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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]

Need More Accurate Colors? Here’s How to Color Calibrate Your Monitor to Your Printer

Need More Accurate Colors? Here’s How to Color Calibrate Your Monitor to Your Printer

By William Harrel September 20, 2018 8:00AM EST If you’re printing color photos and graphics, you’ll need to make sure your printer and monitor are in sync. Here’s how to calibrate them both. Since the early days of desktop publishing, photo editing, and graphic design, professionals, budding professionals, and hobbyists alike have had to deal with color shifts—seeing... [Read more]

HP’s Tango X Smart Home (AIO?) Prefers Printing, Copying, and Scanning Via Smartphones

HP’s Tango X Smart Home (AIO?) Prefers Printing, Copying, and Scanning Via Smartphones

A PCMag What’s New Now Top Review, September 25, 2018 PROS Small and spiffy. Voice control with supported smart home UIs. IFTTT scripting for extending smart capabilities. Impressive print quality. Competitive ink costs with Instant Ink, plus free snapshot printing from your smartphone. CONS Borderless prints limited to 5-by-7-inch. Single, small paper input. “Scans” and “copies”... [Read more]

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]

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