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HP Deskjet 2541 All-in-one printer

HP Deskjet 2541 All-in-one printer is an inexpensive printer that supports wireless printing.  It can do printing, copying and scanning jobs but faxing is not possible with this machine.  Nowadays, people don’t want to buy printer without wireless option. It has become a necessity with increase in use of Smart Phones and tablet.  HP understands this requirement and has designed Deskjet 2541 printer that comes with wireless printing option and is also great for those who are on low budget.  The Printer supports HP wireless direct print which allows users to print from their IPhone, Ipad and other Smart phone or tablet. Besides wireless connectivity, it comes with USB connectivity as well.  As this a budget printer, you may find certain features missing in the configuration.  The manufacturer has removed features like Auto Duplex Printing and Auto Document Feeding from this machine. It comes with simple design and is suitable for home users and students.  Currently (Blackfriday sales) Walmart is offering it at a price of $35 but the regular price of this printer is higher. HP Deskjet 2541 Wireless All-in-One printer is the newer version of HP Deskjet 2540.

Design and features of HP 2541 Deskjet All-in-One Print, Scan & Copy Inkjet Printer

HP 2541 Deskjet Printer is a simple yet attractive printer. The control panel has power, cancel, wireless, Wireless Direct, copy black and copy color buttons. There is one error indicator (!) also which indicates if there is any issue, like paper jam, with the printer. Cartridge button indicates present ink level.  A small display panel indicates number of copies, media error and wireless status.

The dimension of the printer is 6.22 x 16.7 x 12 inches or 157X 425X 306mm (approx.). Weighing around 11.49 lbs (5.21kg), it is little bulkier in its category.  Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity is missing in this printer. HP Deskjet 2541 All in one printer doesn’t have media card reader slot and USB port doesn’t support printing directly from any kind of USB flash drives.

Paper handling

Like HP Deskjet 2540, you need to open up the top flap to feed papers to input tray. The input tray holds up to 50 sheets of plain paper (64 to 90 g/m²), 5 sheets of envelope, 20 sheets of photo paper and Index card. It supports almost all paper sizes and formats which include letter, Legal, cabinet, A4, A5, B5, DL, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes, C5, C6 and card envelop etc.

The output tray holds up to 30 sheets of paper, 5 envelopes, 10 index cards and 10 photo papers. The capacity of input and output tray is at par with any budget printer.

Printing performance of HP 2542 Deskjet

HP 2542 Deskjet printer can print from 600x600dpi to maximum enhanced resolution of 4,800 x 1,200dpi, for color printing.

As per ISO standard, HP Deskjet 2542 printer can print up to 7 pages per minute, when it comes to printing black and white documents, and 4.5 pages per minute when it comes to color printing.  However, according to the manufacturer, this printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. Duty cycle of the printer is 1000 pages per month.

HP Deskjet 2541 printer supports 600 X 300 dpi resolutions while copying both black and white and color dcuments. Copying speed is 4.5 copy per min for B/W and 3 copy per min for color.

The scanner supports scanning up to 1200 X 1200 dpi in optical mode.

System requirement

HP Deskjet 2541 Wireless All in one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP service pack 3. When it comes to MAC support, the printer is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X v10.7 Lion, OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

Printing cost

Printing cost for black and white printing would be around 6 – 8 cents (approx.) per page, depending upon type of cartridges used.  For color printing, the cost would be around 9-11 cents (approx.) again depending upon type of cartridges used. The cartridges it supports are HP 61 Black and HP 61 Tri Color.

 Pros of HP Deskjet 2541 

Inexpensive wireless AIO printer

Cons of HP Deskjet 2541 

No media card slot

No Pictbridge option available

HP Deskjet 2544 All-in-one printer

If you are looking for an inexpensive printer that supports wireless printing, HP Deskjet 2544 All-in-one printer could be a decent choice.  You can print, copy and scan documents with this printer but it doesn’t support fax. This printer is not intended for office use though.  A wireless printer becomes handy if you need to print form your Smart Phone, IPhone, Tablets and IPads. It is really a treat to get a wireless all in one printer at a low price and HP DJ 2544 AIO falls in this category. The Printer supports HP wireless direct print. However, when it comes to wired connectivity, USB is only option. HP Deskjet 2544 is a budget printer so you can’t get all features which you expect from an expensive printer. It lacks Auto Duplex Printing and Auto Document Feeding . It comes with simple design and is suitable for home users and students.  Currently, it is being offered at a price of $40 (during Blackfriday) by various online stores. The regular price of this printer is $80 approx. HP 2544 Wireless All-in-One printer is the newer version of HP Deskjet 2540 and has same features.

