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The 7 Best Printers – Summer 2023: Reviews

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Intro
  3. Best Printer

    1. Best Upper Mid-Range

      1. Best Mid-Range

        1. Best Budget

          1. Best Cheap

            1. Best Photo

              1. Best Portable

                1. Notable Mentions
                2. Recent Updates
                3. All Reviews
                4. Discussions

                Updated Jun 30, 2023 at 11:58 am

                By Ryan Lim

                If you’re searching for the perfect printer for your home or office, the right choice will depend mostly on your needs and habits. The type of printer that’s best for you depends on how many pages you print, how often you print, and the type of media you print. For example, if you’re shopping for your small office, features like a high page yield at a cheap cost and an automatic document feeder are good to have. On the other hand, a color printer that produces good-looking photos and is compatible with photo paper is ideal if you want to print pictures.

                We’ve tested over 125 printers, and below are our recommendations for the best printers you can buy. You can also check our picks for the best home printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best small business printers.

                1. Best Printer

                  Brother MFC-L8905CDW

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                  Family

                  8.2

                  Small/Home Office

                  9.2

                  Student

                  8.7

                  Black & White

                  9.1

                  Photo

                  4.7

                  Expected Maintenance

                  8.5

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  2,907 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  1,446 prints

                  Scanner Features

                  9. 7

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  8.6

                  Connectivity

                  9.0

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                  The best printer we’ve tested is the Brother MFC-L8905CDW, an all-in-one laser model designed for small and home offices. It produces amazingly sharp documents, doesn’t take long to warm up, and prints quickly at up to 32 pages per minute (black or color). Its wide connectivity options make it easily accessible to everyone in the office, including Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet. The flatbed scanner is large enough to scan Legal-size sheets (8.5″ x 14″), and there’s also an automatic feeder with single-pass duplex scanning, letting you quickly process multi-page and double-sided documents.

                  As for its page yield and maintenance cost, this printer yields a large number of prints, around 2900 black and 1400 color pages. The toner cartridges aren’t overly expensive, but you’ll have to spend extra to replace the drum. You won’t have to do it often, though, as the drum is usually good for around 30,000 prints. If you want to save money and don’t mind compromising on features, you can go with the Brother MFC-L8900CDW variant, which performs identically but has a smaller display. The Brother MFC-L8610CDW variant is also cheaper; it has an 8.5″ x 11″ flatbed scanner and doesn’t support duplex scanning. You can see more details about the variants in the full review.

                  See our review

                2. Best Upper Mid-Range Printer

                  Brother MFC-L2750DW

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                  Family

                  6.6

                  Small/Home Office

                  8.6

                  Student

                  8.3

                  Black & White

                  9. 1

                  Photo

                  1.4

                  Expected Maintenance

                  8.0

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  1,953 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  N/A

                  Scanner Features

                  9.5

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  9.6

                  Connectivity

                  8.0

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                  If you only print black and white documents, get a monochrome model. We recommend the Brother MFC-L2750DW. This all-in-one laser model has many connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet, and it supports NFC, allowing you to connect quickly by tapping your NFC-enabled device against the printer. The scanner produces outstanding scans and quickly processes multi-page and double-sided documents through its automatic feeder. A toner cartridge gets you about 1200 prints and is cheap; plus, since it’s a monochrome printer, you only have one cartridge to replace. As for its printing performance, documents look incredibly sharp and come out quickly at 36 pages per minute.

                  If you find this model too expensive, know that there are variants with slightly different features and performances. You can get a cheaper variant with fewer features, like the Brother MFC-L2710DW, which lacks duplex scanning and prints a little slower. Some models are also available in bundles with a longer-lasting XL toner cartridge, like the Brother MFC-L2750DWXL. You can see the differences between the variants in the full review.

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                3. Best Mid-Range Printer

                  Brother MFC-J4335DW

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                  Family

                  8.2

                  Small/Home Office

                  8. 2

                  Student

                  8.4

                  Black & White

                  8.5

                  Photo

                  7.3

                  Expected Maintenance

                  6.0

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  2,280 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  825 prints

                  Scanner Features

                  7.6

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  9.5

                  Connectivity

                  7.0

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                  If you want something more modest for home use, we have yet another Brother printer, the Brother MFC-J4335DW, one of the best color printers we’ve tested. This well-built inkjet all-in-one has plenty of features and a high page yield to help keep your maintenance costs low. You can connect to the printer via USB or Wi-Fi, and it’s compatible with Brother’s mobile companion app, which you can use to print, scan, copy, and perform maintenance tasks.

                  It produces high-quality documents, and while it doesn’t have the best color accuracy or color range, printed photos still look very detailed. Printing speed is great; it doesn’t take long to initialize and get a single page out, and it prints multi-page documents quickly at 17 black or 15 color pages per minute. Its ADF-equipped scanner scans up to 20 pages per minute but doesn’t support duplex scanning, so you’ll still have to flip the pages manually when scanning double-sided sheets.

                  See our review

                4. Best Budget Printer

                  Brother MFC-J1205W/MFC-J1215W

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                  7.9

                  Small/Home Office

                  7.2

                  Student

                  8. 0

                  Black & White

                  7.3

                  Photo

                  7.6

                  Expected Maintenance

                  6.0

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  1,178 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  766 prints

                  Scanner Features

                  6.2

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  9.5

                  Connectivity

                  7.0

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                  Our best budget printer pick is the Brother MFC-J1205W, also sold as the Brother MFC-J1215W at Walmart. This inkjet all-in-one produces very sharp black and color documents and detailed and reasonably color-accurate photos. It also costs little to maintain as it yields a large number of prints, and the cartridges are relatively cheap. Connectivity options include USB and Wi-Fi, and there’s support for Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. Unfortunately, this model only has a flatbed scanner, so scanning multi-page documents can take a lot of time. Another downside is that it prints slowly at nine black or six color pages per minute and doesn’t support automatic duplex printing.

