Five Best All-In-One Printers Under $100

by Guest Author on July 27, 2012

in Articles, Guest Posts

If you’re an avid photographer or work from your home office, chances are good that you’ll need a high- grade printer with some sweet extras. You’re in luck:  there are plenty of great all-in-one printers out there with varying degrees of photo, text and speed quality. The best part, though, is that they’re all under $100. Printers can be expensive, with the varying level of care and supplies needed to maintain them, such as [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]laser toner cartridges[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]laser toner cartridges[/tp], ink, repair kits, but having a printer that doesn’t put you in the red is one step in the frugal direction. If you’re in the market for a new printer, check out these steals and you’ll be on your way to fax-scan-and-photo heaven!

Canon Pixma MX360 or MX340

Canon got it right when they released their Pixma series. Both of these particular models retail for under $100 (the MX340 at $99 and the MX360 for about $20 less) and give users fax capabilities and excellent printing quality. Incredibly, if you can pay the extra $20 for the MX340 model, you’ll get a nicely upgraded printer that not only faxes, but has wireless capabilities, enabling you to print and scan – wirelessly! If you love having pictures off your phone, but hate all the steps usually associated with getting physical copies of them, the MX340 is a cool choice: send photos from your iPhone to the printer and voila! It’s that easy and it’s under $100.

HP Officejet 4620 with ePrint

Much like the Canon Pixma MX340, the HP Officejet 4620 e-All-In-One Printer gives users print, fax, scan and copy capabilities, with the convenient wireless feature that makes a $99 price tag a real deal. Hewlett Packard offers something it calls “ePrint,” which assigns your printer its own unique email address. To print wirelessly from virtually anywhere in the world, all you have to do is attach the document you want to be printed and send it to the printer’s address. The Officejet 4620 also features Apple AirPrint, which streamlines the printing process from Apple products like the ever-popular iPhone, iPad and iPod. If you’re environmentally savvy, the Officejet 4620 is Energy Star qualified and is also made of recyclable plastics.

Brother MFC-255CW All-In-One Printer

The skinny on the Brother MFC-255CW All-In-One Printer is that it’s low-cost, prints incredible photographs but when operating on a wireless network it is slow, slow, slow. One test showed the printer took almost three minutes to print the first page of a 20-page Word document (while doing the job over a wireless network), but when connected via USB the MFC-255CW did much better. Still, the highlight for most buyers might be the aforementioned photo quality, thanks to Brother’s Innobella ink, which makes text look crisp and clean even on the cheapest paper. For photo printing, this Brother model takes photos to the next level of richness, precision and detail – a must if you’re wild about photography and aren’t in a hurry to go anywhere.

Lexmark Interact S605

If you do your homework and work Google a bit, you can find this speed demon of a printer for less than $70 at a retailer near you. That’s $70 for a multifunctional printer that comes with Wi-Fi capabilities, a 4.3-inch touch screen and lightning-fast print speed. In fact, you might consider the Interact sort of the opposite end of the spectrum from the Brother model; swap out the advanced photo quality and get your documents in a flash. The paper tray holds 100 sheets and is also adjustable to a variety of different page and envelope sizes. Testers of the printer found that the bold LCD touch screen offered a multitude of customizable choices; one of the best of which was an eco-friendly option, which enables the printer to print on both sides of the paper with the least amount of ink necessary.

Epson Workforce 845 All-In-One Inkjet Printer

To be honest, this Epson Workforce model is about $40 over the $100 limit, but a keen shopper will keep his eye out for sales, rebates or even barely-used deals on Craigslist. The extra effort (or cash, if you’ve got it) is worth it. While it’s designed for medium-sized offices, it’s still priced low enough to appeal to home office users who have to do a lot of document printing. It offers most of the same amenities as the printers listed above (for instance, Wi-Fi, a unique email address for remote printing, and a touchscreen) in a package that is fast, robust and can handle bigger workloads. More bang for a little bit more buck

Guest article written by: This blog post was written by Peter Darner. Peter is a computer engineer and makes sure to always stay up to date with all the latest technology.


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Julian King July 27, 2012 at 09:57

I would have never imagined 2 years ago that these devices would be so cheap. I have allinone printer and I can say it’s a great tool.

Mira July 28, 2012 at 12:28

Wow! I can’t believe it, it sounds pretty cool for that affordable price. I haven’t known that there are multifunctional printers for a hundred bucks, that’s nice!

Orlando July 28, 2012 at 16:44

We have Canon Pixma MX360 or MX340, it’s really a quality printer. I’m not trying to promote it, I just appreciate it so much.

vishvast July 28, 2012 at 17:51

i cant imagine really going to buy a printer thnx for all these info and after a long time i m visiting ur blog gud work bro

Hamid July 28, 2012 at 20:46

According to my personal experience Canon Pixma is the best option in this short list. How ever i don’t think that all of these list are under 100$ !

Greg C. July 31, 2012 at 03:55

I am not crazy about the HP. I have experience installation problems with them in the past. Seem to not always agree with certain network configs.

I will give the Canon Pixma a try. How can you beat $99!? Thanks for the info

Samuel August 12, 2012 at 20:14

I am still using HP 3060 3 in 1 and i think it’s serving.maybe if i made more money, i will go for one of these listed

Lane August 30, 2012 at 02:03

I’ve used HP forever and I’ve found them to be generally reliable.

Claud F January 14, 2013 at 21:41

My parents used to work for HP so I’ve always used their products and loved them!

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