Looking for a printer bargain on the busiest shopping days of the year? We've combed through the ads, dug through the flyers and picked out the best printer bargains for black friday. Read on for our pick of the thanksgiving deals for printer deals that we've found on sites such as blackfridayinfo and BFAds.
|Kodak EasyShare 5300. The 5300 is a decent multifunction device that can print, scan and fax. In our tests, it was at the lower end of the spectrum in terms of both speed and print quality, managing the slowest printing speed of all of the multifunction printers we have tested so far, and with only lackluster print quality. However, it is adequate for general use, and it is something of a bargain, with Office Depot selling it for $79.99 on black friday, down from their normal price of $199.99|
|HP Photosmart C5180. Another multi-function device that's on sale for Black Friday is the HP Photosmart C5180. This device is faster and produces better quality prints than the Kodak; we measured the print speed at 6 pages per minute for black text and 2.57 for documents with color. Staples are selling the C5180 for $98, down from their usual price of $120.|
|Canon Pixma MP610. We haven't reviewed this model, but we have reviewed the similar Pixma MP600 here, and we found it to be a good balance of price and performance, managing 2.81 black pages and 1.35 color pages per minute. The quality of the photo prints was also good, with accurate colors and deep blacks. CompUSA are selling the MP610 for $159.99, down from their usual price of $199.99.|
|Canon iP1800. CompUSA is selling this photo printer for free, if you take into account the mail-in rebate that is available. That's a great deal, but don't expect perfection, we found in our tests that this printer produced weak, inaccurate color with only a limited color range and weak blacks. It was also rather slow, producing only 1.12 pages per minute of black text and 0.5 pages of color documents. But the price is definitely right if you are looking for a cheap printer and aren't too worried about print quality.|
|HP Deskjet F2110 All-In-One. This is another one that we haven't reviewed, but the price is definitely right; WalMart are selling this multifunction device that can scan and print (but not fax) for just $34.|
That's the best of the thanksgiving printer deals that we have seen so far; we'll update this page as we spot more great deals.