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Canon Pixma G6020 Review

The Canon G6020 Pixma MegaTank All in One Inkjet Printer is a great printer if you often print large quantities of materials. The MegaTanks allow you to refill the black ink tanks and color ink tanks when each needs to be filled; not when one color is empty and you need to replace the entire cartridge. This is why it is ranked as one of the best all in one printer units on the market.
The megatank ink bottles allow you to print approximate 7,000 pages per bottle, bringing the per page cost down to $0.0037 or $0.36 cost per every 100 pages printed.

Why We Like It – Canon Pixma G6020

The Canon Pixma G6020 MegaTank is a high output printer for a work or home office. The MegaTank setup allows you to add ink via refillable ink tanks without the need for replacing ink cartridges, ensuring that you use all the ink in the tank with no waste.

Pros
  • All in one print, copy, and scan machine
  • Wireless/Wi Fi printer
  • Prints up to 6,000 black or 7,700 color pages
Cons
  • Price is on the high side for a printer
  • Setup instructions are poorly written

Performance

Unlike the HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer, the Canon Pixma does not use ink cartridges. While the HP is cheaper, the longevity you will get from the Canon Inkjet printers is great. The printer does come with the Canon print app allowing you to easily print from your smartphone or tablet. In addition the print quality is top-notch, with borderless printing possible on all photo paper sizes. Overall, the performance of the Canon Pixma is well rated.

Design

The design on the Canon Pixma G6020 paper tray, or input tray, is sturdier than both the HP OfficeJet 3830 and the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer. The Canon has a control panel which allows you to access all the important attributes of the machines, including the ink levels. It’s print speed is moderate at 13 ipm. In addition, the Canon Pixma easily connects to Apple AirPrint and Androids via Mopria Print. It utilizes Google cloud for connectivity and printing applications.

Value

The Canon is comparable in price to the HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer. In addition, its high page output for each bottle of ink, makes keeping your printer working longer much easier. While you will pay more for the device upfront, you will quickly find that you are replacing the ink less frequently and at a lower cost than printers that utilize a cartridge. Lastly, the paper feeder can hold up to 350 pages, which is a bit more than the most popular printers. This feature is nice, because you do not have to fill the paper tray as frequently as you do with other devices.

Canon Pixma G6020 Wrap Up

While the investment in a Canon Pixma G6020 MegaTank All in One Printer is on the higher side, you will save a lot of money on ink. This is a high selling point for those who use a printer often. Yes, the setup instructions do leave something to be desired, but once you get the printer up and running, you can print with great ease. The all in one printer is compatible with all devices, print apps, and is wi fi, which is another positive attribute. Overall, the Canon G6020 is quite a good buy.

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HP PageWide Pro 477dw Review

This is one printer from our Best All In One Printer list that has the capacity to handle the needs of a small business. You have duplex printing at your disposal so the printer will print faster and save paper. This printer has an automatic feeder so you can easily scan and copy documents. This printer can print in color or black ink.

Why We Like It – HP PageWide Pro 477dw Review

The HP Pagewide pro is a printer fit for most small office businesses. This printer has a large paper capacity of 550 pages per load. This printer saves 40 percent more than most laser printers when it comes to print speeds and print quality. This is a multifunction printer that can print, copy, and scan all your documents.

Pros
  • Duplex printing
  • Large paper capacity
Cons
  • Embedded security features don’t seem so useful

Performance

You can maneuver around the printer options through the 4.3-inch color touch screen which eases the clutter from physical buttons. This printer can print a single page in 7 seconds or 55 a minute which is just what you need in a fast paced office. This printer surpasses other business centered models like the Epson workforce or the Brother MFCL2710DW monochrome laser printer from our list.

Design

This printer has a hefty design due to the large scale capacity. It can hold a 550 sheet capacity that is perfect for small businesses because the less time you waste on refilling the paper tray the more time you have to be productive. The printer features new printing methods such as the NFC touch to print which involves using your smartphone to send the data to the printer. If you are looking for a more of a personal printer please consider the HP ENVY 5055 wireless all-in-one photo printer.

Value

Everything from the paper capacity to the ink cartridges is big enough to handle most business needs. This is a pretty big investment, so if you weren’t trying to spend a significant amount of money please check out the HP OfficeJet 3830 all-in-one wireless printer. Aside from having great printing specs, this printer also has security features in case of any malicious cyber events. Although it is very rare that anyone would try to sabotage a printer, it is nice to know that you will have security when it happens.

HP PageWide Pro 477dw Review Wrap Up

The HP PageWide Pro 477DW is a great choice for any small business because it has a large capacity paper tray and ink, which means that one printer may be enough for the whole office. It is expensive, but the printer holds true to its worth by being faster than most laser printers.

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HP Laserjet Monochrome Two Sided 4PA41A Review

The HP Laserjet Monochrome Two Sided 4PA41A from our Best All In One Printer list is a powerful printer with many features at a low cost to you. The laserjet pro m15w can print double sided to save paper and time. It can print up to 30 pages per minute, which is less paper compared to the Brother mfcl2710dw monochrome laser printer. This laser printer can save you the trip of walking over to the nearest computer by using Wi Fi direct to print from a smartphone.

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Why We Like It – HP Laserjet Monochrome Two Sided 4PA41A 

Laserjet Printing has never looked better with the HP laserjet monochrome. This printer is not as expensive as it looks. With this investment, you will enjoy many great features like the double side printing, wireless printing, and crisp graphics. This printer also has a maximum page feeder of 250 pages which is much larger than other competition.

Pros
  • 30 pages a minute
  • Wi Fi Direct Printing
Cons
  • Only one color

Performance

All of your printing will be in laser print quality, so the text will be crisper and clearer than competitors like the HP OfficeJet 3830 all-in-one wireless printer. This model has a simplified control panel to navigate through the printer options. The HP laserjet pro m15w will waste fewer papers thanks to the double sided printing option. Also, be ready to say goodbye to using wired connections for printing because you have wireless options like the Google Cloud Print.

