Don't-Miss Printer Stories
The ink costs more than it should be for a higher-end printer, but we have no complaints about the output.
Great design and print quality melted our ink-obsessed hearts. A little.
Its toner costs are high, and the Samsung Xpress C410W is one of the slower color laser printers we've ever tested, but print quality, including color photos, is as good or better than anything in its price range. And, it prints via NFC.
While it's nice to check features like near-field communication off a list, when it comes to performance, the MFC-J870DW is an also-ran.
The HP Envy 120 is for those who do only a little printing and a little scanning, but who want to do it in style.
The OfficeJet Pro 276dw is expensive, but it's a Cadillac among inkjet MFPs—fast and capable—and a bargain compared to the laser competition.
We test drive Google's new print-on-the-go app fro Android. It's got the basics, but there are better apps out there.
This compact inkjet multifunction will suffice for light home/student use. The print quality is surprisingly good, but ironically, the pricey inks mean you shouldn't buy this machine unless you don't print much.
Epson's Expression Premium XP-800 is a great little multifunction that handles every SOHO chore in the book and is especially well-suited for graphic artisans. But for a nearly $300 printer, ink costs are high.
Brother's MFC-J4510DW is a fast, innovative inkjet multifunction that handles large paper sizes, produces nice photos and is easy to use. There's also automatic duplex printing and an ADF, and best of all: affordable ink.
The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer is a well-rounded machine for a busy home or small office. It has speed and great output quality, and fun cloud-based apps for home as well as automatic duplexing and an automatic document feeder for serious work.
The WP-4590 inkjet MFP is a competent, and considerably cheaper, alternative to color laser multifunctions for corporate workgroups.
For a light-volume home or student user, this multifunction printer offers decent speed and features, and average-priced inks.
The Officejet 150 Mobile squeezes print, scan, and copy into a portable package; however, HP has delayed shipment of this model until the fall.