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Our best reviews are collected here. When buying a printer the last thing someone wants to get a lemon. At the very least you want a printer that performs as expected. This site is dedicates its time to removing any surprises from your purchase. A printer or scanner should be an asset not a liability to your office. Office equipment should make your life easier, not complicate it. Our reviews are designed to give you the most relevant information for your search buying office equipment.


Canon PIXMA G620
(Color)
Review

The Canon PIXMA G620 is one of their latest megatank photo printers. Which is a bit unique in that it combines photo printer traits with a supertank. Where supertank printers typically come with 4 colors, the Canon PIXMA G620 has 6 dye based color inks. While photo printers commonly have 5 or more colors there aren’t many with a supertank.

Canon Pixma G620

Lexmark MC3224
(Color)
Review

The Lexmark MC3224adwe is a color all in one printer for small offices or home offices. This multifunction printer comes with copy, print, scan, and fax functions. It has wireless and gigabit ethernet. The recommended monthly print volume is 2,000 pages though the max is 20,000 pages per month. It prints at 24 pages per minute in color, has WiFi and gigabit ethernet.

Lexmark MC3224

Lexmark MB2650
(B & W)
Review

The Lexmark MB2650adwe is a monochrome all in one printer for small workgroups or medium volume applications. Able to meet their print, copy, scan, and fax needs. It’s recommended for a print volume of 2,000 to 20,000 with a max volume of 175,000 ppm. The print speed is quick at 50 pages per minute. It has expansion options for paper input capacity and a finishing option for stapling or sorting.

Lexmark MB2650adwe

Lexmark MS622DE
(B & W)
Review

The Lexmark MS622DE is a single function monochrome printer. Recommended for 2,000 to 20,000 pager per month with a print speed up to 47 pages per minute. Although the maximum is 175,000 pages per month. It has optional cassettes to accommodate extra volume for a maximum capacity of 2,300 sheets. No finishing options are available for the MS622DE.

Lexmark MS622de

Lexmark MB3442adw
(B & W)
Review

The Lexmark MB3442adw is a monochrome all in one for small or home offices. Rated for a speed of 42 pages per minute, it includes copy, print, fax, and scan functions. Capable of handling a print volume of 80,000 pages per month, though the recommended volume is 8,000. Comparable monochrome all in ones in this segment include Canon Imageclass MF445dw, HP LaserJet Pro Multifunction M428fdw, and the Brother MFC-L5900DW. They are all similarly equipped and priced with the Lexmark MB3442adw.

Lexmark MB3442

Lexmark MC3426i
(Color)
Review

One of the latest offerings from Lexmark, the MC3426i, is a multi function printer for small or home offices. This color all in one has copy, print, scan, and cloud fax functions. It prints at 26 pages per minute in color and is recommended for a monthly volume of 5,000 pages. Though the max is 75,000 pages per month. It has WiFi and gigabit ethernet. The security and print quality of the MC3426i are remarkable compared with other all in ones at this price range.

Lexmark MC3426i

Lexmark MC3326i
(Color)
Review

The Lexmark MC3326i is one of their latest low volume color multi function printers. It has copy, print, and scan functions to meet the needs of small or home offices. If security is a priority, the MG3326i should be at the top of the list for an entry level all in one. It has top of the line built in security as well as many user configurable security options.

Lexmark MC3326i

Lexmark MB2236i
(B&W)
Review

The Lexmark MB2236i is a low volume multi function printer. With copy, print, and scan capabilities, it will meet the needs of small offices or home offices. Targeted for a print volume around 2,500 pages per month, it can handle between 250-30,000 ppm.

Lexmark MB2236i

Lexmark MC2640
(Color)
Review

The Lexmark MC2640adwe is a fast, secure, multi function printer. Capable of printing 100,000 pages per month with a recommended volume of 1,500 to 10,000 ppm. Other MFP’s in this segment include the Canon imageClass MF733Cdw, HP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570dn, Xerox WorkCentre 6515, and the Kyocera EcoSys M6630CIDN. 

Lexmark MC2640aiwe

Lexmark MS823N
(B & W)
Review

The Lexmark MS823N is a high volume, fast, and reliable monochrome printer. Designed for a print volume of 5,000 to 75,000 pages per month with a maximum of 300,000 ppm. It comes with a variety of options to expand its paper capacity and finishing options. It has robust built in security, flexible print drivers, and a fast print engine. All backed by Lexmark’s printer support which is top notch.

Lexmark MS823N

Lexmark B3442dw
(B&W)
Review

The Lexmark B3442dw is a speedy, reliable business class monochrome printer. Designed with a print volume of 8,000 pages per month in mind with a maximum of 80,000 ppm. If security, speed, and reliability are a priority this printer will fit that bill. Outstanding security out of the box plus more security can be configured.