Design

This printer is designed to finish 30 pages per minute. It features duplex printing to save time and paper. Each toner cartridge is designed to print about 1000 pages of sharp black text. The paper sizes eligible for this printer are 8.5 x 14 inches. Find other great printers from our list, such as the HP ENVY 5055 wireless all-in-one photo printer which is especially good for photos.

Value

Laser printers as stacked as this HP should be more expensive, but it is truly a great price for the variety of features that are included. Every product receives one year of warranty in case of any internal malfunctions. You will be able to print on card stock, envelopes, glossy photo paper, and more. This printer provides a crisp clear printed copy while being able to print from the comfort of your couch through your smartphone.

HP Laserjet Monochrome Two Sided 4PA41A Wrap Up

This HP Laserjet Monochrome printer has everything you need to print, copy or scan. Your paper will come out crisp and clear thanks to the laser printing. You will save tons of paper thanks to the double sided printing, and investing in this printer will not cost the arm and leg you would expect from a laserjet printer.

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Canon TS5120 Wireless Printer Scanner Review

This Canon printer inkjet is on our list of the Best All In One Printer. The Pixma Cloud allows you to send documents through a wireless network. If you enjoy these types of printers, but do not like the price of the Canon, please consider a less expensive option like the HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer.

Why We Like It – Canon TS5120 Wireless Printer Scanner Review

This Canon printer has everything you need to print out documents and print out some great quality photos. When the Canon Pixma TS5120 inkjet printer connects to wi fi, you can send documents to print via a mobile device or cloud services like the Google cloud. While this printer is slightly more expensive than other devices, rest assured that the print quality of the photo paper makes it worth it.

Pros
  • Canon quality photo printing
  • Wireless Inkjet
Cons
  • May be expensive for some

Performance

You can fill this printer with both color ink and black ink for your documents and photos. This device can print an astounding 40 pages per minute. It features an automatic document feeder so the paper processes are easier. You will be able to do two sided printing to save paper. You have a variety of ways to print including Google Cloud Print and the canon print app. Find other great printers similar to the Canon Pixma TS5120 wireless inkjet from our list, such as the Brother monochrome laser printer.

Design

This inkjet printer has a simple design that features a touchscreen pad that relieves the inkjet of clutteredness from physical buttons. The end result is a sleek modern design with directional pads, a home button, and a power button. You can purchase this model in white or black. You can also opt in to purchase an XL large ink cartridge, so you have to refill less. If you want to find other printers that specialize in photo printing, please check out the HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer.

Value

While this inkjet printer is more expensive than other models, the photo quality that you will receive will make it worthwhile. Aside from the photos, a printing speed of 40 pages per minute is a great amount. This is one inkjet printer that will do a great job on your documents or photos, and you will be able to command it from your wireless network instead of killing time trying to physically connect it.

Canon TS5120 Wireless Printer Scanner Review Wrap Up

This Canon printer is a great printer that will develop high quality photos from the comfort of your mobile device, or cloud service. This printer can be upgraded to an XL sized cartridge and along with double sided printing, it will be a cost effective printer capable of big jobs regarding documents or photos.

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Brother Wireless MFC J491DW Multi Function Replenishment Review

From our list of the Best All In One Printer, this inkjet printer by Brother is a great choice because you will be able to handle many printing jobs at a great price. This printer receives commands on what to print from a mobile device, USB interface, or a cloud service like Google cloud print. This one inkjet printer will solve all your issues in copying, scanning, and printing.

Why We Like It – Brother Wireless MFC J491DW Multi Function Replenishment Review

The Brother MFC J491DW is one printer that surpasses many of its competitors in terms of price and functionality. You can set this printer in your home office and you can print on a variety of different types of paper like cardstock and envelopes. With this printer, you will have the luxury of printing from your mobile device, which makes it a versatile investment.

Pros
  • Amazon Dash Replenishment Ink Cartridges
  • Duplex Printing
Cons
  • Unappealing design

Performance

The inkjet has a max capacity of a hundred pages at a time. You can connect this printer to your wi fi, and you can print documents without the hassle of connecting physical cables. If you enjoy all in one printer such as these, please consider the HP OfficeJet 3830 all-in-one wireless Printer the number one product on our list. The printer can print on photo paper so you can splurge with this printer by printing the family vacation album easily.

Design

The Brother MFC J491DW is a smooth black color. The printer is able to do double printing so it can save paper. It also offers an automatic document feeder to provide better paper handling. It can also scan items to print or fax. The design on this printer looks like the typical office printer with a number pad and physical directional keys. If you are hoping to invest in something more luxurious, the Brother monochrome laser printer is another great choice from our list.

Value

For less than a hundred dollars, you can take home a great all in one printer similar to other models like the HP ENVY 5055 wireless all-in-one photo printer. This device will cover all your printing needs while allowing you to use a variety of different methods to send information for the printer to send. Your documents can range from regular pages to photos and more. This printer brings you simple connections with multiple ways to send data for printing.

Brother Wireless MFC J491DW Multi Function Replenishment Review Wrap Up

This is a great budget printer that has everything you want from an all in one type of printer. Whether you need to print documents, photos, or send fax this printer has the ability to get it all done. What is best about it is that it will not break your wallet and ink will always be at your disposal thanks to the Amazon Dash replenishment.

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HP OfficeJet 5255

An HP OfficeJet Printer review should focus on the amount of interesting features it says for an inexpensive printer. Features not many printers at this price range would have, such as an ADF and the fine print quality. These come at a cost, though. Mostly print speed. Check out our best all in one printer list for more great printers!

Why We Like It – HP OfficeJet 5255

The HP OfficeJet 5255 Color Inkjet Printer prints high-quality scans and is perfect for a small office, home office, and family environment. By signing up for the company’s Instant Ink Program you can also save a bundle (seriously, it’s amazing how much you save) on running costs, and the apps at your fingertips mean you have many more ways to edit your prints!

