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.
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.
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.
A low price tag and good performance make this printer appealing, but its standard-size toner is pricey.
High toner costs and slow performance make this low-priced model a dubious bargain, even with wireless and Web capabilities.
Best suited for small, low-volume offices, this multifunction printer offers versatile connectivity, but provides limited features and uses expensive toner.
This workgroup-level printer imposes budget-breaking toner costs, making it unsuitable for high-volume use.
Small, simple, and easy to use, this color printer produces nice-looking pages--for a dear price.
Printing over the Web through the beta Google Cloud Print service is basically reliable, despite a few problems.
HP’s cloud-based ePrint service worked eight out of ten times in our tests, but some BlackBerry users may be frustrated.
Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.
Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, the HL-4570CDW small-business laser printer is best for mainstream use.
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.
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.