Don't-Miss Multifunction printer Stories
Canon's new Pixma MG6320 raises the bar for printer design. It's significantly easier to use than its predecessors, has automatic duplex printing, and produces nice output. Ink costs for some cartridges are higher than average.
Epson's Expression Premium XP-800 is a great little multifunction that handles every SOHO chore in the book and is especially well-suited for graphic artisans. But for a nearly $300 printer, ink costs are high.
Brother's MFC-J4510DW is a fast, innovative inkjet multifunction that handles large paper sizes, produces nice photos and is easy to use. There's also automatic duplex printing and an ADF, and best of all: affordable ink.
Excellent output makes up for this color inkjet multifunction's deficiencies, but its color ink is expensive.
The WP-4590 inkjet MFP is a competent, and considerably cheaper, alternative to color laser multifunctions for corporate workgroups.
For a light-volume home or student user, this multifunction printer offers decent speed and features, and average-priced inks.
The Officejet 150 Mobile squeezes print, scan, and copy into a portable package; however, HP has delayed shipment of this model until the fall.
Great photo output, nice documents (at best quality), and inexpensive ink more than compensate for this inkjet MFP's slow and slightly loud operation.
This office laser MFP offers great output and paper handling, but earns merely average scores in other respects.
A complete lack of support for two-sided printing is a deal-killer for this otherwise competent small-office multifunction.
When is an inkjet better than a laser? When it's one of the latest high-end business models, which are faster, better equipped, and cheaper to operate than their similarly priced color-laser competition.
The MX372 is a decent, inexpensive MFP for PC users, but its black ink is pricey, and it has no duplexing support for the Mac.