New 3Doodler promises low-cost, low-maintenance access to 3D printing
We love this all-in-one's low price and office-appropriate features, but we can't overlook its poor performance and dismal output quality.
The HP Photosmart 5510 all-in-one printer demonstrates reliable performance with excellent scores in both speed and quality tests, but falters in its feature offering. For people who need more than just speeds and feeds, I prefer the Epson Stylus NX430 instead.
The Canon Pixma MX410 isn't the fastest printer in its image class, but its auto-document feeder, wireless connectivity, and the comprehensive Canon software suite earn this multifunction printer our recommendation for light to moderate monthly output.
The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus inkjet all-in-one offers the convenience of Web connectivity, but both business and home users will prefer the Epson WorkForce 840's reduced footprint and versatility.
Despite taking its time to print snapshot photos and graphics-heavy documents, the Epson WorkForce 635's affordable inks and double-sided printing confirm its office suitability and earn our approval.
This Deskjet seems like the ideal SOHO inkjet, but its crummy print quality and high ink costs negate its low price.
Epson Stylus CX5400
The Brother MFC-5890CN all-in-one is hands down the worst printer to take up space in our lab. From the irritating initial set up to the horrendous output quality and slow print speed, this device is the easiest way to flush $200 down the drain.
The Canon Pixma MP980 multifunction printer, copier, and scanner are a step up from its predecessor, but the print quality isn't up to standard and it doesn't perform as quickly as the competition. The HP Photosmart Premium Fax all-in-one is a less expensive alternative that adds value with a fax machine and faster, higher quality output.
The HP Officejet 4630 isn't the fastest printer on the market, but it delivers professional-quality prints and future-proof features like cloud connectivity and HP Instant Ink that can potentially save shoppers a lot of money on refill cartridges.
Debuting at $500, the Press is Solidoodle's new entry-level 3D printer.
The Canon Pixma MP510 is a middle-of-the-road photo all-in-one, but we like what you get for the price.
The HP Deskjet 460c printer is a boon if you're constantly on the go and absolutely need to be able to print from wherever you are. The option of Wi-Fi printing gives it a slight edge over the competition.
A relatively fast photo printer that produces excellent photo and graphics output.
The Oki B431DN is truly a workhorse black-and-white laser printer, with rapid output speed and high print quality. Combined with extra features like an autoduplexer and a large paper input capacity, the Oki B431DN is worth your dollar.
We really like the office-oriented Xerox 6180/N for its quick, high-quality prints, but the Lexmark C530dn provides more bang for your buck and slightly better quality.
Mattel's collaboration with Autodesk means a 3D printer for toys is on its way later this year...and it could make the whole process seem a lot more family-friendly.