As part of its family of All-in-One devices, Epson has developed its Expression Premium XP-640 product. Predominately decked out in lacquered black, this All-in-One device combines the functionality of print, scan and copy with features that include automatic Duplex printing, local and remote output plus Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and USB connectivity.

873109 Canon PIXMA TS5050 All In One Inkjet PrinteCanon Pixma TS5050

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 26 Apr 2017
I know it’s a long time since the last Canon printer review, partly caused by Canon changing their fulfilment house. Here hot off the press is the latest Canon Pixma offering the TS5050, this is a three in one unit meaning it prints, scans and copies.

873015 Epson Expression Photo XP 960 A3 All in One PrinteExpression Photo XP-960

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 18 Apr 2017
Unlike the previous Epson All-in-One which I looked at recently, the Epson Expression Photo XP-960 is of the more traditional type that uses ink cartridges rather than the bottles provided Eco Tank models with their ink supply.

872757 KODAK Verite 65 Plus Wireless Inkjet PrinterKodak Verite 65 Plus

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 7 Apr 2017
Around four years ago I reviewed my previous Kodak printer, I was told they were shutting that part of the business but still producing cartridges for their units. I saw a Kodak offering last month from Curry’s for a Kodak Printer so this sent me into detective mode.

872699 epson et2600 eco tank all purpose printeEco Tank Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 30 Mar 2017
More expensive than champagne when sold in cartridge format, Epson can supply ink in bottles for some of its printers.

871363 Epson Expression Home XP 442 All in One Wi Fi PrinteExpression Home XP-442

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 14 Jan 2017
Adding to its range of ink cartridge devices, Epson has released its XP-442 model.

870686 HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All in One PrinteHP OfficeJet Pro 7740

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 12 Dec 2016
Having recently told you about an A3 printer that was little bigger than an A4 unit here this is not only larger and faster it has two built in paper trays and can easily serve a whole office via Wi-Fi and Ethernet and even print remotely.

870897 Epson Expression Premium XP 64Epson XP-640 All-in-One

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 6 Dec 2016
Adding to its extensive range of printing devices, Epson has developed the XP-640.

870436 Epson EcoTank ET 3600 multifunction printeEpson EcoTank 3600

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 3 Nov 2016
Inkjet printer cartridges from various manufacturers continue to be a popular subject especially when users are expected to purchase regular replacement units at premium prices. One company that has adopted a different approach to the replacement of its ink is Epson with its EcoTank technology.

869851 Epson Expression Photo XP 960 A3 All in One PrinteEpson A3 AIO XP-960

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 12 Oct 2016
Just 12cm wider than an A4 unit this six ink inkjet offering might solve problems for those who need the ability to print A3 as well as A4. It can also print direct from a range of cards and memory sticks, connection can be via Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB.

869213 HP DeskJet 3720 inkjet printeHP Deskjet 3720

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 10 Aug 2016
This is said to be the world’s smallest A4 All In One unit, being small you lose the option to have a flatbed scanner as that would increase the size but the sheet fed scanner works well and the unit is ideal to use remotely with a mobile phone.

869004 Epson WorkForce Pro WF 5690DWF multifunction printeEpson Work All-in-One

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 19 Jul 2016
As its title should indicate, the Work Force Pro WF5690 DWF has been designed to act as a fairly heavy duty device.

868635 Epson Eco Tank ET 2550 Multifunction PrinteEpson ET-2550

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 15 June 2016
This is a three in one unit (no fax) it prints, scans and copies. With recent units this can not only be via a PC but also other devices via the WWW. It is unlikely to pass the lounge police so with Wi-Fi it can sit behind the sofa or even in a cupboard.

867756 HP ENVY 4520 All in One Printer Instant Ink ReadHP ENVY 4520

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 20 Apr 2016
An All In One unit which means it prints, scans and copies. The HP Envy 4520 can do the last two actions without the PC needing to be turned on. In fact with printing being possible from phones and other non PC devices you might even buy one without owning a PC.

