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The Best New Printers To Hit The Shelves
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If your printer is making strange sounds, refusing to fire up or developing an unhealthy appetite for sheet after sheet of paper that it chews up and refuses to spit out, it’s trying to tell you that it’s the end of the road.

Many of us struggle on with printers that are well past their best for far too long. That’s a crazy thing to do, as today, the printers themselves are cheaper than ever, and for consumables like ink cartridges and printer toner is one of several companies that can provide what is needed online at low cost.

Perhaps we try to convince ourselves that this is the paper free era, and we hardly need our printer these days? That sounds almost convincing till the moment it dies for good, and you find yourself calling on friends and neighbors to print something off for you urgently!

Here, we take a look at some of the latest printers to hit the shelves.

All in ones

There is one name that stands out in the world of all-in-ones and that is Canon. Its TS-series consistently rates highly in all the “best of” lists that matter, from Techradar to Tom’s Guide. Perhaps the best of the bunch is the TS9120. It’s less than $100 on Amazon, but it meets the needs of both professional and home users.

The TS9120 has all the necessary WiFi connectivity, and you can print directly from your iOS or Android device. Everything is controlled from a five inch touchscreen, and the interface is so easy your mother will be able to use it without any coaching from the grandchildren!

Color quality is better than average thanks to the six separate ink cartridges.

Laser printers

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If you are printing at volume, there is still nothing that quite beats a laser printer, and rumors of the technology’s demise have, as Mark Twain almost said, been greatly exaggerated. Best of all, a good laser printer no longer demands an investment of thousands of dollars. The Brother MFC-L2750DW XL shows exactly why laser printing is still relevant in 2018.

The printer has lots of handy features, including fast duplex printing that actually dishes out two sided printing quicker than some of its rivals can print single sided. The high-capacity toner means the cost per page is less than three cents, and when the printer itself comes in at a snip under $350 from Amazon, it’s hard to see a downside.

Photo printers

 Epson has long been the stand-out name in photo printing, and while others are catching up, the Epson Expression XP-640 still sets the standard in this sector. It’s compact and user friendly, using five ink cartridges to create professional quality images on a variety of paper types. If you are in a hurry, you can take comfort in the fact that this printer was described in Tom’s Guide as a “real speed demon.” At around $150, it is not going to break the bank, either.

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