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  1. HP Photosmart 8750 review

    HP Photosmart 8750 review

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    The HP 8750 is a large format printer that promises commercial quality photographs good enough to sell or even "exhibit in a gallery",according to HP's literature. After testing it, we found it does indeed produce excellent prints

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    Plustek OptiCard 820 review

    Plustek OptiCard 820 review

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    The 'joy' of typing details from business cards into your PC after business appointments is a chore that the OptiCard 820 aims to take off your hands, automating the process with OCR scanning technology.

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    Konica Minolta magicolor 2480 MF review

    Konica Minolta magicolor 2480 MF review

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    Colour laser printers have recently become much more affordable. Yet compared with inkjets and mono lasers, they're typically bulky, heavy and noisy. Konica Minolta's brand new magicolor 2480 MF is certainly a sizeable beast...

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    HP LaserJet 3050 review

    HP LaserJet 3050 review

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    The new 3050 is solidly put together and attractive, for a LaserJet at least. Compared with the Konica Minolta 2480 MF multi-function laser printer, the 3050 is slightly smaller but only a third of the weight, making it easier to move around.

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    Canon's Pixma ix5000 review

    Canon's Pixma ix5000 review

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    Canon has been aggressively trying to force its way into the printer market space more usually associated with Epson: this new A3 printer seems to be part of the Canon masterplan to cover all the bases.

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    Lexmark E240 review

    Lexmark E240 review

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    Lexmark is a solid brand for monochrome laser printers, and this model looks like it's been built for warfare. That feel continues throughout the machine, with great engineering and performance

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    Canon Selphy DS810 review

    Canon Selphy DS810 review

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    The DS810 sits at the top end of Canon's mini lab range, and with goodreason. It's the only Selphy to have a pop-up colour LCD, which isessential for easy photo cropping and colour changes.

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    IRIScan review

    IRIScan review

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    Efficient document scanning is achieved by both elements of hardware and software. The software component of IRIS's latest scanning equation comes in the tried and trusted shape of Readiris Pro 9, which we'll come to later, but first the hardware

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    I.R.I.S. IRIScan review

    I.R.I.S. IRIScan review

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    The IRIScan - and its accompanying Readiris 9 software - looks like agood prospect on paper. The handheld scanner is small and light enoughto slide into a laptop bag and is designed for scanning on the move.

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    HP ScanJet 4890 review

    HP ScanJet 4890 review

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    The 4890's 4,800x9,600dpi resolution and multiple-format film scanningabilities mean you're getting high-end specs at a mid-range price tag.But do these specs translate into performance?

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    Fujitsu ScanSnap review

    Fujitsu ScanSnap review

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    The answer to the question above is no. The ScanSnap's really designedfor multipage scanning, anyway. You stack your sheets up in the ADFfeed (up to 50 sheets of 80gsm paper), press the button and stand back.

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    Epson Perfection 3590 Photo review

    Epson Perfection 3590 Photo review

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    The 3590 Photo isn't Epson's cheapest scanner. Indeed, the nearidentical 3490 is £20 cheaper. However, the 3590 has an extra featurethat marks it out as something special - its automatic filmstriploading.

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    Canon CanoScan 9950F review

    Canon CanoScan 9950F review

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    The flagship of the Canon scanner range takes on Epson's Perfection4990 head to head. The CanoScan 9950F includes a Super Toric lens tocounter the aberrations introduced by conventional, spherical, scannerlenses...

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    Canon CanoScan 5200F review

    Canon CanoScan 5200F review

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    The 5200F is designed to satisfy more serious users, especiallyphotographers. But although a lamp built into the lid can scanindividual slides or single filmstrips, removing and replacing the lidinsert is a bit of a fiddle

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    Samsung SPP-2040 review

    Samsung SPP-2040 review

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    A newcomer into the photo printing sector, Samsung has recentlylaunched two compact photo printers based on dye-sub technology, ofwhich the SPP-2040 is the more up-market.

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    Lexmark P450 review

    Lexmark P450 review

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    The Lexmark P450 is distinguished from the rest of the group because itcomes with a built-in CD writer, which Lexmark is parading as anindustry first. That's true to a certain extent

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    Epson PictureMate 500 review

    Epson PictureMate 500 review

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    Essentially, the PictureMate 500 carries on from where the PictureMateleft off in our June 2005 test. Epson has added in a few much neededextras, like a colour LCD and a battery for mobile use

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    Canon Pixma MP500 review

    Canon Pixma MP500 review

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    This mighty beast from Canon literally puts some MFDs in the shade,being about twice the size of some of the more compact models on themarket. It's more than worth every square centimetre of space though.

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    Canon Pixma MP500 review

    Canon Pixma MP500 review

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    This mighty beast from Canon literally puts some MFDs in the shade,being about twice the size of some of the more compact models on themarket. It's more than worth every square centimetre of space though.

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    Samsung CLP-550N review

    Samsung CLP-550N review

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    Available for under £350, this powerful and flexible budget laserprinter proves that cheap needn't mean nasty. While its wrestler's bulkwill clash with your chic Mac setup...

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    Lexmark E340 review

    Lexmark E340 review

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    Laser printers are the best option for small organisations that wantspeedy prints, low running costs and efficiency in the workplace.Theyare cheaper, faster and cleaner to run than inkjets, though obviously you pay more ...

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    HP 422 review

    HP 422 review

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    Out of all the printers in our test, this package from HP easily offersthe most value for money. For just £150, you get an above-averageprinter with a battery, and a 5.2-megapixel digital camera.

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    Canon CanoScan LIDE 60 review

    Canon CanoScan LIDE 60 review

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    The LIDE 60 uses a Contact Image Sensor (CIS) scanning head, as opposedto a conventional mirror/lens/ CCD system. In the past this type ofscanner has been seen as a technically inferior solution

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    HP Photosmart 8250 review

    HP Photosmart 8250 review

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    The new Photosmart 8250 breaks HP's tradition by offering a single ink system, with replaceable ink tanks for each of the six colours. Even though the 8250 uses the same Vivera inks as other new HP printers, the running costs work out very cheap

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    Canon PIXMA iP4200 review

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    When things look too good to be true, they usually are. Following in the hallowed steps of Canon's i865 and iP4000 printers, the new iP4200 offers a similar five-ink line-up that adds a second, pigment-basedblack ink

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