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Printer Features that Can Make Life a Little Easier

If you haven’t been in the market for a printer in a while, you may be unfamiliar some of the versatile features new printers have to offer. You’re probably already acquainted with built-in scan and fax capabilities that most home printers have, but we’ve compiled a list of some new and popular features for a personal all-in-one printer that are worth taking a look at. Depending on your budget and personal preferences, some of these options may be a worthwhile convenience to consider; others may be a necessity.


Two-sided printing, or duplexing, has been offered by many large office printers for a while now, but are starting to become more common for personal printers. This feature can save you money on paper, assist in conversing your paper resources and benefits the environment. If you print on a regular basis and are tired of quickly going through reams of paper, this is the perfect feature for you.


Many current personal printers contain small displays on the front of the printer, allowing the user to easily control the printer’s settings and more. Some LCD displays provide the user space to view and edit photos directly from the printer. Displays are becoming increasingly touch-sensitive, for a more natural and user-friendly experience.

Media Card Slots and PictBridge Ports:

Are you a photo enthusiast? An avid scrapbooker? You’ll want to consider this new feature when purchasing your next printer. Printing photos directly from your inkjet printer is now easier than ever thanks to integrated media slots. Simply slide in your camera’s media card and you’ll be printing in no time.

Automatic Document Feeder:

Tired of manually placing each page of a fax document on a scanner platform? It’s a tedious task, and one you’ll no longer have to tolerate if you have an automatic document feeder. A document feeder lets you place multiple pages at once without having to feed a new one every few minutes. Look for a document feeder with a capacity of at least 30 letter-sized sheets.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Most home printers are limited to one USB input, allowing it to connect to one printer only. If your printer is Wi-Fi compatible, however, any computer connected to your wireless network can send their documents to your printer. Additionally, a wi-fi compatible printer will also grant you the convenience of printing from your mobile device as well.

Hopefully this brief guide to recently released printer features has given you some insight as to the versatility most new printers possess. As printer technology continues to progress you can expect more features that promote user convenience and versatility. For more news on advancements in printer and print cartridge technology, check 123inkjets often for new updates.