766692 hp envy 4500 all in one printeHP ENVY 4500 AiO

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 22 Mar 2014
suppose it had to happen sooner rather than later. With mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets, being our constant companions giving us access to data and then storing what is important to us, you would expect companies to develop printers capable of supporting mobile printing. Well actually they have been around for a while but they are rarely promoted as such. That is until now as I have been sent a printer product that promotes itself as a “Smartphone and tablet printer”. The pro

762670 IRIScan All in One Scanner and MousA Scanning Mouse

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 11 Mar 2014
Last year at its annual IRISLink event, IRIS introduced its IRIScan Mouse device with the tag line “You swipe, it scans”. This year the combination of mouse and scanner has been upgraded to the IRIScan Mouse Executive 2 with the same tag line.

765731 HP LaserJet Pro M125nw Multi function PrinteHP Mono Laser M125nw

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 10 Mar 2014
I seem to be in a run of laser units at present. This time not a colour unit, so here a workhorse unit designed for quick, efficient printing with a high standard of finish without problems, as seems essential today you can still copy and scan.
Colour lasers are no longer huge, they are no longer that expensive and they print colour at 25% of the speed that mono pages do. In fact the ‘other half’ could even be happy as it can connect wirelessly so does not need to be in sight.

757030 hp deskjet 4520 all in one printeA HP AiO Device

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 20 Feb 2014
It has been a while since I last had the opportunity to check out a HP printer. If memory serves me correct, this unit was a home photo printing model that I reported on in 2008. It was therefore quite a surprise when HP’s PR agency rang me up out of the blue and asked if I would like to review the HP Deskjet 2540 product.
Colour Lasers used to cost a lot and were also rather big. The next problem was that colour pages printed at only 25% of the speed of monochrome ones. Now all that has been solved with a unit little larger than an inkjet offering.
The latest multifunction device to arrive from Samsung offers print, scan, copy and remote printing facilities to users looking for a monochrome environment.

745277 PIXMA MG5550 Multifunction printePIXMA MG5550

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 14 Jan 2014
Adding to its range of All-in-One devices, Canon has released a product that leans towards quality as against speed of delivery

736752 Epson Expression Photo XP 950 A3 All In One PrinteA4 and A3 Photo Printing

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 17 Dec 2013
Described by Epson as the “Photographer’s Best Friend”, the Expression Photo XP-950 is an A3 All-In-One device. Predominately lacquered black in colour, with a matte silver band and Epson identifier on the front face, this unit offers scan, copy and print functionality with a choice of Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB connectivity.

734001 Samsung M2875FD Xpress Mono Laser Multifunction PrinteA Multifunction Laser

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 12 Dec 2013
While colour can add visual impact, it does add to the cost and is not always necessary for certain documents. In such cases a monochrome laser might be the better option.
This unit will immediately find favour with ladies as it is creamy white and far more likely to fit in with the colour scheme. It is also rather stylish being sleeker than most other All In One units. It is fully touch controlled.

727700 Canon PIXMA MG5450 All In One Colour PrinteCanon Pixma MG5450

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 11 Nov 2013
A three in one printer, that means it prints, scans and copies. The black colour may mean it is hidden from ‘they who must be obeyed’ when in the lounge but it can be connected by Wi-Fi and in fact can do extra things when in Wi-Fi rather than USB mode.
Brother continues to develop its range of multifunction devices. This latest model is aimed more at the office rather than home users.

710714 irispen express 7 optical peIRISPen Express 7

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 22 Sep 2013
While it shaped life a pen it is not one, it is a scanner – a rather good one – for scanning items into such things as Microsoft Office, it also has another function in that if you right click an image it converts it into a small PDF.

710709 Canon PIXMA MX455 All In One Colour PrinteCanon Pixma MX455

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 16 Sep 2013
A four in one device is normally called multi-function, while a three in one device is often called an All In One, this is from the former category as not only does it scan, copy and print it also has a fax ability for those who still use it.

