Printers/Scanners Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26
Dell Smart-Printing Color Smart Printer S5840cdn Laser
Brightly colored and detailed text and graphics, sharp color and photos with Dell's Color Smart Printer S5840cdn single-function color laser printer.
Reviews of Dell LED (laser-class) and Laser Printers
Dell, as you may know, makes computers, not printers. Instead, the company contracts out its printer manufacturing business. Since many of Dell's laser printers are made by Canon, they tend to be darn good printers.
Reviews of Scanners, Inkjet and Laser Printers
Understanding that the price and features of a device is secondary to its cost of use (the cost per page, or CPP, for printers). We analyze everything
Canon Pixma iP110 Photo Inkjet Printer Review
Learn about printing documents and images on the road in our review of Canon's Pixma iP110 Mobile Photo Inkjet Printer.
All-in-One, AIO, business, home, & photo Inkjet printers
Inkjet all-in-one, or AIO, multifunction printers have scanners that allow them to scan, copy and sometimes fax, and some are business or photo optimized.
Business Oriented Inkjet AIOs
As opposed to photo-optimized and home-user AIOs, business-centric, or business-optimized AIOs come with features, such as fax, automatic document feeders (ADFs), and sometimes high-volume output, to help home- and small-office- based businesses (SMBs) get the most from their printers. Sometimes called
In Epson-Speak, WorkForce Means Business
Epson's WorkForce line of multifunction, or all-in-one (AIO) printers, range in price from about $99.99-list to about $500, with everything else, in terms of volume, features, price, and cost per page, or CPP. in between. On the whole, WorkForce printers perform well with good output quality; although the lower-end models tend to have high CPPs, compared to some other business-centric AIOs by HP, OKI Data, and Brother.
Brother Business Inkjet Printers
Brother makes a wide-range of business printers, with varying feature sets and price points.
Brother Inkjet Printers
Brother makes a wide range of business-ready printers at various price points and features.
HP Business Oriented Inkjet AIOs
HP makes a wide range of business-centric inkjet AIOs, ranging in price from under $100 to over $500, with equally wide-ranging features and capacities, as well as widely differing CPPs, or cost per page.
Canon Business Oriented AIOs
Canon Maxify MB2720 Wireless Home Office Inkjet Printer
Canon's Maxify MB2720 Wireless Home Office Inkjet Printer provide excellent quality prints, copies, and scans for your home-based, or micro office.
Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 Monochrome MFP
A black-and-white inkjet MFP office printer, Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 Multifunction Monochrome Printer challenges lasers for monochrome output
Printer / Scanner Reviews
With so many printers and scanners to choose from, it's hard to know which are good (and which aren't). I'll give you the pros and cons of the ones I've researched. You'll find detailed information about inkjet printers, laser printers, photo printers, photo scanners, document scanners, and much more.
Wide-Format, Tabloid (11x17) Printers Increase Productivity
Tabloid, ledger, 11x17-inch printers and wide format AIOs increase productivity by increasing document options; oversize spreadsheets, images, and posters.
Wide Format Tabloid and Supertabloid Printers
Tabloid, ledger, 11x17-inch printers and wide format AIOs increase productivity by increasing document options; oversize spreadsheets, images, posters.
Brother Economic-to-Use MFC-J5620DW All-in-One Printer
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
PC-Free Printing, Scanning, and Copying with your AIO
Today's multifunction AIOs allow you to print, copy, and scan to SD cards, USB drives, cloud printing and scanning, and printer apps, PC-free, walkup.
Reviews of Canon Inkjet Printers
Canon makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers, including the popular Pixma printer. Here are reviews of all the Canon printers I've tested.
Reviews of Canon All-in-One Printers
Whether it's a photo printer you're after or an all-in-one, Canon has the printer (and scanner) for your needs. Their Selphy photo printers are among the best photo printers I've tried, and their all-in-ones can compete with Epson and HP. Trouble is finding the one for you out of the many choices. That's why you should start here and read the reviews, and find the one you need.
Reviews of Epson Inkjet Printers
Epson makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers. Here are reviews of all the Epson printers I've tested.
Reviews of Epson All-in-One Printers
I've had excellent experiences with Epson printers--very few clunkers and a huge number of great printers. It's hard to go wrong with Epson, but take a look at the reviews you'll find here so that you can find the right machine for your needs.
The 7 Best Laser and Laser-Class (LED-array) Printers
Speed, typesetter-quality text, and no clogging nozzles with these 7 best laser and laser-class (LED-array) printers and all-in-ones to buy for 2016
Reviews of All-in-One Printers
All-in-one printers, often called multifunction, printers have copiers, scanners, and (often, but not always) faxes built in. An all-in one-printer is great for small offices, though they use a lot of space. All-in-ones can be inkjet printers or laser printers. Here's a look at some of the best all-in-one printer buys.
Reviews of Laser Printers and LED Printers
Laser printers and their close relatives, LED printers, are getting cheaper, and that's great news for us. Laser and LED printers offer sharp, clear text, and as color units get less expensive as well, great-looking and sharp graphics.
Review of Canon Laser Printers
Canon is one of the world's oldest laser printer makers, despite the company's huge assortment of inkjet printers. You'll also find Canon print engines in most HP laser printers.
Reviews of OKI Data Laser/LED Printers
OKI Data is a long-time maker of business class laser/LED and inkjet printers that specialize in speed and low operational costs.
Reviews of OKI Data All-in-Ones
OKI Data, often called only
Canon Pixma Pro-100 Wireless Inkjet Printer
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.
Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Printer
Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Printer, print, copy, scan, fax, all-in-one, AIO, photo printer, great output quality
Reviews of Canon Photo Printers
Canon makes some excellent photo printers, including the popular (and portable) Selphy. Here are reviews of all the Canon photo printers I've tested.
Features to Look For
When you research a printer or scanner, there are some important features to look for. These include cables and connections, the ability to work with different types of media, and PictBridge, which lets you connect your camera directly to your printer.
