The Best Printers
Take a picture on your phone, send it to this mini photo printer, and out comes an old-school three-by-four-inch shot. The ink is stored in the paper, so no cartridges needed. Size: 6 by 5 inches.
To buy: $100, polaroid.com.
Epson Artisan 837
Scans, faxes, and, most important of all, prints sharp text and gorgeous photographs. Six ink colors (many printers have only three) mean professional-quality images. Size: 26 by 18 inches.
To buy: $300, epson.com.
If You Hate Changing Ink
This black-and-white laser model with long-lasting cartridges quickly prints crisp text. (All other printers shown here are ink-jets, which are great for photos.) Size: 15 by 14 inches.
To buy: $150, brother.com for stores.
Best Bang For Your Buck
Kodak Hero 3.1
Does it all at a great price: scans, produces color documents and photos—and makes it especially easy to print from your tablet or phone. Size: 17 by 12 inches.
To buy: $100, kodak.com.
Compact And Sleek
HP Envy 110
With a smooth facade, a slim profile (only four inches high), and a disappearing paper tray, it can hide in plain sight. Impressive quality for both photos and documents. Size: 17 by 13 inches.
To buy: $200, hp.com.