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 17 Mar 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 3 Mar 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.
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 7 Feb 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 22 Jan 2015
Available from Ebuyer.com 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 11 Dec 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 3 Dec 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 27 Nov 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.
Adding to its range of multifunction inkjet device, Canon has developed its PIXMA MG6650 model.

836620 canon pixma mg7550 all in onPIXMA MG7550

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 25 Oct 2014
Canon has refreshed its inkjet product line up with various models including the subject of this next review.

836516 Canon PIXMA MG7150 All in one printeCanon MG7150

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 24 Oct 2014
The Canon MG7150 is an All-In-One unit so it can print, scan, and copy. It is a six ink unit and this means that if you use one colour more than the others there is less waste as you can buy just the ink you need. It is also rather sleek.

836457 Samsung Xpress C1810W Colour Laser PrinteA Colour Laser

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 21 Oct 2014
Samsung continues to develop products that have a tendency to put a strain on my back. Continuing this trend is a colour laser printer.

835358 Canon PIXMA iP2850 Desktop PrinteA Basic Inkjet Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 28 Aug 2014
Not everybody needs a printer with various bells and whistles such as Wi-Fi and remote printing capability. The subject of this next review is just such as basic device.
The Brother HL-L250CDN Colour Laser is not a small unit, it is however quiet, fast, and surprisingly to me anyway I managed to accommodate it in my office without too much effort. Certainly not a ‘looker’ which might be a problem in the home as its USB or Ethernet.

834711 Canon PIXMA MG555Canon 5500 AIO

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 1 Aug 2014
A low slung three in one unit, it prints, scans and copies. You can connect by Wi-Fi or USB. So if the black colour is not to your liking then it can be kept away from the eyes of the loan police and anyone else that must be obeyed.

834528 Brother HL L8250CDN High Speed A4 Laser Colour PrinteA Colour Laser

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 24 Jul 2014
No sooner do I complete a review of a Brother monochrome laser printer when another Brother product is delivered to my front door.

834279 brother hl1110 mono laser printeBasic Monochrome Laser

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 17 Jul 2014
While multifunction capabilities and various bells & whistle features have their obvious appeal when considering a new printer purchase, the needs of some users can be satisfied with basis printing operations in monochrome. In such instances, the Brother HL-1110 monochrome laser printer is a possible candidate.
This is four items in one, it prints, scans, copies and for those who still use it Faxes. It is not that large but still has an ADF (Auto Document Feeder) as well as a flatbed. Everything on the unit is driven by buttons and the small display.
This is a multi function unit. It prints, scans, copies and faxes. It is a mono laser it has two paper trays and as it can be connected by USB, Wi-Fi or Ethernet if you are using it in the home the ‘other half’ can be placated by putting it out of sight.
Pop into your local High Street computer retailer and you will probably find a number of different printer units available for sale. In most cases these items will be multifunction or All-in-One devices but there could be an occasional appearance of a unit that just provides a range of basic print tasks. The Samsung Xpress M2022W is one such standalone printer.

821401 HP Officejet Pro 8610 e All in One PrinteHP OfficeJet Pro 8610

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 11 June 2014
An Inkjet multi-function machine – that means it has fax - as well as scan, copy and print. This is part of the OfficeJet range and as such has a more substantial paper input tray than you might find on those units designed for home use.