Laser printers will always be a staple in offices due to their fast print speed and ability to handle high volumes. However, inkjet printers are catching up in terms of speed, and nothing beats an inkjet when it comes to printing photos and graphics. And when you add more functions like scanning, copying and faxing, an all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printer can be a very useful addition to home and small businesses. We put three such inkjet multi-taskers to the test, basing them on specific criteria: besides print, copy, and scan, they must also do fax, and cost no more than S$500.
The Canon PIXMA MX927 takes the cake here. It performed well in terms of print quality; managing to edge out the competition when it came to both monochrome documents as well as documents with colored images and charts. It also performed reasonably well when it came to printing photographs.
In terms of speed the Canon PIXMA MX927 did quite well by outpacing the competition in three out of four speed tests. And don't forget the PIXMA MX927 allows for mobile printing from your iOS devices via Apple AirPrint, while you can print Gmail messages, Google OCS and file attachments with Google Cloud Print. Here's a snapshot of print speed performance:-
|B&W 10-Page Print Timing||Color 10-Page Print Timing||B&W 10-Page Copy Timing||Color Photo Print Timing|
|Brother DCP-J752DW||43.96 secs||64.97 secs||123.92 secs||119.16 secs|
|Canon PIXMA MX927||37.83 secs||107.79 secs||40.36 secs||92.62 secs|
|Epson L550||59.99 secs||150.22 secs||262.70 secs||186.62 secs|
|Criteria/Model||Brother DCP-J752DW||Canon PIXMA MX927||Epson L550|
For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed at the References section at the end.