                  If you want a monochrome laser model in the same price range, get the Brother HL-L2350DW. Like the Brother printer we recommend above, it produces incredibly sharp documents, prints quickly, and is cheap to maintain. It’s also a great choice if you don’t print often, as there’s no risk of printhead clogging, which happens on inkjet printers that aren’t used for a long time. The tradeoff is that it lacks a scanner, so you must be sure you won’t need to scan anything.

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                5. Best Cheap Printer

                  Canon PIXMA MG3620

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                  7. 6

                  Small/Home Office

                  6.2

                  Student

                  7.3

                  Black & White

                  6.7

                  Photo

                  7.7

                  Expected Maintenance

                  7.0

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  225 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  210 prints

                  Scanner Features

                  6.2

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  7.9

                  Connectivity

                  6.0

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                  Consider a cheap printer if you only need to print once in a blue moon. We recommend the Canon PIXMA MG3620. Although it doesn’t feel particularly well-built and only has a basic flatbed scanner, it still prints good-quality documents and photos. It takes a little longer than most inkjet printers to initialize and prints only nine black or three color pages per minute, so patience is necessary. You still get USB and Wi-Fi connectivity and Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service support.

                  Like most printers in its price range, the main drawback is its low page yield. It only has two ink cartridges—one black and one tri-color—and they’re only good for around 200 black and color prints. Replacement ink is relatively cheap, so maintenance cost isn’t the issue; it’s just inconvenient because it requires a lot of maintenance, and you might end up with lots of faded or incomplete prints. Also, since it uses a tri-color cartridge, you have to replace the entire cartridge if a single color runs out. Again, it’s a good option if you only need a printer occasionally, but if you print more regularly, it’s best to get a model with better page yields.

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                6. Best Photo Printer

                  Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300

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                  6. 9

                  Small/Home Office

                  5.6

                  Student

                  6.6

                  Black & White

                  5.3

                  Photo

                  8.9

                  Expected Maintenance

                  7.0

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  323 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  425 prints

                  Scanner Features

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  7.2

                  Connectivity

                  8.0

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                  The best photo printer we’ve tested is the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300. This professional-grade photo printer produces incredibly detailed, colorful, and color-accurate photos. It supports borderless printing and paper sizes up to 13″ x 19″. It uses nine cartridges, including specific photo cartridges that work only on glossy photo paper, so you won’t have to worry about depleting the photo ink when printing documents. The downside is that it only yields around 400 color prints, and the cartridges are costly, so the printer can become expensive to maintain if you print a lot. Also, this is a print-only model, meaning it doesn’t have a scanner.

                  If you only print photos casually and want something cheaper, get the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550, a supertank all-in-one. The print quality is very similar to the Canon; it just isn’t as color-accurate as it tends to oversaturate the colors. However, it has a scanner and costs less to maintain over time because it yields considerably more prints. Like the Canon, it also supports wide format printing up to 13″ x 19″. If you don’t need to print on wide format paper, you can save money with its cheaper variant, the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500. It has the same print quality but only supports paper sizes up to 8. 5″ x 11″.

                  See our review

                7. Best Portable Printer

                  HP OfficeJet 250

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                  6.8

                  Small/Home Office

                  4.4

                  Student

                  7.0

                  Black & White

                  4.8

                  Photo

                  6.6

                  Expected Maintenance

                  6.0

                  Estimated Black Page Yield

                  167 prints

                  Estimated Color Page Yield

                  123 prints

                  Scanner Features

                  6. 4

                  Cost-Per-Print

                  6.6

                  Connectivity

                  8.0

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                  For on-the-go printing, get the HP OfficeJet 250. It’s a great option if you travel a lot for work or run a kiosk and need to print out receipts. It has a rechargeable battery that lasts about 225 prints and takes around two hours to fully charge. Despite its compact size, it still manages to pack an ADF scanner with a maximum scanning resolution of 600 DPI, which is more than enough for text documents and photos. It also has an optical character recognition (OCR) feature, allowing you to scan documents into PDFs for quick keyword searches.

                  Unfortunately, it prints slowly at one page per minute for black and color documents. It’s faster when plugged in, but not by much. Also, it can only print 100-150 pages before the ink runs out, meaning you might need to carry a few extra cartridges. The cost per print is okay, though color printing can get expensive if you print a lot. On the upside, you can get XL cartridges that’ll last longer, and it also accepts third-party ink, which might be cheaper.

