Top 5 wireless printers
The latest development in the printing world is wireless printers. Do you enjoy the freedom of working and surfing the web in your living room, bedroom or the garden but find it frustrating that you need to connect your printer every time you want to print? If you buy a wireless capable printer then your freedom can be restored. There are many wireless printers available on the market today with varying prices. We’ve gathered the top five of these printers to help you choose the best wireless printer for you.
Most wireless printer reviews give importance to three essential factors that measure the overall quality and capability of a wireless printer.
Firstly, the wireless printer should be easy to set up to ensure you get convenience wireless printing without any hassle. Secondly, it should provide excellent print quality, showing that its wireless capability does not come with a sacrifice. Thirdly, the printer should be able to meet all print jobs regardless of how many users to need print, which also means the printer should print fast and have a high capacity paper tray for continuous printing. Among the brands that you can trust are Epson, Brother, Lexmark, HP, and Canon.
1. HP Photosmart 3310 All-in-One series
HP call this the world’s fastest printing all-in-one printer, and the Photosmart 3310 has a wide variety of features. It can also be used as a fax, but without an auto feeder, you might find positioning scans on the flatbed a bit awkward. But that’s the only thing you can say against this fantastic machine. It’s quick, the quality is excellent, and in a business environment it’s extremely reliable. The screen is 9.1cm, and it will print your photos in less than 15 seconds.
The Officejet Pro K550 means business, and whilst its photo printing isn’t the best, it thrives in the office environment, where it can churn out page upon page of pie charts and spreadsheets. The ‘dtwn’ model is the bigger brother of the family, both in terms of features and price, but the value for money is still impressive. It’s not number 1 because it’s not the best choice for the office environment, but doesn’t quite have the all-round functionality of the HP Photosmart 3310 All-in-one series.
The PIXMA MP800R is another all-in-one extravaganza, and it’s got more buttons than the space shuttle, a luxurious 8.9cm screen and direct printing from memory cards. If you’re serious about photo printing, this is one of the best choices around, and the value for its relatively high price tag is not bad!
Brother’s all-singing, all-dancing! It’s a fax, it’s a scanner, it’s a photocopier, it’s a printer and it will do all this over wireless. It doesn’t have a huge screen but it’s enough, and it comes with a multi-functional memory card reader. The price and function set make it ideal for the small office that could do with just one fewer wire.
In at five is Canon’s PIXMA iP5200R. When Canon released the iP5000, people raved about the quality and speed, but there was no networking. Well, add a ‘200R‘ and you can get the same printer with Wi-Fi, easy? Well not quite – no LCD screen means fiddly PC-based setup. But you’re only going to set it up once, and for this quality and function set, you’ll do well to find anything else at the same price.