The holidays are here, so why not grace your loved ones with the gift of productivity and the oh-so-lucrative physical copy. And because the overflowing printer shelves are so darn hard to parse these days, we've rounded up our favorites to make your shopping super-easy.
If you don't need color output or extra scanning and copying features of larger and pricier all-in-ones, the Samsung SL-M2020W is a capable laser printer in a compact package with an impressive roster of advanced features for an unbeatable low price.
If you're shopping for a friend's who's creative and into making 3D objects, the DeeGreen will make an excellent gift. This is a 3D printer that's easy to use, works very well and is capable of making objects with great detail.
The Dell B1165nfw is a simple, inexpensive monochrome laser printer that makes sense for small offices on a budget. It doesn't sacrifice features (unless you really need a USB port) and the addition of cloud printing features through Apple AirPrint-compatible devices, a Google Chrome Web browser and even Dell's own Android app should instill confidence that this unit is relatively future-proof.
The Photosmart 7520 is an excellent printer for home offices and for families who will take advantage of its wireless printing features like ePrint and Google Cloud Print. I certainly recommend it at the $200 price, but you can likely find a Photosmart 7510 for less if you don't need the fax machine function.
HP changed the face of printing when it introduced cloud printing and the ePrintCenter back in 2010, and the company once again demonstrates its commitment to innovation with its first page-wide array product. With zippy new print mechanics, a streamlined design and the added bonus of mobile printing through onboard apps and mobile features, the X576dw is an ideal companion for small workgroups and businesses that want a taste of the future of printing.