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The daughter of a mechanical engineer, Melissa grew up playing with machine parts and still loves getting into the nuts and bolts of how things work. She is never happier than when she is on a factory tour.

HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer: Inkjet on the Go

Designed for mobile-printing convenience, the Officejet 100 provides impressive print quality. It’s slow, however, and inks are expensive.

Epson WorkForce 635: Fast, Capable, and Affordable Small-Office Multifunction Inkjet

Small office users get perks aplenty with this unit: Speedy text printing, automatic duplexing, and budget-friendly inks.

How to choose the best printer for your business

Weighing price tag, print volume, photo production, and other factors will help you decide between inkjets and lasers, and between single-function and multifunction printers.

Dell 2150cdn

A low price tag and good performance make this printer appealing, but its standard-size toner is pricey.

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Dell V313w Inkjet MFP Offers Low-Cost Wireless, Pricey Inks

Wireless capabilities come at the low purchase price; but expensive inks, nagging page alignment issues, exorbitant ink costs, and cheap construction make this MFP one to avoid.

Canon Color ImageClass MF9220Cdn Delivers Speed and Features, but Not Photo Quality

This is a big MFP with many small problems, including an overly complex control panel, minimal Mac support, and mediocre photo quality. Toner costs appear low.

Dell 2150cdn Color Laser Printer Performs Well, but Toner Can Be Expensive

A low price tag and good performance make this printer appealing, but its standard-size toner is pricey.

HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color MFP: Cheap to Buy, Expensive to Own

High toner costs and slow performance make this low-priced model a dubious bargain, even with wireless and Web capabilities.

Dell 1355cnw Color MFP: Wireless Is a Plus, Pricey Toner Is a Problem

Best suited for small, low-volume offices, this multifunction printer offers versatile connectivity, but provides limited features and uses expensive toner.

Xerox Phaser 6500DN: High-Volume Features, but High-Priced Toner

This workgroup-level printer imposes budget-breaking toner costs, making it unsuitable for high-volume use.

Xerox Phaser 6010 Offers Mighty Compact, Mighty Expensive Color Printing

Small, simple, and easy to use, this color printer produces nice-looking pages--for a dear price.

Google Cloud Print Beta Is Limited but Evolving

Printing over the Web through the beta Google Cloud Print service is basically reliable, despite a few problems.

HP’s Print-by-E-Mail Service Works--Mostly

HP’s cloud-based ePrint service worked eight out of ten times in our tests, but some BlackBerry users may be frustrated.

Epson Stylus NX625: A Better-Than-Basic, Low-Cost Inkjet Multifunction

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Brother HL-4570CDW Laser Printer: Small-Business Workhorse

Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, the HL-4570CDW small-business laser printer is best for mainstream use.