ST DIGITAL'S GUIDE TO SITEX 2015

Printers

Canon Maxify Inkjet Business Printer MB5070
Canon Maxify Inkjet Business Printer MB5070PHOTOS: CANON, EPSON, FUJIXEROX, HP, SAMSUNG

1 Canon Maxify Inkjet Business Printer MB5070

$259 (usual price $369)

Booth 5J10

If you own a small business that prints mostly in colour, this Canon Maxify business inkjet printer may be the right tool.

It has a longer print head and a paper feed system. This allows it to print up to 15 images per minute in colour, which translates to roughly 24 colour pages a minute. The printer can also produce the first page of a black-and-white document in just seven seconds.

The printer comes with Wi-Fi and supports printing from Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud storage providers.

A companion app for iOS and Android lets users print images and documents straight from their mobile devices.


2 Epson WorkForce WF-7111

$408 (usual price $458)

Booth 6D23

Save time when printing documents of varying sizes with this Epson inkjet printer.

Its two input trays (250 sheets each) lets you set two paper sizes. It can also do automatic duplex printing, which is convenient and helps to save paper.

Print speeds are good; with draft print speeds of up to 32 pages a minute for black, and 20 pages a minute for colour.

You do not need a PC to set up this printer. It can be done via its 2.2-inch LCD screen. You can also connect to this Wi-Fi-equipped printer via Epson's mobile and cloud printing apps.


3 Fuji XeroxDocuPrint CM225 fw

$479 (usual price $649)

Booths 5H09 & 6F09

A versatile multi-function printer that can copy, fax and scan documents, the Fuji Xerox delivers up to 18 pages a minute for colour and black-and-white pages.

Its 4.3-inch colour LCD touchscreen is relatively large for a printer. This makes it easy to set up without connecting to a PC. It is simple to send documents wirelessly to the printer from your mobile devices, using Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print.

With every purchase, you also get an $80 FairPrice voucher, and a black toner worth $85.


4 HP OfficeJet Pro 8620 All-in-One

$449

Booth 6B01

Whether your document is on your smartphone or on a USB flash drive, you can print it using this HP inkjet printer. It supports mobile printing from iOS, Android or BlackBerry devices. You do not even need a Wi-Fi network. Any NFC-enabled mobile device can connect directly to the printer wirelessly by contact with the printer's NFC logo.

While the HP has only a single 250-sheet tray, its document feeder supports two-sided printing. The print speed is decent enough - 21 black/white pages a minute and 16.5 colour pages a minute.


5 Samsung 4-in-1 Colour Multifunction C480FW Printer

$518

Booths 6B17 & 6D25

This Samsung printer is designed for mobile users. Tap an NFC-enabled smartphone to the Tap & Print logo at the top of the printer. If your phone does not have Samsung's Mobile Print app installed, it will start to download it and connect to the printer.

Besides the usual iOS and Android support, the Samsung Mobile Print app is also available for Windows phones and even Amazon's Kindle.

This colour laser printer can produce up to 18 black-and-white pages a minute and up to four colour pages a minute. The toner cartridge yields up to 1,500 pages. You can save even more by using the printer's Eco Mode, which automatically removes images.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2015, with the headline 'Printers'. Print Edition | Subscribe