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Printer Review: HP LaserJet Pro M15w Printer

Billed as "the world's smallest laser printer in its class," the HP LaserJet Pro M15w measures just 346x189x159mm. Despite the small size and low price (RRP $129, street price is around $10 less), the LaserJet Pro M15w prints a respectable 18ppm at 600dpi resolution, with a claimed first-page-out time of less than nine seconds. Tiny, Qui...
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Printer Review: HP DeskJet 3720 All-in-One Printer

Space is at a premium in small offices and apartments, but if you can't find room for an HP DeskJet 3720 then you probably don't have room for an all-in-one at all. When the DeskJet 3720 was launched, HP claimed it was the world's smallest all-in-one priced less than $US250. That claim was made quite reasonably on the basis of volume (the ne...
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Printer Review: Canon Pixma iX6860 Colour Inkjet Printer

Not all that long ago, people would have laughed if you said they would be able to buy an A3 printer for significantly less than $200. But there are now several models in this category, among them the Canon Pixma iX6860. List price is $169, but if you buy the iX6860 from Ink Depot you'll save a couple of dollars (our price is $166.44) and yo...
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How to clean printer yourself: Simple and easy tips

Keeping your printer clean isn't merely a cosmetic issue. Avoiding a buildup of debris can help avoid problems. Outside How often you clean the outside of a printer largely depends on how dusty your environment is. Another consideration is that dust on a gloss black case is all too obvious, while it's almost invisible on a matte beige fi...
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Printer Review: Canon Pixma iP8760 colour inkjet printer

For many of us, A4 prints of our favourite photos seem large. But a well-executed shot taken on a decent camera can be enlarged to A3 size to great effect, and that's where Canon inkjet printers such as the Canon Pixma iP8760 come in. As indicated by the 'i" prefix in the model number, this is just a printer (ie, not a multifunction). The "...
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Printer Review: Canon PIXMA iP7260 colour inkjet printer

While multifunction printers (or all-in-ones) are understandably popular, there's still room for a "just a printer" such as the Canon PIXMA iP7260. Although the scanners incorporated in multifunctions have certain advantages, people are increasingly using their phones to capture physical documents. Applications such as Adobe Scan and Micros...
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Pick printer paper prudently (part two)

We looked at issues around everyday printer paper in part one, and this time we're turning to specialty media. When printing presentations and other important documents it often makes sense to choose 100gsm paper as it can give a better impression. We just priced a certain brand of 80gsm paper - one we know from experience gives good result...
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Pick printer paper prudently (part one)

The old Castrol TV ad proclaimed "oils ain't oils." Similarly, paper ain't paper. We'll start with ordinary A4 office papers, leaving the discussion of specialty papers to a subsequent post. Some homes and offices get through quite a lot of paper, especially when people are in the habit of producing multiple printed drafts of their pro...
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Printer Review: Brother MFC-J6930DW colour inkjet multifunction

Sometimes bigger really is better. Once upon a time, A3 printers were specialist items with price tags putting them beyond the reach of most small businesses, let alone households. So if a project called for large-format output, that normally meant a visit to the local copy shop. But that's no longer the case thanks to a new generation of pr...
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Genuine, Compatible or Remanufactured Cartridges - Which one is good for you?

The question is not about which one is good, but it’s about choosing the best one for your printing needs. Genuine Vs Compatible printer cartridges! This is an interesting topic of discussion. If you are relatively new to printers, inks and toners, this article will help you learn the basics and it will also help you make the right buyin...
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