Ted Needleman

Ted Needleman

Ted Needleman has been covering the world of technology for more than 30 years. Although his experience in reviewing products is diverse, this New York-based "technologist" has a special place his heart reserved for printers.

Print, copy, scan, ka-ching! Epson’s latest MFP does it all for peanuts

The Expression Home XP-420 is a fairly basic three-function all-in-one. But at just price, it’s hard to beat.

  • Pros: Good features for the price , Uses separate ink tanks for…
  • Cons: Output okay, but not really photo quality , On the slow side…

Canon's MX492 is a low-price printer that will cost you in other ways

Canon's Pixma MX492 is a multifunction printer that costs less than $100. Beyond price, its cons make it unsuitable for either office or home users.

  • Pros: Compact for a four-function MFP , ADF is useful for faxing…
  • Cons: No duplexing , Modest ink yields , Input and output paper…

This Brother printer’s Business Smarts will boost your home’s IQ too

If you do a lot of printing, and want the ability to print on paper up to 11 × 17, the MFC-J5520DW from Brother, with its high-capacity ink cartridges and 250-sheet paper tray, is…

  • Pros: 11 × 17 inch print capability , Very good output quality…
  • Cons: No automatic duplexing on ADF , PaperPort is older version…

Epson’s SureColor photo printer series gets 17-inch model, but inks still pricey

Epson unveils a wider-format photo printer in its SureColor series. Using a newly developed ink system, the P800 offers terrific color gamut and black-and-white prints. However, both the printer and inks will cost you.

Photography

If you seek terrific coloring, Epson’s SureColor P600 delivers the hues

Using a new color ink system, the SureColor P600 from Epson is capable of delivering beautiful photo prints up to 13 inches wide.

  • Pros: Excellent color accuracy and saturation , Extensive media…
  • Cons: Limited to 13 inches , Must manually cut prints off roll…

DNP DS620A photo printer is overkill for consumers, but moneymaker for pros

The DS620A photo printer isn't for regular home use, but its ability to churn out 400 prints per hour means photographers can use it to make on-demand prints, helping them add value to their professional gigs.

Photography

HP 8620 serves offices and big households with fast, quality prints.

The Officejet Pro 8620 from HP delivers fast prints with good-quality output on regular and specialty paper, making it attractive to both offices and large households.

  • Pros: Good-looking color prints , Fast print and scan speeds…
  • Cons: Copying speeds could be faster , No “easy” software for…

Epson’s XP-520 should ditch its MFP status and focus on being a great photo printer

Epson’s Expression Premium XP-520 is a great printer that churns out quality photos and documents. As a MFP, however, there are too many quirks and missing features.

  • Pros: Duplexing , Fast print speed for its price , Excellent photo…
  • Cons: No ADF , Awkward, small paper tray , Small LCD

Canon's Maxify workhorse printer proves it's serious about business.

Canon has a new series of printers designed for the SOHO and small-business markets. With workhorse performance and high-quality prints, it’s worth the premium.

  • Pros: Large color touchscreen , Single-pass duplex scanning , Fast…
  • Cons: Expensive

Made for contracts and spreadsheets, but Epson’s WF-2660 is capable for homework and photos too.

The WorkForce WF-2660 is an affordable entry into Epson’s PrecisionCore technology, offering plenty of MFP features, fast print speeds, and photo-quality prints.

  • Pros: Fast print speeds , Duplex printing and ADF , Photo quality…
  • Cons: Standard ink cartridges have low page yields , Touchscreen…

Canon's MG7520 is adept at printing gallery-quality photos and school essays

Looking for a home printer that can master high quality prints for photos and school essays? The Canon Pixma MG7520 is the perfect device.

  • Pros: Excellent output quality , Duplex printing , NFC support…
  • Cons: No fax capability , No automatic duplex scanning , Limited…

This Brother business printer only looks buttoned-up, there’s a playful side too

Brother’s MFC-J4420DW all-in-one printer is marketed toward office users, but it’s more than capable in a home setting. Print quality is very good, and it’s a good deal too.

  • Pros: Good value , Compact , Very good quality on photo paper…
  • Cons: ADF does not duplex , Paper tray can’t handle heavy-weight…

Samsung Xpress C1860FW review

Samsung’s Xpress C1860FW offers fast output and great quality prints, even on photo paper. Unfortunately, a high retail price and lack of duplexing holds it back.

  • Pros: Fast prints , Great-looking output , Excellent connectivity
  • Cons: Expensive for home use , Toner replacement costs are high…

Epson Expression Photo XP-860 review

If you need a printer that can produce excellent photos, but also adept at being a multifunction device, Epson’s Expression Photo XP-860 is that machine.

  • Pros: Excellent photo output quality , Variety of media handling…
  • Cons: Paper tray awkward to use , Pricier than similar XP-820

Epson Expression Premium XP-820 review

The Epson Expression Premium XP-820 is a compact multifunction printer that offers a lot of utility and great image quality. Unfortunately, we just can’t get over its awkward…

  • Pros: Great photo quality output , Handles specialty media, print…
  • Cons: Small-capacity paper tray , Paper tray is awkward to load