Printer scanners are basically multifunction devices that incorporate the functions of scanners and those of printers, and sometime copiers as well. They offer you the advantage of saving in terms of initial purchase costs as well as saving on space as all your needs will be met by one piece of equipment.
It is important that you check on the running costs of these versatile scanners to ensure that your purchase does not defeat its cause. You need to check on the printing technology as well as your immediate and medium term needs, which will inform whether you need color or mono.
If the scanner is for home or small office use, you will want to go with something that is not too expensive but offers great reliability for small scale operating. When it comes to business needs, a more commercially inclined scanner should be your choice to ensure that your operation runs smoothly. This means that speed and quality should be your deal makers.
The HP Envy 4500 Wireless Color Printer is capable of printing 8.8 pages per minute in black and 5.2 pages per minute in color. Courtesy of the printer’s 1200 dpi optical resolution, you experience quality prints in good detail.
One function that should put a smile on your face is that the printer features automatic duplex printing, which for you translates to lowered paper consumption.
The printer can easily manage page sizes up to 8.5″ x 14″ and can also print borderless photos as at 8.5″ x 11″. This printer is also compatible with envelopes, card stock, and transparencies.
This printer comes at a price starting at $54.99.
- Low ink consumption
- Accurate colors
- Easy to set up
- Fairly priced
- Wireless connection can be menacing
This printer scanner is a solid piece of equipment at a friendly price and would be a good buy for you, especially if you are not very heavy on scanning and printing.
The Canon PIXMA MG5620 printer is a Wi-Fi enable printer with 4800×1200 dpi photo printing that also has scanning and copying capabilities. This scanner produces quality images through its 5-color ChromaLife 100+ink set up.
This printer scanner also does a good job at working fast to create a 4″ x 6″ borderless print in 44 seconds and has the capability to print borderless at sizes up to 8.5″ wide.
The scanning function is through a flatbed that can handle documents up to 8.5 x 11.7″ with an optical solution of up to 2400×1200 dpi.
This printer scanner comes at a price starting from $69.
- Fast printing
- Easy to set up and use
- Wireless printing in a quiet manner
- Lacks card readers
This scanner will be sure to guarantee you a return on your small investment with its pacey performance and quality output. As a mid-range user, you will have a good companion in this machine.
With the ability to print up to 12 pages per minute in black and 10 pages per minute in color, the Brother MFC-J650DW is a 6000×1200 dpi suitable for printing documents, photos and even brochures.
This scanner is quite dedicated to photo printing, that on top of the paper tray, it has a separate photo paper tray that can hold 4.0×60 photo papers for easier printing.
With the 4-cartridge ink system, you only have to replace the cartridge which runs out whereas auto duplex printing assists you to cuts your paper consumption by up to 50%.
When it comes to the scanner, you get a 1200 x 2400 dpi optical resolution while the scanning surface can handle paper sizes of A4. The ADF has the ability to scan up to 20 sheets at a time. The MFC-J650dw can also copy multipage documents via the ADF, while the copier lets you resize the original in the range from 25 to 400% and copy 2 or 4 pages on to 1 sheet.
This printer scanner comes at a price starting from $102.00.
- Duplex printing able as well as supporting media cards
- Fast printing speeds
- Easy to use
- Wireless connection can sometimes be challenging
This scanner delivers on its promises and is surprisingly a good versatile printer scanner. It might seem a bit on the higher side when it comes to the price but this scanner will justify its cost in the long run. This would be a good purchase.
The HP Officejet Pro 8620 is a versatile device that is a solution for your needs when it comes to printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. With its thermal inkjet printing technology feature, it allows you to experience fast printing speeds of 21 pages per minute in black and white and 16.5 pages per minute in color.
The scanning delivers quality files through high resolution of 1200 dpi while copies are done at rates of 14 cpm in black and white and 13 cpm in color. Its capability as a fax machine is exhibited by delivering rates of 4 seconds per page.
This printer comes at a price starting from $149.
- Easy to set up and use
- Fast printing times
- Direct printing from USB flash drive
- Need a large space to operate from
Unless you have the intentions of opening a printing press then you need not look further for your printing solution that also comes with quality scanning and copying capabilities. This printer is a decent performer and as much as it might be priced a bit on the higher side, it justifies this cost.
Depending on your needs and willingness to spend, you will have a good printer scanner in any of the above devices.
However, when it comes to pushing quantities, the HP Officejet Pro 8620 should be your ultimate choice and is very suitable for a small office set up.
On the other hand, should you just want a printer that will not require heavy usage then the HP Envy 4500 should be your choice as it delivers quality in the most cost effective method.