HP DJ 2544 doesn’t come with flashy exterior though.  It has basic design but it is attractive. The control panel consists of power, cancel, wireless, Wireless Direct, copy black and copy color buttons. It also has one error indicator (!) which specifies if there is any issue, like paper jam, with the printer. Cartridge button shows the ink level.  A small display panel is there which indicates number of copies, media error and wireless status.

HP Deskjet 2544  measures  6.22 x 16.7 x 12 inches or 157X 425X 306mm ( approx.). Weighing around 11.49 lbs (5.21kg), it is little heavy.  You will not get  Bluetooth connectivity in this printer . It is a basic printer and  lacks media card reader slot. The USB port doesn’t support printing directly from any kind of USB flash drives.

Paper handling

Paper feeding process is similar to HP Deskjet 2540, you need to flip up the top flap to feed paper. You can keep up to 50 sheets of plain paper (64 to 90 g/m²), 5 sheets of envelope, 20 sheets of photo paper and 20 Index card in the input tray. It supports almost all paper sizes and formats which include letter, Legal, cabinet, A4, A5, B5, DL, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes, C5, C6 and card envelop etc.

The output tray holds up to 30 sheets of paper, 5 envelopes, 10 index cards and 10 photo papers. The capacity of input and output tray is at par with any budget printer.

Printing performance of HP 2544 Deskjet

HP 2544 Deskjet printer can print from 600x600dpi to maximum enhanced resolution of 4,800 x 1,200dpi, for color printing.

According to ISO standard, HP Deskjet 2544 printer can print up to 7 pages per minute when it comes to printing black and white documents, and 4.5 pages per minute when it comes to color printing. As per HP’s specification, this printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. Duty cycle of the printer is 1000 pages per month.

HP Deskjet 2544 printer supports 600 X 300 dpi resolutions while copying both black and white and color  dcuments. Copying speed is 4.5 copy per min for B/W and 3 copy per min for color.

The scanner supports scanning up to 1200 X 1200 dpi in optical mode.

System requirement

HP Deskjet 2544 Wireless All in one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP service pack 3. When it comes to MAC support, the printer is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X v10.7 Lion, OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

Printing cost

Printing cost for black and white printing would be around 6 – 8 cents (approx.) per page depending upon type of cartridges used.  For color printing, the cost would be around 9-11 cents (approx.) again depending upon type of cartridges used.   Supported cartridges are HP 61 Black and HP 61 Tri Color.

Pros of HP Deskjet 2544 

Inexpensive wireless AIO printer

Cons of HP Deskjet 2544 

No media card slot

HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One Printer

HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-one printer, though a budget printer, is capable of wireless printing. The functionality of this printer includes printing, copying and scanning. However, it is not capable of faxing. With increased use of Smart Phones and tablets, people are more interested in a printer that offers wireless mobile printing option. HP 2542 printer offers wireless printing option and fits into household budget. It supports HP wireless direct print through which user can print from their IPhone, Ipad or other Smart phone or tablet. Besides wireless connectivity, it comes with USB connectivity as well. Features like Auto Duplex Printing and Auto Document Feeding are missing in this printer. It comes with simple design and is suitable for home users and students.  The regular price of this printer is around $75 at Walmart. Walmart Canada is going to offer this printer at price of $35 (CAD) during Boxing day week. HP Deskjet 2542 Wireless All-in-One printer is part of HP Deskjet 2540 family.

Design and features of HP 2542 Deskjet All-in-One Print, Scan & Copy Inkjet Printer

Visually, HP 2542 Deskjet Printer is a simple but attractive printer. The control panel includes power,   cancel, wireless, Wireless Direct , copy black and copy color buttons. There is one error indicator (!) also which indicates if there is any issue, like paper jam, with the printer. Cartridge button is there to indicate ink level.  A small display panel indicates number of copies, media error and wireless status.

The dimension of the printer is 6.22 x 16.7 x 12 inches or 157X 425X 306mm ( approx.)  and weighing around 11.49 lbs (5.21kg), it is little bulkier.  Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity is missing in this printer. HP Deskjet 2542 All in one printer doesn’t come with media card reader or slot and USB port doesn’t support printing directly from any kind of USB flash drives.

