What Are Some Comparisons Between Popular Brands of Printers?


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Popular printer brands are usually compared on reliability, features, support, supply costs and capacity. The Epson Workforce-3650, one of 2015's top 10 wireless printers according to PC World, is listed as the best of the top five home printers, with the Canon PIXMA MX922 ranking for value.

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One Canon, two Epson, and two HP models also make PC World's 2015 list of top five inkjet printers.

Before considering any comparisons, identify the type of printer and the required features based on how it will be used (home or office, by an individual or group, for text or photos), and price range. Also consider the number of pages printed per month and whether or not speed is a priority. Then use one or several of the available printer comparison charts to find the best fit. Also take a look at consumer reviews online to check out reliability, service and support from the consumers' perspective.

Laser printers are best for text-only printing, and the inkjet is usually recognized as the best quality for the money for color text, graphics and photos. Multifunction printers that fax, scan and copy in addition to printing save space as well as money. Wireless printers provide access from multiple computers on a network.

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