Brother International is a subsidiary of the Japanese company Brother Industries. It has been in business since the 1950s, making top-quality office equipment. Its line of printers has earned it numerous awards from PC Magazine, including the Readers’ Choice Award and Business Choice Award for 2015.
This MFC-9130CW is a nice-sized printer, whether you are using it for your home or small office. It has contemporary mobile-savvy technology for syncing, and does a good job at pumping out large volume B&W documents with crisp color capabilities. It has an easy-to-use LED Display at 3.7 inches, and a 19 pages-per-minute printing speed.
This printer can scan your documents to various networks or the cloud. The scanner can compile multiple documents into one PDF file, which can be a very convenient feature, particularly for small businesses.
The resolution for your scanning is crisp at 1200 x 2400 dpi. This model can scan up to 35 pages of letter-sized or legal documents through the auto document feeder, and has a 250-sheet capacity paper tray. It also accepts envelopes for printing.
The fax component operates with a super-fast speed, sending black & white faxes at 2 seconds per page. There is a secure printing feature for private documents to limit access.
There are a few other important features to note about this multi-function printer:
You can access your social media and other web-based accounts, such as Facebook, Dropbox, Skydrive, Picasa, Flickr, Evernote, or Box, for printing purposes with your Brother MFC-9130CW all-in-one printer.
With this OfficeJet Pro InkJet All-in-One Printer you can print, copy, scan and fax from anywhere with mobile printing. This printer has a streamlined design in a clean white color to brighten up your office space. It's a steady performer at 24 pages per minute for black documents, and 20 pages per minute for color printing, so you won’t have to wait long for high-volume print jobs. The paper tray holds 250 sheets.
It creates beautiful color documents, including borderless 4” x 6” photos. The printer responds quickly to print jobs, the first page prints in 9 seconds, and the resolution is of high quality at 1200x1200 dpi. Two-sided scanning and printing helps to streamline bulky documents and keep paper costs down. There is lots of room to accommodate large documents for scanning and copying in the 50-page document feeder.
You can just touch your mobile device to sync it to this printer, and print out pictures or documents straight from any smart technology. JetAdvantage Private Print helps you to protect private jobs by limiting user access. You can also scan digital files to the cloud or email.
This printer offers color faxing and delivers a printing speed of 4 seconds per page. The fax machine can hold up to 100 pages in its memory bank, so you don’t have to babysit your fax. Every job is easy to manage with the touchscreen display.
Here are some additional features that come with this printer:
You can rely on the high-quality printing capabilities of an HP printer.
Epson makes printers with Inkjet, dot matrix, and laser technology, and also manufactures LCD projectors, scanners, and cameras. Its latest printers feature PrecisionCore print chip technology to enhance the speed and quality of printing.
The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank® All-in-One Printer is a reliably fast printer at 20 pages per minute, whether you are printing in black or color. The LCD display is easy to use, with a large 4.3” color monitor.
One of the biggest expenses of operating a printer is replacing the ink cartridges. This modern printer by Epson comes loaded with up to 2 years of ink in the box, and subsequent ink comes in packs that are easy to install and offered at a low cost. This printer also is environmentally friendly and designed for recycling, with Energy Star certification for efficiency. It automatically prints on two sides to save up to 50% on your paper costs and reduce the environmental impact.
You can use it to print from all your smart devices, like phones and tablets with Wi-Fi Direct and wireless technology. The paper tray is large, holding up to 500 sheets, and there's also an 80-sheet tray in the back of the printer. The scanner and fax machine can hold documents of up to 35 pages.
The printing is PrecisionCore 4-color (CMYK), with a print resolution of 4800x1200 dpi. The copier can collate, and be programmed to remove punched holes and shadows. It automatically prints on two sides. The scanner has a dpi resolution of 1200x2400, with a maximum interpolated dpi of 9600. You can scan your documents to your PC, the cloud, or network folders, as well as password protected PDFs.
