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Five Fastest Inkjet Multifunction Printers

These inkjet multifunction printers will finish your many home-office jobs quickly.

Speedy Multifunction Printers

Buying a printer can be a daunting task: Should you consider ink cost, print quality, speed, ease of use, or other factors? Well, if you have the need for speed, look no further than our fastest inkjet multifunction printers--they'll get all of your printing/faxing/scanning jobs done in record time.

Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition

Price: $200

The Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition printer delivers high-quality output and features cheap inks. The Artisan 725--a step down from Epson's flagship Artisan 835--features Wi-Fi, USB, and ethernet connectivity; a tilt-up control panel and a 2.5-inch color touchscreen; and automatic duplexing. This printer is speedy, with snapshot-size photos printing at 5.4 pages per minute on letter-size plain paper.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus

Price: $300

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus is a tad pricey, but well worth it. This small-office MFP has excellent speed and print quality, as well as low ink costs. The OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus features a 2.4-inch color LCD with touch-sensitive controls; Wi-Fi and ePrint connectivity; and intuitive, logical menus. This printer quickly handles all projects: Plain-text pages, for instance, print at a rate of 10.6 pages per minute, while snapshot-size photos take about 4 ppm on regular paper.

Epson Artisan 835

The Epson Artisan 835--Epson's flagship multifunction printer--has nearly every feature that a home-office user could want, and then some. The MFP provides Wi-Fi, USB, and ethernet connectivity, as well as automatic duplexing, an automatic document feeder, and a 3.5-inch color touchscreen set within a 7.8-inch, amber-backlit touch panel. The Artisan 835 is quick with photos (snapshot-size photos take about 5.24 pages per minute), but a little slower than similar models with plain-text output (about 7.3 ppm).

HP Photosmart eStation

Price: $400

The HP Photosmart eStation is more than just a multifunction printer--it's also a tablet. Or, at least, it sports a 7-inch removable touchscreen control panel with limited tablet functionality (such as Web browsing and e-reading). To top it off, the Photosmart eStation is above average in performance: Plain-text output prints at rates of about 8.4 pages per minute, while snapshots on plain paper come out at 3.8 ppm.

Canon Pixma MG8120

Price: $300

The Canon Pixma MG8120 is nothing if not cool-looking--the tiltable touch-sensitive control panel is integrated into the lid. The Pixma MG8120 is well equipped with automatic duplexing, a 150-sheet undermounted tray for plain paper (along with a 150-sheet rear vertical feed for other media), and USB, ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity. This MFP is also rather quick for an inkjet, with plain-text output of 8.27 pages per minute and snapshot-photo (on plain paper) output of about 3 ppm.