Near-Field Communication (NFC), Mobile Device Printing
Near-field Communication, or NFC, allows you to touch your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or some other mobile device to a hot spot on the printer.
The 7 Best Printers Under $100 for 2016
Save when you shop for business, photo, and laser printers under $100 for your home or office from top manufacturers such as Canon, Brother, and HP.
AIO Inkjet Photo Printers
Nowadays, most photo printers come with a scanner that allows you to make copies or scan documents and images into your computer. These are known as
Mobile Inkjet Printers
Print anywhere, any time with one of these small and light inkjets. Designed for the road warrior, mobile printers typically support some kind of wireless connectivity, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and come with batteries--to make them truly mobile.
Reviews of Brother All-in-One Printers
Brother makes a wide range of excellent printers, including some all-in-ones that have given great results. Brother was also one of the first companies to make wireless networking available even in some of its cheaper printers. Here you'll find some in-depth reviews of the Brother printers I've tested.
Reviews of Brother Inkjet Printers
Brother makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers. Here are reviews of all the Brother printers I've tested.
Brother MFC-J6520DW Multifunction Printer Review
Learn about Brother's MFC-J6520DW Multifunction Wide-Format Printer in our comprehensive review.
Reviews of Canon Scanners
Here you'll find detailed reviews of document and photo printers from Canon.
Reviews of Epson Photo Printers
Epson makes a full line of inkjet photo printers that are first-rate. Here are reviews of all the Epson photo printers I've tested.
Picking a Printer / Scanner
Looking for a printer, but don't know where to start? Here you'll discover if a laser, inkjet, or multifunction printer is right for you based on how you'll use it and what you can afford. If you're looking for a scanner, you'll find the one that fits your needs and budget right here.
Specialty printers, such as label makers, can help make a home office or small business more organized and efficient.
Brother MFC-J5720DW Business Smart Plus Inkjet Printer
Brother's MFC-J5720DW Business Smart Plus Inkjet All-in-One, tabloid, 11x17 inches, wide-format, multifunction, high-volume inkjet all-in-one printer.
Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer
Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer - 3 input paper sources, 9 inks, exceptional 13x16 inch photos, and panoramas up to 10 feet long.
Canon's imageFORMULA P-208II Scan-tini
Canon's imageFORMULA P-208II Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner is fast, accurate, and light and easy to take with you--8 ppm and 16 ipm--on the road
Brother's MFC-J650DW Compact Inkjet All-in-One Printer
An occasional use AIO, Brother’s MFC-J650DW is compact and convenient, and it prints well, but its CPP is too high for all but modest print volume.
Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker
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.
HP Officejet 250 Mobile All-in-One Printer
Print, scan, and copy from the cloud or anywhere with HP’s Officejet 250 All-in-One Mobile Printer, a crucial addition to the mobile office
Reviews of HP Inkjet Printers
HP makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers, including the Photosmart and Deskjet printers. Here are reviews of all the HP printers I've tested.
Reviews of HP All-in-One Printers
HP makes a variety of printers and scanners, from multifunction printers with scanners and copiers built in to dedicated photo printers (and some high-quality photo scanners as well). Here are reviews of the HP all-in-one printers I've tested.
The 7 Best Document and Photo Scanners of 2016
Shop for the best photo, business, and mobile scanners for your business, home or office from top companies such as Fujitsu, Canon, Epson and more.
Choosing the Right Printer - Before You Buy
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.
Reviews of Photo Scanners and Document Scanners
While scanners are often built into all-in-one or multifunction printers, specialty scanners are also available for special purposes, such as scanning a large number of photos or slides, or scanning negatives. Photo scanners will be of particular value for digitizing large photo collections. And there are online photo-scanning services that will do the work for you as well.
Printer / Scanner Types
There are many different kinds of printers to choose from, including inkjets, photo printers, color and monochrome lasers, and multifunction printers (MFPs). There are even 3-D printers and chocolate printers! There are also lots of scanners to choose from. Here we'll look at the differences between them and explore how they work.
Reviews of Brother Scanners
Like the other big printer makers, such as Canon, Epson, and HP, Brother makes scanners--good ones.
Reviews of Other Brands of Scanners
Here you'll find detailed reviews of document and photo printers from companies such as Pandigital, Doxie, eLoam, and Plustek.
The 8 Best All-In-One (AIO) Printers to Buy in 2016
Buy an all-in-one printer for scanning, printing and faxing from top companies such as Canon, Epson, HP, Brother and more.
Visioneer's RoadWarrior X3 Mobile Document Scanner
Accurate scans, optical character recognition, or OCR, and document management software with Visioneer's RoadWarrior X3 mobile document scanner.
Great Photos Canon's Pixma MP490 All-in-One Printer
For under $100, the Canon Pixma MP490 All-in-One Printer is a decent buy. It prints excellent photos and documents, but it has been around a long time
Reviews of Epson Scanners
Here you'll find detailed reviews of document and photo printers from Epson.
Excellent scans w/ Epson Perfection V330 Photo Scanner
The Epson Perfection V330 Photo Scanner works well for scanning documents as well as photos and negatives, photo-management app for photo restoration
Epson’s WorkForce WF-2760 All-in-One Printer
Excellent, prints, copies, and scans with Epson's WorkForce WF-2760 All-in-One, AIO, or multifunction printer, or MFP, replacing WorkForce WF-2660.
Best Affordable Laser / LED Printers
B&W and color laser & laser-class (LED array), single-function & mulitfunction printers (MFPs), a.k.a. all-in-ones (AIOs), cheaper to buy and use.
HP Officejet 200 Mobile Printer
HP's updated road warrior, the Officejet 200 Mobile Printer prints anytime, anywhere, with chargeable battery, wirelessly or wired
Canon’s Color imageCLASS LBP7660Cdn Laser Printer
Canon’s Color imageCLASS LBP7660Cdn Laser Printer delivers excellent-quality prints at about average speeds for a single-function laser in this class.