                  See our review

                Notable Mentions

                • Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw/MF751Cdw:
                  The Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw/MF751Cdw is a great alternative to the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. It’s slightly cheaper but doesn’t print or scan as quickly.
                  See our review
                • Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850:
                  The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 is a great inkjet alternative to the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. It produces better photos and is cheaper to maintain; however, it doesn’t print as quickly, and its scanner doesn’t perform as well. It’s also more expensive.
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                • Brother HL-L2325DW:
                  The Brother HL-L2325DW is a great alternative to the Brother MFC-L2750DW if you don’t need a scanner and want to save some money. Its print quality is the same as the MFC-L2750DW, but it prints slightly slower at 33 pages per minute. This model is a little hard to find due to low availability. If you have trouble finding one, the slightly more expensive Brother HL-L2350DW variant is also a good choice. It has the same features as the HL-L2325DW but prints slightly faster.
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                • Epson EcoTank ET-2800/ET-2803:
                  The Epson EcoTank ET-2800/ET-2803 is a good alternative to the Brother MFC-J4335DW if you have a large print load. The printer costs slightly more, but you’ll save more money in the long run because its ink tanks yield significantly more prints. However, there are a couple of tradeoffs, like the lack of an automatic feeder and slower printing speeds.
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                Recent Updates

                1. Jun 30, 2023:
                  Small text changes to improve clarity and readability. No change in recommendations.

                2. May 31, 2023:
                  Verified that all picks are still valid and available. Added the Brother HL-L2325DW and the Epson EcoTank ET-2800/ET-2803 as Notable Mentions.

                3. May 02, 2023:
                  Minor structure change. Removed the Epson EcoTank ET-15000 and the ‘Best Wide Format’ category. No change in recommendations.

                4. Apr 06, 2023:
                  Minor text changes. Replaced the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw with the Brother MFC-L8905CDW because the Canon is discontinued and hard to find.

                5. Mar 08, 2023:
                  Minor structure change. Added the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 as the ‘Best Photo Printer’.

                All Reviews

                Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best printers for most people. We factor in the price, feedback from our visitors, and availability.

                If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here’s the list of all our printer reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no printer is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 review

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                Ink savings meet impressive speed and quality in our new favorite office printer

                Editor’s Choice

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                Tom’s Guide Verdict

                The fast and flexible ET-5850 offers lots of features and extremely low ink costs, and makes high-quality prints in record time

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                The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 ($850, or less with an Epson coupon code) is an inkjet all-in-one that lives up to its “pro” moniker in many ways. It’s a workgroup printer that’s built like a workhorse, outfitted with high-capacity tanks (as the product name suggests) that holds enough ink to print thousands of pages. The tanks keep ink costs extremely low. 

                In addition to the traditional multifunction jobs of printing, copying and scanning, this workgroup printer offers fax capability and can store 200 speed dial numbers. It offers a full complement of features, which we’ll outline in detail, and blazed through our tests with impressive speed—all while delivering top-notch image quality.  

                Built to handle up to 3,300 pages per month, our Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 review left no doubt that it’s one of the best all-in-one printers you can buy,  built for the busy office that can’t afford to have its multifunction printer be a productivity bottleneck.

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                Similar to another ink tank competitor, the recently reviewed HP Smart Tank 651, the EcoTank ET-5850’s front panel has little windows into its ink reservoirs, so you can plan ahead on ordering ink. But you won’t have to do that too soon: Two bottles of each ink (a value of almost $200) come in the box: black, cyan, yellow and magenta. 

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                The ET-5850 has some heft to it, at almost 40 pounds. It measures 16.7 x 32.4 x 18.1 inches when printing, so it will need a fair chunk of tabletop real estate. That’s not surprising, given that it houses two 250-sheet paper cassettes, a 50-sheet specialty media tray, a 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), and a duplexer. In addition to making two-sided prints, the ET-5850 can scan and copy two-sided original documents via the ADF.

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                The large, 4.3-inch touch screen operates smoothly. The large on-screen buttons make menu selections simple, and you can swipe the menu icons across the screen, like you can with a smartphone. Help screens and animated instructions are well organized and easy to follow. There are no physical navigation buttons. On the back panel are the USB, Ethernet, and phone line (fax) ports. Wi-Fi networking and Wi-Fi Direct are supported.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850: Print speed

                The ET-5850 put the pedal to the metal in our tests, delivering very fast performance in every print, copy and scan test. It printed our five-page text document in 19.6 seconds, or 15.3 pages per minute (ppm). That was significantly faster than the HP Smart Tank Plus 651, at 34 seconds, or 8.8 ppm, and a little slower than Canon Maxify MB5420 (our previous Editor’s Choice for small businesses), at 17. 5 ppm. The average for ink tank and high-yield cartridge models was 31 seconds, or 9.7 ppm. Business workgroup inkjets averaged 22.1 seconds, or 13.6 ppm in our tests.

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                The EcoTank printed our six-page color PDF of mixed text and graphics in just 32.8 seconds—a blistering pace of 11 ppm that’s a fraction of the category average of 2.6 ppm (or, 2 minutes and 19 seconds). The HP Smart Tank Plus 651 printed the same document at a glacial pace of 3 minutes and 30 seconds, or 1.7 ppm. The Canon Maxify MB5420 printed it at half the pace of the EcoTank, taking about 1 minute.

                Using the rear special media tray, the EcoTank made a high-quality letter-size glossy photo print in 2 minutes and 21 seconds. The Canon MB5420 was slightly faster, printing the same photo in 2 minutes and 5 seconds. High-yield inkjets averaged 4 minutes and 31 seconds, while the HP Smart Tank Plus 651 was even slower, taking 5 minutes and 4 seconds.

                The ET-5850 was equally impressive at making two-sided prints, losing only one or two pages per minute versus single-sided prints. The EcoTank spat out two-sided text documents at 14.5 ppm. By comparison, the Canon MB5420 did so at 11.7 ppm.

