Here's a list of our favorite printers for the at-home workhorse, office jockey, and everyone in between.
HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One
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.
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 inspire confidence that this unit is relatively future-proof.
Aside from its inability to reproduce photos as well as an inkjet printer, the Brother HL-3170CDW carries all the necessary features to maintain a productive office environment, including multiple connection points, mobile access via the cloud, and Earth-friendly efforts like Deep Sleep Mode and autoduplexing.
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.
The Epson WorkForce WF-2540 excels in all manner of printing operations and has all the extras you need in terms of cloud printing and mobile-printing software, as well as double-sided paper conversion and speedy performance. If you're a small office shopping for a do-it-all output machine, the WorkForce WF-2540 gets the job done.
3D printer vendors often promise consumers a push-button future of effortless object making. This is not the reality for any 3D printer I've used or seen, including the Afinia H479. Where this printer does deliver is in its deft balance between ease of use and output quality. Yes, you need to put time into cleaning aggressive raft and support material, or the perfboard residue from objects printed without a raft, but overall the output is sufficiently precise, and prints for the most part are easy to clean up.