Pros
  • Excellent Print Quality
  • Automatic Document Feeder
  • Versatile Selection of Apps
Cons
  • One Small Paper Input Tray
  • Average Print Speeds
  • ADF Doesn’t Support Duplex Printing

Performance

The OfficeJet 5255 is rated at 10 pages per minute for monochrome prints and seven pages per minute for color printing. This is a fairly standard print speed for a desktop printer. If you require something faster, try the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer. The printer can store 100 plain sheets of paper or 20 pieces of premium quality photo paper. The print quality is excellent, with little to no graininess or other issues that can be chalked up to poor resolution.

Design

The HP OfficeJet 5255 contains a 35-page automatic document feeder for sending multiple documents to the scanner, a standard feature in sn All-in-One Printer nowadays. The OfficeJet 5255’s basic connectivity features include wi fi, USB 2.0, and wireless direct. Once again, you’ll be given reign of apps including HP Smart App and HP Photo Creations, an easy and light photo editor. The HP Envy 5055 also contains a plethora of apps you can download once connected and even works with Amazon Alexa, so check it out too when you get a chance.

Value

Unfortunately, the OfficeJet 5255’s ADF doesn’t support duplex printing, so consider the HP OfficeJet 3830 if you require a two-sided printer. If you sign up for HP’s Instant Ink Program, and we greatly recommend you do, you’ll save on running costs by having discounted ink cartridges delivered directly to you when ink is low. In fact, if you don’t sign up for the Instant Ink Program, you could be paying upwards of 8 cents per monochrome page and an unfair 21 cents per coloured page!

HP OfficeJet 5255 Wrap Up

HP really seems to like taking high-end features and putting them into their inexpensive models. Features like high-end print quality and an ADF aren’t normally found here, so it’s a breath of fresh air to see them included. These do come at the cost of print speed, though. But if you’re only using it in a small office or home, you’ll get used to it in no time.

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HP OfficeJet Wireless Replenishment K7V40A Review

The HP Printer can hold its own against many top of the line printers. It may not have advanced features like Alexa or Google Assistant capabilities, but it does have features not normally seen in entry-level printers, such as a 35-sheet document feeder. Check out our best all in one printer list to learn more!

Why We Like It – HP OfficeJet Wireless Replenishment K7V40A

The HP OfficeJet K7V40A Office Printer takes great strides in making high quality prints and photos available to the general public. They have created a printer that’s inexpensive yet still carries many features not normally seen in this printer’s price range. As such, it can be used by both beginner’s and those who need something more powerful alike.

Pros
  • Low Running Costs with Instant Ink Subscription
  • Easy to use and responsive touch screen
  • Great Print Quality
Cons
  • No Duplex Printing
  • Small Rear Paper Tray
  • Not Alexa or Google Assistant Compatible

Performance

The HP OfficeJet All-in-One Wireless Printer prints monochrome pages at 8.5 pages per minute and color pages at six pages per minute. However, it is possible to extend the print speed of monochrome pages to 13 pages per minute, which is phenomenal for a beginner All-in-One printer. Colour pages will stay steady at six pages per minute, though. Try the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer if you want faster printing. The K7V40A supplies superb copy and print quality and equally impressive photo output quality.

Design

The HP OfficeJet Wireless Printer gets a 35-sheet document feeder which is something not normally seen on entry-level printers. Be aware, though, that it only comes with a 60-sheet rear paper tray, which is smaller than average. It doesn’t possess auto-duplex printing, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Check out the HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer if you want two-sided printing. The K7V40A features a touch screen that wraps around the whole control panel. It’s monochrome and is simple to use and quite responsive.

Value

With an Instant Ink Subscription, running costs will remain low as the machine will order ink cartridges, both monochrome and tri color ink cartridges, at a discounted price. It comes with a single USB Port for connecting to a single PC. You can connect to the printer via wi fi for mobile printing and other HP apps. If you’re wanting or needing a printer that’s also Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, you should consider the HP Envy 5055 Wireless Printer.

HP OfficeJet Wireless Replenishment K7V40A Wrap Up

For an All-in-One Printer HP has really created a great machine that goes above and beyond any expectations. There have been some concessions, like a smaller than average paper tray, but what you get in return should easily make up for it. Features like a high print speed, low running costs, and a 35-page document feeder aren’t usually included in beginning printers, so we’re glad to see them here.

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HP Envy 5055 Review

The HP Printer is a fantastic printer to print your family photos for wall-hanging or scrapbooking. The touch screen is simple to use and the machine is Alexa compatible. Just make sure you sign up for Instant Ink or your running costs will be unfairly high. Check out our best all in one printer list for more great options!

Why We Like It – HP Envy 5055

The HP Envy All-in-One Printer prints high-quality, highly detailed, and colourful photos and documents that are perfect for home or small office use. And with wi-fi and USB connection, as well as a variety of companion apps, printing your document with the ENVY 5055 should be as simple as pressing a button

Pros
  • Fantastic for Photos
  • Simple and Intuitive Touch Screen
  • Alexa Compatible
Cons
  • Not Suited for Heavy Office Use
  • High Running Costs Without Instant Ink
  • No ADF

Performance

The HP Envy 5055 printer is rated at 10 pages per minute for monochrome pages and seven for colour pages. If you’d like to print faster, consider the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer for its 30 page per minute print speeds. To be fair, though, the Envy 5055 was optimized to print photos, and the print quality of the photos it does supply are colourful and highly-detailed. Thus, if you’re using it as a family printer or for light home office use, it should be able to get any job you want done without much of an issue.

Design

The HP Envy Inkjet Printer connects via wi fi and possesses a variety of connectivity options, such as the HP Smart app and Apple AirPrint. When it comes to capacity, the paper tray on the Envy 5055 can hold 100 sheets of regular letter paper, 10 envelopes, or 20 sheets of premium photo paper. The Envy has a monochrome touch screen measuring 2.2 inches. A printer review may see this as a negative, but for home or light office use, which this printer was designed for, simpler is always better. Even the HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer includes a monochrome touch screen so there’s obviously some merit to that design philosophy.

