Photo, letter, A4, A6, half letter, executive, user definable (8.89 – 119.88 cm in length)
What is an All-In-One Printer?
An all-in-one printer is an indispensable device that combines multiple features in a single unit. It can be a printer, a scanner, a fax, and a copier altogether. This distinctive feature makes an all-in-one printer second-to-none when dealing with a range of simultaneous tasks. Due to the wide variety of options for processing digital documents, as well as digitizing printed sources, this product is easily a must-have assistant for your office or home. Such printers take up less space than all listed devices, and you don't have to buy supplies for each separately. An all-in-one printer combines all essentials for working with paper and electronic documents, offering users maximum efficiency during the whole process.
If you do not use a fax or a scanner and you are more interested in printing documents in small quantities, we highly recommend you to consider one of the home printers models.
What Features to Compare
The first important feature that we need to point out is the performance. It covers both the print method and the print speed of the device. Accordingly, all printers can be divided into ink-jet and laser models. For those who plan to print a small number of documents, it is worth considering ink-jet models which are known for their average productivity and relatively low cost (including consumables). On using these printers, you'll get high-quality print images and vivid documents without spending a great deal of money. Those who plan to use a printer for business purposes should consider laser models since they can cope with large batches with no effort at all and are easy-to-maintain. Also, you need to keep in mind that printing speed is what determines the overall performance of the unit. The common average print speed gets up to 20 pages per minute (ppm), however, there are high-performing models where the speed may get up to 30 ppm. Consider the print/scan resolution as well since these are the parameters that specify the unit performance in more details; the higher this number is, the better the scan/print quality will be.
The second most important feature you need to pay attention to is the material that printer can handle. It is important to learn what paper sizes can be processed; the supported sizes clearly illustrate the chosen printer's versatility. Not only present-day models work with a standard A4 paper size but also can print on the A5, A6-sized paper, and envelopes of different sizes. Printers with such functions can be used for making colorful greeting cards on any occasions and events. All-in-one printers do an excellent job at photo printing, today they can even print out on CDs/DVDs. Since many of these models are acquired for office use, it is worth noting the capacity of a paper tray. Most models come with trays that can accommodate 250 sheets, which is an average figure, but there are models with several trays.
Speaking of interface connection, most modern all-in-one printers allow for wireless connection through Wi-Fi and support USB and Ethernet. In order to make prints directly from your gadgets (such as iPhone, iPad or any Android smartphone), all-in-one printers support technologies like AirPrint or Mopria Print Service. Aside from printing from mobile devices, some models can print out right from cloud services (e.g. Google Cloud Print) and scan to e-mails.
And the last but not the least feature to consider is the convenience of the printer. It is better to choose a model with a wide display where you can view all current information and the operating mode. Having picked a model that can perform duplex print, you will get a device that can perform two-sided printing with no manual effort. There are also models which use a duplex feature not only for printing but also for sending faxes, scanning documents, and even copying. It is necessary to consider a model with an ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) but, as a rule, all present-day all-in-one printers have got one.
Epson ET-2500 All-in-one
Print More, Pay Less
Epson EcoTank ET-2500 is a new printing solution by Epson. Being the main competitive advantage of this all-in-one printer, the EcoTank system enables the use of a single ink tank for many years. The Epson claims the tank of this easy-to-refill ink supply system to be commensurate with the total capacity of 20 standard ink cartridges. This ink volume is supposed to provide you with enough ink for some 2 years. After the CISS tank runs out, you can refill it from an ink bottle. On the other hand, this ink supply solution allows this Epson all-in -ne printer to demonstrate unparalleled printing performance as one fill of the EcoTank tank set is sufficient for printing about 7500 colour or 4500 monochrome images. In a long-time perspective, this approach enables users to significantly reduce the operation costs saving up to 74% for an average use scenario. Another beneficial aspect of this MFP is its splendid suitability for at home use as the EcoTank offers colour images printing of great quality along with its rich functionality.
