Colorful language

Multifunction printers are reaching new heights in combining fast, high-quality text and color printing with their features and other functions. The GCN Lab tests eight MFPs suitable for small, midsize and, in at least one case, even large workgroups.

HP Color LaserJet CM3530

Hewlett-Packard’s Color LaserJet CM3530 is an extremely speedy multi-function printer in the midprice range. Graphically, it’s the best printer in our roundup.

Lexmark X782e

The Lexmark X782e is the only multifunction printer in the review that could easily drop into a large workgroup setting and satisfy everyone.

Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/N

The Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/N is a great machine, and its usability features make all its tools easily accessible to users.

HP Color LaserJet CM2320

The fastidious CM2320 is a decent MFP with a good printer, scanner and fax machine for the price, unless you need it to do a lot of color printing.

The ink option

Not every company has moved into the powdery world of toner cartridges for printers.

Brother MFC-9450CDN

The 9450 prints flawless text, and can be trusted to print your best text documents, even those enhanced with spot color or graphics.

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