Value

With an HP Instant Ink subscription, running costs will remain low as you can order color cartridges and black ink cartridges at a discounted price. In fact, without a subscription, printing a monochrome page can cost upwards of 10 cents per page and 22 cents per page for colour. Like the HP OfficeJet 5255 Wireless printer, the Envy 5055 supports duplex printing so there will be no need to look elsewhere for that. It retails for $140.00, which is a fair price for a printer of this quality.

HP Envy 5055 Wrap Up

It’s a shame how much ink cartridges cost. It practically forces you to have to sign up for Instant Ink. But on the bright side, it does keep costs really low. And if that’s the only drawback to buying an HP Envy 5055 it’s probably best just to bite the bullet and sign up for the service. At least it automatically orders so it’s one less thing to have on your mind, right?

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 e Review – All-in-One Printer

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he best all in one printer will handle all of the important jobs. HP knows this.

What constitutes a printer has changed radically over the last few years: once a printer printed  and that was it! Today printing is just one of the functions as the technology contained has morphed into a scanner, fax machine and Internet-capable device. If you’re looking for the best inkjet printer, read on to find if this is right for you. HP’s OfficeJet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Printer stands out from the others not so much due to its competent and efficient technology, but because  it loses the worst bugaboo of any inkjet printer: running out of ink just when you need it most. Read our best label printer article while you are here. If you’d rather have a printer that’s a bit more eco friendly, you should also read our review of how Epson’s EcoTank printers will spare you refills.

8620 printer overhead closed top

The 8620 has a fairly large sized chassis with a decent sized “footprint.” This is due to it not just being an inkjet printer, but including a number of office-caliber devices (although its use for the SOHO or even the pro-sumer individual shouldn’t be discounted). Because of built-in WiFi, placement is freed from the cable and it can be located pretty much anywhere within a reasonable radius: for my testing it was over 50 feet from the WiFi transmitter (including a wall) and the connection was never lost, most likely due to the use of the “N” WiFi standard. Nor must you first attach a computer to the 8620 — a bright 4.3 touch screen can be used to do the overall setup as well as operate all of the functions possible (complete with colored lights and icons to indicate what the printer is up to). The screen provides help menus and, during the initial setup, text that details what must be done — for example, attaching the optional duplexer that does double-sided printing. There’s even includes animated sequences to provide a visual confirmation of what’s to be done — such as inserting ink cartridges. So for those looking to avoid reading manuals, it’s pretty much of a fast ride. And if you’re looking to make your own wardrobe, another kind of printer, the Handheld printer prints on fabrics, wood, and more.

8620 duplexer accessory

The top loaded flat bed scanner holds material up to 8.5″ x 14″ inches and has an optical resolution of 1200 (interpolation can take it higher). That is more than sufficient for scanning documents at 300 dpi or greater. There’s also a built-in 50 sheet document feeder which will take sheets and run them through automatically. HP doesn’t provide OCR software, but the standard sw provided for PC and Mac use is sufficient for  everyday uses and, at a basic level, doesn’t require an learning curve to speak of. Mac computers, such as mine, automatically recognize the correct printer driver, while procedures for loading the right one in for PC use is no more difficult either. There are also dedicated icon touch buttons that will activate printer apps; these include being able to “send” a scanned image directly into an email, send a file to a network folder and more. The printer will also work as a fully functional bxw or color fax machine, necessitating the addition of a telephone line connection. The fax portion of the printer can also automatically receive faxes. For those without landlines, this feature is defunct, although faxing through the Internet is an acceptable alternative.

8620 printer open top scanner bed

The resolution of the printer is more than sufficient for documents and for casual photo printing (but not what is needed for high-quality color printing of photographs). As the printer was not designed for photos specifically, as some are, it shouldn’t be held to account because of that. As an example, I compared a high resolution scan of a scenic printed on a photo-specific color inkjet printer with that of the 8620: the OfficeJet didn’t come in first place but wasn’t so far behind as to be told to sit in the corner. For the occasional and non-pro use, it does fine. The resolution of the printer also makes it less useful for scanning negatives or slides, and since it doesn’t include the hardware for doing this, it’s fair to say that it’s not designed to handle such work. For many people this could be the best printer for home use.

Printing is certainly an important “function” of a printer, and one that moves along at a better than reasonable speed — especially when black and white is being printed instead of color. The 8620 can print up to 21 bxw pages a minute, with color far from far behind at 16.5. Realistically this speed was never quite attained, but short of massive print documents hogging the use of the printer, the “wait” time for any queuing will be brief enough not to cause a conniption fit. But for those who are impatient, I say just stick with black and white printing. The paper trays consist of a 250-sheet input tray and 150 output.

All of the features noted above can be duplicated through use of the built-in color LCD touch-screen panel, as opposed to using a computer or sending a file to print from a mobile device’s app. One nice feature of using the panel is the ”Help” function  noted earlier, and it’s a quick press to select from the setup or initiate the WiFi settings through the Setting menu. Additionally, using the panel is the most direct way to access files placed on a thumb drive which have been inserted into the USB socket.

8620 LCD screens

We now come to the ink cartridges, arguable the more expensive and replaceable part of this $299.00 retail printer. Similar to most color inkjet printers now on the market, there are separate cartridges for cyan, magenta and yellow, along with one for black (and which is about twice the size of its companions). These cartridges fit easily into their designated slots and, following the loading procedure, result in the printer being ready for action within a few minutes. The normal procedure that now follows is to use the printer, doing color and black and white as needed, until one gets a warning that a color or the black is running low. Then you try to squeeze out every drop you can until it’s time to replace the cartridge with a fresh one purchased earlier and that’s lying in a drawer (versus the more “green” method of waiting till the cart expires and then going to the store to get a new one and give them back the old for disposal). HP, however, has another idea and it’s a doozy.

