Direct-Connect Printers And All-in-Ones

Mobile Devices

  • Canon PiXMA IP100 mobile printer – Canon’s current successor to their famous BJC-80 mobile inkjet printer that is capable of being operated on battery power.
    (Colour inkjet print)

    HP OfficeJet 150 mobile multifunction printer copying a document

    HP OfficeJet 150 mobile all-in-one printer

  • HP OfficeJet 150 mobile multifunction printer – The first ever battery-operated mobile printer that can scan and copy without the need for extra accessories
    (Colour inkjet print, Colour scan)

Small-Business Devices

  • Brother HL-2240 Compact Duplex Laser Printer – A small laser printer that can print on both sides of a sheet of paper. Suitable as a reception-desk invoice printer for professional offices or as a private office printer for professionals handling client-confidential documents. This is the economy version of the HL-2250DN which has networking and the HL-2270DW which has Wi-Fi networking.
    (Mono Laser Duplex Print)
  • Brother PDS-6000 Professional High-Speed Document Scanner – A compact high-speed document scanner that can rapidly scan both sides of a document using its straight-through paper path.
    (Colour Duplex Scan)
  • HP LaserJet P1560 Series Personal Laser Printer– A small laser printer for use at reception desks and similar locations. This is the economy version of the HP LaserJet P1600 Series Laser Printer which has networking and double-side printing.
    (Mono Laser Print)

Network Printers and All-In-One Devices

Consumer Devices

  • HP Photosmart 7510 multifunction inkjet printer

    You may have to hook this up to your computer via USB when you use it in some apartments

    Brother DCP-J925DW – A small network-enabled multifunction inkjet printer / scanner fit for the home
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, Photo tray)

  • Brother DCP-J552DW – A small Wi-Fi only budget multifunction inkjet printer / scanner that competes with what HP are offering and has a four-cartridge ink system along with duplex print.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, Photo Tray)
  • Canon PIXMA MG-6150 – a mid-range network multifunction printer with double-sided printing available from Canon
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, Separate Paper Tray)
  • Canon PIXMA MX-350 – A mid-range fax-equipped network multifunction printer available from Canon
    (Colour Inkjet Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax)
  • Canon PIXMA MX-870 – A premium-level fax-equipped network multifunction printer available from Canon
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, Separate Paper Tray)
  • Hewlett-Packard Envy 100 (D410a) – A slimline all-in-one printer that is pitched as a medium-duty high-end printer
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, HP ePrint)
  • Hewlett-Packard Envy 120 – The latest in HP’s Envy slimline all-in-one printers, this time with “sunny-side-up” copying and the ability to easily charge gadgets off its USB port.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, HP ePrint, Scan-To-Email)
  • Hewlett-Packard Photosmart Wireless (B109n) – An entry-level multifunction network printer-scanner suitable for the “new computing environment”
    (Colour Inkjet Print, Colour Scan)
  • Hewlett-Packard Photosmart Wireless-E (B110a) – An entry-level multifunction network printer-scanner that doubles as an “Internet printing appliance” for emails and more
    (Colour Inkjet Print, Colour Scan, HP ePrint)
  • Hewlett-Packard Photosmart Premium Fax (C309 series) – A premium-level home-office all-in-one with integrated fax and full photo printing ability. Could this model be placed as a “bridge-level” unit between the consumer and small-business printer classes.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, Separate Photo Tray)
  • Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 7510 – The premium non-fax-equipped home/SOHO printer that has full photo abilities and is finished in that earthy-brown colour.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, HP ePrint, Separate Photo Tray)

Mobile Devices

  • Brother PocketJet PJ-773 – A Wi-Fi-capable direct-thermal battery powered mobile printer capable of printing on to thermal paper better than typical fax paper.
    (Monochrome Direct-Thermal Print)

Small-Business Devices

  • Brother MFC-J4710DW sideways-print multifunction inkjet printer

    Brother MFC-J4710DW – an example of a printer you would use as your main printer

    Brother MFC-6490CW – One of the first few inkjet multifunction printers that can work with A3 paper
    (A3 Colour Inkjet Print, A3 Colour Scan, A3 Super G3 Colour Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint, Two A3 trays)

