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    6 top enterprise workgroup printers

    Posted May 16, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Is your office paperless? Didn't think so. Consider one of these six printers, then, for the workgroups in your enterprise.
  • After 30 years, HP brings inkjet printing to office MFP

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 12:05 am

    Hewlett-Packard shipped its first inkjet printer in 1984, but waited 30 years to release a multifunction inkjet printer for general office printing in enterprises.
  • How to automatically switch printers based on network

    Posted September 18, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Take the hassle out of using different networks and printers with this simple setting
  • Review

    Brother HL-6180DW review: good capacity, cheap toner, solid printing

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

    The $300 (as of October 2, 2012) Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer makes up for its middling speed with good-quality output and inexpensive toner. Indeed, it's easily one of the most economical-to-operate printers on the market--assuming that you use the higher-yield toner cartridges.
  • The 12 most dreaded help desk requests

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 8:00 am

    These 12 questions and requests are guaranteed to draw groans from practically any IT pro in the world
  • Lexmark prints 'the end' to inkjet business and 1,700 workers

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Although inkjets are two-thirds of the printer market, Lexmark is phasing out their line over the next three years.
  • Printer malware – Wingdings gone wild

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:49 am

    Windows systems infected with Trojan.Milicenso are spitting out pages with random wingdings on thousands of printers.
  • Culinary mastermind meets geek, burrito printing emerges

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:37 am

    We've written a lot about 3D printers here at GeekTech, but we've never written about a 3D printer as interesting and as tasty as the Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez.
  • Old dot matrix printer tracks tweets, makes obsolete tech almost useful

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Twitter tickers have been around for a little while now, but this creative use of an old dot matrix printer by a modder named Kenneth is really a fun way to utilize old technology.
  • Review

    HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter review: Fast, inexpensive operation

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 11:50 am

    If you're looking for a low-priced color laser printer for your small office, look again: For a mere $150 (as of May 1, 2012), you can obtain high-speed, good-quality color printing with HP's Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter. This classily-styled color inkjet printer has Wi-Fi, USB, and ethernet, and it can handle up to 1250 pages of printing per month. Most important, its inks are cheaper per page than the toner supplies from any comparably priced color laser.
  • HP's merging of PC, printer divisions a prelude to layoffs

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's announcement that it is merging its PC and printing divisions means layoffs are coming later this year.
  • Office Depot ink cartridges save money, lose quality

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 10:23 am

    Everyone knows that buying new, brand-name printer cartridges from the original equipment manufacturer can be expensive. But are third-party alternatives really a better deal? As PCWorld's Serial Refiller, I've set out to try third-party options--including remanufacturers, refill services, and do-it-yourself refill kits--and tell you whether the savings seem worth the hassle.
  • Printer vendors keep a close eye on AirPrint

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Printer vendors, accustomed to letting their devices make most of the noise, adopted a quietly watchful stance amid the speculation surrounding Apple's iOS 4.2 AirPrint feature.
  • Review

    HP's Zeen tablet: Made to complement a printer

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Even though the HP Zeen Android tablet is not available as a stand-alone tablet, the comparison seems inevitable. After all, one has to wonder what exactly this tablet is, being that ships with the HP Photosmart eStation C510 inkjet multifunction printer. If it's being billed as a detachable tablet, how does it compare with the cream of today's Android-slate crop, the Samsung Galaxy Tab?
  • Digital Cameras and Printers: Best of 2010

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    A big year for camera and printer fans: The small but powerful Sony Alpha NEX-5 and the feature-packed Panasonic DMC-LX5--as well as camcorders from Sony and Panasonic and printers from Epson and Canon--entered the PCWorld 100.
  • Why People Love to Hate Their Office Printers

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Who hasn't wanted to take a bat to their office printer? From confusing error messages to unfixable paper jams, today's office printer is a source of frustration and angst. This is why we hate you, office printer. And yet we can't quit you, either.
  • What your multi-function printer knows can hurt you

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:14 am

    PCI, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, and the like may not require you to secure multi-function printers and other such devices, but that situation might be right around the corner. Here are 5 questions one security expert suggests you ask when trying to understand the criticality of these systems.
  • Review

    Printers: The Best Places to Buy

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    One challenge in buying a printer is factoring in the cost of ink and paper. In this regard, consulting an in-store expert can make your life dramatically less confusing (and less expensive).
  • 8 Creative Weekend Printer Projects

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Think your home inkjet printer is just for printing out boarding passes and driving directions? Give it a new lease on life. Here's how to use your printer to label things, play games, design a clothing line, and more. Whether you're feeling productive, playful, crafty, or creative, there's a project here for you--and it won't require specialized (or expensive) equipment.
  • Let's Laugh About Printers

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    I found six printer jokes on the Web, and here's the best: The printer is comprised of three main parts; the case, the jammed paper tray, and the blinking red light. I'm betting that's a recycled joke about copiers. What do you think? Now let me show you mine (printer jokes, of course).
  • Top 3 Reasons for Workgroup Printers

    Posted December 29, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Since we discussed the Top 3 Reasons for Personal Printers yesterday, let's discuss the reasons to use workgroup printers in place of personal printers. Everyone has their own reasons for disliking personal printers, such as the room they take on a desk or the supplies nightmare created when everyone has a different personal printer. My focus today, however, is the advantages of a workgroup printer for printed page output speed, paper capacity, and consumables savings.
  • Top 3 Reasons for Personal Printers

    Posted December 28, 2009 - 7:05 pm

    Ten days ago we discussed the question of whether your company should look at Personal Printers or Workgroup Printers. Today, let's drill down and look at three good reasons to buy personal printers for at least some employees.
  • Debunking the “Buy New Printer Rather Than Replacement Ink” Myth

    Posted December 21, 2009 - 3:07 pm

    The urban myth that it's cheaper to buy a new low-end printer rather than replacement ink cartridges was put to the test by PC World in their recent article, “What's Cheaper: Replacment Ink, or a New Printer?” Interesting story and even more interesting conclusions.
  • Personal Printers or Workgroup Printers?

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 7:59 pm

    This is actually less about printers and more about the technology philosophy of your company. If you wonder who has time to develop a “technology philosophy” then you obviously don't have one, and your control over your printing cost is nil. That's not generally a good thing, so let's help you develop a “printing philosophy” as a start.
  • Review

    Holiday gift ideas: home and office gear

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 3:35 pm

    Technology gifts to use at home or at work.
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