                The ET-5850 also printed two-sided color documents quickly, at 9.5 ppm. By comparison, the Canon MB5420 did so at 6 ppm. Slower models include the Epson EcoTank ET-4750, at 3.4 ppm, and the Canon Pixma TS9120, at 2.3 ppm.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850: Copy and scan speed

                The ET-5850 made a black-and-white copy in just 6.7 seconds, the fastest time we’ve recorded for an inkjet all-in-one. It was more than four times faster than the average for ink tank and high-yield models, 28.8 seconds, as well as the fastest among business models. The Canon MB5420 was the next-fastest business model, making the same copy in 7.6 seconds. 

                The EcoTank was was also lightning-fast at making a color copy, doing so in 10 seconds—a fraction of the time it took most general-purpose models. Similarly impressive, the Canon MB5420 made a color copy in 13.4 seconds. The average for business models is 31. 1 seconds. In our testing, high-yield models have been somewhat slow at this task, taking 49 seconds on average.

                Like its duplexer, the ET-5850’s automatic document feeder (ADF) is fast. Using the ADF, the EcoTank copied a single-sided five-page text document in 21.7 seconds, or 13.8 ppm. By contrast, the HP Smart Tank 651 took almost 11 minutes to copy five text pages—less than half a page per minute. The Brother INKvestment J805DW made the same copy in 44.2 seconds, or 6.8 ppm.

                The ET-5850 continued to work at a brisk pace when copying two-sided multi-page documents, taking only 1 minute and 11 seconds (8.5 ppm) to make a two-sided copy of a 10-page double-sided text document. The Canon MB5420 was slightly faster, at 8.8 ppm.

                Scanning speeds were also fast in both of our tests. The ET-5850 was quick to make a high-resolution scan of a 8-by-10-inch photo, creating a 600 dpi JPEG in just 17 seconds (the fastest time we’ve measured for an inkjet all-in-one). This was almost twice as fast as the Canon MB5420, at 31. 7 seconds, and the business category average of 31.1 seconds.  HP Smart Tank Plus 651, on the other hand, took 2 minutes and 16 seconds to make the same scan. 

                Similarly, the EcoTank scanned in record time, making a 300 dpi grayscale PDF in only 5.6 seconds, compared to the category average of 7.1 seconds for business inkjets. The HP Smart Tank 651 made the same scan in 8.3 seconds. The Canon MB5420 made the scan in 9.4 seconds.

                The EcoTank also scans quickly using its ADF. It made a 300 dpi five-page PDF scan of a text and mixed color graphics document in just 40.3 seconds, or just over 8 seconds per page. Scanning a two-sided original via the ADF, the EcoTank made a two-page 300 dpi grayscale PDF in 21.5 seconds. Scanning the same two-page document in color took 27.9 seconds. Adding more pages did not slow down the EcoTank’s pace: It scanned a 10-page, two-sided original quickly, creating a 300 dpi PDF in 1 minute and 39 seconds, or just under 10 seconds per page.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850: Print quality

                The EcoTank ET-5850 makes high-quality prints. Text looked crisp and as close as you can get with an inkjet to the razor-sharp letterforms of a good quality laser printer. Text in two-sided prints looked just as sharp. 

                Prints of graphics were of high quality. There was some mild banding visible in flat areas, but it was spaced out enough to not be distracting. High-quality inkjet paper seemed to reduce the banding. Colors looked well saturated and natural, mid tone transitions were smooth, and details looked sharp.

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                Photographs printed on glossy paper looked very attractive, with rich colors and sharp details. The EcoTank tends to emphasize reds and yellows, creating a warm tone that is arguably a little unnatural looking. Shadow areas in photographic prints tended to lose some subtle details. 

                Copies of text documents looked attractive, with letter forms that came out a little fatter than in the original. On occasion, copy quality suffered due to an apparent ADF or paper feed inaccuracy. On copies of multi-page text documents, this led to some jagged and mismatched lines of text. At worst, a five-page copy had a line of misaligned text on three of its pages; another 10-page copy had one page with a misaligned row of text. Several other documents copied accurately, however, and graphics copied on plain paper looked faithful to the originals.

                Scans of documents with mixed text and graphics looked very attractive in PDF format. The document scans looked accurate and detailed. Scans of glossy photographs made at default settings, however, tended to come out darker than the original. Although details were sharp and skin tones looked natural, dark mid tones tended to transition abruptly into shadow, giving an underexposed appearance. Shadows looked too dark and flat, losing details in the original print.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850: Ink cost and yield

                Ink costs for the EcoTank ET-5850 are extremely low. A bottle of black ink costs $29.99 and lasts an estimated 7,500 pages. Color inks cost $22.99 each, and are rated to last 6,000 pages. Two bottles of each ink come in the box. There is a three-pack of cyan, magenta and yellow inks, but it’s priced only 2 cents less than if you bought the three inks individually. All inks are pigment-based.

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                These estimates deliver costs per page of 0.4 cents for text pages, and 1.6 cents per color page. By comparison, the HP SmartTank 651’s costs per page are 0.3 cents and 0.8 cents, respectively. Using high-yield cartridges, the Canon MB5420 has much higher costs per page of 1.5 cents (text) and 7.1 cents (color). The Brother INKvestment MFC-J805DW has costs per page of 1.2 cents for text and 5 cents for color. The average for high-yield printers is 0.6 cents per page for text, and 3 cents per page for color, while business inkjets average 1.9 and 8.9 cents, respectively. In both cases, this is a dramatic improvement over standard inkjets, which average costs per page of 5.9 cents and 14. 9 cents, respectively.

