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Panasonic’s High-Volume KV-S1057C-MKII Desktop Document Scanner

Panasonic’s High-Volume KV-S1057C-MKII Desktop Document Scanner

  PROS Wired and wireless networking. Three-year warranty. Competitively priced. Excellent OCR accuracy. Fast at scanning and saving to image files and searchable PDFs. CONS Incomplete software bundle. Lacks wireless networking. BOTTOM LINE Fast and accurate for OCR work, the network-ready Panasonic KV-S1057C-MKII is a solid sheet-feed document scanner, but its software bundle needs bulking... [Read more]

Panasonic’s Fast and Accurate KV-N1028X Sheet-Feed Desktop Document Scanner

Panasonic’s Fast and Accurate KV-N1028X Sheet-Feed Desktop Document Scanner

PROS Superb OCR accuracy. Customizable touch screen. Comprehensive software. Competitive speed when scanning to image files and searchable PDF. Wired and wireless networking. Three-year warranty. CONS Individual workstation licenses sold separately. A bit pricey. BOTTOM LINE The Panasonic KV-N1028X is a snappy and exceptionally accurate networkable document scanner, designed primarily for enterprise... [Read more]

Panasonic’s KV-S1037X  Document Scanner

Panasonic’s KV-S1037X Document Scanner

PROS Wired and wireless networking. Three-year warranty. Excellent scanning software. Good OCR accuracy. Fast scanning and saving to image files or searchable PDFs. CONS Software bundle could use bulking up. Short on mobile connectivity options. BOTTOM LINE The Panasonic KV-S1037X is a fast, accurate network document scanner, but a more comprehensive software bundle would make it a better data-collection... [Read more]

Brother’s MFC-J995DW INKvestment Tank All-in-One, the First Hybrid Cartridge Inkjet Printer

Brother’s MFC-J995DW INKvestment Tank All-in-One, the First Hybrid Cartridge Inkjet Printer

PROS Good output quality. Tight, easy-to-use color display and control panel. SD card and USB thumb drive support. Ethernet connectivity. 20-sheet ADF. CONS Input and output capacities are low. ADF not auto-duplexing. A bit sluggish. BOTTOM LINE The Brother MFC-J995DW is an entry-level office-oriented AIO with admirable output quality and, as a bulk-ink model, it costs a lot less to use than many... [Read more]

The Pixma G4210 MegaTank Wireless All-in-One Printer–Canon’s MegaTank Brand Update

The Pixma G4210 MegaTank Wireless All-in-One Printer–Canon’s MegaTank Brand Update

PROS Excellent running costs. Great print quality, especially photos. Prints Instagram’s 5-by-5-inch images. Ethernet networking. Strong mobile device support. CONS No Wi-Fi Direct or auto-duplexing. Slow document printing. BOTTOM LINE The Canon Pixma G4210 is a small-office bulk-ink AIO printer that produces quality output at a super-low price. The Canon Pixma G4210 Wireless MegaTank... [Read more]

Brother’s Wide-Format (4″) QL-1100 Prints Up To 500 Labels Per Day

Brother’s Wide-Format (4″) QL-1100 Prints Up To 500 Labels Per Day

PROS Reasonably snappy print speeds. Good print quality, for a label printer. Excellent label-design and -printing software. CONS Consumables somewhat costly on a per-label basis. No internal battery. BOTTOM LINE A winning wide-body label maker, the Brother QL-1100 prints to a variety of label stock from your PC, Mac, or mobile device, and it comes with nifty label-design software and mobile apps. The... [Read more]

Print Wide-Format 4″ Labels from Brother’s Professional-Grade QL-1110NWB Labeler

Print Wide-Format 4″ Labels from Brother’s Professional-Grade QL-1110NWB Labeler

PROS Prints wide-format labels up to 4 inches. Copious connectivity. Fast enough for moderate-size label jobs. Good print quality for a label printer. Handy design, printing, and database software. Easy to use. CONS Consumables somewhat costly on a per-label basis. No battery for untethered use. Can’t print pre-designed labels from the unit itself. BOTTOM LINE Brother’s QL-1110NWB... [Read more]

Epson’s WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Epson’s WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

PROS Excellent output quality. Very low running costs after initial investment. Strong mobile connectivity. Ultra-high-yield ink bags. Support for USB memory sticks. CONS High price. No SD card support. Recommended monthly page limit is low, considering cost, paper handling, and ink capacity. BOTTOM LINE With long-lasting ink bags, Epson’s snappy, high-capacity WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank... [Read more]

Brother’s Family and Home-Based-Office MFC-J690DW All-in-One Printer

Brother’s Family and Home-Based-Office MFC-J690DW All-in-One Printer

PROS Handsome and well-built. Easy-to-use color display and control panel. Borderless printing. 20-sheet ADF. Good text output quality. CONS High running costs. Low input and output capacities. No USB drive support. Backgrounds and fills not always spot-on in business graphics. Some holes in software bundle and connection options, versus barely pricier Brother models. BOTTOM LINE The... [Read more]

Brother’s Midrange Family and Home-Based Inkjet MFC-J895DW All-in-One Printer

Brother’s Midrange Family and Home-Based Inkjet MFC-J895DW All-in-One Printer

PROS Good overall output quality. Easy-to-use display, control panel. SD card and USB thumb drive support. 20-sheet ADF. CONS Running costs are high. Paper input and output capacities are low. Graphics backgrounds and fills not always spot-on. B OTTOM LINE An entry-level, office-oriented AIO printer, Brother’s MFC-J895DW prints well, churns competitively quickly, and packs some... [Read more]

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