One of the unusual features of this large capacity printer is that it also prints professional quality photos. The photo paper can be 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 8.5 x 11 or A4. The paper size for all printing can be 3.5 inches all the way up to 47.2 inches. You can use plain paper, matte, and photo paper in semi-gloss or glossy. This machine also handles No. 10 envelopes, bond paper, and air mail.
The replacement ink packs are R12 Standard capacity (10,000 page yield) black, cyan, magenta, and yellow or R12 High capacity (20,000 page yield) black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. You can fax in black or color, and the fax machine can print up to 550 pages. The speed of faxing is about 3 seconds per page, and it supports PC faxing. The recommended page volume is up to 2,000, but it can handle 45,000.
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This all-in-one printer is a terrific product with excellent customer reviews, and a lot of great features to enhance performance.
Dell covers the technology landscape with everything from computers to cameras and home theater equipment. It has a terrific smart multifunction printer in the S2815DN. A monster printer in terms of output, this monochrome (black print) all-in-one printer pumps out an amazing 40 pages per minute. You definitely won’t be waiting around watching the clock tick in order to print, copy, or scan. The touchscreen is easy to read with a 4.3 inch display.
The print resolution is 1200x1200 dpi, and the paper tray holds 350 sheets. Scan and copy large documents with ease using the 50-sheet document feeder. Scanning includes modern features such as scanning to email, FTP, SMB, networks, or the cloud. You can print documents from a USB flash drive, and you can scan and save documents to your USB flash drive as well. There are security features like the Private/Public Mail Box.
The printer default is set to two-sided printing to help you save on paper costs and lessen your environmental impact. Dell also offers optional high yield print cartridges for large jobs. The Super G3 fax machine is very fast and operates using plain paper, so you won't have to handle rolled-up faxes. The manufacturer recommends 750-4,000 pages in monthly volume, but it lists the maximum monthly volume at 80,000 pages, which is more than double the volume most of its competitors. You can purchase the optional 550-sheet tray if you want to add more paper capacity to your printer.
Here are a few more details about this printer:
Get your mega-printing jobs done in a jiffy with this Dell printer with multi functionality.
You can easily complement your high-quality Canon Camera with this triple-duty printer, copier, and scanner. Make graphic additions to your family tree with the ChromaLife100 fine print technology that produces archival-quality photos made to last up to 100 years. You can rely on the enriched ink in this printer to bring your photos to life with vivid imagery.
Check out the “My Image Garden” software that allows you to highlight up to 12 of your favorite photos. You can print directly to CDs or DVDs. The printer works in quiet mode, and has a self-opening output tray that automatically opens to display your prints when they are ready.
Auto two-sided printing helps to reduce costs and slim down your paper pile. The sheet tray has a capacity of 125 sheets for plain paper. If you are printing photos, you can load the upper tray with either 20 sheets of 4” x 6” photo paper, or 10 sheets of 5” x 7” photo paper. Use your SD card to upload your photos for easy printing.
You can use the copier to reduce or enlarge images from 25-400%. There is also a Fit-to-page function on the copier, plus Frame Erase, Fade Restoration, Preset Copy Ratios, and Borderless copies. The scanner has network and wireless scanning, and can handle documents up to 8.5” x 11.7”.
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This Canon printer is mobile and cloud friendly, and ready to produce unforgettable images for your home or office.
Whether you’re printing out tickets for a gig, scanning your passport for a finance check to secure your mortgage, or printing out sharp, stunning photos, there are plenty of times we need to print, scan, copy, and fax things around the virtual and physical world to get things done. There’s no need to ring up your parents or friends to ask them to do it for you, or sneakily do it in the work office without your boss seeing (because you’re technically not allowed to use the copier for personal use).
All-in-one printers can do everything you need and are available at affordable prices. Getting a multi-functional printer means you only need one machine sitting on your desk to get everything done. Make sure to buy ink and printer paper as well, so you can use your new gadget as soon as you’ve set it up with your laptop.