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                One additional consumable that needs factoring into costs is a maintenance box, which stores ink discharged during print head cleaning. This part costs $23.99 and would be a significant expense if it needed regular replacement. At press time, Epson had not sent us an estimate of how often users might need to replace the maintenance box. In our testing, the LCD showed the maintenance box to be roughly 60 percent filled up after using half a bottle of black ink and roughly five-eighths of the color inks. If this rate was constant, the box may need replacing every 5,000 pages or so, adding almost half a cent per page to printing costs. However, it’s also likely that the initial setup accounted for much of the maintenance box usage, and the box will last much longer.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850: Setup and software

                To set up the ET-5850, I removed roughly a dozen pieces of blue packaging tape, and then filled the four ink tanks. Filling the tanks from the included bottles is simple: You twist off the cap of each ink bottle, and insert it atop the corresponding tank, and wait for gravity to work its magic.

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                I ran the installation from the CD-ROM on a Windows 10 PC, and followed instructions for charging the ink, which took roughly nine minutes. When prompted to print a test page, the ET-5850 automatically extended its output tray.  

                The CD-ROM includes two scanning programs. ScanSmart is required for using the “scan to computer” function from the ET-5850’s touch screen. In Windows 10, ScanSmart’s home screen offers double-sided and single-sided scanning options, and plenty of file saving options. One function you might miss, however, is auto cropping. The scanning area menu only offers document sizes such as letter, A4, etc. If you scan smaller objects, such as a 4-by-6-inch photo or three-fold brochure cover, you will get a lot of white space you’ll need to crop out later. The Epson Scan 2 program provides TWAIN compliance.

                I set up the ET-5850 over USB (no cable included) and on my wireless network. In both cases the setup was straightforward. 

                Printing from a mobile phone was pretty seamless. The iOS version of the Epson iPrint app worked well on an iPhone 7, and was intuitive, except for a couple unsupported formats. For example, the “print photos” function took me to the Photos gallery to select pictures for printing. But, because the app does not support the iOS Notes format, selecting the Epson iPrint app directly from Notes resulted in a “format not supported” message. The same was true of .png files (screenshots). However, the workaround was easy in both cases: Instead of selecting Epson iPrint from the share menu, I selected the native “print” function and then selected the ET-5850 from the list of printers. The ET-5850 supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria, and there is an Android version of the iPrint app, as well.

                Epson’s iPrint app also offers voice-activated printing via Alexa, Google and Siri. On iOS, the iPhone app has an “Add to Siri” button on the main page with four choices: Print the last photo I took, scan this document, run document capture, and show me my printer’s ink levels. I used the first option with a “print photo” command, and my latest snapshot printed successfully.

                Startup time was roughly average. The ET-5850 took 14 seconds to power up and display its home screen menu. Making a black-and-white copy immediately took just 9 seconds, compared to 6.7 seconds during regular testing.

                Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850: Verdict

                Extremely low ink costs and exceptional performance make the ET-5850 a great fit for a busy office. With a document feeder, duplexer, three paper trays, and two-sided scanning, the ET-5850 is likely to meet the demands of most busy offices.

                If your print volume warrants a workhorse like the ET-5850, it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed. In every test we ran it through, the ET-5850 delivered high image quality at record speed. Print quality was excellent, copy quality was top-notch, document scans looked sharp, and two-sided operations were all quickly accomplished. The only disappointments were that scans of photographs came out too dark at default settings, and that the included scanning software does not offer automatic cropping. 

                Compared to our previous Editor’s Choice, the Canon Maxify MB5420, the ET-5850 offers dramatically lower ink costs—even when the MB5420’s high-yield cartridges are installed. The time it takes to recoup the higher initial investment in the EcoTank will depend on your office’s print volume—the more you print, the faster the return on the investment.

                The EcoTank Pro outperforms the Maxify in most categories—and doubles the Maxify’s speeds at color printing and scanning, all while delivering high image quality. 

                If your office equipment budget can accommodate the price, the fast and feature-rich ET-5850 is definitely worth a serious look.

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                Top 10 best printer manufacturers

                In the article we will make a small overview of printing equipment from the largest printer manufacturers. They differ among themselves in quality, printing speed and power. The latest model presented in our review belongs to the most famous manufacturer of Xerox.

                Prehistory of printing devices

                The origin of the printer goes far back 1822 , when the first developer of printing technology Charles Babbage designed a multi-ton printing press equipped with thousands of small parts. True, she was able to earn only half a century later, when the British scientists of the Science Museum reassembled the printed “Frankenstein” according to the drawings of Babbage , based on the knowledge already gained about printing devices.

                But a printer more or less close to modern models was manufactured by Remington-Rand in the fifties of the 20th century . There is information that in 1948 tried as conceived by Lord Reilly to recreate an inkjet printer, but the process never gave the desired results.

                Later, it was that Epson took the initiative and completed the inkjet model in 1964 – it was able to print relatively high-quality images consisting of dots.

                Color printing was pioneered by Canon , which debuted the in 1988 with the Canon BJC-440 .

                But laser printing device , rightfully considered the most complex of those presented, produced and put on the market IBM in 1975, but it was HewlettPackard with its successful LaserJet series that received the first success in this area, published in 84th . From that moment, the printing standard has moved to a new level – the level of high-tech laser printers.

