HP’s smaller printer lines tend to blur together after a while, but there is significant variation between the exact offerings of each unit. In our HP DeskJet 2632 review, we’ll look at what makes this printer different from the other affordable printers currently offered by HP. You’ll be able to decide if this printer or one of their other choices is more suitable for your needs.
HP’s OfficeJet line of printers has been on the market for some time, and each iteration brings new designs or new organization that alters the way you might be able to do business. Some are better for office work while others are more suited for family life. Still more can do both reasonably well. Let’s take a look at one of HP’s more versatile printers in our HP OfficeJet 6950 review.
Not all printers are all-purpose. Some smaller printers are specifically designed for popping out multi-use labels for shipping, scanning, or organizing, depending on the business or the user’s needs. The Zebra GK420d is one of those printers.
In our Zebra GK420d Label Printer review, we’ll go over what makes this printer worth your time and money and investigate any potential flaws.
Small-format printers often disappoint when it comes to print quality. The trend recently has been for ultra-portable Zero Ink (ZINK) printers that don’t require replacement ink, but the prints from these printers range from passable to dire. They’re also usually limited in functionality, only allowing prints from a mobile device, for example.
Despite its small size, the CP1300 is a ‘proper’ photo printer with the quality and features you’ll want if you’re making more than just a few throwaway prints from your cell phone. The quality of the photos is excellent, the ongoing costs are reasonable, and the interface is easy to use. A new feature for the CP1300 is ‘Shuffle Print’, which is the ability to print from multiple devices at the same time onto a single piece of paper.
The HP Envy 4527 offers some of the best prints possible from a small inkjet all-in-one printer. Your photos will come out superbly vibrant and your day-to-day document printing will be clear and professional. The 2.2-inch display makes printing a cinch, and you can print documents and photos directly from your mobile devices, tablets, smartphones, and computers. With its support for HP Instant Ink, you’ll never run out of ink.
Working with the HP Envy 4527 is made simple thanks to its hi-resolution monochrome LCD screen. While you can also access most of the features directly from your mobile device or PC, walking up to a printer and just choosing copy or scan can sometimes be the fastest way to get things done.
With the market full of bulky multifunction printers with scanners, faxes, document feeders, and complex features you’ll probably never use, there’s room on the shelves for a compact, low-profile single-function photo desktop printer like the Canon PIXMA iP7250. For the consumer who wants high-quality prints from a no-frills, no-nonsense, modern printer, the PIXMA iP7250 fits the bill.
The most social printer around, the HP Sprocket is a tiny portable photo printer capable of printing out 2-inch x 3-inch photos from your mobile devices. It comes in a range of 6 bright colors, connects via Bluetooth 3.0, and includes easy-to-use mobile apps for perfecting your prints before sending them to the printer.
A multifunction home printer that makes perfect photo prints, the HP Envy 5540 all-in-one printer can print, scan, and copy. It has excellent integration with mobile devices and cloud providers, so you can make prints from virtually anywhere or scan documents directly into your applications.
While it doesn’t have office-oriented features like faxing, Ethernet connectivity, or an automatic document feeder for scanning multi-sheet documents, it has more features designed for the home than other home inkjet multifunction printers do.
Suitable for the home office or small business, the Samsung Xpress M2026W is a monochrome laser printer with wireless connectively, 150-sheet paper tray, and a slick, modern design. It’s a good choice for a small business that is fed up with the cost of replacement ink in its inkjet printer but that doesn’t need a heavy-duty office laser printer.