We have carefully chosen reliable printers across a range of prices to suit everyone’s budget. Our top five picks range from around $140 to about $1,200 with a variety of features and capabilities to choose from. At the bottom of the range you can still get brilliant-resolution pictures printed off and can expect sharp, impressive printing. The printer may not be as quick or be able to hold as much paper at one time as more-expensive options, however. For this price you can also edit photos or documents such as size enlargement or reduction or simple changes, and can even use social media to quickly access and print beloved photos.
At the opposite end of the price spectrum, for over $1000 a printer can hold far more paper and is much more appropriate if you often need to print a lot of pages for documents or files. You should get high definition as well as speedy printing for this price—and be able to simplify your life by using the Wi-Fi feature to connect to any of your devices and print from many different applications such as online storage (i.e. your Cloud or shared files).
All of this said, we suggest that you stay away from cheap all-in-one printers. As you may have seen from the info above, the lower the price tag is, the less features you can expect. Paying a little bit more for a printer with the features you need and excellent quality is always worth it.
Sussing out printer terminology and technical references can be exhausting and feel like a maze, so we’ve put together a list of features so you can simply work out which ones are most important to you and what you need them to do. Once you know what you’re looking for, it will make the search much easier.
Here you’ll find some of the most important features to look for in your new all-in-one printer:
Still not sure which features to focus on? Don’t fret. Keep reading below for more tips and information.
Three things in particular that we suggest you look for in your all-in-one printer are what type it is, its resolution, and its printing speed. Let’s take a closer look at each of these now.
Type - Ink vs Laser
For those who don’t know, ink printers use a more traditional method of printing with jetting ink onto paper, whereas laser printers use heat to fuse toner onto the paper. Laser printers are known for being able to print faster, whereas inkjets can print onto many different mediums of paper such as glossy paper and photograph paper.
If you know you will be using your printer for long documents, then laser printers will save you a lot of time and waiting. However, if you know that you may want to print off onto different textures, an inkjet printer would suit you best.
Resolution is described with dpi—dots per inch—and so is as simple as that. The higher the number, the more dots per inch there are and therefore the more detailed and higher resolution the product will be. This comes down to, once again, what you think you will be printing.
Letters and standard documents don’t need a high resolution to come out looking smart, and even the lower resolutions can print photos that are good enough for a photo frame or keepsake. But if you’re a photo fanatic or want that slick finish, a higher resolution can provide that. Our printers come between 600 x 2,400 dpi and up to 2,400 x 4,800 dpi.
Laser printers are made to print faster, and so in general, laser printers will be able to get more pages done in a minute than inkjet ones. But again, it really depends on how often and how much you’ll be printing as to how important printing speed is to you. Our printers go from 15 pages a minute (an inkjet) to 40 pages a minute (laser), but there is also an inkjet that can do 24 pages if you’re on a budget but need more pages.
Finally, when looking at the performance and ease of use of an all-in-one printer, there are three things we think you should examine. These are its compatibility with certain devices and apps, if it has editing features, and its paper tray capacity. Let’s take a look:
Compatibility with Devices & App
Many of us have an array of devices that we use for different things or at different times: laptops, tablets, and phones. These are so easily synced when it comes to emails and virtual storage, so now some printers are making it even easier to sync with devices so you can print anything off as soon as you receive it on any of your technology.
Especially with printers that can copy and scan, you’re often able to enlarge, rotate, crop, or perform other simple editing features straight from the buttons on your printer without having to faff around with any editing software on your computer. This is especially useful when scanning photos or documents that you only need a certain section of.
Paper Tray Capacity
The less maintenance, the better. And as silly as it sounds, that includes refilling the paper tray. For the cheaper, smaller printer you can only fit in a few 10s of pages, and if you were printing off long documents you would have to refill during the printing job. Some printers can have more than one paper tray and can fit in a whole pack of printing paper in—therefore able to hold around 500 pages so you won’t have to think about refilling the tray for a while!