650350 hp officejet 100 mobile inkjet printeHP Portable Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Sep 26, 2011
I have reviewed a number of these small (they still print A4) printers, however the last was a while ago and this has just been launched by HP. So if you work away from power will it do what you need to do or is portable not on?
Having recently run the rule over a number of Brother multifunction devices, both of the inkjet and laser variety, I was a little taken aback with the arrival of the DCP-J925DW model. This is a multifunction inkjet unit that is packed into a box half the size of some of the other models yet felt decidedly heavier as I manhandled it out of the box and placed it in position on the workspace.

649211 brother DCP J925DW all in one print scan copBrother DCP-J925DW

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Sep 5, 2011
A rather neat All In One (not multi function as it does not have fax) from Brother. This unit not only, prints, scans and copies but also prints photos and for good measure not only does it has USB connection but also Wi-Fi.

648018 canon pixma mg8150 all in one printer scanneCanon Pixma MG8150

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Aug 10, 2011
A sleek black All In One unit that works wirelessly or with USB. It is totally black apart from the front edge of the landscape scanner lid that is grey, even the LED screen sits flat on top of the unit when not in use, the only visible control is the on/off button.
While multifunction devices tend to be based on an inkjet printer, there are some that come with laser printing functionality such as the Brother DCP-7070DW.
Adding to its range of AIOs (All-in-Ones), Kodak has released its ESP C310 model. Offering wireless and USB connectivity, the Kodak ESP C310 combines print, scan and copy facilities for the home user.

646261 brother DCP J325W multifunction printeBrother DCP-J315W

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on June 29, 2011
While in the past some Brother units have been extremely slow at photo printing this has now improved. This is an extremely thin All In One unit, meaning it not only prints but also scans and copies the later without need of a PC.

644861 brother hl 2130 mono laser printeA Mono Laser Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on June 18, 2011
As it had provided me with excellent service over a number of years, I was only too pleased to grant my laser printer a short break as I checked out a new arrival from Brother.

644860 brother DCP7060D Multifunctional Laser Colour PrinteMultifunction with Duplex

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on June 14, 2011
Currently sitting next to my work desk is a new multifunction device from Brother. This unit offers laser printing with duplex capability.
It has been a long time since I last had the opportunity to check out an Epson printer. If memory serves me correct (actually it was a more reliable Filemaker database that provided the information), the last model was one of the Perfection series that were current four years ago. The arrival of the Epson BX320FW model saw an end to this situation.

644356 canon pixma mp290 multi function printer scanner copieCanon PIXMA MP280

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on May 28, 2011
My latest look at a Canon multifunction device took in the company’s budget entry model.
Like big red buses, you do not see one for ages and then two arrive in close proximity. This type of situation arose with two Epson multifunction devices.

644474 Canon PIXMA MG6150 All In One WiFi Colour Photo PrinteCanon Pixma MG6150

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on May 23, 2011
This is a small All In One unit, it can print, scan and copy. For anyone needing to do all three then an All In One unit has the biggest advantage of – stating the oblivious – being a single unit, so only one power plug and one PC connection.

643975 dymo LabelManager PNP Label PrinteA New Dymo Label Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on May 17, 2011
Handwriting notes stuck on objects might do the job but they hardly look professional. A new Dymo printer produces stick on plastic labels that could be the answer.

644468 epson b1100 a3 printeEpson A3 Printer B1100

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on May 16, 2011
I see only a few A3 printers mainly because of size but after the recent offering from Brother this Epson unit was offered, it is bigger (wider) than the Brother and is only a printer and not an All In One but it can print A3+.
The Brother DCP-7065DN multi-function device is a combined mono laser printer, copier and (full colour) scanner that occupies a relatively small footprint and has all the features, including both USB and 10/100 Ethernet as well as automatic document feed, that one has come to expect from machines targeted at the small office sector.

641656 samsung ml 1865W mono laser printer wirelesSamsung Laser ML1865W

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Apr 22, 2011
This is the Worlds Smallest Laser unit, smaller than most basic inkjet printers, the main differences are that this is of course only monochrome but the claimed printspeed is the actual printspeed something you certainly cannot say for inkjets.

639871 brother dcp 7055 laser multi functioA Laser Multi-Function

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Apr 21, 2011
While multi-function devices tend to be based on an inkjet printer, this is not always the case. For example the Brother DCP 7055 is a multi-function device that provides print, scan and copy features based around a laser technology for providing hard copy.
For many people the single function inkjet printer is giving way to the multi-function machine that, as well as printing, copies and scans. The Canon MG 5250 is the latest such device and is targeted at those who want a SoHo (small office/home office) machine that is easy to use and gives good all round results.

639430 canon pixma mg5150 all in one printeCanon Pixma MG5150

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Apr 6, 2011
This is an All In One (no fax) but I doubt if very many people still use that facility. This can scan, print and copy and while it is USB you only have to then convince the lounge police that black is the 2011 colour of choice.
Most people have the idea that A3 machines are big, this one is not, this is not just a printer but a multi function unit as it scans, copies, faxes and prints, also it can also print photos direct from a card or a memory stick.