8620 inkjet cartridge section

HP sells a subscription service called Instant Ink. What it does is to place you in monthly plan. For a set amount, you are “allowed” to print a designated amount of sheets (color and/or black and white). For example, the basic plan cost $2.99 and lets you print 50 pages. If you print less than 50 that month, it rolls over into the next month’s total (up to 50 sheets worth) and if more, you pay a $1 fee per each additional 15 pages. The real value of the plan is that you’re sent a replacement ink cartridge(s) before you know you need one. The ink cartridges you’ve installed (and which are “geared” to the printer) transmit their status to HP which sends out a replacement through the US mail when needed. You get the cartridge(s) in the mail, replace that which was sent with the one in the printer and then return it in the postage-free box for HP to properly dispose of (although I think it likely they reuse it). You never pay for the ink itself, which saves money like billio. Since HP is not monitoring WHAT is being printed, just the volume of ink outputted, even those leery of the NSA shouldn’t take umbrage. Just don’t toss out the aluminum foil hats, they’re hard to make! Also, don’t toss out the starter inkjet cartridges that come with the printer — you have to install them as normally before applying for Instant Ink replacements. Additionally there’s a bit of a time lag between signing up for the service and getting the cartridges, but once they’ve come and been inserted, the service charges begin as the printer informs HP that all is now in progress.

Bottom line: The HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Printer is a moderately sized printer, scanner and all around useful office e-device. Taken into account with the Instant Ink service, the sum of its parts is well worth the cost of the whole. For photo specific printers read our best photo printer list.

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Epson’s EcoTank Printers Will Spare You Refills

Look what we found while searching for the best inkjet printer.

We live in an increasingly paperless world, not least because using printers is a nightmare for a multitude of reasons. Especially if you only use it every six months or so, and discover that printer ink, which somehow costs more than actual human blood, has dried out. The EcoTank will at least ensure you can refill easily and simply. And by the way, if you want to make your own wardrobe, another kind of printer, the handheld printer prints on fabrics, wood and more.

EcoTank Brigade

Essentially, it turns the printer business model upside down: The printers cost more, but the ink is dirt-cheap. Well, relatively cheap. Cheaper than human blood, at least. The lower ink prices in the with the Epson will have you setting aside your best home scanner for this printer. It comes in bottles and you simply fill up the tanks, with $13 per bottle or $52 for the full set. The tanks keep the ink from drying out, and it also ensures you won’t run out of ink and have to buy a set of cartridges. Could it be a contender for the best printer for home use?

The “eco” part isn’t just keep those cartridges out of landfills, though. They also cut down on waste and packaging, and, of course, misprints. Essentially, it’s printing without wasting ink. Even the best printer ink can be costly.

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It’s nice that Epson is actually addressing one of the key complaints about printers. The main question is whether or not consumers will go for the costs associated with it: The cheapest of these will be $380, and many customers are conditioned to paying nothing for printers. But at least Epson has the environment’s back. You should compare this with another printer on our review on how the Polaroids Zip instant printer is just like the old polaroids.

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Gadgets At A Glance: HP Handheld Sp400 All-in-One Scanner And Printer

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I don’t know if it is one of the best printers, but it is cool. What is it: A handheld scanner/printer that scans information such as a barcode, sends/receives data wirelessly, then prints a smudge-free non-toxic image. This is easy to use, and the best home scanner if all you need are printed labels. Great for shipping companies such as UPS and Fedex because it can print a label directly on the box. No paper label sticker needed. For another high-quality computer accessory, you should also check out this USB home lie detector machine you can hook up to your computer. For a completely new kind of printing, check out how inkless printing hits the consumer market.

Features: Built-in scanner, Wi-Fi, and inkjet printer

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Brother Inkjet Printer Review

This Brother Inkjet Printer is a great choice to go for low volume work. It has a paper tray that can hold up to 100 sheets, and a monthly duty cycle of 2500 pages. Grab yourself a pack of the best printer paper, because this printer will be ready for all of your printing needs. It’s not that much of a workhorse but it’ll do just fine for most small offices. The printer also has a document feeder that lets you scan and copy multi-page documents, and can participate in Amazon’s dash replenishment program where it makes an order for replacement ink whenever you’re just about to run out. With all these features, it’s difficult not to consider it whenever you think about the best all in one printer. If you also need some labels for your home, take at the best label printer too.

Why We Like It – Brother Inkjet Printer

The Brother MFC-J491DW is an all-in-one printer that allows you to print, fax, scan & copy, and is also a great tool to start off your small office with. This is definitely the best inkjet printer if you’re trying to save a few bucks. The Inkjet printer is a modestly priced choice that has a standard sheet capacity of 100 sheets, supports duplex printing and has an automatic document feeder capacity of 20 sheets. If you’re looking for a printer that will be easy on the environment, check out how Epson’s EcoTank printers will spare you refills.

Pros
  • 20 Sheet ADF
  • Quick scanning/copying
  • Borderless printing support
Cons
  • Slow printing speed
  • No flash drive support

Performance

This Brother Inkjet all-in-one printer works at a speed of 12 pages per minute for monochrome prints, and 6 pages per minute when printing in color. Granted, it might be slower than most, but it’s automatic document feeder can allow you to leave up to 20 sheets for the printer to process as you carry on with other work. The Brother printer completes both copying and scanning tasks in under a minute per page, and unlike the HP OfficeJet 3830, it supports automatic duplex printing to help you save up on paper.

Design

To be honest, there are plenty of other Laser printers that look a lot better than this Color inkjet, but if you value functionality over form, then this shouldn’t be an issue. The Brother Inkjet measures 6.8 by 15.7 by 13.4 inches, weighs about 18.1 pounds (lighter than the Brother Wireless Laser Printer), and has a very crowded control panel. Next to the large set of buttons is a 1.8-inch color LCD screen, from which you can access details about your ink cartridges, and monitor the progress of any job tasks. The printer’s connectivity options are also diverse, as it supports both Ethernet & wireless connections, as well as a USB connection to a PC.