Paper handling

Like HP Deskjet 2514, the input tray of HP Deskjet 2542 All in one printer hinges up from the top of the printer. The input tray holds up to 50 sheets of plain paper (64 to 90 g/m²), 5 sheets of envelope, 20 sheets of photo paper and Index card. It supports almost all paper sizes and formats which include letter, Legal, cabinet, A4, A5, B5, DL, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes, C5, C6 and card envelop etc.

The output tray holds up to 30 sheets of paper, 5 envelopes, 10 index cards and 10 photo papers. The capacity of input and output tray is at par with any budget printer.

Printing performance of HP 2542 Deskjet

HP 2542 Deskjet printer can print from 600x600dpi to maximum enhanced resolution of 4,800 x 1,200dpi, for color printing.

As per ISO standard, HP Deskjet 2542 printer can print up to 7 pages per minute, while printing black and white documents, and 4.5 pages per minute when it comes to color printing.  However, according to manufacturer, this printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. Duty cycle of the printer is 1000 pages per month.

HP Deskjet 2542 printer supports 600 X 300 dpi resolutions when copying both black and white and color  dcuments.Copying speed is 4.5 copy per min for B/W and 3 copy per min for color.

The scanner supports scanning up to 1200 X 1200 dpi in optical mode.

System requirement

HP Deskjet 2542 Wireless All in one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP service pack 3. When it comes to MAC support, the printer is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X v10.7 Lion, OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion

Printing cost

Printing cost for black and white printing would be around 6 – 8 cents (approx.) per page depending upon type of cartridges used.  For color printing, the cost would be around 9-11 cents (approx.) again depending upon type of cartridges used.

 Pros of HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-one Printer

Inexpensive wireless AIO printer

Cons of HP Deskjet 2542 Printer

No media card slot

No Pictbridge option available

HP 2514 Deskjet All-in-One Printer

HP 2514 Deskjet All in one printer a basic printer that can print both, color and black/white documents, copy and scan. It is, however, not capable of faxing. This under $30 HP AIO printer comes with limited connectivity options. Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity is missing in this model. USB is the only connectivity option available with HP Deskjet 2514. Auto Duplex Printing feature is missing in this printer which means the printer can’t print on both sides of the paper automatically. It is a simple printer that is suitable for home users and students. Unlike HP high end all in one models, HP 2514 Deskjet printer comes with many sacrifices. It comes with limited mobile printing capacity. The printer doesn’t support HP’s eprint and Airprint.

Design and features of HP 2514 Deskjet All-in-One Print, Scan & Copy Inkjet Printer

HP 2514 Deskjet Printer is a well-designed printer which comes with all control options which a basic AIO color printer comes with. Besides power, Scan and cancel buttons, the display panel includes fit to page and fit to page light button to enlarge or reduce the original printing. To control copy function, the display panel offers start black copy, start color copy, number of copies to print and Paper Jam indications. It also indicates status of ink level.

The dimension of the printer is 6.22 x 17.01 x 11.09 inches (H X W X D) and weighs around 8.59 lbs . It is little bulkier but takes very less space. As told earlier, wired connectivity through USB is the only connectivity option with the printer. However, USB cable doesn’t come with the printer and you need to buy it separately. HP Deskjet 2514 All in one printer doesn’t come with media card reader or slot and USB port doesn’t support printing directly from any kind of USB flash drives.

Paper handling

Like Deskjet 1010, the input tray of HP Deskjet 2514 All in one printer hinges up from the top of the printer. The input tray holds up to 60 sheets of plain paper, 5 sheets of envelope and 20 sheets of photo paper. It supports almost all paper sizes and formats which include letter, Legal, Executive, cabinet, A4, A5, B5, DL, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes, C5, C6 and card envelop etc.  HP 2514 Deskjet printer supports borderless printing and is compatible up to US Legal and A4 (international)

The output tray holds up to 25 sheets of paper, 5 envelopes and 10 photo paper. The capacity of input and output tray is at par with any budget printer.

Printing performance of HP 2514 Deskjet

The printer can print at resolutions between 600x600dpi for Black and White printing and a maximum enhanced resolution of 4,800 x 1,200dpi for color printing.

