Don't-Miss Multifunction printer Stories

Epson Workforce 310

High ink costs make this multifunction printer less economical than it should be, but at least it’s fast.

Epson Stylus NX515

A student or home user will like this multifunction printer’s speed, but not its ink costs and other quirks.

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HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Inkjet MFP

Well equipped for both photography and light office use, this MFP is capable--but very costly.

Canon Pixma MX860 Inkjet MFP

You get a lot of features for a midrange price, but this Pixma's performance is merely average overall.

Canon Pixma MX330 Inkjet MFP

The Pixma MX330 is a decent, basic multifunction in most ways, but its costly black ink is a disappointment.

Brother MFC-6890CDW Inkjet MFP

If you need tabloid printing, this machine offers it; but there are speed and cost trade-offs.

Oki Printing Solutions MC560n MFP Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Inexpensive toner aside, an MFP that costs this much ought to incorporate better design and deliver better performance.


Ricoh Aficio SP C232SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Despite weaknesses in speed and output quality, this MFP wins on design and consumables costs.

Lexmark X543dn Color Laser Multifunction Printer

This MFP performs decently for the most part, but its toner costs are a long-term money sink.

Konica Minolta Magicolor 4695MF Color Laser Multifunction Printer

This tanklike unit can take a beating, but it has some rough edges, especially when used for scanning.

Xerox Phaser 6128MFP Color Laser Multifunction Printer

The Phaser 6128MFP delivers great print quality for the price, but its toner is expensive and its features are limited.

Brother MFC-9450CDN Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Speed and thrift make this a good small-office deal if your color needs are modest.