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- Ratings
Family
What it is: How good the printer will work as a family printer. This prioritizes an all-in-one printer with good photo printing, a low cost of operation for both black and color prints, and lots of connectivity options.
Score components:
  • 35% Photo Printing Quality
  • 15% Scanner
  • 15% Black Only Printing
  • 15% Color Printing
  • 12% Average Color dE
  • 4% External Storage Support
  • 4% Mobile App Print
Small/Home Office
What it is: How good the printer will be for an office with 1 to 15 employees. This usage prioritizes build quality, printing speed, and high page yield for both color and black documents to improve efficiency. Ethernet connectivity is a must to have multiple users connected to the printer.
Score components:
Student
What it is: How good the printer will be for a college or university student. This usage prioritizes low cost per print for black-only documents and color documents, and connectivity versatility.
Score components:
  • 44% Black Only Printing
  • 15% Color Printing
  • 10% First Page Out Time (Black Only)
  • 6% Wi-Fi via Router
  • 5% Scanner
  • 5% Microsoft Office Files
  • 5% Bluetooth
  • 5% External Storage Support
  • 5% Wi-Fi Direct
Black & White
What it is: How good the printer is for printing black and white documents. This usage prioritizes the cost per print, the page yield, and the printing speed for black-only documents.
Score components:
Casual Photo
What it is: How good the printer is for printing photos occasionally as a hobby. This usage prioritizes photo printing quality, color accuracy, build quality, photo printing cost, and the photo format sizes available.
Score components:
  • 50% Photo Printing Quality
  • 20% Color Accuracy
  • 15% Build & Design Quality
  • 5% Photo Printing
  • 4% Photo (4" x 6")
  • 4% Photo (5" x 7")
  • 2% Photo (2" x 3")
- Main
Type
Technology
Wireless
Color
SuperTank
What it is: A supertank printer is a fillable printer. The ink tank of this printer can be refilled using an ink refill bottle. They have the page yield of a laser printer and the photo printing quality of an inkjet printer.
When it matters: For families that have a high color printing frequency, or for those looking to reduce their environmental footprint.
- Design
- Build & Design Quality
What it is: Durability, material quality, sturdiness, and cheap/expensive feel.
When it matters: For a family printer with a high printing frequency, or a small business printer.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Build Quality Close Up
- Dimensions
What it is: The general dimensions and weight of the printer with the paper tray closed.
When it matters: When the footprint of the printer is important, like for a small desk or a small office.
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Height
Width
Depth
Weight
What it is: The weight of the printer, including the cartridge and the power chord but without the paper.
When it matters: When deciding whether a printer will fit your setup.
- Display Screen
What it is: Ease of use. This score is evaluated on the visibility, the number of fields, the response time, the touch sensibility, the dimensions, and whether or not it's a touch screen.
When it matters: When you want to scan, copy, or fax from the printer; this is important for the configuration and the maintenance of the printer. A printer with a poor display screen is very frustrating to use.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Display Screen Picture
Display Screen
Display Screen Size
What it is: The diagonal length of the screen.
Touchscreen
- In The Box
In the Box Picture
- Cartridge
What it is: Cartridges are consumables of the printer. They contain ink or toner.
When it matters: When you want to know how much it'll cost to replace the cartridge.
Cartridge Picture In The Printer
Photo Cartridge
What it is: For photo printing. Some manufacturers will add specific color cartridges to produce better quality photo prints; the added colors will help you have better photos, like some photo-oriented printers that'll add gray ink to have a better grayscale photo print. Some printers will have two black ink cartridges: one with dye-based ink and one with pigmented ink. Dye-based ink is the standard type of ink.
When it matters: When good quality photo printing is important to you.
Number Of Color Cartridges
What it is: The number of color cartridges. Some printers will have the three primary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) bundled together, and others will have the colors in individual cartridges. Some photo-oriented printers will have additional color cartridges for better photos.
When it matters: For replacement. You can change the empty color cartridge without throwing away other cartridges that are still good.
Black Cartridge Model
What it is: The cartridge model number.
When it matters: When you care about keeping costs low and want to have an idea of the cartridge replacement cost.
Tested Black Page Yield
What it is: An intermediate value in the calculation process of the page yield of the printer. This is the number of 80% covered area of black ink prints. The test document was printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader with the printer's default settings, with the grayscale box checked. The paper used was the AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper at 92 GE brightness.
