15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts

Just about anyone would be thrilled to receive a printer that outputs high-quality 4-by-6-inch photos with minimal effort. A high-quality scanner may be just what your scrapbooking aunt is pining for. And, for your work-from-home spouse, a home office pri

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Epson PictureMate Dash

($99.99 direct) The Epson PictureMate Dash is the low-cost version of the next generation of PictureMates. It supports only 4-by-6-inch paper, but its fast, it delivers high-quality photos that are both durable and long-lasting (with a c

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Epson PictureMate Zoom

($199.99 direct) Start with the PictureMate Dash, add a DVD reader/CD-RW drive, and you have the PictureMate Zoom. The Zoom offers all the same features as the Dash, plus the ability to save files directly to a CD, which means you can arc

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center

($199.99 direct) The A826 is noticeably larger than most small-format photo printers, but it needs the extra size to make room for the 7-inch touch screen--with its easy-to-use menu system and 4.2-inch viewing area for previewing photos.

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer

($149.99 direct) The A626 is essentially a portable version of the A826, with a smaller touch-screen (4.8 inches), smaller photo previews (3.5 inches) and a lower price. It even includes a built-in handle and a $49.99 battery option. Beyo

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Sony Picture Station DPP-FP90

($199.99 direct) Thermal-dye printers like the Sony DPP-FP90 tend to be smaller and lighter than inkjet printers, making them even more portable. The DPP-FP90 weighs just 2.2 pounds. Welcome conveniences include a 3.6-inch color LCD for pr

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Canon Pixma Pro9000

($499.99 direct) The Canon Pro9000 is a terrific choice for anyone whos serious enough about photography to want professional-quality photos at sizes up to 13 by 19 inches, but who doesnt need to print a lot of photos at that size. Canon

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer

($699.99 direct) HPs offering for the serious amateur photographer, the B9180 can print top-quality photos at sizes up to 13 by 44 inches. The B9180 also uses pigment inks for better longevity than dye-based inks. HP sells assorted fine-a

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Samsung ML-1630

($199 street) Samsung focused on physical design for the ML-1630 and came up with a personal monochrome laser with a high-gloss, piano-black finish and flashing blue lights. It actually looks more like a scanner than a printer, and it holds

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Samsung SCX-4500

($299 street) Basically the ML-1630 with a scanner added, the SCX-4500 is the all-in-one to look at for the same sort of person who would want the ML-1630. The SCX-4500 is a little taller than its printer-only cousin, because of the scanne

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Canon Pixma MP610 Photo All-In-One

($199.99 direct) The MP610 is a basic home all-in-one device, which means it is missing features youd want for a home office-such as fax support--but it can print, scan and copy. It's also strong on photo-related features, such as its 2.5-

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Canon Pixma MP970 Photo All-In-One

($299.99 direct) Very few all-in-ones are also worth considering for printing photos even for people who dont own a computer. The MP970 is one of the best. It can print high-quality photos from memory cards, PictBridge cameras, photos and

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - HP Photosmart C7280 All-In-One

($299.99 direct) The C7280 offers high-quality photo output for home use, along with some important features for the home office-notably, stand-alone faxing and an automatic document feeder for scanning, faxing or copying multipage document

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Epson Perfection V500 Photo

($249.99 direct) Flatbed scanners can serve for all-purpose scanning, of course, but the best reason to consider a flatbed scanner is the need to digitize old photos. The V500 scans not only photographic prints but also 35mm slides and bot

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Visioneer Strobe XP 220

($299.99 direct) A terrific home office tool, the Visioneer Strobe XP 220 is small enough to fit between a keyboard and monitor to provide a convenient way to scan one or a few pages at a time. More intriguing, its integrated digital enhan

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15 Printers and Scanners That Make Great Gifts - Planon DocuPen RC800

($299.99 direct) The Planon DocuPen RC800 is enough to set any gadget freaks heart aflutter. Despite the name, its not a pen scanner. Its better called a wand, which you roll down a page to read the entire document in one sweep. You can

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