As per ISO standard, HP Deskjet 2514 printer can print up to 7.5 pages per minute, while printing black and white prints, and 4.5 pages per minute when it comes to color printing.  However, according to manufacturer, this printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. The Duty cycle is 1000 pages per month.

HP Deskjet 2514 printer can copy at resolutions between 600 X 300 and speed is 5 copy per min for B/W and 3 copy per min for color.  Auto Feeding option is missing.

The scanner supports scanning up to 1200 X 2400 dpi in optical mode.

System requirement

HP Deskjet 2514 All in one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP service pack 3. When it comes to MAC support, the printer is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, or OS X Mountain Lion

Printing cost

Printing cost for black and white printing would be around 6 – 8 cents (approx.) per page depending upon type of cartridges used.  For color printing, the cost would be around 10-12 cents (approx.) again depending upon type of cartridges used.

Pros of HP Deskjet 2514 

Affordable printer

Borderless printing available

Cons of HP Deskjet 2514 

No Wi-fi support

No USB cable in the box (need to buy separately)

HP Deskjet 1010 printer Review

HP Deskjet 1010 printer is intended for those who have very basic printing needs. It is an inexpensive device which can offer both monochromatic as well as color printing.  Though the price of HP 1010 Deskjet printer is $40 but, for this price, it comes with too many compromises.   User can’t connect this printer wirelessly. USB connectivity is the only option for this printer. It doesn’t support Auto Duplex printing (ADP) which means users cannot print on both sides of the paper automatically. However, manual option is available. Borderless printing is not available with this printer.

HP 1010 Printing performance and cost

As per ISO standard, HP Deskjet 1010 printer can print 7 pages per minute while printing black and white prints and 4 pages per minute when it comes to color printing.  However, company claims that the printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. This printer is suitable for those whose printing need is anywhere in the range of 250-500 pages per month. Duty cycle is 1000 pages per month.

Black cartridges for HP Deskjet 1010 are available in Economy ($12.69) and high-yield ($30) sizes. Thus, printing cost for black and white printing would cost around 6 – 7.25 cents (approx.) per page.  For color printing, it would cost 9-10 cents (approx.), depending upon type of cartridges used.  The color printing cost is lower than some of the expensive rivals.

Deskjet 1010 Design and Handling

This is a small, well-designed, single-function printer. The control includes only power button. The dimension of the printer is 16.65 x 20.04 x 10.01 inches and weighs around 4.5 lbs. It takes very less space. As told earlier, connectivity only includes wired connectivity through USB. However, USB cable doesn’t come with the printer and you need to purchase it separately.

The input tray hinges up from the top of the printer. Both input and output tray of HP 1010 printer comes with limited capacity. The input tray can hold up to 60 legal sheets, 20 sheets of 4 X 6 sized photo papers.  Output tray can hold up to 25 legal-sized sheets and up to 20 sheets of photo paper. Maximum supported size is legal size.

HP 1010 Deskjet printer supports almost all windows versions  which include Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3)* or higher (32-bit only) When it comes to Mac devices, it offers  support for Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion

Pros of HP Deskjet 1010

Low cost printer

Printing cost for colored content is less

Cons of HP Deskjet 1010

Wireless connectivity is missing

Doesn’t come with USB cable

Single function printer

Brother MFC-J870DW All In One Printer

Brother always tries to satisfy buyers by unveiling quality printer at affordable prices. MFC-J870DW is their latest All in One Inkjet printer which comes at an affordable cost of $150. As an inkjet printer it offers a lot of features like printing, copying, faxing and scanning including  CD, blu-ray or Disc labeling.  Brother MFC-J870DW is NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled which means you can print through NFC enabled mobile devices like phone, tablets with the help of single tap.  It comes with Touch Screen display. Features like Auto duplex printing ( both side printing) and Auto Document Feeder are embedded in this printer.

Like MFC J450DW, this printer also measures 16.1″ x 14.7″ x 7.1″, However, little bulkier than MFC-J450DW. Brother MFC-J870DW weighs around 20 pounds. Control panel is handy. User can tilt control panel according to his/her convenience. The control panel comes with two tone color scheme.

According to manufacturer, Brother MFC-J870DW prints of 12 pages per minute on average for black and white content and 10 pages per minute for colored content. The fast printing mode allows printing thrice of the average speed. Black color content can be printed as fast as 33 pages per minute and color content is printed at a speed of around 27 pages per minute. The print resolution goes as far as 6000 X 1200 dpi and it also supports borderless printing.

