Two unique features of this printer are its ability to capture and print video frames, as well as the ability to print an anaglyphic 3D color image (using 2 photos taken from about 3 inches apart). Two pairs of 3D glasses are even included with the printer at the time of purchase for you to view the 3D effect.
The Office Hero 9.1 has decent printing speeds for light home users, averaging 2.7 pages per minute for documents and 1 minute and 38 seconds for a 4x6 photo. Output quality is average for both text and graphics.
Overall, this home printer offers a lot of features and requires a relatively low claimed cost per page. Original Kodak ink cartridges costs $19.99 but 3rd party ink cartridges can be as low as $8.99.
It has a 500-sheet paper capacity (250 sheets plain paper per 2 trays), allowing for easy multiple page print jobs. A 30-page automatic two-sided ADF boosts the paper-handling ability, making it a great medium-usage printer for the home or small office. The Workfocrce 845 is can also print quality photos.
High –capacity and extra high-capacity ink cartridges are available for the Workforce 845, boosting its page yield drastically. High capacity black and individual color cartridges yield about 385 and 470 pages, respectively; extra high-capacity black and individual color cartridges yield around 945 and 755 pages respectively. Original Epson cartridges can cost upwards of $29.99, but 3rd party ink cartridges for the Workforce 845 can be as low as $10.99.
Overall, this printer is a solid All-in-One printer with a superior paper capacity – great price for feature suitable to a small office or home.
Though the printer is larger than most home models, the printing speeds may make up for that. In a PCmag.com test, the WP-4540 clocked in at 5.6 pages per minute, which is quicker than many color laser printers in the same price class. The high quality output for text and graphics also recommends this printer, especially for professional needs.
The claimed low cost per page is 1.6 cents for a B&W page and a 7.7 cents for a color page. Not only is this lower than most inkjets, but it’s lower than most laser printers at this price as well. Ink cartridges for the WP-4540 are a little more expensive (up to $38.49 for original Epson cartridges), but remanufactured and 3rd party cartridges can help you save money.
The new Full HD Movie Print software that comes with the printer allows you to turn HD movie clips into single prints, so you don’t have to be afraid of which mode you are shooting in. Printed photos can go from 4 x 6 up to 8.5 x 11, can be printed borderless and can be used with Auto Photo Fix II to correct things like overexposure. To make things even easier, you can easily print from the Internet via Easy-WebPrint EX.
The high performance, 5 individual ink tank system of the Pixma iP4920 consists of 4 dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink, which can be replaced individually so you only replace the one that runs out. Original Canon ink cartridges for this printer range from $13.99 to $15.99, but you can find 3rd party cartridges from as low as $7.91.