Dell’s inexpensive E310dw monochrome laser-class printer
Dell's inexpensive E310dw monochrome laser-class printer delivers decent black-and-white prints at a highly reasonable cost per page, or CPP.
Brother HL-L8350CDW Color Laser
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.
Canon’s ImageCLASS MF416dw Black and White Laser
Exceptional prints, copies, and scans with Canon’s ImageCLASS MF416dw Black and White Laser Printer, or multifunction monochrome printer, MFP, AIO.
Epson Expression XP-830 Wireless Small-in-One Printer
Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax with Epson's XP-830 Wireless Small-in-One Printer; it's feature-rich, and provides excellent prints, copies, and scans.
HP's Officejet Pro 8210 Single-Function Inkjet Printer
HP’s Officejet Pro 8210 single-function color printer delivers excellent print quality, decent print speed, and a few different ink-purchasing options
Epson WorkForce DS-510 Color Document Scanner
Fast, precise scanning and text recognition, as well as accurate OCR for under $300 from Epson’s WorkForce DS-510 Document Scanner
Canon's MAXIFY MB2320 All-in-One, or AIO, Printer
Exceptional print quality and performance with Canon's MAXIFY MB2320 multifunction printer, or MFP, all-in-one, AIO, business class inkjet printer.
How To Get The Most From Your Printer or Scanner
Learn how to get the most from your printer or scanner. Here we look at setting up security, printing and scanning from mobile devices, and using the latest features and protocols, such Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, and cloud printing.
HP’s Instant Ink
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.
Visioneer Patriot D40 High-Speed Document Scanner
Up to 6,000 scans a day, 60 pages per minute simplex or 120 images per minute (duplex, two-sided scanning) with Visioneer Patriot D40 Document Scanner
Canon’s Maxify iB4020 Single-Function Inkjet
Inexpensive to use in terms of low cost per page, or CPP, you'll get quality prints with Canon's Maxify iB4020 single-function inkjet printer
Visioneer RoadWarrior 4D Duplex Mobile Color Scanner
Visioneer RoadWarrior 4D Duplex Mobile Color Scanner, get quality scans anywhere you take your mobile computing device, highly convenient and accurate
Review of the Epson Stylus NX515 Photo Printer
The Epson Stylus NX515 was a very fast printer, but it has been replaced, try Epson's Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One Printer
Epson's PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
Print high-quality, detailed, and colorful 4x6-inch or 5x7-inch snapshots with Epson's PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
Reviews of HP Scanners
Here you'll find detailed reviews of document and photo printers from HP.
HP Scanjet Professional 3000 Document Scanner Review
HP Scanjet Professional 3000 makes short work of cataloging paper docs, it's soon to go to end of life (EOL), and About.com now suggests another model
Reviews of Inkjet Printers
Inkjet printers offer great value for the money, since they come awfully cheap (and often come as part of a new-computer package). Most inkjet printers have incorporated scanners, copiers, and even fax machines, so you'll find a lot more in the All-in-One Printers section above. Still, a few only do one thing--print.
Great Printer Deals - Then (2008) and Now
Great entry-level, all-in-one, or AIO, multifunction printer (MFP) deals for little money- then (2008) and now (today's replacements)
Reviews of the Best Multifunction Printers
Reviews of 2008 printers with link to most current roundup of multifunction, all-in-one, MFP, or AIO entry-level inkjet printers.
Top Entry-Level 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.
HP's Single-Function PageWide Pro 552dw Printer
HP’s laser-like PageWide Pro 552dw inkjet printer is fast, it prints well, and the cost per page economics are designed for heavy volume printing.
Reviews of HP Laser Printers
Looking for reviews of HP printers? HP makes a lot of excellent printers, particularly wireless printers and laser printers, particularly the LaserJet line. You'll find a list of HP printers I've sampled here.
Epson's Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One Printer
Epson's Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One Printer prints excellent photos and business documents; this all-in-one, or AIO, is loaded with features.
Ink Wars: Three Major Printer Makers make Ink More Affordable
Ink Wars: three major printer makers, Brother, Epson, and HP, make ink more affordable - Instant Ink, EcoTank, INKvestment - do they save you money?
HP's LaserJet M1536dnf Multifunction Printer Retires
If there's a down side tot he HP LaserJet 1536dnf multifunction printer, it's that it's not part of HP's
Canon’s ImageClass MF419dw Black and White Printer
Good-looking, fast, copious monochrome pages with Canon’s ImageClass MF419dw Black and White Multifunction Printer, all-in-one, or AIO printer.
Reviews of Photo Printers
Photo printers do a great job at allowing you to edit, retouch, and print photos. Some are built into larger, all-in-one printers, so make sure you take a look at
Reviews of Dell All-in-One Printers
Dell printers are often given away with purchases of Dell computers. They're typically inexpensive but they are still very good all-in-one printers.
Brother’s MFC-J985DW XL Work Smart All-in-One Printer
Brother’s MFC-J985DW XL Work Smart All-in-One Printer provides a simple solution to the ink-frustration users express with low-volume printers.
HP Photosmart D110 All-in-One Printer Long Retired
After an illustrious career printing fine photos, the Photosmart D110 AIO retired, making way for more modern Photosmart and competing photo printers
Dell's E525w Color Multifunction Printer
Dell's E525w Color Multifunction Printer, a full-featured all-in-one laser-class MFP with good-looking output and decent performance, but high CPPs.
Printer / Scanner Specs
There are a few important specs to understand before you buy your printer or scanner. Here we'll look at the basics of resolution, color and bit depth, file formats, print and scan speed, and print and scan area.
Understanding Printer Resolution, or dpi and ppi
Dots per inch (dpi) and lines per inch (lpi) comprise a printed page's resolution and detail, and therefore also its print quality.