                Thus, with the development of scientific achievements in the field of laser printing, various models of MFPs and printers began to appear on the office equipment market. The need for high-performance devices capable of performing complex, high-quality printing is constantly growing as all businesses and organizations gradually raise business standards. Any of the models of printing devices put up for sale, according to the manufacturer’s description, has a number of advantages over others. But can you really rely on such statements when buying an expensive MFP? Just in this article, we will find out which manufacturers, when releasing their office equipment, really try to meet all the qualities given in the description of the device in the opinion of both foreign and domestic experts.

                It should be noted that you can buy guaranteed original printing devices from market leaders only from official partners, distributors, representatives of manufacturers. For example, in St. Petersburg, such a partner for most manufacturers from our rating is the company “Copy Service” , which sells printing devices from world leaders, as well as providing a full range of services for the repair and maintenance of copiers. Company website “Copy Service” – http://www.copyservice.spb.ru/

                Rating of printer manufacturers

                10th place – Lexmark

                American corporation specializing in printing technology. Not well known among private consumers, but thanks to its MPS technology programs, it has established itself among large corporations. In general, the printers of this company may well be involved in any field, and sufficient reliability and accuracy of printing can compete with Panasonic. But operating costs vary greatly depending on the model, as do the specifics of the software. Some devices from Lexmark is incredibly easy to set up – after the first time they can work forever, but at the same time there are models with very specific firmware and components. Therefore, the products of this company are definitely worth attention, but you should choose carefully and be prepared for a long debugging of the device, which will definitely require the participation of a specialist.

                9th place – Panasonic

                Panasonic is the main brand name of the Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corporation. The company has a wide range of branded products worldwide, producing quality facsimile machines, scanners, printers and MFPs. Also engaged in the sale of plasma and LCD TVs, DVDs and Blu-rays recorders and players, camcorders, phones, projectors and many other useful home appliances.

                This company puts more emphasis on the production of combined MFPs and fax machines than on conventional printing devices. All models have a digital control panel, the functions are conveniently located and the devices themselves are made with the proper quality of a Japanese manufacturer. Panasonic devices are more focused on small print volumes, but still they are not inferior to Canon in terms of quality. A distinctive feature of the printers of this manufacturer is constant innovation in the design of new models. Panasonic strives to improve their devices and add more and more digital elements to them.

                In terms of functionality, they are slightly inferior to Canon and Xerox, but in general it is quite possible to choose an excellent reliable model among Panasonic. The quality of products from this company can be characterized by the following list:

                • Multi-format
                • Duplex printing
                • Good color reproduction
                • Design and compactness
                • Convenient digital control panel
                • 9007 7 Support for connection interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB

                There are, of course, a few drawbacks. For example, a relatively small range of MFP models and the complexity of their repair. But in Panasonic printers, the compactness and good quality of printed sheets captivate. Therefore, if there is a conscientious service center and careful attitude to your Panasonic, it will serve as an excellent tool in office work.

                8th place – Samsung

                The Korean company Samsung also meets the standards of modern printing. Of course, in terms of quality it is inferior to Xerox and Konica Minolta in many ways, but the availability and interchangeability of components is the main advantage of Samsung. Printers of its production are not expensive, have a sufficient print resource and perform office tasks well. The waste toner in these printers can be reused, but the built-in print yield chip is will require flashing . Also, in some models there is no mining bunker, which can act as another minus. Other quality indicators, such as print speed, monthly supply of prints, etc., are at an average level. In general, Samsung releases worthy models and you should look at their qualities according to the goal: if you need an inexpensive work machine for the home, or a productive MFP for the office, Samsung can offer all this.

                7th place – Toshiba

                A major global concern of Japanese origin, Toshiba, was the first company to invent the dot matrix printer. Vast experience in this area has allowed Toshiba to gain popularity as a manufacturer of large printing equipment and stand on a par with Epson.

                Toshiba’s range of inkjet printers is huge, as well as tiny, inexpensive personal and A4 and A3 “photo” printers, large format printers, business printers and even label printers. You can also separately highlight the quality of their MFPs – the scanners built into the MFPs perfectly fulfill their purpose, and in general, all models of this branch from Toshiba are quite successful. Reliable and durable elements of the device reduce the frequency of paper jams and slippage. In general, good devices, not the most expensive price category. They are inferior in performance to Xerox, and in quality to Canon prints, but if you need a middle ground, this is Toshiba.

                6th place – Epson

                Seiko Epson Corporation is a well-known Japanese leader in the manufacture of quality printers. Epson appliances have all the features of Toshiba, but there are a number of nuances, such as additional functions for photo printing, large format printing and other professional features. Epson’s special technology allows for long-duration printing without the need for ventilation – an advantage appreciated by advertising agencies, copy centers and other organizations that need 24/7 printing.

                Epson’s biggest advantage is its built-in continuous ink supply technology. With it, you will never get a half-printed page, as the printer will constantly monitor the level of toner. There is a small drawback – the specifics of the Epson print head device require more frequent inspection and service than models from other manufacturers. It is important to use the services of professionals here, since the manufacturing technology of Epson parts is very high-precision and the internal organization of the printer is easy to break out of ignorance. Otherwise, the company’s products can be rated above average, both in terms of print speed and quality.