Embodiment Ingenuity and Practicality
Everything about the ENVY 5640 printer catches your eye, starting from how it looks to the accessories and specifications. This MFD offers a whole set of parameters that are in demand by many users. This all-in-one printer was designed for an average printing workload of 1000 pages per month. In this regard, the ENVY 5640 is a top-notch solution for both school and college students. Likewise, the ENVY 5640 MFP ensures a high speed of monochrome documents and images printing as well as high-grade printing of colour photos. On the other hand, the convenient and intuitive touch screen control of the 5640 all-in-one wireless printer and the support of printing from mobile devices and services open wider possibilities for the model use. With these advanced remote printing features, you will not need to power on your desktop PC or a laptop as the available Wi-Fi connection offers a quick pairing of the printer with your smartphone. At an average, a set of standard ink cartridges will enable your ENVY 5640 MFP to print 165 colour images and 200 monochromatic images. If you wish to increase the number of pages printed on one fill of the ink cartridges you can buy a set of high-yield cartridges, which usually have the XL marking on the package. For example, the HP 62XL High-Yield and HP 62XL standard.
Striking Features for a Vibrant Photo Printing
The Epson Expression Photo XP-760 is a modern multifunctional printing device, which uses an advanced 6-colour ink supply system and is capable of printing business documents and photos with vibrant colours even at home. However, the printing capabilities of this MFP are not restricted to transferring images to the paper only as the Epson Expression Photo XP-760 can print on CD/DVD disks, thus enabling you to create a collection of exclusively fashioned home media. Just like other all-in-one printers of this type, the Expression Photo XP-760 supports a borderless printing of photos. Though you need to remember that using the Claria Photo HD Ink water-soluble ink negatively influences the durability of printed photos and archival quality of photos. When it comes to other functional features the Epson Expression Photo XP-760 offers them in abundance. This MFP has not only document printing and scanning abilities in store but also rich connectivity, which includes a card reader and an Ethernet wired connection port that allows connecting the printer to a local network.
If you want to print your images and documents remotely, we recommend checking one of the wireless printers.
When Low Price and Rich Functionality Unite
The HP DeskJet 3630 MFP combines high quality and simplicity of control. Contrary to its heavy-duty peers this all-in-one printer is intended for low printing loads and boasts a stylish compact, and even minimalistic design. What is attractive about this HP all-in-one inkjet printer, except for its low cost, is the set of features that makes it possible to perform a remote printing from the vast majority of mobile devices connected to the printer via a Wi-Fi network. A very simple to operate, the HP DeskJet 3630 allows performing basic printing tasks practically in a blink of an eye. As we've already mentioned, the HP officially recommended print load for this MFP is about 100-150 pages per month. Nevertheless, you may want to exceed this limit and if you do, we recommend using high-yield ink cartridges instead of the standard capacity ones.
Rich Functionality Packed in a Small Case
The Pixma MX495 is a multifunction device by CANON, which you may end up with as a perfect home printing solution. The arsenal of features that this all-in-one printer offers includes fast printing, copying, scanning of documents and images and even fax sending / receiving. The advanced functionality that greatly contributes to the printer practical value is the implementation of remote printing when using such mobile devices as smartphones and tablet PCs as sources. Moreover, along with this remote printing feature the Pixma MX495 supports documents and photos scanning with direct data sending to your mobile device with the PIXMA/MAXIFY Printing Solutions application. The installation of the PIXMA Cloud Link software plug-in on you Android-based device will enable you to use such cloud services as Google Drive™, OneDrive, and Dropbox, web photo galleries as well as Facebook, Twitter social networks as data sources for the remote printing of your documents and photos. In case you are tasked with faxing a whole bunch of documents or scanning/copying many documents at once, the Canon company provides you with a means for performing the task, which is an automatic document feeding system with 20 paper sheet capacity. To reduce the cost of operation of this wireless all-in-one printer by about 30% in some scenarios, the CANON offers you a special consumables bundle.
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