Canon's imageCLASS D1550 Black and White Laser Printer
Legal-size monochrome prints, copies, color scans, and faxes with Canon's imageCLASS D1550 black-and-white laser printer
Epson's Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One Printer
When the occasional print, scan, copy, and a small footprint is all you need, Epson’s Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One Printer delivers
Canon's Pixma MX7600 All-in-One is now the Pixma MX922
The Canon Pixma MX7600 all-in-one printer has evolved through several iterations, so that it's not clear which Pixma
Tabloid (11"x17") and Supertabloid (13"x19") Printers
Wide format tabloid ( 11x17 inches ) and supertabloid ( 13x19 inches ) printers and AIOs provide a wider range of document and image printing options.
Epson WorkForce DS-760 Color Document Scanner
Epson’s WorkForce DS-760 single-pass color document scanner lets you scan, process, and catalog your text documents in no time.
Canon’s LBP151dw Monochrome Laser Printer
Canon’s entry-level, low-volume LBP151dw Monochrome Laser Printer - when all you really need is a few black-and-white prints now and then.
Tabloid (11"x17") and supertabloid (13"x19") printers
Tabloid, supertabloid, 11x17-inch, 13x19-inch printers, wide-format AIOs and MFPs print larger, oversize spreadsheets, images, posters, and photos
Canon Pixma MG7520 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Canon's top-of-the-line, flagship 6-ink photo printer, the Pixma MG7520 Photo All-in-One, AIO, Inkjet Printer, now replaced by the Pixma MG7720 AIO
Epson's Expression Home XP-430 Small-in-One Printer
Great prints with Epson’s Expression Home XP-430 Small-in-One Printer, the third in this Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One series all-in-ones.
Today's Top Consumer-Grade Photo Printers
Inkjet photo printers from Canon and Epson print excellent photos, as well as good-looking business documents, but watch out for the high CPPs.
Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Professional Photo Printer
Canon’s imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Photo printer, impeccable images, exquisite color and gray scale photos on media up to 17” x 22” wide format.
Alternative PageWide and PrecisionCore Printhead Printers
HP PageWide and Epson PrecisionCore alternative printhead inkjet printers match and exceed laser printers in speed and cost per page savings.
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw
HP's Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw is loaded with features, it's relatively fast, with excellent print quality, with a decent monochrome cost per page.
Review of the Canon Pixma MG5320 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer
The Canon Pixma MG5320 is a very reasonably priced all-in-one (minus the fax) inkjet printer. W
When a $150 Printer Can Cost 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.
HP's PageWide Pro MFP 577dw Multifunction Printer
HP’s PageWide Pro MFP 577dw Multifunction Printer, of the new
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
Speed, high print quality, and economical to use, and a competitive monochrome cost per page, CPP, with HP’s Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
Canon Pixma MX922 Wireless Office All-in-One Printer
A great little printer if you don't mind the high cost per page, Canon's business-ready Pixma MX922 All-In-One (under $100) - ready to print photos.
Canon MAXIFY MB5320
High print quality, inexpensive high-volume, Canon’s MAXIFY MB5320 multifunction, MFP, all-in-one, AIO, printer with exceptionally low cost per page.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 Multifunction Color Printer
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.
Print Directly from Photoshop - Advanced Output Options
Printing images, photos, from inside Photoshop provides better color management controls than the less-robust software bundled with most printers.
Calibrating Your Monitor to Your Printer
Calibrating your monitor's display of colors to your printer's color output can assure better color accuracy, and fewer color shifts.
Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX500 Document Scanner
With Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX500 document scanner, you can scan and catalog to searchable PDFs at 25ppm / 50ipm, or traditionally with Photohshop.
Network Your Printer in Windows 8.1
Networking your printer, all-in-one, AIO, or multifunction printer, MFP, to allow all PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other networked devices to print
Canon Pixma MG6620 Replaced by MG6820 Photo All-in-One
Canon Pixma MG6620 Photo All-in-One Inkjet Printer prints excellent photos and business documents, replaced by Pixma MG6820, a five-ink photo printer.
Cleaning Your Printer’s Printheads
Cleaning your inkjet printer's printheads, or print heads, keeps the ink flowing, helping to ensure high-quality, documents, graphics, and photographs
Canon Pixma MG5620 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One
Canon Pixma MG5620 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One, AIO, an entry-level, multifunction (print, copy, scan), 5-ink photograph printer, quality photos
Epson’s Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner
Superior photo reproduction - Epson’s Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner - scan, touch-up, enhance, fix—digitize, catalog that shoebox full of images
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.
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.
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 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.
Top High-Volume Multifunction Inkjet Printers
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.
Reviews of Lexmark Inkjet Printers
Lexmark makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers. Here are reviews of all the Lexmark printers I've tested.
Reviews of Kodak Inkjet Printers
Kodak makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers, including the popular ESP printers. Here are reviews of all the Kodak all-in-one printers I've tested.
Reviews of Kodak All-in-One Printers
Kodak makes a line of printers that aim to take away one of the most painful parts of printer ownership--the high cost of inkjet refills. Here are reviews of the Kodak all-in-one printers I've tested.
Reviews of Lexmark All-in-One Printers
Lexmark's line of printers is increasingly sophisticated, with printers able to connect to the Web for customization (and to download content regularly for your printing pleasure). Here are reviews of the Lexmark all-in-one printers I've tested.
Reviews of Samsung All-in-One Printers
Samsung all-in-one printers are often entry-level monochrome and color laser printers. They're surprisingly inexpensive and good quality. Here are reviews of the Samsung all-in-one printers I've tried.
Reviews of Fujitsu Scanners
Here you'll find detailed reviews of document and photo printers from Fujitsu.
Reviews of Dell Inkjet Printers
Dell makes a full line of inkjet printers and all-in-one printers. Here are reviews of all the Dell printers I've tested.
Reviews of Brother Laser / LED Printers
Brother makes laser and LED printers both as standalone units and as all-in-ones or multifunction printers. Here are reviews of the Brother laser and LED printers I've tested.