The input tray of this printer can hold 100 sheets of the normal plain paper and 4” X 6” photo paper can be feed through the bypass tray which can hold a maximum of 20 such pages.  People whose printing needs are between 50-1000 pages per month can prefer this printer as their ideal fit.

Interestingly, you can print directly from your flash drives, media card reader. To support this feature there is media card slot as well as USB port. It also comes with Brother’s own PictBridge feature which allows you print photos directly from PictBridge enabled camera.  Aside from this, Brother MFC-J870DW all in one printer supports Google cloud printing, Airprint ( for Apples devices), cortado workplace, thus it supports  ranges of mobile devices.

Connectivity features include both wired and wirelessly . It supports USB 2.0 for wired connection and 802.11 b/g/n for wireless.

The faxing feature supports both black and white and color faxing, and the fax modem is of the standard speed of 14.4 Kbps. The best achievable transmission speed is 7 seconds. The fax memory is 200 pages which are more than sufficient for holding one weeks of fax message.

The scanner supports scanning up to a maximum of 19200 X 19200 dpi in interpolated mode and 1200 X 2400 dpi in optical mode. This printer supports scanning and mailing the document directly which is a handy feature.

All the features in MFC-J870DW like scanning, printing, faxing and copying supports both colored content and black and white content. The copying speed is 6 pages per minute and it supporting zooming out of content to minimum of 25% and zooming in up to 400%. The document feeder can feed up to 20 sheets automatically.

Pros of Brother MFC-J870DW

Inexpensive

Auto Duplex feature

NFC compatible

Disc labeling

Cons of Brother MFC-J870DW

Printing cost is high

 

 

Brother MFC-J450DW Review-Inkjet All-In-One Color Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax

Brother MFC-J450DW is economical, compact and user friendly all in one printer which is best suited for home and home office use. Though, it is budget AIO printer yet it offers feature like ADF (automatic document feeder,), Duplex printing (two sided printing) which generally not found in similar priced printer. The dimension of the printer, 16.1″ x 14.7″ x 7.1″ and it takes very less space. Atheistically, it is compact and looks elegant. The control panel can be tilted as per user convenience.  The 1.8″ Color LCD Display is easy to navigate.

Unfortunately, Brother doesn’t offer USB direct Interface or Pictbridge option with MFC-J450DW model.  This feature allows user to print files from or scan to your USB flash memory drive or compatible cameras. High end model like MFC-J870DW comes with this feature.

This printer has wireless connectivity thus it helps the user from sorting out the big wire connectivity issues and long length cables. The wireless standard it supports is IEEE 802.11 b, g and n. For a small office or home office where one printer might get deployed, this works out to be best option. Additionally, it supports mobile printing as well. It is compatible to AirPrint, Google cloud print, brother’s iprint&Scan etc. The MFC-J450DW is not NFC compatible. However, Brother’s own iPrint&Scan app compensate the feature up to some extent.

The input tray can hold up to 100 pages. The printing speed of Brother MFC-J450DW is decent as its prints 12 pages per minute for monochrome/black content and 10 pages per minute for multicolor content on an average. If you think that is not fast enough there is a separate fast color printing mode which can print twice as fast as the normal mode as it can print 35 pages per minute for black and 27 pages per minute for color content. The other specifications are as follows-

Brother MFC-J450DW supports a maximum resolution of 6000 X 1200 dpi. The copying speed is 5 pages or images per minute. The automatic document feeder can feed up to a maximum of 20 pages. The main advantage of Brother MFC-J450DW all in one printer is that it also includes faxing along with copying and scanning with printing functionality. The other similar priced all in printer contains only scanning, printing and copying functionalities.

The maximum scanning resolution supported is 19200 X 19200 dpi for interpolated mode and optical scanning supports a maximum resolution of 1200 X 2400 dpi. The fax modem supports a maximum speed of 14.4 Kbps and it can broadcast up to a maximum of 250 locations. The fax page memory is as big as 170 pages, thus none of the data will be spilled out because of memory limitation.

There is free brother cloud app which allows user to upload anything into the cloud server and from there they can directly print it using the printer provided the printer has internet connectivity. Brother MFC-J450DW  web connect feature allows the user to connect to websites like Flicker, Picasa, Facebook, Dropbox, Skydrive, Evernote AND Google Drive.