Lexmark B3442dw

Lexmark C3326dw
(Color)
Review

The Lexmark C3326dw is a standard color printer with reliable output at reasonable costs. If you’re color printing in the neighborhood of 2,500 pages per month and you want a reliable printer, look no further. I’ve worked on Lexmark printers for years and in my experience, they are trouble free printers. They work with a broad range of environments and are relatively maintenance free.

Lexmark C3326dw

Lexmark MS331
(B&W)
Review

The Lexmark MS331 is a basic monochrome printer with a fast print speed at an affordable price. If your print volume is between 500-6,000 pages per month and don’t need color, this printer is perfect for you. A great solution for the front desk or checkout where receipts are printed. Processing times are quick for the MS331.

Lexmark MS331

Epson EcoTank
ET-7750
Premium
Review

The EcoTank ET-7750 Expression Premium is a premium color All-in-One from Epson. A 5 color supertank, it offers exceptional color printing with extremely low operating costs. The additional color is photo black. Which expands the color gamut for the Epson and makes richer color images. This All-in-One is a perfect solution for anyone who prints a lot of color marketing materials.

EcoTank ET7750

Epson EcoTank
Pro
ET-16650
Review

The EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is the flagship of Epson’s supertank class of All-in-Ones. A fully loaded AIO with extremely low operating costs. The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 is targeted for a print volume of 3,300 pages per month, with a max of 66,000 ppm. The print speed is 23 pages per minute.

Ecotank-ET-16650

Epson EcoTank
Pro
ET-16600
Review

The EcoTank Pro ET-16600 is one of the latest business class All-in-One’s from Epson. A supertank printer is a must have for anyone using more than a ream of paper per month and looking to save money. The supertank is better than a subscription, service, or supply monitoring software because the yield simply eliminates the need.

EcoTank Pro ET-16600

Epson EcoTank
Pro
ET-5880
Review

The EcoTank Pro ET-5880 is one of the latest business class offerings from Epson. This All-in-One is a great way for a business to save money on their in house printing, without sacrificing quality or features. The reasons for this are due to it being an inkjet process with a supertank. An opposed to the typical ink cartridge. Also, most of the AIO’s in this segment are laser printers. 

EcoTank ET-5880

Epson EcoTank Pro
ET-5800
Review

The EcoTank Pro ET-5800 is one of the latest professional All-in-One offerings from Epson. This professional class AIO is a smart buy for any business looking for a color printer that’s easy on the budget and can reliably handle its needs. For an entry level professional AIO, it has more to offer than the competition

EcoTank Pro
ET-5800

Epson EcoTank
ET-M3170
Review

The EcoTank ET-M3170 is the top monochrome All-In-One of Epson’s supertank class printers. It’s unusual to see a monochrome inkjet printer. Monochrome printers are typically laser printers. Still this inkjet can compete with those and has a lot to offer. Quality for one and economy for another.

EcoTank ET-M3170

Epson EcoTank
ET-4760
Review

The Ecotank ET-4760 is one of the latest supertank printers from Epson. It may be known as a supertank, however don’t be misled into thinking economy is its only trait. The quality is terrific. An industrial quality print-head in a consumer inkjet printer. That’s what the Precision core technology is at the heart of this All-in-one.

Ecotank-ET-4760

Epson EcoTank
ET-3760
Review

The EcoTank ET-3760 is an All-In-One from Epson’s supertank line of printers. Epson’s supertank class of printers are the most economical inkjet printers availble on the market. Although Epson may be known for their supertank printers, the quality output on this printer is exceptional.

EcoTank-ET-3760

Epson EcoTank
ET-2760
Review

The EcoTank ET-2760 is one of Epson’s basic supertank class printers. These printers are the most economical inkjet printers on the market. Primarily known for being a supertank printer, Epson printers also produce great quality. Built on the foundation of the EcoTank ET-2720, the ET-2760 is also your basic printer plus some.

EcoTank ET-2760

Epson EcoTank
ET-2720
Review

The EcoTank ET-2720 is a basic supertank class printer from Epson. It sure is hard nowadays to find a printer that’s just a printer. This is about as close as I’ve seen and it is as small as printers used to be. No document feeder or auto duplex to take up space. Just print, copy, and scan.

EcoTank ET-2720

Epson EcoTank
ET-M1170
Review

The Epson EcoTank ET-M1170 is the best monochrome of the supertank class printers available from Epson. Their color printers are great and so far their black & white only EcoTank printers are too. I have to admit I’ve not given much consideration to inkjet printers only doing monochrome. However, this printer has changed my mind. 