Reviews of Online Photo Scanning Services
If you have a lot of photos to scan, you might want to consider using an online photo-scanning service. Here you'll find some reviews of online photo-scanners, and some other helpful tips about scanning your photos online.
Reviews of Dell Photo Printers
Dell makes a few dedicated photo printers. Here are reviews of all the Dell printers I've tested.
Reviews of HP Photo Printers
HP makes a full line of very good photo printers. Here are reviews of all the HP photo printers I've tested.
Reviews of Lexmark Laser Printers
Looking for reviews of Lexmark printers? Lexmark makes a lot of excellent laser printers. You'll find a list of Brother printers I've sampled here.
Reviews of Polaroid Photo Printers
Polaroid only makes a few photo printers--the Polaroid PoGo--but they're small and fun to use. You'll find more information and reviews inside.
Reviews of Samsung Laser Printers
Looking for reviews of Samsung printers? Samsung makes a lot of excellent printers, particularly wireless printers and laser printers. You'll find a list of Brother printers I've sampled here.
Reviews of Xerox Laser Printers
Xerox makes a lot of excellent printers, particularly wireless printers and laser / LED printers for the small and medium-size business market. You'll find a list of Xerox printers I've sampled here.
Reviews of Sony Photo Printers
Sony doesn't make many photo printers, but it does offer a few well-made and portable photo printers. Here are reviews of those I've tried.
If you're having trouble with your printer or scanner, whether it's networking, dealing with paper jams, or faxing from your all-in-one, you'll find a helping hand here.
Questions to Ask
Before you buy a printer or scanner, there are a few important questions you should ask so that you get everything you need before you leave the store. We'll look at those questions here, and also discuss the pros and cons of extended warranties.
Getting Creative With Printers and Scanners
Some of the software to make your printer or scanner work will come in the box. But if you want to get really creative, you might consider buying or downloading some image-editing software and other fun tools. Some tools, such as Adobe Photoshop Express, are available for free online.
Wi-Fi Direct lets you connect directly from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to a Wi-Fi Direct-compatible printer without joining a network
OKI MC362w Multifunction Laser-Class Printer
OKI MC362w Multifunction Laser-Class, LED, Printer with copy, fax, and scan, decent print speeds and output quality, cost per page, CPP, is too high.
Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One Printer
Epson Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One Printer, excellent print quality, especially photos; decent print speeds, small and light, CPPs too high.
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.
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.
Brother's business ready MFC-J6920DW Wide Format, tabloid (11x17 inches) multifunction AIO prints, copies, scans, and faxes oversize documents cheaply
HP Officejet 7610 Wide Format e-All-in-One Printer
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
HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer
HP's Officejet X576dw Multifunction Printer, a high-volume all-in-one, AIO, with excellent performance, print quality, and low cost per page, CPP.
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.
HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One
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.
Tech Support for Printers and Scanners
You've got a printer or a document or photo scanner and want to get the most out of it. Here's some advice on how to set up and troubleshoot.
What Affects Print Speed and Why?
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.
All-in-One Printers - A Guide to Multifunction Printers
All-in-one, or AIO, printers, a. k. a. multifunction printers (or MFPs), copy, scan, and sometimes fax, in addition to printing.
Buying Advice for Printers and Scanners
Buying advice that looks at gauging what kind of printer or scanner you need, what features you might (or might not) need, some questions to ask before you buy, and where to find a great deal.
Review of the HP 6500 All-in-One Printer
HP touts the HP 6500 All-in-One printer as
Printers and Scanners - Overview of Reviews
Links to reviews of printers, scanners, laser and LED printers, inkjet printers, all-in-one printers, and all-in-one or multifunction printers.
How To Change Print Quality to Draft Mode
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.
Canon Color ImageClass MF810Cdn MFP
When nothing but a $1,000 laser printer workhorse will do, Canon’s Color ImageClass MF810Cdn multifunction printer, or MFP, is a high-volume Howitzer.
HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer
HP's OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer replaces a hard act to follow, the OfficeJet Pro 8630, one of the company's most popular MFPs of late.
HP’s Massive 2016 Product Rollout
HP's massive 2016 PageWide Pro, PageWide EnterPrise, OfficeJet Pro, LaserJet Pro, and OfficeJet Mobile product rollout on the heels of company split.
Multifunction Monochrome Laser and Laser-Class Printers
Black-and-white multifunction laser and fixed LED array printers for when text, the occasional copy, scan, or fax, and print speed are what you need.
Types of Scanners - How Are They Different?
The most common types are flatbed scanners, sheetfed scanners, photo scanners, and portable scanners, and each type is suited to different tasks.
Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Flatbed Scanner
The Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Flatbed Scanner offers functionality and convenience in a small footprint--and at a small purchase price.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6530 All-in-One Printer
Fast, excellent print quality, and a so-so cost per page, or CPP, with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-6530 All-in-One high-volume workhorse
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Printer
Two years or 20,000 pages, whichever comes first; rivers of low-cost ink with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One, multifunction printer
Dell’s E514dw Multifunction Printer
Dell’s E514dw Multifunction Monochrome Printer, loaded for the price, excellent prints, even photos, for a relatively low-volume printer.
OKI Data’s B412dn Monochrome Single-Function Laser-Class Printer
OKI Data’s B412dn monochrome single-function laser-class printer churns out good looking one- and two-sided black-and-white pages.
Dell E515dw Multifunction Monochrome Printer
Dell’s Entry-Level E515dw Multifunction Monochrome Printer, good-looking prints from an inexpensive, all-in-one, laser-class low-volume printer.
Four Great High-Volume Multifunction Printers, or MFPs
Nowadays, high-volume multifunction printers, or MFPs, come not only as laser and laser-class LED-based MFPs, but also fast and economic inkjet MFPs.
OKI Data MC562w Color MFP
OKI Data's MC562w Color Multifunction Printer (MFP) delivers quality laser-class text and graphics at a highly competitive cost per page, or CPP.