Value

The Brother Inkjet all-in-one printer has decent print quality that’s good enough to work with if the printer is going to be part of your home office. Small businesses too shouldn’t have much to complain about as long as they’re never in a hurry to get their documents printed. Printing costs with the all-in-one printer aren’t too high as well, with a black text print out averaging 4 cents per page, a graphical one at 21 cents, and a photo print out at $1.1. If you however intend to do a lot of photo printing, you’re going to get a whole lot more value with the HP ENVY 5055 over this model.

Brother Inkjet Printer Wrap Up

In a nutshell, we found the Brother printer pretty easy to use, and advise you to get it if you don’t have very large printing needs. If you run into any problems, don’t be too alarmed. The Brother Wireless All-in-one Inkjet Printer comes with a 1 year limited warranty incase of any damages, as well as a 24/hr customer support service that you can always reach out to.

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Best Label Printer in [year] ([month] Reviews)

When you’re looking for the best label printer, speed, resolution, and ease of use are three of the most important factors in the decision making process. There are a lot of different options out there, but not all of them make the cut in these departments. We know searching for the best label printers can be time consuming, so we did a lot of the hard work for you by narrowing down your options to the top seven black and white label printers out there. Each label printer that made the list uses thermal technology, which means there’s no need for ink or toner. After the initial investment, you’ll only be spending about one-third of a cent per label, so your cost of use will depend largely on your printing volume.

Of these best seven label printers, the Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Desktop printer came is our #1 pick. It can handle high volume at a lightning fast speed without the need for ink or toner. The setup is also quick and easy, so you can get to work right away. To learn more about why we chose the Zebra for our top pick, and the other six viable options that made the list, keep reading.

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 #1  Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Desktop Printer

Award: Top Pick/Best Overall

WHY WE LIKE IT: The Zebra GK420d Thermal Printer is a workhorse that spits out a high volume of labels with lightning speed. Printing at a resolution of 203 dpi, the Zebra can handle shipping, barcode and binder labels as well as name tags and receipts.

Pros
  • Quick, simple set up
  • Fast printing speed
  • Can handle high volume
Cons
  • Has some trouble with Safari on iOS
  • Higher price point

If you’re looking for a label printer that can handle high volume with speed, you’ll find it with the Zebra GK420d. Not only does the Zebra print crystal clear labels at a high definition resolution of 203 dpi, it also tackles them at a speed of 5 seconds per inch.

With a max diameter of 5 inches and a max media width of 4.25 inches, you can print on most standard labels, from shipping to barcode to name tags. Because it uses direct thermal technology, there’s never a need to spend extra money on ink or toner and, according to the manufacturer, the Zebra works with any thermal labels with a 1-inch core. Combine this with the best home scanner and you have a powerful office.

The Zebra is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux hardware, so it’s easy to set up no matter which operating system you use; however, some users have experienced some issues when trying to print from the Safari browser on a Mac system. These problems are easily alleviated when using Chrome, instead.

 #2  Arkscan 2054A Shipping Label Printer

Award: Honorable Mention/Best Label Printer for Shipping

WHY WE LIKE IT: Like others on this list, the Arkscan 205A Label Printer prints at a high resolution of 203 dpi and a rate of 5 seconds per inch. As an added bonus, Arkscan offers outstanding tech support so if you have trouble, someone’s there to help, even on the weekends.

Pros
  • High resolution
  • Easy to set up
  • Outstanding tech support
Cons
  • The included software is Windows-based only
  • Difficult to configure with a Mac
  • Larger body than others on the list

Like others on this list, the Arkscan 2054A is a high-resolution, high-speed label printer that produces high-quality labels at a rate of 5 seconds per inch. But, unlike some other more popular brands, the Arkscan supports any kind of thermal labels, including the free shipping labels that you can get from UPS and FedEx.

Although it does take up more desk space than other, similar models, the trade-off is worth it, especially if you’re using the printer for several different applications. The Arkscan works seamlessly with several different shipping and point of sale systems.

As an added bonus for Windows users, the Arkscan comes with a free label-maker software that provides templates and the most frequently used label print features for text and graphics. You can also check out the best all in one printer.

 #3  Rollo Commerical Grade Label Printer

Award: Best Label Printer for Mac

WHY WE LIKE IT: The Rollo Commercial Grade Label Printer handles printing at speeds that are almost twice as fast (150mm/s) as some of the others on this list. It also works seamlessly with both Windows and iOS, so you don’t have to worry about losing functionality if you switch operating systems.

Pros
  • 2x faster than its competitors; 150mm a second
  • Compatible with most major shipping platforms
  • Seamless performance with Windows and Mac
Cons
  • Limited support for FedEx Ship Manager
  • Some users report crooked labels
  • Has trouble reading some thermal labels`

If you’re looking for speed, the Rollo Commercial Grade Label Printer has you covered. It is a handy label maker. Faster than its competitors, at a rate of 150mm per second, the Rollo printer is your best bet for high-volume commercial printing.

Although it’s compact, taking up just 7.7 x 3 x 3.3” of counter space, don’t let its small size fool you. It can handle any label that’s under 4.1 inches wide with no restriction on height.

Some users have reported inconsistent printing, with labels coming out crooked, but taking extra care to properly load the thermal labels before printing should rectify this problem. Also, see the best printer for home.

 #4  DYMO 450 Twin Turbo Label Writer

Award: Best Value/Best For Address Labels

WHY WE LIKE IT: The DYMO 450 Twin Turbo Label Writer can handle 71 four line address labels per minute at a crystal clear resolution of 600 x 300 dpi. You can also print directly from Microsoft Word.