EcoTank ET-M1170

Epson EcoTank
ET-15000
Review

The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is the one of the latest ecotank offerings from Epson. It is one of the most durable and inexpensive to operate inkjet printer’s I’ve reviewed. I’ve worked on many an office inkjet printer and have to say this is an impressive printer. The ecotank lives up to its name and will save time and money.

ecotank et-15000

Best Color Laser Printer for a Home Office

Our pick for the best color laser printer for a home office is the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw. If you’re looking for the best color laser printers for a home office this is it. Flexible functionality, built in security, great quality, top durability, and reasonable operating costs.


Canon
image
FORMULA
DR-S150

There’s a great new scanner out there, the Canon DR-S150 scanner. Looking for a scanner that has many of the advanced features of a production scanner at a fraction of the cost? Take a look at the Canon DR-S150 scanner.

Canon DRs150

Canon Pixma
TS8320
Review

We narrowed down our pick for the best photo printer to the Canon Pixma TS8320. One of the latest in the Pixma series the TS8320 has more to offer than stunning photos quality. This is one of the best photo printers for the money on the market. With 6 colors of ink this printer has a much broader color gamut than the traditional 4 color system.

Canon TS8320

HP Enterprise
Laserjet
m506
Review

The Laserjet Enterprise M506One of the latest enterprise printer offerings from HP. It is a capable printer for any business. The base printer is a workhorse with built in security features unparalleled in the industry. With many expansion options the HP Laserjet enterprise m506 is proves to be versatile enough to fit many printing needs.

HP 506

Canon
Ivy Mini
Photo
Printer
Review

Today, we take a look at Canon’s new Ivy Mini Photo Printer, a portable zero ink printer. Being a printer tech, the first thing I noticed about this printer is that it isn’t an inkjet or laser process. It’s thermal imaging. The magic is in the paper. The colors are in the paper and heat brings them out. But enough about the technical blather, this is a portable photo printer about the size of smart phone!

Ivy Mini

Brother
MFC-L2750dw
Review

We decided to take a look at one of Brother’s newest line of all-in-ones, the MFC-L2750DW. If you’re looking for the features of a full sized multi-function copier packed into a convenient desktop size the Brother MFC-L2750DW has it. Fast print speed and super high yield cartridges to save time and money. Loaded with convenient print and scan features to increase productivity.

MFC-L2750dw

Brother
MFC-
J475dw
Review

This is a review of one of the best all-in-ones for under $180, the Brother MFC-J475dw. As a printer tech with 23 years experience I’ve been both an end user and repairman for the all-in-ones I’ve owned over the years.

Brother mfcj475dw

Best
Black & White
Printers
Under $120

In case you’re in the market for the best monochrome printers, here are three to consider. Whether it’s to save on black ink cartridges or as a backup printer can’t go wrong with one of these. They are your basic black & white printer that cost between $85-$120. There are more brands and models available under $120 but these are the ones that stood out to me. They are the Brother L2300d, HP M15w, and Canon lbp6230dw

Best laser under 120

Review of the Best inkjet printers under $100

We’ve looked for the best inkjet printers for about $100 to review and narrowed it down to these three. Our reviews tend to focus on reliability, quality, and cost. Not that size, speed, or noise levels don’t matter, we just feel those are secondary considerations when selecting a printer.


Experience

Our products are assessed by someone with experience repairing them. Of course that experience is mainly fixing laser and inkjet printers. But also wax, thermal, and even dot matrix printers. Any insights are conveyed from those experiences.

Products

Our main focus is printers. Laser printers. Inkjet printers. If it passes paper it will probably be covered at some time on this site. Additional products include paper, document scanners, software, or all in ones. Furthermore, types of paper include: Inkjet paper, laser paper, copy paper, and transfer paper. Plans are to include more tech products in the future.

Experience

There reviews are designed to help people shopping for printers, paper, document scanners, or software. Small offices and home offices are the target audience. However, the casual home printer user will also benefit from these reviews. Anyone who uses a printer can benefit from these product reviews.

Final Note

Our reviews tend to focus on durability, quality, and cost of supplies. Not that other features aren’t important, just that many are straightforward. People know whether they could use a fax option or whether the dimensions are a problem. If in our experience we see a noteworthy trait it will be mentioned. All reviews are done with the end user’s experience in mind. We want you to get the most from the printer you are buying so you will continue to come back to this site.

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The Printer JAM is not affiliated with any manufacturer. We are an Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart affiliate. Truth be told, we have our favorite brands and some we despise. However, we are also capable of setting aside those biases and giving each printer before us a fair assessment. For example, should XXXXX ever actually make a printer and not a hunk of plastic pretending to be printer, we would give it a fair review. Kidding, we like all the manufacturers, certain models however…