Articles By Melissa Riofrio

Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 delivers business-class features and speed

The Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 colour inkjet multifunction printer is one of the most convincing alternatives to a low-cost colour laser printer that I've seen to date. Designed to serve a small workgroup of

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Melissa Riofrio

Laser Printers: going cheap doesn’t pay off

Most people shopping for a color laser printer want one because they think it will print quickly, produce good-looking output, and cost less to run than an inkjet printer. But the sad evidence

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Melissa Riofrio

Printer ink refills that save you the most money

Cheap ink: It's what every inkjet printer user wants. But although printer vendors' ink tends to be pricey, the alternatives--refilled or remanufactured cartridges--come with dire warnings about drips, disappointing print quality, or damage

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Melissa Riofrio

How to buy the right printer for your business

The classic monochrome laser business printer continues to sell surprisingly well, but the best printer for your business might be inkjet, laser, LED, or solid-ink; and it might be a multifunction or single-function

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Melissa Riofrio

Five printer nightmares and how to avoid them

The printer ate your TPS reports, but no excuse matters when you're rushing off to meet clients empty-handed. No wonder everybody loves to hate printers. When you need them most, they'll display a

Published on: November 16th, 2010 Melissa Riofrio

Printer features guide to help you choose better

Basic printer specsDots per inch (dpi): This number defines how many dots the printer can fit onto a square inch of paper. Due to baseline specs set long ago, all dpi numbers are

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Melissa Riofrio

Canon MFP’s price should forgive quirks

Canon's Pixma MP470 has its quirks, but given the US$100 price (as of 9/12/07) it's hard to complain. This compact machine offers a wide range of print, copy, and scan functions in a

Published on: September 26th, 2007 Melissa Riofrio

Dell’s colour printer lacks tone

Dell's Colour Laser Printer 1320c offers surprisingly good colour quality for a low acquisition price. Its toner is expensive, however, and its control panel is confusing.Setting up the printer is very easy. The

Published on: August 13th, 2007 Melissa Riofrio