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Canon’s imageClass MF424dw Monochrome Laser Printer – PCMag Editors’ Choice

Canon’s imageClass MF424dw Monochrome Laser Printer – PCMag Editors’ Choice

PROS Single-pass automatic document feeder (ADF). Expandable paper-input capacity. Large customizable touch control panel. USB thumb drive support. Fast. Good overall print quality. Decent running costs. CONS Photograph output could be better. BOTTOM LINE Canon’s imageClass MF424dw all-in-one (AIO) prints terrific-looking text and graphics at a highly respectable speed for the price, and... [Read more]

HP’s OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Printer is a Lot of Printer for its Low Price

HP’s OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Printer is a Lot of Printer for its Low Price

PROS Very low price. Light and compact. Impressive print quality. Low running costs with Instant Ink. Good-looking photos on HP photo paper. 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF). Touch screen is an unexpected amenity. CONS Running costs are exorbitant without Instant Ink. No auto-duplexing. Two-cartridge ink setup is potentially wasteful. Lacks flash memory support and Ethernet. BOTTOM... [Read more]

Panasonic’s KV-S1026C-MKII is Faster Than it’s Ratings and Profoundly Accurate

Panasonic’s KV-S1026C-MKII is Faster Than it’s Ratings and Profoundly Accurate

PROS Great optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy. Comprehensive software bundle. Faster than manufacturer’s ratings when scanning and saving to image and searchable PDF. Three-year warranty. CONS Pricey. No network connectivity. Slower than competitors that cost half as much. Neat Cloud Service expires after three years. BOTTOM LINE The Panasonic KV-S1026C-MKII is a relatively... [Read more]

Photos and Stickers from Your Phone with Kodak’s Mini 2 HD Instant Photo Printer

Photos and Stickers from Your Phone with Kodak’s Mini 2 HD Instant Photo Printer

PROS Smaller than its predecessor. Easy to set up and use. Good overall print quality. Robust mobile device app. NFC makes it easy to connect to a mobile device. CONS Can’t print from a PC. High running costs. Print speeds are slow compared with the competition. Mobile app crashed a few times during testing. BOTTOM LINE The Kodak Mini 2 HD Instant Photo Printer produces good-quality... [Read more]

Canon’s imageClass MF236n Delivers Better Than Average Monochrome Output

Canon’s imageClass MF236n Delivers Better Than Average Monochrome Output

PROS Good price. Fits comfortably on an average desktop. Automatic document feeder (ADF). Reasonably fast. Excellent print quality. CONS No auto-duplex printing or scanning. Running costs are high. Lacks Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC. BOTTOM LINE Canon’s entry-level imageClass MF236n prints good-looking monochrome documents at a respectable clip, but its running costs relegate it to a low-volume... [Read more]

Canon’s imageClass MF232w Delivers Speed and Quality Output for Under $200

Canon’s imageClass MF232w Delivers Speed and Quality Output for Under $200

PROS Good price. Compact. Excellent print quality. Fast print speed. CONS Running costs could be better. Lacks automatic document feeder (ADF). No auto-duplex printing. BOTTOM LINE It may lack an ADF and automatic two-sided printing, but Canon’s imageClass MF232w all-in-one (AIO) prints well and at a highly respectable speed for the price. The Canon imageClass MF232w ($189) is a monochrome all-in-one... [Read more]

Lifeprint 2×3 Photo and Video Printer’s Hyperphoto Sets Your Images in Motion

Lifeprint 2×3 Photo and Video Printer’s Hyperphoto Sets Your Images in Motion

PROS Innovative “hyperphoto” technology for turning stills to videos. Prints well. Small and light. Easy to set up and use. CONS No way to print from PC. Relatively high running costs. BOTTOM LINE With its innovative photo-to-video technology, the Lifeprint Photo and Video Printer 2×3 proves itself an intriguing novelty snapshot printer. Pocket photo printers such as the HP... [Read more]

Visioneer Patriot P15 – Quick and Accurate Scans on the Road

Visioneer Patriot P15 – Quick and Accurate Scans on the Road

PROS Good OCR accuracy. Reasonably fast overall scanning. Robust software bundle. High duty cycle. CONS Slower than competitors at saving to searchable PDF. Documents are rearranged during output. Slightly overpriced based on feature set. BOTTOM LINE The Visioneer Patriot P15 scans quickly and accurately overall, and it has a huge daily duty cycle for a portable scanner, but comparable models... [Read more]

Volume Scans with HP’s Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation

Volume Scans with HP’s Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation

PROS Fast scanning. High daily duty cycle. Robust software. Built-in tablet control panel, keyboard, and hard disk. CONS Costly. Big and heavy. BOTTOM LINE The HP Digital Sender Flow 8500, with its tablet control panel and built-in keyboard and hard disk, is a powerful, if expensive, network document scanner for midsize to large offices. High-end network document scanners continue getting... [Read more]

Borderless Super-Tabloid Prints with Epson’s WorkForce WF-7210 Wide-Format Printer

Borderless Super-Tabloid Prints with Epson’s WorkForce WF-7210 Wide-Format Printer

PROS Good overall output quality. Prints borderless pages up to 13 by 19 inches. Auto-duplexing up to tabloid-size. Supports Wi-Fi Direct and NFC mobile networking. Two large paper drawers. CONS High cost per page. No USB thumb drive support. BOTTOM LINE The Epson WorkForce WF-7210 is a single-function wide-format printer that’s fast and produces quality output, making it an excellent addition... [Read more]

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