867635 Canon Selphy CP1200 photo printeCanon Selphy CP1200

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 15 Apr 2016
A small A5 page printer for photographs which can be printed direct from either an SD or Micro SD Card the latter via an adapter but also direct from your SmartPhone via an App as this unit has its own Wi-Fi you can link into.

867359 Canon PIXMA MG6853 multi function printeCanon Pixma MG6853

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 21 Mar 2016
An All In One unit from Canon and instead of the standard dark grey colour the Canon Pixma MG6853 unit is cream so may just get past the lounge police. If not, as it has a wireless connection, you can always put it in a cupboard and as it has a special mode you can even print to it when it is turned off.

867002 Magix Music Maker Live 201Music Maker LIVE 2016

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 6 Mar 2016
Another very mature product, as computers continue to get more powerful processors things that took a while to process can now be done almost instantly. Here is a good example you can manipulate your files easily and quickly and improve them effortlessly.

866675 HP ScanJet Pro 2500 f1 Flatbed ScanneA Standalone A4 Scanner

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 18 Feb 2016
While the scanning element of a multifunction device works fine for many tasks. Sometimes you need the greater functionality provided by s standalone product.

866240 Epson Eco Tank ET 2550 Multifunction PrinteBottles not Cartridges

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 26 Jan 2016
It was just over twelve months ago that Epson turned its approach to the printer inkjet market on its head. This change was brought about by the company’s EcoTank technology.
This is of course larger than an A4 unit but not by as much as you may think. It has tanks – five – that are filled by bottles of ink that reduces the cost per page. You can see the actual ink levels of each colour by looking at the side of the machine.

866035 Iris Air 7 Pen ScanneIRISPen Air 7

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 11 Jan 2016
At the start of December I told you about a portable page scanner from IRIS and mentioned there were other such devices that could read information from a book or magazine without the need for it to be torn out. Here is such a device.

866137 Brother DCP J562DW A4 Multifunction InkjeBrother DCP-J562DW

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 9 Jan 2016
Adding to its range of consumer multifunction devices, Brother has introduced its DCP-J562DW model.
This inkjet unit can print, scan, copy and fax. It is suitable for the home or SOHO user. Unusually it has three paper inputs within its normal sized form. So what exactly can this latest offering from Brother bring to the market.

865508 iris scan express 4 portable scanneIRIScan Express 4

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 9 Dec 2015
For a very long time people have talked about a paperless office, and yes we all still seem to be drowning in paper. Utility companies and banks want you to go paperless but there is not normally a great incentive to do so.
This is a large unit so my advice is make sure its place is clear before you unpack it. It can be Wi-Fi or USB. I assume TNT’s couriers are a lot stronger than me as it journey to its review position once delivered was by pushing its box along my hall.

865299 brother DCP 9015CDW printeColour Laser All-in-One

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 26 Nov 2015
Continuing my look at various Brother devices, it is the turn of a colour laser All-in-One model.

865317 HP Officejet 3830 A4 All in One PrinteHP OfficeJet 3830

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 20 Nov 2015
This is a multi-function device which means it not only prints, scans and copies but for those who still use or need it the unit also has fax. It is quite small and light and runs with two cartridges, it is black but here that’s OK as this is an office product.
As part of the latest refresh of its Business Printer line up, Brother has released the MFC-L2700DN model. This All-in-One device combines a mono laser printer with copy, scan and Fax capabilities. The letters “DN”, forming part of the product’s model number, indicate that Duplex printing and Network connectivity are part of this unit’s feature set.

864781 Canon PIXMA MG5750 All in One Wi Fi PrinteCanon Pixma MG5750

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 19 Oct 2015
This is an ‘All in One’ unit, meaning it prints, scans and copies. However as with most recent units the selling point is the ability to print from all your mobile devices. It can still be a Windows unit with connection either by USB lead or Wi-Fi.

864391 Brother DS 920DW Wireless Duplex Mobile Color Page ScanneA Portable Scanner

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 24 Sep 2015
While standalone flatbed and All-in-One devices can cope with many scanning tasks, sometimes you need a more specialised piece of equipment to handle this aspect of your document management needs.