-in-One Color Laser Printer Created: Sunday, July 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      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...
    • Epson PictureMate Show Digital Photo Printer Created: Saturday, December 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Epson PictureMate Show prints photos that are dazzlingly sharp; and it doubles, less effectively, as a digital photo frame. Despite the handle it's not particularly portable, and if you want to...
    • CCFL Created: Saturday, March 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) are very small and very bright fluorescent lights used in scanners to provide light for scanning, without becoming hot. They're typically filled with low-pres...
    • Shopping for a Great Deal on a Printer or Scanner Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      You can find great deals on printers and scanners online and in brick-and-mortar shops. I'll help you find the best deals on the printers and scanners that I've tested and reviewed--just follow the...
    • Dell Wasabi Portable Photo Printer Created: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Dell Wasabi is an ultra-mobile printer for instant photo printing that works with inkless ZINK printing paper. It allows instant prints via Bluetooth-enabled phones, digital cameras, and mobile...
    • What is Dye Sublimation Printing? Created: Thursday, December 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Dye sublimation printers have dyes embedded in a transparent film that get transferred to special kinds of photo paper. Because of the way that the dyes permeate the photo paper, these printers pro...
    • Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer Created: Friday, September 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer is a great resource for "micro-businesses" though its ink tanks seem to empty fairly fast.
    • Xerox Phaser 6140 Color Laser Printer: Pretty Fast, Pretty Cheap Created: Saturday, September 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 an...
    • Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 Created: Sunday, October 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300 is an excellent duplex scanner that won't take up any room on your desk.
    • Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo Printer Created: Sunday, January 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Canon Pixma MP990 is a wireless photo / all-in-one printer (with no fax) that features a 3.8-inch LCD and built-in auto duplex printing. It retails for about $200.
    • HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer Created: Sunday, December 06, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 advanta...
    • IntelliScanner Mini Portable Bar Code Scanner Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 tha...
    • Canon Pixma MX7600 All-in-One Printer Created: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Canon Pixma MX7600 all-in-one printer includes a new clear-ink technology that helps create better color and monochrome prints. It's a large printer but it does its job well.
    • Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Document Scanner Created: Sunday, April 12, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 is a lightning-fast document scanner with only a few issues with OCR.
    • Canon Pixma MP990 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer Created: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Canon Pixma MP990 offers a lot of great features such as auto duplexing in a rather large three-in-one printer (there's no fax). On the plus side it's very fast and photos in particular look fa...
    • Xerox Phaser 6010 Color LED Printer Created: Saturday, March 26, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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...
    • Samsung SCX-4500 Monochrome Laser Printer Created: Sunday, November 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Samsung SCX-4500 Monochrome Laser Printer is a cool-looking printer that is fast and extremely quiet. But it's missing a few conveniences.
    • Canon Pixma iX7000 Color Printer Created: Monday, September 07, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      It's not just large (and it is); the Canon Pixma iX7000 is a large-format printer, meaning it can easily handle paper up to 13 x 19 inches. With its jutting cassette, it will require a table of its...
    • Auto-Duplexing ADFs and Print Engines Created: Sunday, May 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Printers with automatic duplexing automatic document feeders (ADF) and print engines can print, scan, copy, and fax two-sided document automatically.
    • HP Officejet 7610 Wide Format e-All-in-One Printer Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 MP610 All-in-One Printer Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Canon Pixma MP610 all-in-one printer does a fine job at photo scanning and printing, though it left a little to be desired.
    • No Computer? No Problem for This Portable Photo Scanner Created: Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 ...

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