Melissa RiofrioExecutive Editor, PCWorld

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Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks, and car tech.

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.

Best Printers for Photos

You don't have to splurge for a dedicated photo printer to produce great pictures. This collection of printers for photo buffs includes multifunction printers along with a few specialized photo printers.

How to Install a Wireless Printer

Setting up a printer to share over Wi-Fi isn't difficult, but it does require some preparation. Here's our advice for ensuring a smooth installation.