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Print / Scan

Unfortunately, most printers are less than great. To keep you from having an Office Space–style breakdown, we've researched and tested the best printers in every category, from a cheap black-and-white laser to a comprehensive all-in-one. Plus, we have options for scanning and printing photos.

The Best Online Print Service Nations Photo Lab
Nations Photo Lab is our top choice for ordering photo prints online. With its fast turnaround times, competitive prices, and sharp, detailed prints, we think it’s the best choice for most folks looking to give prints as gifts or display them around the house.   Read More >
The Best Laser Printer Brother HL-L2340DW
We’ve spent more than 250 hours of research and testing since 2012, and the best laser printer for most people right now is the Brother HL-L2340DW.   Read More >
The Best Home 3D Printer for Beginners (So Far) Tiertime Up Mini 2
After 20 hours researching and testing the best entry-level 3D printers we could find, the Tiertime Up Mini 2 is the one we recommend for beginners.   Read More >
Our Favorite Custom Photo Card Service Simply to Impress
Simply to Impress is the best photo greeting card service for the holidays, with many paper and trim options, easy-to-use templates, and elegant packaging.   Read More >
The Best All-in-One Printer HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer
After 35 hours of new research and testing, we found that the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 is the least-bad all-in-one printer for your home.   Read More >
The Best Photo Inkjet Printer Epson SureColor P600
After 76 hours of research and side-by-side testing, we found the Epson SureColor P600 is the best inkjet printer for most people. It consistently produces outstanding photographs with greater image detail and more accurate color than the competition can, while its prints last longer than anything you’d get from a typical online photo service. Plus, you can print on a wide variety of media, and its LCD touchscreen control panel makes setup and maintenance easy.   Read More >

Scanners

 
The Best Portable Document Scanner Epson ES-300W
After 100 hours of research and testing since 2013, we think the wireless, battery-powered Epson ES-300W is the best portable scanner for most people.   Read More >
The Best Photo Scanning Service Memories Renewed
After 80 hours of research and testing, we found that Memories Renewed, an online scanning service based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the best place for most people to get their photos and film scanned. They consistently delivered great-looking digital files, offering the best combination of price, quality, and turnaround time of any service we tested.   Read More >
The Best Cheap Scanner Canon LiDE 220
After more than 40 hours of research and testing the four units that made our final cut, we found that the Canon LiDE 220 is the best flatbed scanner for everyday users. The LiDE 220 is the fastest and most intuitive scanner we tested. It produces scans with more visual accuracy than its competition and more accurately recognizes text across all documents. Plus, it’s small enough that it won’t clutter up your workspace.   Read More >