Best Printers-SF Inkjet



Top reviewers agree on several of the best printers in "plain old inkjet printer" configuration. The best single function inkjet printers from current reviews and some venerate contenders.


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

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Best Printers-SF Inkjet vs laser

Inkjet printers have become a viable cost-effective alternative to color laser printing.

Many still believe laser printers are cheaper if you need lots of prints. What is cheaper? What is lots? What type of laser printer?

Things have changed. One to five users printing up to 600 pages per month, or up to 20 users printing under 1200 pages per month (55% color prints) will enjoy a lower cost of ownership every year of a typical 3-year life-cycle.

Inkjet printers are generally more cost effective and versatile vs. color laser printers

  • Acquisition Price
  • Media Support (The type and size of envelopes, paper, and other throughput materials)
  • Supplies purchase cost
  • Operating Cost


The best printer for your needs should have a recommended print volume above your current print volume requirements. Some printer makers publish recommended monthly print volume and others do not.

Consider that your print volume is likely to increase when you upgrade from monochrome to color.

The more commonly published statistic is maximum monthly duty cycle which, should only be used as an indicator of overall printer durability.


Epson Workforce Pro WP-4010

#1 (Recommended) of 11 Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 best single function inkjet-photo printer reviews.

  • 4x6 and 8x 10 photo time, text speed, power saving: Excellent
  • Photo quality, text quality, graphics quality: Very Good
  • $.45 photo cost 4x6
  • $1.45 photo cost 8x10
  • 2.1 cent per text page
  • $4.40 ink/month, Overall score 70/100 ( Very Good)


eHp OfficeJet Pro 251DW

#2 (Recommended) of 11 Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 single function inkjet-photo best printers.

  • 4x6 photo time, text speed, power saving: Excellent
  • Photo quality, 8x10 photo speed,text quality: Very Good
  • graphics quality: Good
  • Maintenance ink use: Fair
  • $.25 photo cost 4x6
  • $.75 photo cost 8x10
  • 1.6 cents per text page
  • $4.40 ink/month, Overall score 69/100 (Very Good)


Canon Pixma iP7220

#3 (Recommended Best Buy) of 11 Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 single function inkjet-photo best printers.

  • Photo quality, 4x6 photo time, text quality and speed, power saving: Excellent
  • 8x10 photo time, graphics quality: Very Good
  • $.50 photo cost 4x6
  • $1.70 photo cost 8x10
  • 6.1 cents per text page
  • $6.90 ink/month, Overall score 69/100 (Very Good)


Epson Stylus Photo R2000

#4 (Recommended) in Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 single function inkjet-photo best printers.

  • Photo quallity, 4x6 photo speed: Excellent
  • 8x10 photo time, text quality, grahics quality, power saving; Very Good
  • Text speed: Poor
  • PictBridge, individual color tanks, Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking
  • $7.50 cost/month, Overall Score 69/100 (Very Good)
  • $0.50  photo cost 4x6
  • $1.70  photo cost 8x10
  • 7.8 cents per text page


Take a look at Epson Stylus Photo 2000 if you would like to turn your stunning photographs and creative art into spectacular long-lasting prints.

Epson Stylus Photo 2000 also has best-in-class media support providing professional-grade print options for your art.

  • Cut-sheet and roll papers (up to 13 x 44 inches)
  • Photographic and fine art media
  • Canvas
  • Art board
  • CDs and DVDs


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Epson Stylus Photo 2000 is a PcMag. com Editor's Choice award winner and it is affordable.

Epson's innovative print head incorporates MicroPiezo technology with Epson's eight-color UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment-based inks.

High-gloss inks combined with Epson's AccuPhoto HG screening technology allow for very high quality photo prints even in high speed print modes.

Professional grade features allow you to print like the pros.

Ehternet, Wi-Fi, and USB connectivity provide more print options over some very expensive professional photo printers.


Hp OfficeJet 6100

#5 (Recommended Best Buy) of 11 Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 single function inkjet-photo best printers.

  • Power saving, text speed: Excellent
  • Photo quality, 4x6 and 8x10 photo speed, text quality, graphics quality: Very Good
  • Individual color tanks, Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking
  • $.25 photo cost 4x6
  • $.90 photo cost 8x10
  • 3.4 cents per text page
  • $5.20 ink/month, Overall score 69/100 (Very Good)


Canon Pixma iX6520

#6 (Recommended) in Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 best single function inkjet-photo printer reviews.

  • 4x6 and 8x10 photo time, text speed, power saving: Excellent
  • photo and text quality: Very Good
  • Graphics quality: Good
  • $.55 photo cost 4x6
  • $1.85 photo cost 8x10
  • 6.8 cents per text page
  • $3.10 ink cost/month Overall score 65/100 (Good)


Canon Pixma iX6520 is a tabloid+ photo printer for home use.

This printer is fast and produces very good photos up to 13 x 19 inches, and very good text documents up to 11 x 17 inches (tabloid). 

Canon Pixma iX6520 is a good choice for producing your home or small office marketing materials with a 5-ink system using 4 dye-based inks and a 5th pigment-based black ink for quality text.

Photo print sizes range from 4x6 inches to 13 x 19 inches (tabloid+).

Check first -hand photo printer reviews by users for the pros and very few important cons.


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Hp OfficeJet Pro 8100

#7 (Recommended) of 11 Consumer Reports buying guide 2014 inkjet single function best printers.

  • 8x10 photo speed, text speed, power saving: Excellent
  • Text quality, 4x6 photo speed: Very Good
  • Graphics quality, photo quality: Good
  • $3.90 ink/month, Overall score 65/100 (Very Good)
  • $.25 photo cost 4x6
  • $.85 photo cost 8x10
  • 1.6 cents per text page

Hp OfficeJet Pro 8100 ePrinter was #2 (Best Buy) in PcWorld's July 2012 five best inkjet printers. 

  • Text Quality: Very Good
  • Photo quality: Good
  • Tested Speeds 12.5 text pages per minute / 1.9 graphics
  • USB, Ehternet, Wireless connectivity
  • 250 sheet input / with Automatic duplex
  • Lowest vendor-specified ink cost per page 1.6 cents black / 7.3 full four color.
  • 3.5 stars (Very Good)


PcWorld Comments: "Made for small work groups, this printer is faster and cheaper to operate than most color laser printers, with crisp text and very nice photos."


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Epson B510DN

Pc World ranked the B510DN #5 early in 2011, and it made it all the way to #1 in their Nov. 2011 top 5 color inkjet printer reviews. Rated 4 out of 5 stars and critically acclaimed by buyer's lab, PcMag, and others. 

Epson B510DN has a recommended volume of up to 4000 pages per month.

PcWorld comments the B510DN is the inkjet alternative to color laser printing. This machine is fast, very cost effective to use, and prints better photos than color laser printers.

Epson B510DN is one of the best printers for the networked small and medium business, or lower volume large business work groups. This business inkjet printer may also be the best printer for home offices requiring higher volumes and color printing for less than toner machines.

As of March, 2014 B510DN is still available. This printer is a proven high-er volume business inkjet printer.





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