Top 5 All-In-One Printers
A multi-function printer, also known as an all-in-one printer, is an important tool for the home or office. Choosing the right one is important. Below is a summary of the top 5 printers on the market today. Clicking on the name of the printer will lead you to its official page, and you can view a photo of the printer and specifications and/or buy straight from the manufacturer.
- HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One ($399.99)
Pros: Fast printing, LCD touch screen, easy wireless setup and access, quality printing, inexpensive ink.
Cons: No bluetooth, no dual paper tray, slow scanning.
Despite the higher cost, the printing speed and the lower cost of the ink makes up for it. Wireless access is convenient, and the prints are of good quality.
- HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One Printer ($299.99)
Pros: Quality printing, fast printing, CD drive for custom prints, certain web applications.
Cons: Expensive ink, no hinged scanner hood, occasional errors in web and screen features.
Also prints at high speeds and with quality. It explores the idea of having web features directly on the printer (so they can be used without a PC), but there are still a few things to be ironed out.
- Canon Pixma MP560 ($149.99)
Pros: LCD screen, wireless, auto duplexer (easily facilitates double-sided printing).
Cons: Average print speed, average image quality.
There’s a nice screen and paper feeder, but the print speed and quality is only mediocre. However, the price is also not too high.
- Lexmark Platinum Pro905 ($299.99)
Pros: Slightly faster printing, two paper trays, inexpensive ink, easy wireless setup.
Cons: No bluetooth, expensive, auto-document feeder not adjustable, unnatural-looking flesh tones.
This printer is a bit more expensive, but it makes up for it in cheaper ink and higher print speeds.
- Epson Stylus NX515 All-in-One Printer ($129.99)
Pros: Fast printing, good quality, inexpensive, wireless, banner printing.
Cons: No creative software suite, expensive ink, flimsy paper trays.
The print speed and quality were good, but there is no creative software suite. Through the printer itself is inexpensive, the ink is expensive.