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Product Round-up There are two types of inkjet all-in-one printer: one intended for photo enthusiasts and the other for people running offices. It's the latter lot I'm attending to here, with a selection of printers designed for those who value plain paper output as much as - if not more than - snaps.

The price ranges large, with the cheapest models coming in at under £70 and the most expensive topping £200 - or up to £400 if you look at the manufacturers' pricing, so always shop around online.

Most have fax facilities, still surprisingly useful in this e-mail age, and many have automatic document feeders (ADFs) for multipage scans and copies, and duplex print to save paper costs.

But, as ever, price is not the only arbiter...

Brother DCP-J925DW

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This is one of Brother’s new range of smoothly-styled office all-in-ones, but with a couple of extra twists up its paper path. As well as the fold-out, 15-sheet ADF and the signature wide-aspect touchscreen controller, the printer handles duplex print and comes with a CD carrier for direct print onto optical discs. It has wireless connection as standard and includes twin paper trays, though the photo tray has to be engaged manually. The main problem with the machine, as with previous models, is the quality of plain paper print, which looks fuzzy. Black print is worst for this, but colour can be a blurred, too.

Brother DCP-J925DW
Reg Rating 65%
Price £174
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Canon Pixma MX420

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Canon’s well-designed, home office all-in-ones integrate all their functions into an enlarged, treasure chest-style box. This machine sits in the middle of the range, but still has a fold-out, 30-sheet ADF and a full-width control panel, including a 62mm LCD. The printer can print from memory card and USB, fax from flatbed or ADF, and supports wireless connection as standard. It has just a single paper tray, which flips up at the rear. Plain paper print quality is very good and photo prints are excellent, but running costs of 3.6p (black) and 8.4p (colour) put it towards the top end of its price range.

Canon Pixma MX420 inkjet printer
Reg Rating 75%
Price £129
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