                5th place – Konica Minolta

                A well-known manufacturer of photographic equipment and laser printers, Konica Minolta has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of printing equipment. With extensive experience in the production of photographic equipment, Konica has created a unique line of printing devices, with high speed, unsurpassed quality and reliability. Minolta is not as popular among consumers as other leaders in the production of office equipment due to its complete focus on specialty enterprises. An ordinary consumer will not be able to afford such models, and the specificity of Konica devices is focused on professional printing of photos, periodicals and other color and glossy materials. But if the task is precisely to organize high-precision high-quality printing with perfect color reproduction, then you can take Konica Minolta without a doubt.

                Due to the presence of high-tech and expensive components, it is very problematic to repair such an MFP, since there are not so many service centers with a Konica Minolta repair certificate. Also, the primary problem in purchasing products from this manufacturer is a rather high price and a small number of certified resellers. For some reason, Konica devices are quite rare on the Russian market. But nevertheless, it deserves high praise due to its excellent qualities:

                • High-tech printing
                • Excellent color reproduction
                • Large format printing
                • Very fast printing
                • High resolution printing
                • Printing on glossy paper

                4th place – Kyocera

                The manufacturer of high-end printing devices Kyocera is also worthy of attention . Kyocera printers and cartridges are not without reason very popular with service engineers – they are made of high-quality, reliable materials designed for long-term operation. The quality of Kyocera’s work is undeniable, as high technology printing allows you to perform even the most complex tasks.

                These devices are very economical despite the high price. It pays off during the operation of such a printer, since the printing technology that does not need a cartridge manifests itself in savings on consumables. In addition, Kyocera printer components are changed very rarely due to the high margin of safety. Maintenance is simplified due to the “cleanliness” in the printer itself due to the lack of a cartridge. Therefore, Kyocera can be considered an investment with a long-term perspective. Comparative qualities of Kyocera devices:

                • High reliability
                • Durability
                • Good print quality
                • Multi-format
                • Duplex printing available
                • Cartridgeless printing technology
                • Eco-friendly components 9007 8

                Among the shortcomings of Kyocera, one can note the high price and increased requirements for the quality of the toner.

                3rd place – Canon

                So, one of the first manufacturers in many ways, focused on both business and private consumers – Canon Inc., is a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in the production of optical and printing equipment. In addition to MFPs, it deals with photographic equipment, portable video cameras, copiers and even medical equipment. Printer components made with Japanese precision fail very rarely, and the flexible price category allows any consumer to use Canon. The main advantage of Canon printers is versatility. Even on the company’s website, you can see a clear classification of office equipment by purpose. If you have an intended goal, you can easily find a printer among those presented by the Canon manufacturer. Everything is in their devices. Reliability – Most Canon printers last much longer than the manufacturer’s specifications.

                High quality prints – With a long history of perfecting the internal organization of devices, Canon is one of the best companies in terms of quality prints. Perhaps this is partly due to the use of original components, or perhaps simply because of the company’s long experience in the office equipment market.

                • Multi-format
                • Duplex printing available
                • High starting yield
                • Excellent color reproduction
                • Possibility of refilling
                • Beautiful design and compactness
                • Support for connection interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB

                Among the shortcomings can be noted a small supply of prints per month (for small MFPs is 5000-10000 copies) and relatively expensive components. Also, occasionally problems may arise if you use non-original drivers and when adapting to different operating systems, but they are quickly resolved with.

                2nd – Hewlett Packard (HP)

                Another giant in the market of printing devices, which has established itself as the most reliable and very popular manufacturer. Due to the huge number of different models, HP is the absolute leader in terms of assortment. The company consistently offers about 150 available models of MFPs and printers for every taste. And this is not at the expense of quality: on average, Hewlett’s office MFPs are capable of printing 200-250 thousand copies per month, while not requiring maintenance for a long time. The HP product line is aimed at large businesses and boasts a large number of partner companies who prefer to buy only Hewlett because of the quality and reliability of their products. In addition to the excellent functionality of printing devices, the manufacturing company offers special integration programs for business partners, exclusive service and an extended warranty.

                The price category of such printers is not the highest, which once again confirms HP’s leadership position in the market. Although they may be inferior to the same Canon in color reproduction quality, but if you need intensive, long and stable work, HewlettPackard will provide all this. The popularity of HP among large and medium-sized businesses does not exclude its popularity for home use. The company, of course, is not as well known to ordinary consumers as Canon, but still definitely worth no less attention.

                So, the list of general characteristics inherent in Hewlett products:

                • Reliability
                • Durability
                • Low price
                • Good print quality
                • Multi-format
                • 90 077 High monthly margin

                • Duplex printing available
                • Large initial consumable yield material
                • Support for connection interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, USB
                • Interchangeability of cartridges

                1st place – Xerox

                The world famous company Xerox leads the world’s top ten. Innovations and inventions in the field of laser printing belong mainly to her. Just like HP, the global printing giant Xerox takes care of major business partners and offers complete print optimization systems with the implementation of their special policies developed by their own research centers in Eurasia. An above-average Xerox MFP is capable of combining Canon’s color and print quality with HP’s performance. One of the few manufacturers among whose products it is very difficult to find flaws.

                Original Xerox cartridges have a large initial load (compared to the same Canon and HP), and the monthly load exceeds all the others in terms of the number of prints several times. In comparison, the inexpensive XeroxPhaser 3160B printer and the Canon i-SENSYS MF3010 MFP in the same category can print a maximum of 15,000 copies and 8,000 per month, respectively. In addition, the print speed of any Xerox is slightly faster than the same model from another manufacturer. The only visible drawback so far is the high price of large office MFPs.

