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Are you looking for the best inkjet printer that you can buy in 2017? You are at the right address here, because we have listed the best printers for home and office use.
Because there are so many decent multifunction printers at very competitive prices, you have plenty of choice if you are looking for a new printer. We are here to make diluting easier, so here is our selection of the best printers currently on the market.
When choosing the best printer, your first decision is whether to go for a standard printer or a multifunction device that contains a scanner and that can also work as a stand-alone copier.
These are not much larger than ordinary printers, but they are much more versatile, especially when you need to keep a copy of a letter, an invoice or other important document, so our first list includes the best inkjet printers and best multifunction devices.
We have listed the best inkjet printers in this manual, so no matter what type of printer you want, we have the best choice – with the best prices – for your needs.
Best inkjet printers
1. HP Deskjet 3630
Small, affordable and smartly designed
Print speed: Varies depending on document | Paper sizes: A4, A5, A6, B5, Borderless A4, Borderless A5, Borderless B5 | Paper capacity: 60 sheets : | Weight: 4.2kg
Cheap to buy
Ink can be expensive
Standard paper handling
The Deskjet 3630 is a good printer for the price, with reasonable print speeds and the ability to connect to mobile devices without breaking the bank. Be careful, because the ink cartridges can be priced when they are picked up at stores. It does not have the build quality of the more expensive Envy models from HP, but if you're looking for a low-cost model that stands out when you're sitting on a shelf, the Deskjet 3630 is a great option.
Read the full review: HP Deskjet 3630
2. HP OfficeJet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One
Cheap colors all-in-one for the small business
Print speed: ISO 18 ppm black, 10 ppm color Print resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 Paper sizes: A4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), 13 x 18 cm, 10 x 15 cm, envelope C5, envelope C6, envelope DL | Paper capacity: 225 sheets Dimensions: 461.85 x 387.65 x 224 mm (width x depth x height) | Weight: 8kg
Robust inkjet engine
Immediate ink service
Single paper tray
The Officejet Pro 6830 is a very fast all-in-one with print, copy, scan and mobile print options and is also very affordable, especially if you choose the Instant Ink pay per page service.
Read the full review: HP OfficeJet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One
3. Canon Pixma TS8050
High-quality all-in-one printer
Print speed: 15 ppm black, 10 ppm color Print resolution: 9.600 x 2.400 | Paper sizes: A4, A5, B5, DL (envelope) Paper capacity: 100 sheets Dimensions: 372 x 324 x 139 mm (width x depth x height) | Weight: 6.5kg
Good print quality
Expensive to run
Great for the traveling professional or someone who needs a small printer for occasional use, prints photos or uses the scanner function. It is a bit pricey to buy – and use – but the flexibility and quality of the prints is excellent.
4. Epson L655
A printer that comes with two years of ink
Print speed: 33ppm | Paper sizes: A4, A5, A6, B5, envelopes (C4, C6, DL, No. 10), 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, 13 x 20 cm, 20 x 25 cm, 10 x 14, 8 cm Paper capacity: 150 sheets Dimensions: 515 x 360 x 241 mm (width x height x height) | Weight: 7.4kg
Money-saving EcoTank ink system
Three year warranty
Not the fastest printer
Small paper tray
Consumables are usually expensive when it comes to printers. It is therefore surprising that one supplier, Epson, decided on its own to challenge that status quo by allowing users to fill their printer with ink bottles. What is even more surprising is that Epson has two years of ink in the package; no more expensive cartridges and instead you have enough material to deliver 11,000 pages of black and color inks (that's 700 ml of liquid). Oh, and there is even a three-year warranty, which makes this an excellent choice for bean-counting machines that determine the TCO of their printers. The L655 lacks the characteristics of cheaper competitors – it is relatively slower (although it has a higher print resolution) and has a small paper input tray.
5. Canon Pixma MG7150
An affordable all-in-one photo printer with Wi-Fi connectivity and a touch screen
Print speed: ISO 15 ppm black, 10 ppm color Print resolution: 9.600 x 2.400 | Paper sizes: A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, envelopes (DL format or Commercial 10), 20 x 25 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm | Paper capacity: 145 sheets Dimensions: 466 x 369 x 148 mm (width x depth x height) | Weight: 8.2kg
Good print quality
Not cheap to replace inks
Android use requires app
If you're looking for a great all-round printer that does not skimp on the print quality of your photos, I do not think you'll be disappointed about what the MG7150 has to offer.
Although it is certainly more expensive than some of the cheap two-in-one printers that you can pick up, it is not a bad price for something that produces high-quality prints, especially if you only need to print on A4 or lower.
Read the full review: Canon Pixma MG7150
6. Brother MFC-J3530DW
Brother's versatile printer can handle A4 and A3 sizes
Print speed: Up to 35 ppm black, 27 ppm color Print resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 Paper sizes: A4, LTR, EXE, A5, A6, photo, index card, photo-2L, Com-10, DL envelope, Monarch | Paper capacity: 250 sheets Dimensions: 637 x 467 x 437 mm (width x depth x height) | Weight: 20.5 kg
Very good print quality
Cheap to execute
This is a large and bulky printer, which looks better in an office than in a house – but it is a great performer that can handle both A4 and larger A3 sizes. It's cheap to run, and most importantly, the print quality is very good, making this an investment that's worth it if you're looking for a fast and flexible printer.
7. HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer
A cheap and cheerful color inkjet for low volume printing
Print speed: ISO 12 ppm black, 8 ppm color Print resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 Paper sizes: A4, A5, B5, DL, C6, A6 | Paper capacity: 125 sheets Dimensions: 454 x 503 x 156 mm (width x depth x height) | Weight: 6.82kg
Support for smartphones
Easy to install
A bit slow
Expensive for monochrome printing
We now expect easy installation and operation of Envy printers, and this is no exception. It is quiet, has a lot of features and delivers excellent print quality, especially on photo paper. We especially like the possibility to use both smartphones and computers and to connect wirelessly without a router.
Read the full review: HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer
8. HP DeskJet 1010
This printer is just as cheap as the replacement ink
Print speed: ISO 7 ppm black, 4 ppm color Print resolution: 600 x 600 | Paper sizes: A4, A5, A6, B5, DL envelope Paper capacity: 60 sheets Dimensions: 423 x 509 x 254 mm (width x depth x height) | Weight: 2kg
You will not get luxury features like wireless printing, double-sided printing or scanning, but if you do not need the very latest from an all-in-one printer, the HP DeskJet 1010 offers solid print performance and quality at an unbeatable price in a compact package.
Read the full review: HP DeskJet 1010 review