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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 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.

Epson B-510DN Inkjet Printer Rivals Color Lasers With its High Speed and Low Ink Costs

Businesses that think they want a color laser should look at this alternative: It’s fast, very cheap to use, and generally better at photos.

Epson B-510DN Inkjet Printer Rivals Color Lasers With Its High Print Speeds and Low Ink Costs

Businesses considering a color laser should look at this alternative before buying: It’s fast, very cheap to use, and prints better photos.

Five Smart Printer Shopping Tips

Inkjet or laser? Single-function printer or MFP? Our shopping advice can help you decide.

Lexmark Interact S605 Inkjet Multifunction Printer Has a Great Touchscreen but Awful Ink Prices

This machine has a few nice features, but its expensive inks make it a dicey deal for small or home offices.

Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901 Boasts a Touchscreen and Supercheap Black Ink

You pay more for the machine but less for its ink, which is a reasonable trade-off--especially considering the plentiful features that accompany this MFP.

Lexmark's Impact S305 Inkjet MFP Recoups a Low Purchase Price With Very Expensive Inks

It’s nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

Canon Pixma MX350 Offers Good Features for the Price, but Ink Costs Are High

Higher-than-average ink costs mar an otherwise versatile and affordable MFP.

Canon Pixma MX340 Inkjet MFP Fits a Low-Price, Low-Volume Lifestyle

Speed and print quality are decent, but the pricey black ink limits this unit to low-volume home use.

Canon Pixma MX870: Well-Balanced Multifunction Printer Performs Well, Offers Inexpensive Ink

This well-balanced MFP offers excellent output, good performance, and low ink costs, making it a good match for a small office or a busy family.