841308 HP MFP M277dw LaserJet Pro Color PrinteHP Colour Laser M277dw

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on May 11, 2015
While ink jet printers are still dominant in the colour market lasers can now offer much more and with less of a premium, printing speeds are better and perhaps most important the quality of the printed output is now excellent.

841115 brother ADS2100A Brother Scanner

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Apr 30, 2015
When a Brother product arrives for review, usually its main function is that of a printer whether of the monochrome or colour variety. However printers are not the only type of device that is associated with Brother. The company also manufactures scanners either as a standalone unit or combines with a printer to make a multifunction device. In the former category is the Brother ADS-2100e which has been developed for use in a medium sized office environment.
I saw this unit at the BETT (Education Show) at the end of January and the quality of its output was the reason I requested it. I knew it would be big and expected the normal review place in my cramped office not to be enough, I was wrong.

840617 Brother MFC 1910W A4 Mono Multifunction Laser PrinteBrother MFC1910W

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Mar 31, 2015
Newly arrived from Brother is the MFC1910W which is a multifunction laser device with options that include ADF and Wi-Fi.

840510 epson L555 all in one injet printeEpson Multi Function 555

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Mar 20, 2015
I have been using this unit for several months. Mainly because of the claim that the ink tanks should last up to two years. A bold claim but when you examine the minute amount of ink normally supplied in cartridges 70ml is a lot.

840343 Iris Pro 3 Wi Fi ScanneIRIScan Pro 3 Wifi

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Mar 17, 2015
While London has its Gherkin, Brussels has its Egg which was the location for the annual IRISLink event where a new portable scanner was launched.
I understand that Epson claim this to be their smallest printer ever. It runs either on a solid internal battery or by mains power. It can receive data via Wi-Fi, eMail or USB. So will this mobile offering be in place in every sales person’s car?

839907 Lantronix XPS1002CP 01 S xPrintServer Cloud Print EditioMobile Printing

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Mar 3, 2015
On the one hand there is continued talk regarding the possible myth of the paperless office while developers continue to come up with technology to increase the use of printers and I am not just referring to recent initiatives regarding ink use.
This is a small A4 printer with a scanner lid on top, so small you think it’s only a printer but it’s a true All In One as it scans in colour and prints and copy in mono. This laser surely has a place in any small office if only for its diminutive size.

839906 Brother Printer PTD600VP PC Connectible Label MakeProfessional Label Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Feb 24, 2015
Adding to its range of label printers, Brother has released its P-Touch D600VP model.
This is actually a multi-function device as not only does it print, scan, copy but it also has fax. HP call it an All In One so that is why I must also. The OfficeJet series are designed for office use but assuming the slate grey colour passes the lounge police…
Epson has thrown down a challenge to other inkjet printer manufacturers with its introduction of “bottles instead of cartridges” initiative.

839632 Brother PTD450 PC Connectable Label MakeProfessional Labels

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Feb 7, 2015
We often use labels to identify items for our personal benefit and that of others. These labels can be tags which we add to digital data or physical markers such as name badges. This next product offers the means to give those physical labels a professional appearance.

839121 HP Officejet Pro 8620 e All in One PrinteAn Office All-in-One

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Jan 22, 2015
Available from listed at £169.98 is the Officejet Pro 8620. This product is a HP All-in-One device offering print, scan, copy and fax capabilities along with an ADF (Automatic Document Feed) facility and a Duplex print module powered by a 600MHz processor with 128MB of memory. When linking the Officejet Pro to a computer system, you have a choice of wired, wireless or USB connectivity.
This is a true A3 printer as well as a unit that scans, copies and faxes, it prints A3 from within the outline of the machine yet is a good deal smaller than you would expect as paper is stored in landscape rather than portrait format.
I admit that the main reason I accepted this evening invitation was to see the view from the top of The Shard, sadly the 34th floor was the highest we got but this amazing portable scanner made up for the disappointment initially felt.

837447 Brother Printer PTP750W Wireless Label MakeA Label Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Dec 11, 2014
While the majority of printers, whether of the laser 0r inkjet persuasion, can produce a range of documents, there is one particular skill at which they do not excel. The skill in question involves the creation of stick-on labels. Based on the concept of horses for courses, the solution would be to use a device that was specifically designed for the creation of labels that can easily be attached to where ever they would be most beneficial. One such product is the P750W

837851 hp envy 7640 multi function printeHP Envy 7640

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Dec 3, 2014
This is a four in one unit as it has the ability to send and receive faxes. So not only a rather nice printer and a good unit for the occasional copy but also useful for scanning both to a PC and it also has the ability to scan to a card or USB stick.

837103 hp envy 5640 all in onAn Instant Ink HP Device

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Nov 27, 2014
With a new line up of inkjet printers, Hewlett Packard is not offering a new ink replacement service.
While colour can add impact, it is not always required by some documents. This next printer gives you speed and good quality for your monochrome documents.
This is an inkjet unit and it can also print A3 as well as the normal A4. Two sided printing as standard and as it has four separate cartridges only the required empty ones need changing so you should also save money with this unit.