Don't-Miss Photo printer Stories
The Pixma iP8720 is geared towards photography hobbyists who want to print on a grand scale.
The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 lives up to its name with super-nice photos that print speedily. It also has well-priced inks and enough efficiency features to make it useful in a home office.
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.
For a light-volume home or student user, this multifunction printer offers decent speed and features, and average-priced inks.
Great photo output, nice documents (at best quality), and inexpensive ink more than compensate for this inkjet MFP's slow and slightly loud operation.
The Photosmart 5520 offers the duplexing and layout options that its predecessor lacked, making it one of the better--and more stylish--buys among low-cost, low-volume multifunction printers.
For a bargain price, this multifunction printer offers great photo quality and low-cost ink--with just a glitch or two.
After creating an affordable MFP with a nice touchscreen and attractive output, HP spoils the deal with a dumbed-down driver that doesn't even support manual duplexing.
With a touchscreen LCD and sleek styling, this MFP looks good and delivers nice output for light-volume home or student users.
This home MFP is compact and simple, and produces excellent output; but pricey inks and a lack of duplexing features make it best for low-volume, PC-only use.
Superior glossy-photo output and performance somewhat justify the unit and ink prices for this MFP, but color graphics on plain paper don't measure up.
Pluses on this home-oriented MFP include an LCD touchscreen, a dedicated photo tray, and cheap inks--but its pedestrian speed is not for the impatient.
It may be photo-oriented but this Photosmart is also efficient, with peppy performance, an automatic document feeder, and decent ink costs.
For the home user who wants nearly everything in an MFP, the Artisan 837 includes a touch control panel, fast photo speeds, and CD/DVD printing.