The disadvantage of Brother MFC-J450DW is printing cost per page is high

Canon PIXMA MG6420 photo all in one printer

Canon PIXMA MG6420 photo all in one printer is one of the new printers which Canon has unveiled recently. Beside copying, scanning, photo printing and document printing, this printer can also print directly from memory cards. However, fax option is not available with this printer. Basically, this printer is designed for home use. The disadvantage of this machine is the missing ADF feature. However, Auto Duplex Printing is available with the printer which means Canon MG6420 can print on both sides of the paper automatically. It allows HD movie printing as well, but can support limited devices. It supports MOV and MP4 movie files of some Canon EOS, PowerShot and VIXIA digital cameras and camcorders.

Design

Aesthetically, it is a sleek and compact printer; the dimensions measure 18” in width, 14.6” in depth and 5.9” in height, which is exactly similar to its predecessor MG6320. Thus, it needs very less space. It weighs 14 lb and is easily movable. Canon PIXMA MG6420 is encased in a black high glossy boxy cabinet. Visually, it looks like its older sibling Canon Pixma MG6320. There is a 3”LCD display placed on the top of the box. The display is not touch screen based. Both, control panel and output tray, are placed in front of the printer. The display allows user to select and edit images for printing.  The printer also supports PictBridge feature that allows printing images directly from your PictBridge capable camera. The printer is easy to setup. All the cartridges come with color code. There is an indicator, red LED lamp, to specify user if it has been correctly placed.

Printing feature

Canon Pixma MG6420 photo AIO printer can print A4, B5, A5, letter-size, or legal-size which is standard for entry level inkjet printers. Paper compatibility for this printer is limited. Basically, it is good for photo printing and can print images of 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ dimensions. Border less printing feature is available with this printer as well. The tray capacity is limited to 100 sheets for plain paper and 20 sheets of 4” x 6” Photo paper. It will print 15 B/w images per min and approx. 9-10 color images per min.

Canon Pixma MG6420 connectivity and supported operating system

Canon Pixma MG6420 comes with multiple wireless connectivity features. You can connect to the printer both wirelessly (802.11 b/g/n) and via USB cable. It has support for both Airprint and Google cloud print. So users can print directly from Iphone, Ipad and other Apple devices. It offers PIXMA Printing Solution (pps) for cloud PrintingBeside this, it can print Gmail, Google docs and from Chrome machines as well. PictBridge option allows printing photos directly from camera. Though this printer is not NFC enabled, still it has multiple wireless printing options to offer, which compensate absence of NFC features.

Canon MG6420 all-in-one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP3 32-bit, Mac OS X. This printer can also provide support for Mobile Operating Systems like iOS, Android and Windows RT18.  Media card reader supports SD card, SDHC card, miniSD card, miniSDHC card, microSD card, mircoSDHC card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo and Memory Stick Micro.

The copying speed of Canon Pixma MG6420 or the time taken to do the first copy, which is commonly known as FCOT [First Copy Output Time], is approximately 18 seconds for the color content and the contents can be zoomed between ranges of minimum 25% to Maximum 400%.

Canon Pixma MG6420 comes with flatbed scanner which is most commonly used. The printer can support maximum scanning resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi for Optical and 19,200 x 19,200 dpi for interpolated prints. If you require a lot of photo printing or document printing then frequent replacement of cartridges might be required. There is no support for Linux operating systems thus this printer is limited for Windows and Mac Os users only.

Pros of Canon Pixma MG6420

Good image quality

Auto Duplex printing

Printing directly from Camera and Media Cards

Compatible with mobile devices

Cons of Canon Pixma MG6420

Printing cost is high

 

 

Canon MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer

Canon MG7120 is the latest MG AIO lineup from Pixma series which offers copying, scanning, photo printing and document printing features like its predecessor. If you consider the sticker price ($199) of Canon Pixma MG7120 wireless Inkjet photo all-in-one printer, you will realize this light duty printer is not a cheap printer. However, it is packed with lots of features. If your primary concern is to print vibrant photos and document printing comes next to you, then this printer could be a good choice while compared with its rival. The printer supports Auto duplex Feature. It can print on CD/DVD and supports Disc labeling as well.

Canon MG7120 Features

When it comes to printing images, Canon MG7120 can print approximately 15 images per minute (ipm) for Black & White image content and, for color image, it will print approximately 10 images per minute (ipm). The 4’x6’ inch borderless photo printing will take approximately 21 seconds. This printer can provide support for printing in the following paper sizes: 4”x6”, 5”x7”, Letter, Legal, U.S. #10 Envelopes.

