Copy, scan, fax and print from your desktop computer, or wirelessly from a laptop, with the Energy Star-rated HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus. This all-in-one machine has a roomy 4.3-inch display to help you manage its many features, and print speeds that range from 16 to 35 pages per minute. The 8.5-by- 14-inch flatbed scanner has a resolution up to 4800 dpi, and photos can be printed from compatible memory cards. $230. (800) 349-4358; sears.com.
Thanks to low-cost black-ink cartridges that cost just $5 apiece, the Lexmark Platinum Pro 905 lets you print black and-white documents for about a penny per page. It also has fax, scan, copy and wireless capabilities. Another clever feature: The Platinum Pro 905 can scan up to eight business cards at once and synch them with your address book software. $200 with a five-year warranty. (800) 539-6275; lexmark.com.
Handle letter- or legal-size documents via cable or Ethernet with a Brother HL-2270DW monochrome laser printer. Designed as a low-cost solution for black-and-white printing needs, it saves paper with a two-sided document feature, ink with the Toner Save mode, electricity thanks to its Energy Star rating and time with a print speed of up to 27 pages per minute. $150. (877) 276-8437; brother-usa.com.
The new Canon Pixma MX892 is a wireless wonder with the ability to print stunning 9600-by-2400-dpi photos, or pass them along wirelessly to laptops and compatible iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. A 4-by-5-inch print can be zapped out in 20 seconds, and there’s even an option for printing stills from HD movie clips. $200. (800) 223-2500; adorama.com.
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Printing your own lab-quality 9600-by-2400-dpi photos is extra easy with the large touchscreen on the HP Photosmart 7510 all-in-one printer. Wireless capabilities allow you to print photos straight from compatible mobile devices. It scans and makes copies, and can even fax without needing a phone line. $200. (888) 999-4747; shopping.hp.com.
Quickly make your own greeting cards, artistic CD covers and ultra-high-definition photo prints with the Epson Artisan 730. It can print 4-by-6-inch photos in just 10 seconds. With six ink cartridges and automatic photo correction, anyone can restore old faded photos, convert photos to coloring book pages and make enlargements up to 400 percent. Maximum print resolution is 5760-by-1440 dpi. $150. (800) 873-7766; epson.com.
Accomplish all your printing chores at an extremely low price with the 7.5-pound Canon PIXMA iP2702. A patented print head shifts from black-and-white documents to full-color, archival-quality photo prints with ease. $50. (800) 385-2155; shop.usa.canon.com.
Polaroid’s Grey Label GL-10 instant mobile printer means you can share party pictures while the party is still going. It connects via Bluetooth or USB to cameras and mobile devices and cranks out 3-x-4-inch photos in about 45 seconds. $100 for the printer; $20 for a 30-pack of paper. (888) 312-2615; store.polaroid.com.
Vacations become a lot more charming if you pack an Epson PictureMate Charm portable inkjet printer. It turns out 4-by-6-inch photos in less than 40 seconds and reads many types of digital camera memory cards. A 2.5-inch color screen allows you to preview images, enhance colors and remove red eyes before printing. $150. (800) 873-7766; epson.com.
Bridge the mobile printing gap with the new Lantronix xPrint Server. This handy device enables you to print any image from your Apple iOS 4.2 (or later) iPad, iPhone or iPod touch on almost any printer. Just plug it in and start printing—there are no print drivers or applications to install, and up to 10 printers will function from one server. $150. (866) 500-1957; store.lantronix.com.