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William Harrel

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By William Harrel

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    • HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      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.
    • Making Your Printer / Scanner Secure in Windows 8.x Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      How to configure security options, such as permissions, users, passwords, and when the printer or scanner is available for use, online or offline, and when.
    • Mobile Printing Features – 2014 Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Printing from mobile devices, because of Wi-Fi Direct, near-field communications, NFC, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print, has never been easier.
    • Before You Buy a Printer Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 o...
    • HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus All-in-One Printer Created: Saturday, January 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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...
    • When a $150 Printer can Cost You Thousands Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 ScanMyPhotos.com Online Photo Scanning Service Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 yo...
    • How to Estimate a Printer’s Cost Per Page Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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
    • Cool OCR Software You Already Have Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • This Little Brother Is a Hard Worker Created: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 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.
    • Contact information for the About.com Printers & Scanners Expert Created: Saturday, April 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Find out how to get in touch with the About.com Printers & Scanners Expert
    • Top Photo Scanners for Digitizing Your Photos Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      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.
    • Compare a 300 dpi photo scan with a 600 dpi photo scan Created: Friday, April 02, 2010 Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013
      Here's a comparison between a 300 dpi scan done using the ScanMyPhotos online photo scanning service, and a 600 dpi scan done using an HP OfficeJet 4500 all-in-one printer. You can see the differen...
    • Comparison of 300 dpi and 600 dpi scan Created: Friday, April 02, 2010 Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013
      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.
    • Printer ink is expensive; but will you save money with refills? Created: Monday, May 10, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
      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 pri...
    • Lexmark Genesis S816 All-in-One Printer Created: Sunday, November 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
      The Lexmark Genesis comes in an upright format that's different than anything you've seen before. Along with a smaller footprint, the printer comes with excellent printing (photos in particular, bu...
    • Quick Tip: How to Clean Printheads Video Created: Monday, February 11, 2013 Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013
      Cleaning your print heads is a simple, routine task to maintain high quality prints from your printer. Get a quick tutorial on how to clean your printheads in this video from About.com.
    • Types of Printers Video Created: Thursday, February 07, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013
      Smaller printers for the home or office have been around since the 1970's. In this About.com video, learn about the most popular types of printers, and the distinctions between laser and inkjet pri...
    • Quick Tip: How to Fix a Paper Jam Video Created: Friday, February 01, 2013 Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013
      Paper jams slow down the printing process and can annoy anyone in an office or at home. Get an easy method for removing paper from a jammed printer in this video from about.com.
    • Tips for Buying a Scanner on a Budget Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
      Before you buy a scanner at full price, know which discounted options are available to you. In this About.com video, learn where to look for discounted scanners.
    • How to Calibrate a Scanner Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
      Calibrating your scanner allows you to change your settings as closely as possible to the colors on your screen. In this About.com video, learn how to calibrate your scanner step-by-step.
    • How to Clean a Printer and Scanner Video Created: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
      Keeping your printers clean is integral in maintaining that their print and copy quality stays in top shape. In this About.com video, learn how to properly clean your printer.
    • What is a Laser Printer? Video Created: Sunday, January 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013
      Laser printers produce high-quality, sharp prints, without blurring or splashing. In this About.com video, learn what makes laser printers a cut above the rest.
    • What is an Inkjet Printer? Video Created: Sunday, January 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013
      Inkjet printers are a common staple is most offices and homes. In this About.com video, learn what an ink jet printer is, and how it differs from other printers on the market.
    • Quick Tip: What to Look for in Photo Scanners Video Created: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
      There are certain aspects that make some scanners better for scanning photographs than others. This About.com video will go over what to look for in a photo scanner.
    • Types of Scanners Video Created: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
      There are many types of scanners, each type fulfilling different needs. This About.com video will go over the most common types of scanners you'll encounter.
    • Quick Tip: What to Look for in Flatbed Scanners Video Created: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
      Flatbed scanners are usually best for scanning photos or documents. This video from About.com will explain what to look for when shopping for a flatbed scanner.
    • Tips for Buying a Printer on a Budget Video Created: Friday, November 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012
      Buying a printer on budget can be easy to do if you know what you're looking for. This video from About.com will help you figure out what to look for when shopping for a printer on a budget.
    • How to Print From a Smartphone Video Created: Friday, October 19, 2012 Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012
      Printing from a smartphone is easy--we'll show you how to do it! Watch this About.com video for instructions.
    • Tips for Buying a Scanner Video Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
      There are tons of photo scanners on the market and it can be difficult to tell which is the right one for you. This video from About.com will provide some advice on choosing the best scanner for yo...
    • Reviews of the Best Multifunction Printers Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012
      When you've got a small home office, an all-in-one printer, also known as a multifunction printer (MFP), is a great buy. All-in-one printers can print, scan, copy, and sometimes fax. All-in-one pri...
    • Write a Review: Printers Created: Sunday, August 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012
      Use this form to tell us about a printer you've tried. What are the pros and cons? Would you recommend it to a friend? You do not have to be a member to write a review, and you can use any name tha...

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