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Top 5 printers for November

The best printers we tested in November, and where you can get them cheapest

  • 4. [[Artnid:326120|Brother HL-3070CW]]



    Four Stars

    Price: $579

    The Final Word: Brother unleashed its new LED printing technology on us last month, with decent results. The new technology means the printer is smaller and cheaper than laser counterparts while still providing decent results. While LED printing won’t change the world, it is definitely a reasonable proposition for small businesses. You can print directly from USB flash drives, which is always handy.
  • 2. [[Artnid:327599|Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF]]

    Four Stars

    Price: $799

    The Final Word: Cheap, small and with good network features, Konica Minolta’s entry-level colour laser multifunction is a decent option. The toner carousel system means you won’t get colour printouts quickly, and you might need to experiment with colour match settings in order to get the best quality results.

  • 1. [[Artnid:327835|Canon PIXMA MP990]]



    Four Stars

    Price: $449

    The Final Word: Canon’s high-end inkjet multifunction provides plenty of features for the family and even avid photographers. There’s comprehensive connectivity, CD/DVD printing and the ability to scan 35mm negatives and slides. As with many Canon inkjets, it's slower than we’d like, but resulting quality is definitely worth the wait.
  • 5. [[Artnid:327109|Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II]]

    Four Stars

    Price: $1099

    The Final Word: Canon’s A3+ photo printer can be expensive to run and won’t provide the colour configuration options that professional photographers demand. However, if you’re an amateur photographer looking to print large copies of your photos at home, the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II isn’t short on print quality, and the use of dye-based inks instead of pigment consumables means you can use glossy media.
  • 3. [[Artnid:32479|Canon PIXMA MP490]]

    Four Stars

    Price: $99

    The Final Word: You can’t really expect much for the bargain-bin price tag, but Canon’s super-cheap inkjet multifunction still provides decent print quality for photos. It’s easy to use, making it a decent option for cheaply printing homework, for example.
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