Pros
  • The Dymo Labelwriter can print labels directly from Microsoft Office programs
  • Prints two labels at a time at a speed of 71 address labels per minute
  • Has a high resolution of 600 x 300 dpi
Cons
  • Does best with brand name thermal labels
  • Runs into software problems more than others on the list

Perhaps the most well-known of the bunch, the 450 Twin Turbo Label Writer lives up to its DYMO name. If you need a label printer that multi-tasks as well as you do, the DYMO has you covered. Equipped with two printing houses, the Twin Turbo can print up to 71 four line standard address labels per minute, which makes it one of the fastest on the list..

And even at that high speed, with a resolution of 600 x 300 dpi, these labels come out sharper than others on the list. Keep in mind that DYMO recommends using only brand name labels with their printers for the best results. If you use off-brand thermal labels with the Dymo Labelwriter 450 turbo instead, you may lose some of that clarity.

To make things even easier, there’s no fancy software required as with other label makers; you can print labels directly from some of the most popular Microsoft Office programs, like Word and Excel. The DYMO is also compatible with Quickbooks and iOS systems. Check out the best printer for computer for more options.

 #5  MUNBYN Label Printer

Award: Best Label Printer for Crafters

WHY WE LIKE IT: The MUNBYN Label Printer makes things easy, even for someone who isn’t that technologically savvy. With an innate ability to detect label size and an automatic pause function, it’s one of the most user-friendly options on the list.

Pros
  • Has an automatic pause function to prevent overheating
  • Automatically detects label size
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows
Cons
  • Font is small
  • Occasionally prints blank labels
  • User guide can be confusing

The thing that makes the MUNBYN Label Printer stand out the most for us is its ability to automatically detect label size. Once you insert a label into the printer, there’s no need to change any settings, since the printer will do that work for you. The label printer also has an automatic pause function that helps prevent overheating when you’re using it for big jobs. The best inkjet printer will handle other jobs.

With a resolution of 203 dpi, the MUNBYN Label Printer is on par with others on this list, but the 150mm per second printing speed puts it on top as one of the fastest printers in the group.

 #6  Brother QL-820NWB Professional, Ultra Flexible Label Printer

Award: Best for Standalone Use

WHY WE LIKE IT: With a 300 dpi resolution, the Brother QL-820NWB prints the sharpest labels of the bunch. It also has a monochrome LCD screen that allows you to design your labels directly from the device.

Pros
  • Equipped with LCD screen designed for standalone use
  • Has a high resolution of 300 dpi
  • Bluetooth, wireless and ethernet connectivity
  • Available for Windows, Mac and Android systems
Cons
  • Print head is only 2.75 inches
  • Doesn’t accommodate standard 4 x 6” shipping labels
  • Only prints directly from Brother app on wireless

The Brother QL-820NWB has the highest resolution of the bunch so if you’re looking for labels that are crystal clear, your search ends here. Unlike the others on this list, it also comes equipped with an LCD screen that you can use to print labels directly from the device, without the need for a computer. The best 3D printer may be cool, but it can’t do that.

With bluetooth, wireless and ethernet compatibility, the Brother label printer offers several connectivity options; but if you want to utilize the wireless features, you’ll have to download the free Brother app. There’s an added benefit to the app though, as it provides print label templates that you can take advantage of, if you want.

However, one of the most important things to pay attention to here is the size of the printer. The print head is only 2.75 inches, so this label printer can’t accommodate the standard 4 x 6 inch shipping labels. This from the company who innovated the market with the Brother P-Touch.

 #7  NETUM Portable Bluetooth Label Printer

Award: Best Budget/Best for Bluetooth

WHY WE LIKE IT: The NETUM Portable Label Printer puts printing right at your fingertips. Because it’s fully portable, you don’t have to wait until you get back home or to your office, you can print your label right from your phone.

Pros
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Can print from your smartphone (both iOS and Android)
Cons
  • Smartphone app can be faulty
  • Slower than other printers
  • Only prints labels up to 1.97” wide

If you’re looking for something that you can take with you on the go, the Netum Portable Bluetooth Label Printer has got you covered. The printer is lightweight and fits right into the palm of your hand, so you can make labels in a snap.

And if that wasn’t convenient enough, you can connect your smartphone to the label printer using its Bluetooth technology, so you can literally print labels on the go. While you’re at it, you may want to grab some of the best printer paper for your full-size printing needs.

Keep in mind, though, that you’ll have to sacrifice some speed for portability. The NETUM prints at a rate of 30mm per second, which is five times slower than other printers on this list. Don’t forget to buy the best printer ink.

How We Decided

When choosing a label printer, it can be difficult to cut through all the noise to find one that’s fast, clear and compatible with your devices. Because we know readers have different preferences when it comes to operating systems, we included label printers that work with all kinds of different software (and some that work with several). We narrowed it down by only including options that could perform several different printing tasks at a minimum resolution of 203 dpi. Each label printer on our list also comes equipped with advanced technology and utilizes thermal printing, which eliminates the need for ink and toner. Bonus points were given for iOS/Android compatibility and label printers that offer Bluetooth and WiFi printing.

Label Printer Buying Guide

The Most Important Features to Consider

When choosing a label printer, most people want the ideal combination of speed, clarity and compatibility.

  1. Connectivity and compatibility
    The performance of a label printer relies heavily on its compatibility with your operating system and shipping or shopping platform. Printing labels should be easy and fast. When choosing a label printer, check to make sure it works with your hardware and that you can print easily from your preferred platform (i.e. Shopify, eBay, Quickbooks). You also want to consider how the printer connects to the printing device. Is it wireless or Bluetooth compatible or does it need a wired connection, like USB or ethernet? The best choice for you depends on your preferences. And does it have an AC adapter?
  2. Resolution
    A label is only as good as it’s clarity. If you can’t read it, it’s useless—and that’s where resolution comes in. The higher the resolution, the sharper your labels will be. The average consumer can get away with lower resolutions, but if you’re using your label printer for professional use, you may want to consider a higher dpi.
  3. Printing Speed
    If you’re only printing the occasional label, printing speed might not be the most important factor for you. But for those of you using your label printer for commercial use or high-volume shipping, every second counts. While some label printers operate at a speed of 30mm per second, others pump out labels five times faster, so keep that in mind when making your choice and look at the 10 best available. Also read about the best photo printer.
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Epson Expression XP-640 Review

The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 small-in-one printer comes from Epson’s Expression Premium range that consists of printers that are best suited for photo printing at home. The printer comes with two paper trays for loading letterhead paper & snapshot size photo paper separately, but unfortunately does not have an automatic document feeder. Even with that, the printer still rivals some of the best all in one printers you can buy.