When it matters: When you want to know the page yield of the cartridge.
Estimated Black Page Yield
What it is: The total number of black ink pages that it's possible to print from one cartridge. The test page reference (ISO-IEC 19752-2004) used is covered at 4.21% black ink. This value is estimated using the tested page yield and the covered ratio between the ISO page reference and the 80% covered test document.
When it matters: When you want to know how much it'll cost you to print. Printers manage the calculation of remaining ink differently, and it can have an impact on your overall cartridge consumption, increasing the printing price.
Good value: > 950 pages
Color Cartridge Model
What it is: The cartridge's model number.
When it matters: When you want to keep costs down. Using the cartridge model number, you can look for the best price and have an idea of the cartridge replacement cost.
Tested Color Page Yield
What it is: An intermediate value in the calculation process of the page yield of the printer. This is the number of 80% covered area of cyan, magenta, and yellow ink prints. The test document was printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader with the printer's default settings. The paper used was the AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper at 92 GE brightness.
When it matters: To estimate the page yield of the cartridge.
Estimated Color Page Yield
What it is: The total number of color ink pages that it's possible to print from one cartridge. The reference document coverage is 12.22% cyan ink, 17.45% magenta ink, and 18.80% yellow ink over 5 pages based on ISO/IEC 24712-2007 standard. This value is estimated using the tested page yield and the covered ratio between the ISO reference page and the 80% covered test document.
When it matters: Printers manage the calculation of remaining ink differently, and it can have an impact on your overall cartridge consumption, increasing the price of the printing.
Good value: > 250 pages
Third Party Cartridge
What it is: The possibility of using a third-party cartridge.
When it matters: When your printing frequency is high and you plan on reducing your printing cost, third-party cartridges are a good solution. They're cheaper, but some printers won't recognize them. Sometimes using a third-party cartridge voids the warranty.
High Yield Cartridge
What it is: Some printers let you replace the cartridge with an oversized one. Usually, an XL will print around two times more pages.
When it matters: When your printing frequency is high, it's a good way to reduce the cost of the cartridge without the risk of using a third-party cartridge.
Drum Unit
What it is: When the drum unit of a laser printer is in the printer, you'll eventually need to replace it, adding cost. When the drum unit's in the toner cartridge replacement kit, you don't have to think about it.
When it matters: When trying to keep long-term costs down.
- Scanner
What it is: All-in-one printers usually have a scanner, which is used to digitize documents or photos.
When it matters: When you want a scanner with your printer.
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Scanner
What it is: Whether there's a scanner or not.
When it matters: When you want a scanner with your printer.
Scan Flatbed
What it is: Scanning the document using the flatbed glass.
When it matters: When you only want to scan single pages or photos.
Scan Sheetfed
What it is: Scanning documents from the sheetfed paper tray; this is usually located on top of the printer.
When it matters: When you need to scan whole documents; you can place the documents and let the printer handle the rest.
Automatic Document Feeder
What it is: Usually using the sheetfed, it's the possibility to scan a whole document automatically. The printer will automatically select the next page to scan.
When it matters: When you frequently scan documents with three or more pages.
Duplex Scanning
What it is: The ability to scan two-sided documents.
Scan Resolution
What it is: The resolution in DPI (dots per inch). This is an indication of the level of detail the scanner can achieve.
When it matters: When you want to do high-quality photo scans or photo enlargement and need a higher resolution.
Good value: > 300 dpi
Scan Color Depth
What it is: The color information that the scanner gathers while scanning a document or a photo. A 24-bit scanner scans 256 colors per 8-bit channel, for a total of over 16 million scanned colors. A 48-bit scanner scans 65,536 colors per 16-bit channel, for a total of over 281 trillion colors.
When it matters: When true color is important while scanning your favorite photo. More than 24 bits is for very specific photo printing use.
Good value: 24 bits
Flatbed Scan Size
What it is: The largest format the flatbed can accommodate for a scan.
When it matters: If you plan on scanning something larger than the typical letter format (8.5" x 11").
Fax
What it is: Whether there's a fax feature or not.
Copy
What it is: Whether there's a copy feature or not.