702962 IRIS IRISCan Executive Book A Handheld Scanner

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 20 Aug 2013
Many years ago my first scanner was a handheld device, shaped a bit like a paintbrush, with a scanning width of about 4-inches. A more modern version increases the scanning width and adds Wi-Fi capability.
This is a four in one item often called a multi function device. It can print either from a PC or memory stick, it can scan either to a PC or memory stick, send and receive faxes for those who still use this feature and it can also copy.

696014 Canon PIXMA MX925 All In One Colour PrinteCanon PIXMA MX925

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 18 Jul 2013
Continuing my look at various Canon printers, it is the turn of a model more suited to an office environment.

697206 hp all in one officejet 276DHP All In One 276DW

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 10 Jul 2013
This is a four in one device and somewhat larger than recent items of this sort. Being black it will either need to work in an office, in the home of a Goth or be secreted away behind a sofa or in a cupboard, with Wi-Fi or Network it can be.

694259 Brother HL3140CW A4 Colour Laser PrinteA Colour Laser Printer

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 2 Jul 2013
Normally when I get to see a colour printer, it is an inkjet model but in this case the printer is a laser unit.

692070 Hewlett Packard PS7520 Wireless Color Photo PrinteHP PhotoSmart7520

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 10 June 2013
This is a multi-function unit which means it also has fax as well printing, scanning and copying, I actually recently found a business that still uses fax, my local Pharmacy as urgent prescriptions can be sent from doctors surgeries.

690644 Canon PIXMA MX455 All In One Colour PrinteCanon PIXMA MX455

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 30 May 2013
Yet another Canon multifunction device has arrived on my workspace for testing.

690055 Brother DCP J4110DW all in one print scan coBrother DCP-J4110DW

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 21 May 2013
While A3 printers can easily print A4 documents, it is unusual to come across an A4 printer that can produce A3 documents unless it is a Brother unit.
The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 is a multi-function device that is aimed more at the photo enthusiast than a general purpose user.
This is a three in one device as it scans copies and prints. Scanning can be done without any intervention once you start the wizard, at the other extreme I have never seen so many choices for copying should you wish to use them.

688624 canon pixma mx525 multi function printeCanon PIXMA MX525

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 30 Apr 2013
Having recently finished running the rule over the PIXMA MX395, it was almost a case of de je vu as I unpacked the latest unit to arrive from Canon, The new unit is the PIXMA MX525 and, like the earlier model, is a multifunction device offering the user print, copy, scan and Fax capabilities. The PIXMA MX525 was extremely similar in appearance with its rounded corner plinth top and reflecting black coating. Even the dimensions of 358 x 200 x 455

688387 IRISCard Anywhere 5 ScanneA Portable Card Scanner

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 25 Apr 2013
Even with Bluetooth allowing personal data to be transmitted over the airwaves between devices, business cards continue to be the main method used by many when supplying others with their personal details. The problem then exists of what to do with this information apart, of course, from forgetting about it and leaving the cards in your pocket thus increasing the risk that they could become mixed up with your own cards. Rather than take the time and effort to type in the information into a con

688354 HP CZ022B620 envy 120 e all in one wifi eprinHP Envy 120E AllinOne

Published in Printers/Scanners by paul_smart on 19 Apr 2013
HP first delivered an Envy in the period when they sent nothing out for review, this then is a much later version and is the first to make its way into my office to be given the once over, it may even please the all-seeing lounge police!

687814 Canon PIXMA MX395 All In One Colour PrinteCanon PIXMA MX395

Published in Printers/Scanners by mfereday on 16 Apr 2013
The latest Canon printer to arrive in my work space belongs to the company’s small office/home range.
Although an ordinary flat-bed scanner handles individual documents and photos without any difficulty, there are problems when one needs to scan pages in a book or any other bound material. This is because the spine prevents the pages being held flat on the scanner’s platen and so you get a very distorted portion of the image. With its OpticBook 3800, Plustek has produced an effective solution to this problem in a machine which does not take up too much d