Why We Like It – Epson Expression XP-640

The Epson Expression all-in-one printer is an exceptional choice especially if you’re going to be doing a lot of color printing. It’s able to do 4 x 6 inch photos in 20 seconds, as well as borderless photos that measure 8 x 10 inches. Printing speeds are also impressive at 13 pages per minute for text prints, and 10 pages per minute for color.

Pros
  • Fast with Printing Photos
  • Supports Auto Duplex printing
  • CD/DVD Printing slot
Cons
  • No Automatic Document Feeder
  • Relatively slow printing speed

Performance

The Epson XP-640 achieves a print speed of between 10 and 13 pages per minute (text and color), but most critics argue that this is quite slow even for home use. It doesn’t even come close to the 30 pages per minute delivered by the Brother monochrome laser printer. With auto duplexing switched on however, the speed picks up just a bit to 5.5 pages per minute. If you have a mixed text and graphics document, the Inkjet printer averages about 5.1 pages per minute, and this improves when printing photos to 2.3 minutes per page.

Design

The Expression Premium XP-640’s design lends it a pleasantly small footprint. It’s almost as compact as the HP OfficeJet 3830 since it measures 5.6 by 15.4 by 19.8 inches, and comes with a slot to print CD/DVDs as well as a memory card slot for SD cards. The Epson Expression Premium printer is also quite capable of printing from mobile devices through WiFi AutoConnect or WiFi Direct, and it also connects to a home network through Ethernet or a WiFi connection.

Value

Compared to the HP Envy 5055, the Epson expression premium xp-640 printer does have a lot of value to offer especially if you’re going to use it a lot to print photos. With a 2400 dpi, users are assured of a very high print quality when printing text, and exceptional photo quality when printing pictures. The ink costs might be a bit high though, since the printer only works with Epson 410 cartridges, which tend to be quite expensive. In addition to that, the XP-640 printer relies on Epson 410 ink cartridges that come in photo black, cyan, magenta, yellow and black colors.

Epson Expression XP-640 Wrap Up

The Epson Expression printer can deliver excellent text quality when printing text documents, but that’s only possible if you’re not afraid of dealing with a high ink cost. Black ink for example costs $13, and the premium xp-640 small-in-one printer is capable of printing in black even when the color cartridge runs out. Also be warned that each ink cartridge only comes in the high-yield size. If these sound like maintenance costs that you can grapple with, then go right ahead and try out the Epson XP-640.

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Canon Pixma TS9120 Review

The Canon Pixma TS9120 is a great addition to your workspace if you intend to do frequent photo printing. It allows you to use filters on your pictures, and allows you to print borderless photos. It has front and rear paper support, and has a printing slot for CD, DVD or Blu-Ray printing. It’s all in one print, scan & copy functionality makes it one of the best all in one printers you can buy

Why We Like It – Canon Pixma TS9120

The Canon Pixma TS9120 is an all-in-one printer that allows you to do quality printing, copying, scanning or faxing from your home office. It comes with a 5.2 inch touchscreen, uses six individual ink cartridges for each color and supports flash memory through its memory card slot. Go through this TS9120 review to learn what else this photo printer can do.

Pros
  • 5 inch touchscreen
  • Auto duplex printing
  • Individual ink cartridges
Cons
  • No physical buttons
  • No refillable ink tank system

Performance

The TS9120 wireless printer churns out a healthy 11.1 pages per minute for a text only document, and 3.4 pages per minute for a colored document which is faster than the HP OfficeJet 3830. The printer is also snappy when printing photos, producing 3.4 pages per minute for a high resolution picture, as long as the photo paper is slotted in with the glossy side facing up. When printing two-sided documents, it averages 3.1 pages per minute. Its colors also come out accurate and well saturated. The Pixma TS9120 is also equally fast when copying or scanning both text only and color documents, maintaining a high print quality all through.

Design

The Pixma TS9120 is smaller than the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer, and comes in all black, or with either grey, red or gold accents. Its rectangular box shaped design doesn’t take up a lot of your desk space. The Canon Pixma TS9120 is fully operated through its 5 inch colored touchscreen interface, save for it’s power button to switch it on & off. Connectivity is also a priority with this Canon Pixma, as it supports a wide range of print apps. They include PictBridge, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria Print Service and the Canon Print App for mobile printing. The panel on which the touchscreen lies also hinges up when printing for the paper output, and also when printing a CD.

Value

The Canon Pixma TS9120’s individual ink cartridges allow you to replace them one by one, unlike the HP Envy 5055 that relies on tri-color cartridges. With this Canon printer, you’d need to decide which capacity level you’re going to go for to get the best overall value. There are 3 size variants – standard, XL and XXL. The bigger the size, the less expensive it is. The standard cartridges average out at 7.8 cents per text page and 19.8 cents per color print, while XXL slashes the cost down to 7.1 cents per text page, and 17.2 cents per page for color prints.

Canon Pixma TS9120 Wrap Up

The 5.2 inch touchscreen may be worrying to some users due to the fear that it might fail or be unresponsive, but our tests proved that it is beyond reproach. In the unlikely event that the touchscreen fails to work, you can turn to the Canon Print app that allows you to print from your mobile device. All in all, the Canon Pixma TS9120 is a reliable business tool that gets your paperwork done, and remains an amazing choice for the amount of value it has to offer.