Discover the Top 5 All-In-One Printers
Shopping for a new printer for your home or office? Consider an all-in-one, and save time and money on your daily office tasks. Below are the top five to consider for this year.
Expert and consumer reviews pick this printer as Number One. This all-in-one truly does it all with print, scan, and fax capabilities, excellent text and graphics reproduction, high speeds, WiFi connectivity, an Ethernet connector, and even the capability to print from flash drives or Bluetooth. It offers automatic duplexing, although its speed is a bit slow. The design is slightly bulky, but for the price and the features included, this is the clear winner.
This small printer delivers big on speed and output quality. For those with limited desk space, the Epson Workforce 600 is an excellent option. It measures smaller and lighter than most other all-in-one printers but still offers complete print, scan, and fax capabilities. Its one flaw is that the input paper tray only holds 100 sheets. WiFi and Ethernet networking are built-in, and Bluetooth connectivity is available as an add-on. This model also includes automatic duplexing.
The Canon Pixma MP980 is ideal for photo printing. It does not offer a fax machine. Instead, this printer features 6 ink cartridges, including light gray which makes for exceptional print quality on monochrome photos. It can scan and copy 35mm film and includes a straight paper path option for printing on thicker media. The Pixma is not the best option for office use, but for heavy photo printing, copying, and scanning, it's a fantastic choice.
This is another printer that may not be ideal for busy offices but is great for those with the need for larger format printing - in particular, a home or small office environment or a small ad agency. The MFC-6490CW can print, scan, and copy tabloid-size paper which makes it perfect for producing menus and brochures. It prints directly from a camera and includes other standard options like a fax machine and wired and wireless networking capabilities. There is no duplexer, but the paper trays hold ample supply (150- and 250-sheet capacity).
This printer is an excellent choice for a busier small office setting that does not need color prints. Toner costs are relatively low, and it comes ready for wireless networking. Because this all-in-one is a laser, print speeds will be significantly higher than those inkjets mentioned above. In fact, the output is reported at approximately 10,000 pages per month which is more than twice as much as most inkjets. This model also includes a fax machine, making it a truly ideal all-in-one for a small professional office.