Brother’s MFC-J5920DW Multifunction Printer with INKvestment
Brother’s INKvestment-enabled MFC-J5920DW multifunction printer (MFP), a very low cost per page and good-looking documents.
Brother HL-L6200DW Monochrome Business Laser Printer
Print fast and cheap monochrome laser pages with Brother’s HL-L6200DW monochrome laser printer, excellent speed, quality, economy, low cost per page.
HP’s Envy 4520 All-in-One Printer
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.
Canon’s Pixma MG6820 Photo All-in-One Inkjet
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.
Canon’s Pixma MG7720 Photo All-in-One Printer
Fantastic Images with Canon’s six-ink Pixma MG7720 Photo All-in-One Printer, the final step before choosing a professional grade photo printer.
Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-6590 Network Multifunction Printer
Epson High-Volume WorkForce Pro WF-6590 Network Multifunction Printer delivers high-volume printing, copying, scanning at a reasonable cost per page.
Canon Pixma Pro-10 Professional Photograph Printer
Exquisite gallery-quality prints up to 13x19 inches; fantastic images, graphics, and artwork with Canon’s Pixma Pro-10 Professional Photograph Printer
Review of 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.
HP's Color LaserJet Pro M452dw
HP’s fast, somewhat expensive-to-use, Color LaserJet Pro M452dw churns out great-looking content but the cost per page is mediocre at best.
Refilling inkjet cartridges at... Well, anywhere
Some printer makers have taken a stance against inkjet ink refills; buy the right printer, and its new ink distribution solution can save you money.
Epson WorkForce WF-3640 All-in-One Printer
Epson's entry-level WorkForce WF-3640 All-in-One (AIO) printer, a small-, home-based-office machine with a cost per page (CPP) designed for light duty
Top Single-Function Monochrome Laser Printers
Print monochrome quotes, receipts, instructions, contracts, and more no-nonsense black-and-white output from single-function monochrome laser printers
Best Buys: Top Printers for Small and Home Offices
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
Canon Pixma iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Printer
Excellent wide-format photos, documents, and posters with Canon’s Pixma iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Printer, a supertabloid, 13 by 19 inches, photo printer
Canon ImageCLASS MF227dw Monochrome Laser Multifunction Printer
Canon’s ImageCLASS MF227dw monochrome multifunction laser printer is a good personal laser, if you don’t print too much or don't mind the too-high CPP
Complete Guide to Laser and LED Printers
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.
Professional Grade Photo Printers - 2016
Wide-format, professional-grade photo inkjet printers - four higher-end photograph printers for churning out large format artwork and photography.
Scanner Resolution and Color Depth
Resolution and color depth matter in all types imaging, such as printing and cameras, not just scanning.
HP’s LaserJet Pro M402dw monochrome laser
Great-looking prints with HP’s LaserJet Pro M402dw monochrome laser printer and neck-breaking speeds with JetIntelligence toner technology.
Canon’s Pixma iP7220 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer
The printing, and nothing but the printing - great-looking photos with Canon’s Pixma iP7220 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer, a single-function printer.
Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-3000N Document Scanner
100 images per minute, or ipm, 5,000 pages per day, and accurate, single-pass duplex scans with Brother's ADS-3000N Document Scanner.
- By Category
An index of categories in the
Technology Without An Interesting Name - TWAIN
TWAIN is a software protocol that connects your computer to your camera, scanner, or some other imaging device, usually to digitize data for the PC.
Canon Pixma MG3620 All-in-One Printer
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.
Microsoft Office 2003 - Document Imaging Software
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.
Start the Scanner
Load the document you want to scan into your scanner and turn the machine on. Under File, choose Scan New Document.
Microsoft Office - Document Imaging Software and OCR
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.
Send Text to Word
Once it finishes scanning, click on Tools and select Send Text to Word. A window will open giving you the choice of keeping photos in the Word version.
Choose the Preset
Choose the correct preset for the document you’re scanning.
Choose Paper Source
The program’s default is to pull paper from the automated document feeder. If that’s not where you want it to come from, click on Scanner and uncheck that box.
Edit the Document in Word
The document will open in Word. You’ll probably have some editing to do, but think of all the typing you saved!
Printer Networking in Windows (any ver.) is fairly easy
Networking a printer allows multiple computers to access a single printer, a great convenience for homes, small offices, printing from mobile devices.
3D Printing in general has been moved to 3D Printing
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.
Canon Pixma MP480 All-in-One Printer Review
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's Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer
Thousands of pages worth of ink in the box with Epson's Expression ET-2550 provides inexpensive documents and photos, very low cost per page, or CPP.
Dell’s Color Cloud Multifunction Printer H625cdw
Laser-quality prints and decent black-and-white CPP, excellent text - Dell’s Color Cloud Multifunction Printer H625cdw
Dell’s Color Cloud Multifunction Printer - H825cdw
Dell’s Color Cloud Multifunction Printer - H825cdw produces good-looking prints at a decent black-and-white cost per page, but the color CPP is high
Consumer-Grade photo printers
Consumer-grade photo printers, all-in-ones, All-in-One's, or AIOs, print not only superb-looking photographs, but also good-looking business documents.
Multifunction color laser-class printers
A round-up of the latest color laser-class multifunction printers, or MFPs, reviewed at About.com > Tech > Printers/Scanners
Wireless and Wired Networking--Basics of Networking a Printer or Scanner
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.
Consumer-Grade Photo All-in-Ones
Excellent images and good-looking business documents, drug store-quality photos from today’s photo all-in-ones, a.k.a. AIOs
OKI Data C610 Series
The single-function step-up laser-class OKI Data C610 Series comes in several volume configurations ranging from 400 to upwards of 1,400 pages.
Epson’s SureColor P400 Wide-Format Inkjet Printer
Exceptional image quality and professional roll and cut paper handling from Epson’s Professional-Grade SureColor P400 Wide-Format Inkjet Printer
How to Estimate a Printer’s Cost Per Page
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
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 All-in-One
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
Professional-Grade 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
Refilling Inkjet Cartridges
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.
