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Epson WorkForce ES-500WR Wireless Document Scanner—Accounting Edition

Epson WorkForce ES-500WR Wireless Document Scanner—Accounting Edition

PROS Fast and accurate OCR. Robust software bundle. Versatile connectivity options. CONS Accounting Edition software only compatible with QuickBooks and Excel. BOTTOM LINE The Epson WorkForce ES-500WR delivers fast and accurate scans paired with a robust software package that will appeal to data-crunching offices The Epson WorkForce ES-500WR Wireless Document Scanner—Accounting Edition ($499.99),... [Read more]

Brother’s Low-Cost, Low-Volume, High-Output-Quality HL-L3230CDW Color Laser-Class  Printer

Brother’s Low-Cost, Low-Volume, High-Output-Quality HL-L3230CDW Color Laser-Class Printer

PROS Excellent print quality. Wi-Fi Direct mobile device support. Deep 250-sheet paper tray. One-sheet override tray. CONS High running costs. Lacks support for Brother’s cloud apps. BOTTOM LINE The Brother HL-L3230CDW is a color laser-class LED printer that’s fast and churns out quality output for low-volume small offices that don’t rely on cloud printing. The Brother HL-L3230CDW... [Read more]

Brother’s RuggedJet 2″ (RJ-2050) Portable Label and Receipt Printer – Rated Rugged

Brother’s RuggedJet 2″ (RJ-2050) Portable Label and Receipt Printer – Rated Rugged

PROS Good print quality. Speedy. PC, network, and mobile connectivity options. First-rate label design and print software and mobile apps. Low running costs. CONS No charging apparatus in the box. Expensive. BOTTOM LINE The Brother RJ-2050 is a rugged, portable label and receipt printer designed for heavy-duty, on-demand use. The Brother RJ-2050 ($695) is a strictly business label maker, designed... [Read more]

Epson WorkForce ES-300WR Wireless Document Scanner — Accounting Edition

Epson WorkForce ES-300WR Wireless Document Scanner — Accounting Edition

PROS Fast. Highly accurate OCR. Powerful software bundle. Long-lasting battery. CONSScanSmart Accounting Edition software only compatible with QuickBooks and Excel CSV. No memory card support. BOTTOM LINEThe Epson WorkForce ES-300WR is a fast, accurate, and feature-rich portable scanner with powerful software that can save your business hours of time each month. The highly portable Epson... [Read more]

Brother’s  Highly Portable Multipurpose PocketJet 7 PJ763MFi-WK Thermal Printer

Brother’s Highly Portable Multipurpose PocketJet 7 PJ763MFi-WK Thermal Printer

PROS Small and light. Prints up to legal-size pages. Numerous accessories. Long-life battery. Good output quality. No ink required. CONS Pricey. Slow. Requires additional purchase for input tray. Can’t print color. BOTTOM LINE The Brother PocketJet 7 PJ763MFi-WK is a super-portable thermal printer for car-mounting and other on-the-go applications that require quality monochrome output... [Read more]

HP’s Sprocket 2nd Edition – Improved Output, Fashion Colors, Lower Running Costs and More

HP’s Sprocket 2nd Edition – Improved Output, Fashion Colors, Lower Running Costs and More

PROS Impressive print quality. Lower price and running costs than original Sprocket. Expressive colors. Sprocket App has lots of new functionality. Nascent augmented-reality aspects. CONS A few features (notably, multi-user connections and print queue) are under-developed. BOTTOM LINE HP’s Sprocket 2nd Edition portable photo printer costs less than the original and stands out with its unique... [Read more]

Epson’s Wide-Format Laser AIO Alternative – WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 A3 Color MFP

Epson’s Wide-Format Laser AIO Alternative – WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 A3 Color MFP

PROS Excellent print quality. Prints super-tabloid pages. Supports Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Emulates PostScript and PCL printers. Supports massive high-volume ink cartridges. High duty cycle. Competitive price. CONS Expansion accessories costly. No multipurpose tray or slot. Meager out-of-box paper capacity. Borderless photos and pages unsupported. BOTTOM LINE The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 is... [Read more]

Epson’s Bulk Super-Tabloid WorkForce Pro WF-C8190 A3 Color Printer With PCL/PostScript

Epson’s Bulk Super-Tabloid WorkForce Pro WF-C8190 A3 Color Printer With PCL/PostScript

PROS Excellent print quality. Competitive price. Supports Wi-Fi Direct. Prints super-tabloid pages. High duty cycle. CONS No multipurpose tray or slot. Out-of-box paper capacity doesn’t match high duty cycle. No flash memory device support. BOTTOM LINE The high-volume Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8190 is a competitively priced wide-format printer that’s fast and prints excellent-looking... [Read more]

Brother’s Entry-Level MFC-L3770CDW Color Laser-Class (LED)  All-in-One Printer

Brother’s Entry-Level MFC-L3770CDW Color Laser-Class (LED) All-in-One Printer

PROS Relatively fast. Excellent print, copy, and scan quality. 50-page single-pass ADF. A myriad of mobile device connection options, including NFC. CONS High running costs. BOTTOM LINE The Brother MFC-L3770CDW is a fast entry-level color laser-class multifunction printer that churns out quality output for low-volume offices. The Brother MFC-L3770CDW ($399.99) is an entry-level color laser-class all-in-one (AIO)... [Read more]

Brilliant Colors and Output – Brother’s HL-L3270CDW Laser-Class (LED) Printer

Brilliant Colors and Output – Brother’s HL-L3270CDW Laser-Class (LED) Printer

PROS: Fast. Excellent print quality. Many mobile device connection options. 250-sheet paper tray. Web Connect feature links printer to cloud and social media sites. CONS: Running costs are a bit high. No multipurpose tray or slot. BOTTOM LINE: The Brother HL-L3270CDW color laser-class LED printer is fast for an entry-level, low-volume machine, and its text, graphics, and photo output... [Read more]

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