Tray Capacity is of 125 Sheets of plain paper, in the Lower Cassette, for paper printing, and 20 sheets of Photo Paper of size 4”x6” or 10 Sheets of Photo Paper of size 5”x7”, for photo printing, in the upper cassette. Printer ink compatibility is in wide range as it supports following cartridges: PGI-250 pigment black XL, CLI-251 cyan, magenta, yellow XL.

Photo copying speed is 14 seconds approximately for the color content. The content can be zoomed anywhere between in a range of minimum of 25% – maximum of 400%. Standard copying, Borderless copying, Fit –to-page copying and multiple copying are the various features supported by the Copier. Scanner type supported in Canon MG7120 all-in-one printer is flatbed scanner, which is the most common scanner type available in the market.  Maximum scan resolutions supported by this scanner are 2400 x 4800 dpi for optical scanning and 19200 x 19200 dpi for interpolated scanning.

Design

Canon MG7120 comes with 3.5″ touch screen LCD display mount on the top of the printer. You can edit or select images which you fetch from media card reader or PictBridge compatible camera.

The dimension of glossy black, box shaped printer is 18.4″ (W) x 14.6″ (D) x 5.9″ (H) and weighs 18.1 lbs. It is available in four colors black, white, red and brown. Both input and output trays are located in front of the printer. Thus, you can push it towards wall.

Connectivity

Canon Pixma MG7120 can directly print Smart phone, Android and IPhone contents as the printer has support for  Google cloud printing,  Apple AirPrint and PPS. The PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) App is available in both Google play and IOS app store.  The Airprint feature allows users to print content wirelessly from iPhone, iPad and other Mac devices. It supports auto duplex printing which means it can print on both sides of paper automatically.  You can connect Canon MG7120 printer to your computer wirelessly and via USB cable. Aside from these, user can print directly from memory cards. The Pixma MG7120 comes with PictBridge feature which prints content of  pictBridge enabled camera wirelessly

The common advantage is the high quality photo printing, AirPrint enabled and inbuilt scanner copier. The only disadvantage is that it runs out of cartridges very soon.

Pros of Canon Pixma MG7120

Print quality better than competitors

CD/DVD printing

Printing mobile content wirelessly

Printing Images direct from Camera and memory cards

Touch screen LCD for editing images.

Cons of MG7120

Slow printing

Cost of printing per page is high

 

 

 

 

HP Photosmart 5525 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer

HP Photosmart 5525 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer is the new multi in one printer available in the market from Hewlett Packard.  This is inexpensive all in one printer which meets the requirement of both home and home office.

This All-in-one printer can print 11 pages per minute for grey color content and 8 pages per minute for colored content, which is unmatched compared to any other printer in the market. There is a touch screen as well on HP 5525 printer which is of dimension of 2.7 inch which allows the user to configure the printer.

This printer has copying and scanning functionalities as well. Additionally, it comes with HP ePrint technology, using which any device that can connect to internet can send the content directly to the printer and can be printed or simply it supports cloud printing. There is also an AirPrint Application which is available for Apple brands like iPhone, iPad and iPod and can be downloaded from Apple App store.

HP Photosmart 5525 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer is compliant with the windows operating system and Mac OS operating system. The MAC OS support includes Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, or OS X Mountain Lion. It supports windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

This printer has built in wireless LAN which supports 802.11 b / g and n standards, which ensures multiple connections and fast data transfer to the printer wirelessly. There is also a memory card slot available using which the user can directly print from the memory cards.

The copying speed of this printer is equally as unmatched as the printing speed as it can copy at a speed of 23 copies per minute for black and white and the color photo copying is as fast as black and white which is 22 copies per minute. The input sheet tray can hold only up to 80 pages but where as most of the other printers support more than it. The maximum scanning resolution supported is 2400 dots per inch, which is 1200 X 2400 dots per inch by the hardware support and there is also an optical scanning support which can support up to a maximum of 1200 dots per inch. This printer can print on both the sides and the scanner type is flat bed scanner.

This is best suited for office use and the all time solution for personal use. The cost effectiveness and energy efficiency makes it as one of the top most printers in the market on top of it; it also has USB 2.0 support, however, HP 5525 doesn’t support USB flash drive.