Technophile: Choose the perfect printer
HP Officejet Pro 8500A
With the ability to print, scan, copy and fax at breathtaking speeds, the HP Officejet Pro is a great fit for a busy office that needs to generate a high volume of demands at the best possible quality.
When it comes to printing, this machine can deliver up to 15 black and white pages per minute and 11 for coloured pages. There is also the option to attach an extra 250-sheet input tray to the printer, which augments the existing built-in 250- sheet drawer.
The HP Officejet Pro is a bit larger than other all-in-one options on the market. But when you consider what it delivers in terms of all-round features, it's quite an accomplishment to cram so much efficiency into such a small package. Although it may not deliver the best photo-print quality, it is the ideal solution for a small business that expects a lot from its equipment.
Canon PIXMA MG8120
Speed is key for this glossy black, wireless Inkjet all-in-one printer, which not only delivers your favourite photos twice as fast as its competitors, but also at top-notch quality, too. Any business that has a high photo print run will benefit from its high resolution and speed.
The adjustable 3.5-inch LCD and touch-sensitive control panel is easy to use. Rather than expecting you to physically push the panel, it is activated by the electric current in your fingers. Sounds futuristic, but it works like magic and is probably one of the most responsive Intelligent Touch systems available.
With a six-ink selection rather than the standard four inks to ensure optimum print quality on graphics and photos, this device is a winner for photo lovers also looking for a multifunction machine that can assist them with standard printing and copying.
Epson Artisan 835
This compact and stylish printer, copier, scanner and fax is easy to set up and the perfect multifunction tool for your home office.
With sharp photo quality, fast printing and compatibility with all kinds of memory cards, this is a great all-in-one product. It also works with two free IOS Epson apps: Epson iPrint, which works over Wi-Fi to print photos stored on an iPad or iPhone, and Epson PrintJinni, which prints PDFs, spreadsheets, Word documents and websites.
Similar to the Canon all-in-one printer, the Epson Artisan 835 also has a six-ink system, ensuring great print quality on your favourite photos at a great price.
Published: August 5, 2011 04:00 AM