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  1. Canon PIXMA MP520 review

    Canon PIXMA MP520 review

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    Under the bonnet of the Canon MP520 lies a neat row of four individually replaceable ink cartridges, from Canon's latest ChromaLife 100 range. This marries a pigment-based black ink with dye-based cyan, magenta and yellow inks, theoretically enabling fast, high-quality document printing and passable photo output.

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    HP Officejet J5780 review

    HP Officejet J5780 review

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    Bristling with heavy-duty features that belie its relatively inexpensive asking price, the HP J5780 not only includes a 35-sheet auto document feeder, but also full standalone fax functions, so you can send and receive faxes even when your PC is switched off

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    Canon PIXMA MP610 review

    Canon PIXMA MP610 review

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    The Canon MP610 has a secret weapon in the shape of a second black ink cartridge in its arsenal. The result is spectacularly fast mono and colour document printing, along with photo quality that simply outdoes the competition.

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    Lexmark X4550 review

    Lexmark X4550 review

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    Considering that Lexmark is such a big name in the world of business printing, the X4550 feels surprisingly flimsy, with a build quality that doesn't seem to match the competition. We can't see this device remaining in one piece for long under heavy office conditions. Its main claim to fame is that it's fully Wi-Fi compatible straight out of the box, and in our tests this proved quick and easy to set up.

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    Epson Stylus Photo RX585 review

    Epson Stylus Photo RX585 review

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    Banishing compromise from its outlook on printing, the Epson RX585 nails its vibrant colours firmly to the mast of photographic output, with a purely dye-based range of six Epson Claria inks.

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    Epson Stylus DX8400 review

    Epson Stylus DX8400 review

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    Whether they use pigment- or dye-based inks, one almost universal problem with inkjet printers is that their output onto plain paper can be ruined by smudging, either merely by wiping a hand across the page or by a wayward drop of water. By contrast, the DX8400 uses Epson's cunning Durabright inks, which are resin-based.

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    HP Photosmart C5280 review

    HP Photosmart C5280 review

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    With the HP Photosmart C5280 you get a colour screen, multi-format card reader and some clever photo enhancement options, such as red-eye removal, that you can apply even in direct photo print mode, when printing from memory cards. Also unlike the Officejet, you can print direct onto CDs and DVDs.

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    Pentax DSmobile 600 review

    Pentax DSmobile 600 review

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    The Pentax DSmobile 600 scanner measures 280 x 51 x 38mm, and is a small and convenient device to carry around.

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    Kyocera FS-1300DN review

    Kyocera FS-1300DN review

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    Kyocera was pushing the green message before it became fashionable, and this model continues the tradition. While many other manufacturers include the developer and drum with the toner cartridge, the FS-1300D’s developer and drum are part of the printer – guaranteed for its working life – and the toner cartridge itself is simple and holds only toner.

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    Epson Perfection 4490 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 4490 Photo review

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    The 4490 offers much of the appeal of the 4990 Photo but at a far lowerprice. It boasts the same 4800x9600dpi resolution for a start, thoughthe stratospheric resolution figures being bandied about

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    Epson Perfection 4990 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 4990 Photo review

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    One of the aims of such tests is to establish how much you need to payfor a flatbed scanner. Central to this is whether you want high-quality film scanning, as this is what tends to bump up the price.

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    Wizcom Quicktionary 3 Lite review

    Wizcom Quicktionary 3 Lite review

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    Providing a quick way to translate text from French or Spanish to English and vice versa is the Wizcom Quicktionary 3 Lite. By inputting text using the built-in scanner or its touchscreen keyboard and stylus, it's easy to use when

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    Canon PIXMA iP4500 review

    Canon PIXMA iP4500 review

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    A bargain printer, the iP4500 uses Canon's unique line-up of five ChromaLife 100 inks, combining dye-based cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks with a second, pigment-based black ink. The system works so well in practise that Canon has now dropped conventional six-ink photo printers from its PIXMA range altogether.

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    HP Photosmart Pro B9180 review

    HP Photosmart Pro B9180 review

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    For many people, spending £500 on a printer is not an option, but some photographers do like to 'go large' so we hauled in an A3+ printer from HP to give you an idea of what you can expect from a printer of this type.

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    Epson Stylus Photo R285 review

    Epson Stylus Photo R285 review

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    The Epson R285 is a bare-bones A4 printer which doesn't even include PictBridge support. What you do get, however, is Epson's latest generation of Claria dye-based inks that are delivered from six replaceable cartridges.

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    Canon PIXMA MP970 review

    Canon PIXMA MP970 review

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    Aimed at the semi-professional market, the MP970 is Canon's top-of-the-range A4 printer, adding light cyan and light magenta inks to the five-ink line up of its other models such as the iP4500

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    HP Photosmart D7460 review

    HP Photosmart D7460 review

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    The D7460 is the latest in HP's new line of Photosmart printers that feature separate ink tanks for all six colours. The black ink is pigment-based, making the printer well suited to document printing as well as photo output.

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    Epson Stylus Photo RX585 review

    Epson Stylus Photo RX585 review

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    On the face of it, the RX585 appears to be based on exactly the same print engine as the Epson R285, but adds all the extras you could wish for, including a multi-format card reader and colour screen for direct printing

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    Brother DCP-135C review

    Brother DCP-135C review

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    This bargain combo comes in at a just over £45 and comprises a scanner, A4 printer, copier and photo printer. It connects to a Mac via a discreet USB lead that tucks away neatly, and has another USB port for PictBridge printing straight from cameras. There are no memory card slots or Ethernet ports.

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    Samsung SCX-4500 MFP review

    Samsung SCX-4500 MFP review

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    Looks lovely, doesn’t it? That’s what Samsung is hoping you’ll think as it charges a premium for its new product. Laser printers are available from as little as £50 now.

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    Canon PIXMA MP610 review

    Canon PIXMA MP610 review

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    Little short of legendary, Canon has made such a success of its revolutionary five-ink printing system over the past few years that conventional six-ink photo printers have disappeared from the company's product line-up altogether. So what's the big advantage?

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    Canon PIXMA iP4500 review

    Canon PIXMA iP4500 review

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    Manufacturers appear to be falling over themselves to offer printers as cheap as chips these days. Feature-light budget printers are everywhere to be found, like the Epson D92, which costs just £30 but still arrives with £25 of free ink, or Canon's own iP1800, which also weighs in at £30.

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    Pentax DS Mobile 600 review

    Pentax DS Mobile 600 review

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    Pentax's original DS Mobile was focused entirely on delivering the ability to scan documents and pictures on the move. At about the size of a small umbrella, it was unapologetic about putting convenience ahead of ultimate image quality

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    Epson R360 review

    Epson R360 review

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    This colour inkjet boasts CD printing facilities, a rack of camera card bays and a large colour LCD screen for previewing shots. You can also print from BlueTooth devices, but need to buy a separate dongle to do this

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