While printers and scanners once relied on USB connections, nowadays most printers support Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Near-Field Communication, and more.
Laser-class monochrome printers
Monochrome single-function and multifunction laser-class MFPs provide reasonably fast and quality prints, often at a reasonable cost per page, or CPP.
Epson Perfection V19 Color Scanner Review
Scan photos and text at 4,800 x 4,800 dots per inch, or dpi, with Epson's well-under-$100 flatbed Perfection V19 Color Scanner.
HP Officejet Pro 8500 replaced by OfficeJet Pro 8600 All-in-One series
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 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
Wide-format printers no longer entail only large and expensive plotters and such, but they also include today's consumer-grade wide-format printers
HP LaserJet Pro 1606dn Laser Printer
A great printer in its day, HP's LaserJet Pro 1606dn monochrome laser has many inexpensive competitors nowadays.
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.
Dell 968 All-in-One Printer--Review of the Dell 968 All-in-One 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.
Best Wireless Printers
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.
HP Deskjet F4280 Printer Review
This HP Deskjet printer is an entry-level all-in-one printer that does a remarkably good job, especially given its low price.
Brother MFC-5890cn All-in-One Printer
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.
Review: Brother MFC-7860DW Laser All-In-One 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.
HP LaserJet 100 M175nw Color Laser Printer Review
A review of this mid-priced all-in-one color laser printer that is good for the price but begs for faster printing.
Polaroid PoGo Portable Photo Printer Review
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.
Review of the Canon Pixma MG6220 All-in-One Wireless Color Inkjet Printer
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.
Top Photo Scanners
Photo scanners scan at ultra-high resolutions and deep color depth for the best possible reproductions, and they scan transparencies, film, and slides
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.
A Guide to the Best Printers and Scanners
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!
HP Officejet 4500 All-In-One Color Printer Review
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.
Printer Review: Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One
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.
HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer - Review
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.
Photo Scanner Top Picks
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.
Canon’s Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer
Beautiful 5-ink photos and professional-looking business documents with Canon’s Photo-Centric MG5720 Wireless Inkjet AIO Printer, but not-so-good CPPs
OKI Data C531dn Single-Function Color Laser-Class Printer
OKI Data's C531dn Single-Function Color Laser-Class Printer churns out good-looking, laser-class (LED) documents at a reasonable cost per page, or CPP
Dell’s S2810dn Smart Mono Printer
Dell’s new feature-rich, entry-level S2810dn Smart Monochrome Printer delivers fast, sharp black-and-white prints at a reasonable cost per page, CPP
Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer
Epson's Stylus Photo R3000 Inkjet Printer - 9 inks, 3 input sources, including roll paper, cut wide-format, panoramas over 10 feet, and fine photos
Printing from Your Mobile Device
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 New EcoTank System
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’s New EcoTank System
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.
HP’s Envy 7640 e-All-in-One Printer
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.
Canon’s imageFORMULA DR-C240 Office Document Scanner
Canon’s imageFORMULA DR-C240 Office Document Scanner delivers excellent accuracy with decent speeds, and a 4,000 scan daily duty cycle.
Brother’s MFC-J4320DW, a Multifunction Wide-Format Printer
Brother's MFC-J4320DW wide-format printer delivers strong print speeds, tabloid-size printing, and a competitive cost per page for well under $150.
Top Mobile Scanners
Mobile scanners from Epson, HP, and Canon provide on-the-go document capturing, saving, and cataloging, but this kind of miniaturization is expensive.
Canon’s imageFORMULA DR-M160II Office Document Scanner
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
Epson’s WorkForce WF-7620 All-in-One Printer
Epson’s Supertabloid WorkForce WF-7620 AIO Printer prints double-sided A3+, or 13x16-inch, wide-format pages and scans tabloid, or up to 11x17-inch.
HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow 5000 s2 Sheet-feed Scanner
HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow 5000 s2 Sheet-feed Scanner, highly accurate scans at 25ppm and 50ipm, and 2,000 scans a day duty cycle, and great software
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M177fw
HP’s entry-level LaserJet MFP M177fw, a true laser personal printer at an exceptionally low purchase price and good print quality.
Epson’s Perfection V39 Color Scanner
Epson’s Entry-Level V39 Color Scanner delivers good-quality photo scans, accurate document scans, and Epson's great image and document processing apps
How Scanners Work
Knowing how that scanner sitting next to you works, how its charged-coupled device (CCD) array achieves the best resolution and color depth possible.
Brother ImageCenter ADS-2500We Document Scanner
Scan to 100 destinations--your desktop, your network, your email, the cloud--with Brother's light and compact ImageCenter ADS-2500We Document Scanner
Top Document Scanners
Document scanners from Brother, Canon, Epson, HP and Panasonic, and their bundled software, make short work of scanning and cataloging your documents.
Canon imageFORMULA DR-F120 Document Scanner
Canon's imageFORMULA DR-F120 Document Scanner, an entry-level document scanner designed to help homes and offices digitize and organize your documents
Printing Labels on 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
Leitz Icon Smart Labelling System
Leitz's Icon Smart Labeling System prints labels of 15 sizes and three different colors (white, yellow, and red), quickly and wirelessly.
Should You Buy Third Party Printer Ink?
Third party, or non original equipment manufacturer (OEM) printer inks work well when optimal print quality is not desired or required.
For The Most Accurate Scans, Calibrate Your Scanner
Calibrating you scanner with ICC profiles, IT8 scanner targets, visually or with calibrating software, ensures more accurate scans.
Premium Printer Paper: how Important is it, Really?
If the highest quality output is important to you, than you should use paper appropriate to the type of print job, business documents vs. photos, etc.
Fast, Quiet, Inexpensive 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.
OKI Data B432dn Monochrome Printer
OKI Data's fast-printing & low cost per page, or CPP, B432dn Monochrome Printer prints excellent monochrome pages quickly and inexpensively.
