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Lifeprint 3×4.5″ HyperPhoto Printer – Augmented Reality, Apple Liveprints, and More

Lifeprint 3×4.5″ HyperPhoto Printer – Augmented Reality, Apple Liveprints, and More

The times they are a-changin’: We’re currently seeing a proliferation of consumer-grade standalone photo printers, such as the Kodak Photo Printer Mini ($99.99 at Amazon), which we reviewed recently. It’s not surprising that these new models, like today’s review unit, the Lifeprint 3×4.5 ($149.99) ($116.74 at Amazon), are getting smaller and more compact. However, what’s somewhat... [Read more]

Animated Photos, Live Photos and More with Kodak’s Photo Printer Mini

Animated Photos, Live Photos and More with Kodak’s Photo Printer Mini

Apparently, dedicated photo printers like the $99.99 Kodak Photo Printer Mini ($99.99 at Amazon)  we’re reviewing here today are quite popular. Three of the four major inkjet printer makers—Canon, Epson, and HP—offer at least one standalone snapshot printer, and Kodak, which was once a major inkjet printer vendor itself (back when there were five), offers several, including the Kodak Photo... [Read more]

Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Printer (GK42-202510-000), a Crossover Label Printer

Zebra GK420d Direct Thermal Printer (GK42-202510-000), a Crossover Label Printer

PROS  Exceptionally low running costs. Prints fast. Open programming platform for custom applications. Wide selection of label media. Dual simultaneous connectivity through serial and parallel ports. CONS Complicated software installation. Ethernet costs extra. Lacks wireless and mobile support. BOTTOM LINE The Zebra GK420d, the next step up from a consumer-grade label printer, provides wide-ranging... [Read more]

HP’s Envy Photo 7155 All-in-One Printer and Instant Ink a Small Photo Factory Makes

HP’s Envy Photo 7155 All-in-One Printer and Instant Ink a Small Photo Factory Makes

PROS Reasonable purchase price. Good overall print quality. Low running costs with Instant Ink. Attractive design. Supports SD card flash memory. CONS Cost per page is high sans Instant Ink. Potentially wasteful two-cartridge ink cartridge set holds all four inks. Noticeable banding when printing dark gradients and backgrounds. BOTTOM LINE A well-designed and attractive consumer-grade photo AIO,... [Read more]

Good-Looking Images and Graphics with HP Envy Photo 6255 All-in-One Printer

Good-Looking Images and Graphics with HP Envy Photo 6255 All-in-One Printer

PROS Reasonable price. Attractive design. Low running costs with Instant Ink. Good overall print quality. CONS Cost per page exceptionally high without Instant Ink. Banding in dark gradients and backgrounds. Wasteful two-cartridge ink system holds all four inks. BOTTOM LINE The Envy Photo 6255 is a small, lightweight, and attractive consumer-grade AIO that prints good-looking photos and does so... [Read more]

Twice the Toner for Twice the Price with Brother’s MFC-L2750DW XL

Twice the Toner for Twice the Price with Brother’s MFC-L2750DW XL

PROS Near-typesetter text quality. Small and light. Single-pass auto-duplexing. Huge selection of connectivity options and workflow apps. Ships with large complement of toner. CONS So-so graphics and image quality. High running costs after initial toner is used. Small paper capacity and duty cycle for price. BOTTOM LINE The Brother MFC-L2750DW XL is a well-connected monochrome laser AIO printer... [Read more]

Brother’s MFC-L2710DW – A Good Fit for Low-Volume Output

Brother’s MFC-L2710DW – A Good Fit for Low-Volume Output

PROS Exceptional text quality. Prints fast. Compact and lightweight. Ethernet support. Relatively low purchase price. CONS Lacks support for USB thumb drives and memory cards. ADF not auto-duplexing. So-so business graphics and photos. BOTTOM LINE The Brother MFC-L2710DW, a reasonably fast, low price, entry-level monochrome all-in-one laser printer, is an apt fit for low-volume print and copy environments. The... [Read more]

More Toner Than You can Shake a Cartridge at with Brother’s HL-L2370DW XL

More Toner Than You can Shake a Cartridge at with Brother’s HL-L2370DW XL

PROS Small and light. Fast. Good text quality. Ships with large complement of toner. CONS Graphics and photo quality could be better. Running costs should be lower, given purchase price. Small duty cycle and paper capacity for price. BOTTOM LINE The vsts could be prohibitive for higher-volume environments. ... [Read more]

Epson’s Expression Premium ET-7700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Epson’s Expression Premium ET-7700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

A while back, during a briefing on some new Epson EcoTank printers, we asked the company why there were no consumer-grade EcoTank photo printers. At the time, the answer seemed obvious to us: that offering a volume discount on consumables for these ink-guzzlers wouldn’t be profitable. But Epson’s answer surprised us. The company rep simply said, “Stay tuned.” And sure enough, a few months later... [Read more]

The Handy, Inexpensive-to-Use Epson WorkForce ET-3750 EcoTank All-in-One Inkjet Printer

The Handy, Inexpensive-to-Use Epson WorkForce ET-3750 EcoTank All-in-One Inkjet Printer

Of the four major inkjet printer makers—Brother, Canon, Epson, and HP—Epson, with its EcoTank onboard supertank containers you fill from bottles, has made by far the largest commitment to delivering its consumables in unconventional, presumably less expensive ways. With the Japanese imaging giant’s latest round of seven new EcoTank all-in-one (AIO) inkjets, including today’s review unit, the... [Read more]

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