Fit to Print
12/1/2003
Lost patience with your pokey old printer? Our buyer's guide will help you pick a model that meets your family history needs.
A printer can be a genealogist's best friend: Just think about the mountains of charts, pictures and correspondence you churn out. If you're using a dinosaur of a printer, though, you might feel like it's your worst enemy — and that's a good sign it's time to start shopping. Actually, whether you're using an ancient dot-matrix printer or a model that's just a few years old, you should consider upgrading. The latest computer printers are faster, cheaper and produce better output than ever before. With enticing products such as a lightning-fast laser printer for $200 and a printer-scanner-copier combo or dedicated photo printer for as little as $150, it's truly a buyer's market.

But don't disconnect that dinosaur and make a beeline for your local electronics store just yet. First, consult our genealogy-focused buyer's guide. It will help you select a printer that fits your family history needs. We've focused on products whose prints resist fading and yellowing, so your printed output will last for generations — long after today's technology has faded.

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