HP’s Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
According to HP, the Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw is
HP’s Envy 5660 e-All-in-One Printer
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’s Scanjet Pro 1000 Mobile Scanner
Scan on the road, anywhere, anytime with HP’s Scanjet Pro 1000 Mobile Scanner and excellent Nuance OmniPage optical character recognition software.
Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer
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.
Epson Perfection V19 Color Scanner
Scan high-quality images automatically to Facebook and other cloud sites; high-resolution at 6400 dpi with Epson’s Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner
OKI Data MB492 Multifunction Printer
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
Epson WorkForce WF-7110 Wireless Printer
Wide-format single-function printer, Epson's WorkForce WF-7110 Wireless Printer churns out good-looking documents up to supertabloid, or 13x19 inches.
Epson’s WorkForce WF-2660 All-in-One Printer
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
Panasonic KV-S1027C Document Scanner
Panasonic's KV-S1027C Document Scanner is fast, has 100-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) and it comes with good document management and OCR apps.
Panasonic KV-S1057C Document Scanner
Panasonic's KV-S1057C Document Scanner is fast, has 100-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) and it comes with good document management and OCR apps.
Top Professional Photo Printers
Professional and semi-pro inkjet photo printers produce exceptional print quality on oversize sheets up to 13 inches wide, and over 10 feet long.
OKI Data B512dn Monochrome Printer
OKI's fast and cheap-to-use, laser-class (LED) printer, great print quality and cost per page, or CPP, with large toner cartridges up to 12K pages.
Top Mobile Inkjet Printers
Today's mobile inkjet printers are convenient to take with you, they print well, and at decent print speeds, but they are expensive to buy and use.
Canon Pixma Pro-1 Professional Photo Printer
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.
HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer is small, light, and wireless, letting you print, scan, and copy on the road, a little expensive to use.
Epson WorkForce WF-100 Mobile Printer
Print Any Time, Anywhere with Epson’s WorkForce WF-100 Mobile Inkjet Printer--small, light, relatively fast with good high-resolution print quality.
Review of the Epson Stylus NX430 Small-in-One Printer
The Epson Stylus NX430 Small-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer is indeed small--it weighs about nine pounds and measures 15.4
Brother MFC-J4420DW Multifunction Inkjet
Fast, decent output, reasonable cost per page, or CPP - Brother’s MFC-J4420DW Multifunction Color Printer, or MFP, for small and home-based business.
HP Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer
High-volume, low cost per page, or CPP—HP’s Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer is fast, has excellent print quality, and discounted by $100.
How to Choose a Photo Scanner
The photo scanners used in professional photography, high-resolution printing, and other high-res applications, require high-quality scanning hardware
2014 Printer Market Highlights
2014 brought us Epson's PrecisionCore printhead & new WorkForce MFPs, Canon's Maxify high-volume AIOs, Wi-Fi Direct, Near-Field Communication, or NFC.
The Characteristics of Inkjet Photo Paper
Thickness, weight, surface sheen, texture, optical brightening agents--these are the characteristics that distinguish photo papers from each other.
How are Ink Cartridge Page-Yields Measured?
Ink tank, or ink cartridge page yields, are based on guidelines set by the International Organization for Standards , or ISO--needed to calculate CPP.
How to Choose a Photo Printer
Consumer-grade photo printers churn out great images, but slow print speeds and high cost per page, CPP, make them inefficient document printers.
Epson WorkForce DS-40 Color Portable Scanner
Scan, covert to editable text, OCR, catalog data, searchable PDFs, and scan and enhance images with Epson's WorkForce DS-40 Color Portable Scanner.
How to Clean Your Printer's Printheads
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.
Scanner Types – by Application
Choosing a scanner by task, such as photo, document, all-purpose, or portable, rather than by attributes, can ensure your scanner does what you need.
Epson WorkForce DS-6500 Color Document Scanner
Speed-of-light scans, 25ppm or 50ipm, fast and accurate optical character recognition, OCR, with Epson’s WorkForce DS-6500 Document Scanner.
HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow 7500 Flatbed Scanner
HP's Scanjet Enterprise Flow 7500 Flatbed Scanner and bundled optical character recognition (OCR) software deliver fast, accurate scans--at a price.
Where to Recycle Used Printers and Scanners?
Understanding Printer Resolution & Print Quality
Measured in dots per inch, or dpi, printer resolution roughly describes the number of dots, their size, and the tight spaces between them.
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.
Share the printer in Windows 8.1
Click in the Share this printer check box to select it, and then touch or click OK to continue the printer sharing process.
Conclusion to sharing a printer in Windows 8.1
Using a shared printer and turning off password protection on a shared printer.
The Devices and Printers Panel
Go to the Sharing section of the Devices and Printers panel to continue the printer sharing process.
Display the Charms Bar
To begin sharing the printer, AIO, all-in-one, MFP, display the Charms Bar and click Search.
Search for Devices and Printers
Search for Devices and Printers in the Windows 8.1 Search box to continue the printer sharing process.
Sharing a printer to allow users on network access
How to setup, or share, an all-in-one, MFP, multifunction printer, so that others on the network can use it
Top Alternative Inkjet Printhead Printers
Alternative inkjet printhead technologies, HP's PageWide and Epson's PrecisionCore, outperform several laser and LED printers in print speeds and 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.
Learn How To
Learn how to get the most from your printer or scanner. Here we look at setting up security, printing and scanning from mobile devices, and using the latest features and protocols, such Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, and cloud printing.
Brother MFC-9970CDW All-In-One Color Laser Printer Review
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 PictureMate Show Digital Photo Printer--Review of the Epson PictureMate Show Digital Photo Printer
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 take advantage of the large (7-inch) tilt screen as a photo viewer, you'll have to overcome both the printer's boxy ugliness and the strangely low-res screen (800x480 dpi). But if you want to print lab-quality pictures, you'll not be disappointed by the PictureMate Show.