Giving my tried and trusted mono laser printer a rest, it was time to check out a new addition to the Brother mono laser printer family.

666757 Brother QL 710A Thermal Label Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Sep 13, 2012
When I think of Brother my thoughts go towards inkjet and laser printers but the company does have another printer string to its bow with a thermal Label Printer.
A mono laser printer is the business-like tool for the small club, office or the busy person working from home who needs to send out a number of documents and who does not require colour. The Brother HL-2135W, which offers both USB and wireless connectivity, is targeted at this market.
A small black unit that can print, copy and scan. If it does not suit the colour scheme then it can sit in a cupboard or behind a sofa as not only can you use it with USB but also by connection to a wireless router if you wish.

666751 Samsung ML 3710ND mono laser printeSamsung ML-3710ND

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Aug 30, 2012
Taking up a prominent position on the left of my work area is the latest Samsung mono laser printer to arrive for testing. This is the Samsung ML-3710ND model. It is not the most appealing peripheral that has decorated my work area.

666672 Epson Stylus PX830FWD All In One PrinteEpson PX830 MFU

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Aug 17, 2012
A multi function unit as it has Fax, when I speak with manufacturers they still claim there is demand, my findings are somewhat different, this is rather like the PX730 recently reviewed but this is black rather than cream.

665827 Brother DCP J140w Wireless Compact Inkjet All in OnA Budget Wireless Inkjet

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Aug 14, 2012
If you are looking for a budget priced All-in-One inkjet product then maybe this next offering might suit.

665774 kodak esp 3.2 all in one printeKodak 3.2 All In One

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Jul 27, 2012
This unit is small, in fact so small you think it cannot support an A4 page but it does. The black colour may put some off but as it can connect by Wireless as well as USB the former will allow it to sit out of sight in a cupboard.

664704 Canon iSENSYS MF4580dCanon i-Sensys MF-4580dn

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Jul 23, 2012
Sometimes – like here – you see a product and many months elapse before it arrives. This is a laser colour multi function unit. You now probably think large and heavy, while a lot of inkjets are smaller it is not that heavy.

664702 Brother DCP 195 all in one printer scan copBrother DCP-195

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Jul 20, 2012
An All In One unit at the lower end of the cost spectrum. However unlike others that have two inks this unit has four. So is this small low slung sleek unit likely to provide everything that you may need to Print, Scan and Copy.

662711 DS700D Compact Duplex ScannePortable Duplex Scanner

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on June 21, 2012
Unlike my usual desktop flatbed scanner, which copies single-sided documents, this next scanner can copy both sides of a document simultaneously.

662560 samsung SCX 3405 mono laser printeMono Laser Multifunction

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on June 12, 2012
When compared to the other Samsung mono laser printers I have reviewed, the SCX-3405W model is substantially larger. The reason for this increase in size, and weight, as my back can confirm, is down to the fact that this particular offering from Samsung is a multifunction device as it combines a mono laser printer with an A4 flatbed scanner.

662458 Kodak Hero 9.1 All in One WiFi PrinteKodak Hero 9.1

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on May 30, 2012
A Multi Function product – as it has Fax – so why is it described as a Home product. Surely virtually no one in the home used Fax. I always struggle to find office users who still use Fax, but I assume Fax is still popular somewhere.
While colour can add to the appeal of a document, it is not an essential requirement for every document. A mono laser printer can give you fast speeds and good quality output.

661974 canon pixma mg8250 all in one printeCanon All-in-One MG8250

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on May 21, 2012
The Canon Pixma MG8250 is a sleek black unit that will look good in any office. I fear however it will need to be discretely placed in most homes unless the ‘lounge police’ are of Goff persuasion. It is a lovely six ink offering that prints, scans and copies.
This is a very sleek unit – almost flattened – so while the height is tiny there is some width and depth increase. It is a six ink offering ideal for those who need to print decent images, however it still scans and copies.

661249 Canon PIXMA MG2150 All in One Colour Photo PrinteEntry Level All In One

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Apr 30, 2012
Another recent release from Canon, this one definitely for those who print a little, scan a little and copy occasionally. Just the single open input tray with the non automatically opening exit tray above it and just two cartridges.

661237 Samsung ML 2955DW Mono Laser PrinteSamsung ML-2955DW

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on Apr 24, 2012
This next product arrived with a two-pin power lead which was hardly the best start. Fortunately I was able to work round this problem.

659889 Canon Pixma MG5350 all in one printeCanon Pixma MG5350

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Mar 30, 2012
Another in the range of All In One units from Canon. This is a five ink offering (two sizes of black), if you of Goff persuasion the all black finish will delight, for everyone else – apart from the lounge police – who cares about colour just performance.

658967 Epson WorkForce Pro WP 4525DNF A4 Multifunction Inkjet PrinteEpson WP-4525

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Mar 12, 2012
The BETT (British Educational Technology Trail) has in the past proved to be a fruitful source of information and products ideal for the small business user, after all a school is certainly a business for those who attend.

657590 canon pixma mg6250 all in one printeCanon Pixma MG6250

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on Mar 2, 2012
In the mass market Canon are best known for cameras and ink jet printers. For the professional photographer it’s the DSLR camera, for office users it’s possibly their laser printers. Here an All In One that can suit home or small office.