- Printing
- Cost-Per-Print
What it is: The cost of using the printer expressed in cost per print ($/print). The starting point of the graph is the printer cost. The cartridges are the recurring cost of the printing process. A cartridge is added at every estimated page yield. The starter cartridges of the printer, which have a smaller page yield, aren't considered. The calculation considers a normal replacement cartridge for the calculations, and the cost of the paper isn't included in the calculation. Ink consumption during cleaning and maintenance isn't included in the graph (printing in black and white with an inkjet printer will still use color ink because of the head cleaning process).
When it matters: When you'd like to know the cost of using the printer depending on your predicted printing frequency.
Score components:
  • 50% Black Only Printing
  • 40% Color Printing
  • 10% Photo Printing
Printer Total Cost
What it is: This graph shows the total cost of the printer as a function of the number of prints. For Black and White printers, the total color cost is fixed to 0.
When it matters: When you want to compare the cost of two printers depending on your typical number of prints.
Black Cartridge Price
What it is: The MSRP price of the cartridge as of the date of publication of the review. The price does not include tax.
When it matters: When wanting to know how much printing will cost. Since the cost of the cartridge is a recurring cost, it has more impact on the printing cost than the printer itself.
Color Cartridge Price
What it is: The MSRP price of the cartridge as of the date of publication of the review. The price does not include tax.
When it matters: When you want to know how much it'll cost to print with this printer. The cost of the cartridge is a recurring cost.
Black Only Printing
What it is: The cost of printing black text documents. It's the cartridge price divided by the estimated page yield.
When it matters: To help predict the recurring cost of the printer based on your printing habits, if you're only planning on printing in black.
Good value: < 0.075 US$ per print
Color Printing
What it is: The cost of printing color documents. It's the cartridge price divided by the estimated page yield.
When it matters: To predict the recurring cost of the printer based on your printing habit. You can use this value if you plan on only printing in color.
Good value: < 0.15 US$ per print
Photo Printing
What it is: The cost of printing photos with the printer.
When it matters: When you want to predict the recurring cost of the printer based on your printing habits; you can use this value if you plan on only printing photos.
Good value: < 0.40 US$ per photo
Ink Subscription
What it is: When you pay a monthly fee for ink, depending on your printing frequency.
When it matters: If you want to save money on ink. If you're in the right bracket of printing frequency, it could be for you.
- Printing Speed
What it is: The number of pages a printer can print in a minute.
When it matters: When you print a lot of large documents, like a small office's printer.
Score components:
  • 30% Black Only Text Document
  • 15% Color Document
  • 5% Photo Printing Time
  • 25% First Page Out Time (Black Only)
  • 25% Duplex Printing
Black Only Text Document
What it is: The amount of black-only pages that the printer can print in a minute once the first page printed is complete. The file format used is PDF.
When it matters: For increasing business productivity. When multiple computers use the same printer to print large documents and the printer is slow to print, the printing queue increases.
Good value: > 20 ppm
Color Document
What it is: The number of color pages the printer can print in one minute once the first page is complete. In this case, the color page is a PowerPoint presentation with two slides per page in PDF format.
When it matters: When multiple computers use the same printer to print large documents.
Good value: > 12 ppm
Photo Printing Time
What it is: The time required to print one 4" x 6" photo.
Good value: < 55 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
What it is: The time it takes to print one page when the printer hasn't been used for more than one hour. This is usually applied to laser printers, which have to warm up the print engine before a print.
When it matters: If you have to print a page regularly; for example, a printer used for printing sales receipts to customers.
Good value: < 10 sec
Duplex Printing
What it is: A feature that allows you to print on both sides of the sheet of paper. In automatic duplex printing, the printer handles the whole process of duplex printing. While in manual duplex printing, the printer will print on one side and you'll have to put the paper back in the tray to print on the other side.
When it matters: When you print frequently. It also reduces the paper usage of the printer.
Input Tray Capacity
What it is: The amount of paper that can be inserted in the printer input tray. The value isn't tested; it's taken directly from the printer user manual.
- Color Accuracy
What it is: The difference between the chosen color for a document and the result once printed. In this case, it's the corresponding RGB of a selected Pantone color. The color accuracy test is printed on AmazonBasics Multipurpose Copy Printer Paper at 92 GE brightness.
