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Top 10 Inkjet Printers

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The iP6700D boasts a big color LCD, two-sided printing, and nice photo output, but text quality and speed were average.

Price when rated: $180
Lowest price: $450.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Big 3.5-inch color LCD display
  • Two-sided printing

Cons

  • Bronze skin tones in photo-paper prints
  • Average text quality and output speeds
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Photos suffer on plain paper, but shine on photo paper; photo-processing features are plentiful.

Pros

  • Huge 3.4-inch color screen
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Photo quality could be better
  • Text looks more gray than black
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A cheapskate’s delight, this printer demands surprisingly few compromises for the low price.

Lowest price: $450.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Competent speed

Cons

  • No output tray
  • Skimpy labels make design confusing
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The Pixma iP4300 combines speed and impressive overall output quality with a very appealing price.

Lowest price: $340.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Prints both text and photos well
  • Automatic duplexing

Cons

  • Control panel elements are small
  • Confusing setup documentation
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CD/DVD printing and great photo output compensate for this model's lackluster text performance.

Lowest price: $220.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Prints on CD/DVD media
  • Nice photo quality on glossy paper

Cons

  • Slow at printing text
  • Disappointing plain-paper print quality
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CD/DVD printing is a cool enough feature to compensate for shortcomings in speed and output quality.

Lowest price:

Pros

  • Prints on CD/DVD media
  • Nice photo output quality

Cons

  • Disappointing plain-paper print quality
  • Confusing CD/DVD printing process
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At a Glance

With mediocre text and plain-paper graphics output, the Z845 serves best as a cheap way to start printing glossy photos.

Pros

  • Fast; very inexpensive
  • Glossy-paper photos look good

Cons

  • Prints photos slowly
  • Plain-paper print quality dissapoints
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