Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

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.

Xerox ColorQube 8570DN Solid-Ink Printer Is Easy Alternative to Laser Models

The convenient solid-ink consumables are a selling point, but the grainy color quality is disappointing.

Lexmark Changes Game With Genesis Inkjet Multifunction

Innovations include digital camera-based scanning and onscreen FaceBook and Twitter feeds.

Lexmark C792de Offers Excellent Performance and Expandability

You could print tons on this fast and capable laser printer--but the toner costs, while moderate, are not as good as those of the competition.

Epson Artisan 835 Excels at Photos and More

A wealth of features make this unit nearly as well suited for family or home office users as it is for photo enthusiasts.

Canon's Pixma MG8120 Performs Well and Looks Great

A generous feature set and great performance make this MFP a good fit for a home or small office.

Dell 1350cnw Delivers Wi-Fi and Sky-High Toner Pricing

Wireless connectivity is an attractive bonus for this color LED printer's price range, but the superexpensive toner is not.

Dell's 1250c Is a Cheap Purchase but Has Pricey Refills

This color LED printer's low purchase price is tempting, but its extremely high toner costs are off-putting.

Samsung CLX-6220FX MFP Is Well Tuned for Small Workgroups

Small workgroups will like this color multifunction's features and print quality, which balance out its middling performance and toner costs.

Canon's Pixma MP495 Creates High-Quality Text and Photos Wirelessly on the Cheap

This low-priced MFP offers high-class performance and even includes wireless, but supports only rudimentary paper handling is rudimentary.

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Boasts Web Apps and Good Performance

This home-oriented multifunction printer offers good speed and print quality plus access to some fun Web apps, but its pricey inks and skimpy paper-handling options are disappointments.

Canon Pixma MG5220 MFP Offers Speed, Quiet Operation, and Good Quality

Fast and capable, the MG5220 is a good match for a family or a home office with basic scanning needs.

Canon Pixma iP4820 Color Inkjet Printer: Very Good Performance, Reasonable Price

A solid choice for home and student users, the iP4820 provides appealing speed and print quality.

Canon Pixma MP280: High-Quality Output in a Bare-Bones MFP

The no-frills MP280 multifunction printer may fall short on features, but its speed and print quality are as good as you’ll find on pricier models.

Epson WorkForce 520: Fast and Cheap, but Text Quality Is Disappointing

The WorkForce 520's speed and cheap inks address two small-office needs, but its text quality on plain paper falls short of another.

Save Money With These Penny-Pinching Printers

Even a printer that looks inexpensive can quickly blow your budget with its pricey ink or toner. Our 12 hand-picked bargain printers give you the lowest cost of consumables.