When it matters: When you require accurate color for a logo or a graphics-intensive presentation.
Score components:
  • 100% Average Color dE
Color dE Picture
Average Color dE
What it is: The average of the difference between the printed color and the color reference for 18 samples using the CIE2000 color difference algorithm.
Delta E Perception
0 to 1 The difference isn't perceptible to the majority
1 to 3 A second glance is needed to see the difference
3 to 6 There's a slight difference
6 to 10 The difference is noticeable
10 + The colors are different
When it matters: For photo printing and graphic design, when the printed color needs to be accurate.
Good value: < 8
- Photo Printing Quality
What it is: A subjective score based on a 27-point list. The 4 photos are printed on glossy paper from the printer manufacturer using the "Photo" app from Windows 10, unless otherwise specified. The print preset is the basic one and the quality of the print is set to standard for every printer. The photo format is 4" x 6".
When it matters: When you plan on printing photos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Side By Side Print/Photo
Borderless Printing
What it is: Whether you can print a photo without borders.
When it matters: When you want to print photos that are as good as a printing service.
- Printing Size
What it is: The most common paper formats the printer can use.
When it matters: If you'll be using formats other than legal or letter.
Letter (8.5" x 11")
Legal (8.5" x 14")
Tabloid (11" x 17")
A6 (105mm x 148mm)
A5 (148mm x 210mm)
A4 (210mm x 297mm)
Photo (2" x 3")
Photo (4" x 6")
Photo (5" x 7")
- Mobile App And Connectivity
- Connectivity
What it is: What inputs the printer has.
When it matters: When you want to know whether your printer will be compatible with your home or office network.
Score components:
  • 10% Ethernet
  • 10% USB Input To Computer
  • 10% Bluetooth
  • 20% Wi-Fi via Router
  • 10% Wi-Fi Direct
  • 10% External Storage Support
  • 15% Apple AirPrint
  • 15% Mopria Print Service
Inputs Picture
Ethernet
What it is: This port is required to make the printer a wired network printer. It's used to connect the printer to a router.
When it matters: For small businesses when many users will have to share the same printer. The set-up time is longer.
USB Input To Computer
What it is: This input is the most common port on a printer. It's typically used to print directly from a computer using a wired connection. It isn't the input for a USB stick.
When it matters: For a single computer network; this is the easiest and quickest setup possible.
Bluetooth
What it is: Bluetooth support for phone or tablet printing.
When it matters: When multiple users need to connect wirelessly and rapidly to a printer.
Wi-Fi via Router
What it is: Whether you can have the printer on a wireless network via the home or office router.
When it matters: When you want multiple computers or devices to share the same printer with a wireless connection.
Wi-Fi Direct
What it is: Whether the printer generates its own Wi-Fi to let you connect to it with your device or computer. This means you won't need a wireless router or access point. To use this, you'll need to disconnect your device/computer from your home network.
When it matters: When you don't have access to another network.
External Storage Support
What it is: An input for the most common memory cards or sticks; SD/MMC, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, etc.
When it matters: When printing photos directly from a camera using a memory card.
Apple AirPrint
What it is: A feature available on most Apple devices that allows you to wirelessly print without the need to install a printer driver.
When it matters: If you own a lot of Apple devices.
Mopria Print Service
What it is: A service for Android devices. The device and the printer must be on the same Wi-Fi.
When it matters: When the printer doesn't have an Android app available.
- Mobile App Print
What it is: An additional app to help you easily print from your phone and/or tablet.
When it matters: When you plan on printing mostly from your phone or tablet. The app gives more printing options than the ones available from your phone, like printer status or a place to buy ink directly from the app.
Score components:
  • 10% iOS
  • 10% Android
  • 30% Photo (JPEG, PNG)
  • 20% PDF
  • 20% Microsoft Office Files
  • 5% Text Files (TXT)
  • 5% Webpages (HTML)
App Printscreen
Mobile App
App Name
iOS
Android
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
What it is: If you can print photos off your phone with the app.
PDF
What it is: The possibility to print a PDF document off your phone with the app.
Microsoft Office Files
What it is: The possibility to print Microsoft Office files like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint with the app.
Text Files (TXT)
What it is: If you can print text format files (*.txt) from the app.
Webpages (HTML)
What it is: If you can print a web page from the app.

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