  • Brother HL-4150CDN – A dedicated colour laser printer that has the ability to become a short-run document workhorse especially with its ability to do double-sided printing with negligable time penalty.
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print)
  • Brother MFC-9840CDW – A colour laser multifunction printer that connects to a wireless network
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint)
  • Brother MFC-7360N – An entry-level mono laser multifunction printer that connects to a network and is IPv6 ready. This is the economy version of the MFC-7460DN which has auto-duplex printing and T.37 Internet fax functionality; and the MFC-7860DW which also can work on a Wi-Fi wireless network.
    (Mono Laser Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Fax, T.37 Internet Fax endpoint)
  • Brother HL-3075CW – An entry-level colour LED printer for those of you who are wanting to dabble in the world of colour laser printers or implement colour laser printing in their workflow.
    (Colour LED Print)
  • Brother HL-6180DW – A heavy-duty monochrome laser printer which can work well when you turn out plenty of documents or engage in monochrome or grayscale desktop publishing.
    (Mono Laser Duplex Print)
  • Brother MFC-J4710DW – A “full-duplex” multifunction colour inkjet printer that uses landscape (lengthways) printing to achieve a compact machine as well as being able to work with A3 or other large paper sizes.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Colour Super G3 Duplex Fax, Web Connect, T.37 Internet Fax endpoint ready)
  • Brother MFC-J5720DW – The second generation of Brother’s landscape (lengthways) printing machines that yields a compact machine and the ability to print on A3. It also has a colour quality that would snap at the heels of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Series printers and would appeal to short-run promotional material.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Super G3 Duplex Fax, Web Connect, T.37 Internet Fax endpoint ready)
  • Brother HL-L8350CDW – An updated easy-to-setup colour laser printing workhorse from Brother with the same negligable double-sided printing speed penalty.
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print)
  • Brother ADS-2800W – A network-capable high-speed duplex document scanner that can scan both sides of each document page quickly and send to a NAS, online storage service, mobile device or regular computer via a network.
    (Colour Duplex Scan)
  • Dell 1130n – An entry level network-enabled mono laser printer that can work as an invoice printer for a clinic or as an infill mono laser printer.
    (Mono Laser Print)
  • Hewlett-Packard LaserJet M1210 Series – A network-enabled “all-in-one” laser-printer (or fax-machine replacement) for the small legal office or medical clinic
    (Mono Laser Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Fax)
  • Hewlett-Packard LaserJet M1536dnf – A network-enabled multifunction laser printer for the small legal office that can print on both sides of the page and use the HP ePrint service.
    (Mono Laser Duplex Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Fax, HP ePrint)
  • Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet CM1415fnw –  A wireless-network-enabled “all-in-onw” colour laser printer which is enabled for HP ePrint services
    (Colour Laser Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Fax, HP ePrint)
  • Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Pro 400 Series (M451dn) – HP’s colour-high-speed laser printer capable of 21 colour pages per minute and double-sided printing
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print)
  • Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet 6500 Wireless – A printer-scanner-fax that can connect to a wired or wireless network and offers the essentials for a home office or small business
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax)
  • Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet 6700 Premium – A multifunction colour inkjet printer that has the same ability to run cost-effectively as the OfficeJet 6500 series but also is equipped with touchscreen operation and HP ePrint functionality.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, HP ePrint)
  • Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet 7000 – An A3-capable wide-format inkjet printer for the small business, especially for printing promotional material or large spreadsheets
    (A3 Colour Inkjet Print)
  • Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet Pro 8500a Plus – The top-of-the-line business inkjet printer from HP’s stable
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, HP ePrint)
  • Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet Pro 8600a Plus – HP’s newest top-of-the-line business inkjet multifunction printer. The first HP inkjet printer to print “both sides” to the edge of the sheet without forced margins.
    (Colour Inkjet Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, HP ePrint)

Printing Devices To Help Promote Your Organisation

A3-capable network printers for large document sizes

  • Brother MFC-J6720DW A3 inkjet multifunction printerBrother MFC-6490CW – One of the first few inkjet multifunction printers that can work with A3 paper
    (A3 Colour Inkjet Print, A3 Colour Scan, A3 Super G3 Colour Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint, Two A3 trays)
  • Brother MFC-J6910DW – Brother’s second-generation A3 multifunction printer that prints on both sides of A3 paper
    (A3 Colour Duplex Inkjet Print, A3 Colour Scan, A3 Super G3 Colour Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint, Two A3 trays)
  • Brother MFC-J6720DW – Brother’s third-generation A3 multifunction printer that prints on both sides of A3 paper and prints on A4 paper in a landscape fashion.
    (A3 Colour Duplex Inkjet Print, A3 Colour Scan, A3 Super G3 Colour Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint, Two A3 trays)
  • Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet 7000 – An A3-capable wide-format inkjet printer for the small business, especially for printing promotional material or large spreadsheets
    (A3 Colour Inkjet Print)

Network Colour Laser Printers for quick turn-out of high-quality colour documents

  • Brother MFC-L8850CDW colour laser multifunction printerBrother HL-4150CDN – A dedicated colour laser printer that has the ability to become a short-run document workhorse especially with its ability to do double-sided printing with negligable time penalty.
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print)
  • Brother MFC-9840CDW – A colour laser multifunction printer that connects to a wireless network
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Colour Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint)
  • Brother HL-L8350CDW – An updated easy-to-setup colour laser printing workhorse from Brother with the same negligable double-sided printing speed penalty.
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print)
  • Brother MFC-L8850CDW – A colour laser multifunction printer that connects to your network wirelessly or via Ethernet and comes across as being very easy to use
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print, Colour Duplex Scan, Super G3 Coloru Fax, T.37 Fax Endpoint)
  • Hewlett-Packard LaserJet Pro 400 Series (M451dn) – HP’s colour-high-speed laser printer capable of 21 colour pages per minute and double-sided printing
    (Colour Laser Duplex Print)

Note concerning paper sizes

All paper sizes that are referred to in the reviews are based on the ISO-standard A series used in Europe, Asia and Oceania. For North-American readers, A3 would be nearly equivalent to the Ledger paper size and A4 would be nearly equivalent to the Letter paper size.
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