                • Flexible pricing
                • Large business oriented
                • Excellent print quality
                • Multi-format
                • Huge monthly inventory
                • Duplex printing available
                • 9007 7 Long initial resource of consumables

                • Support for connection interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi , USB
                • ColorQube technology available (print without cartridge)
                • Fast print speed
                • Print on a variety of surfaces
                • Easy to service

                Maintenance of large Xerox devices is a very important task, as office equipment is often subjected to serious tests and loads. Xerox multifunction printers are quite expensive and proper maintenance is the key to a long life of the device. Copy Service Association is a certified Xerox partner with many years of cooperation. The specialists of this association have the skills to repair, maintain and install any printers. The level of qualification is confirmed by many certificates from official representations of both Xerox and other manufacturers: Canon, HewlettPackard, Kyocera and many others. The Copy Service company operates in St. Petersburg, and on their website (link at the beginning of the article) you can find products and services.

                Best home printers 2023. Device overview

                Hello dear friends!
                In today’s world, not everyone has time to run to the copy center or the nearest store in order to print something. In this case, home printers come to the rescue.

                If you don’t already have a printer, or are thinking about replacing your old one with a newer model, there are many options on the market to suit a variety of needs.

                However, a wide range of printers does not always please potential buyers, as you can simply get confused in search of a reliable and functional device for your home needs.

                Therefore, in this article I decided to make a detailed review of home printers of different brands – from inkjet and laser printers to universal or photo printers.

                Today’s home printers handle everything from large documents to photo printing.

                If you are not an expert and do not quite understand which option is best to choose, then this article on the best home printers is just for you.

                How do you choose home printers?

                When evaluating the best home printers, I focused on the features that are most suitable for various home needs. More than two dozen different types and models of printers have been evaluated, ranging from photo printers and laser printers to many different types of wireless and all-in-one printers. Also took into account the feedback from other users.

                Ease of use and setup, environmental friendliness, wireless network compatibility and customer service were top priorities for me. Even the best home printers have problems, so customer service is paramount.

                Home printers: Epson EcoTank ET-3760 Cartridge-Free Supertank Printer

                Great way to save on ink cartridges. This model is easily refilled with replaceable bottles, which saves up to 90 percent ink.

                Features:

                • Print Technology: Inkjet
                • Connectivity technology: Wi-Fi, Ethernet
                • Print: Color
                • Pages per minute: 15 black

                Pros:

                • High productivity printing without cartridges
                • Excellent print quality
                • Fast Auto Document Feed

                Cons:

                • No USB print or scan to USB function
                • It does not have a touch screen

                Anyone who has ever dealt with expensive inkjet cartridges will love the Epson EcoTank ET-3760 Cartridge-Free Supertank printer. Instead of cartridges, this high-performance printer uses exclusive EcoFit ink bottles that make refilling ink tanks easy and save up to 90% on ink costs.

                Each bottle has enough ink to print up to 7,500 pages in black and 6,000 in color, equivalent to about 90 individual ink cartridges. Savings from not having to buy 90 ink cartridges will more than pay for the cost of the printer.

                But this is not the only advantage of the Epson EcoTank ET-3760. Unique heat-free PrecisionCore technology, combined with Claria ET pigment black ink, produces exceptionally crisp text and beautiful color photos and graphics on virtually any paper type.

                The printer also handles paper reliably with automatic document feeder, which is fed from a 250-sheet paper tray. Automatic 2-sided printing saves time and paper.

                While the advantages of this printer certainly outweigh the disadvantages, some users have noted the lack of a touch screen, which is standard on most printers today.

                Another minor issue is that the printer operates primarily over a wireless network. Some users complain about the lack of the ability to print and scan to USB or SIM card, which was a standard feature in previous models.

                Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

                The Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer makes it quick and easy to create vibrant, long-lasting photos that you can display at home or give away as gifts.

                Features:

                • Print Technology:
                • Dot Matrix

                • Connection technology: USB
                • Print: Color
                • Pages per minute: 1 per minute

                Pros:

                • Photos dry instantly
                • Sleek and portable design
                • Tilting 3.2″ LCD

                Cons:

                • Must be used with
                • brand paper

                • Not compatible with touch screen

                Print your precious memories with the Canon SELPHY CP1300 Photo Printer. Unlike many photo printers that produce wet pictures with ink, this Canon machine prints dry. The photos are waterproof and guaranteed to look great 100 years from now.

                This photo printer’s sleek design means it’s more portable than most. It also features an optional rear battery and a tilting 3.2″ LCD screen that makes it easy to select, edit and print your favorite photos from anywhere.

                You can even connect your smartphone and tablet using the Canon PRINT app for added convenience. Or just print directly from your camera’s USB connection or memory card.

                Please note that the printer must be used with SELPHY brand photo paper. So those who want to save money on recycled or non-brand photo paper will be out of luck.

                While the LCD screen is pleasant to the touch, some people find it unacceptable that a printer is not touch-screen compatible, like many competing brands.

                Home printers: HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Wireless Printer

                As a wireless printer, this versatile inkjet printer produces professional quality color documents such as brochures, flyers and presentations.

                Feature:

                • Print Technology: Inkjet
                • Connectivity technology: Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet
                • Print: Color
                • Pages per minute: 22 black, 18 color

                Plus:

                • Automatic duplex printing and scanning
                • Print up to 22 ppm
                • Dual-band, self-healing Wi-Fi

                Cons:

                • USB cable not included

                Print, scan, copy, fax and more with the versatile HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e printer that lets you create professional-quality documents right from your home office.

                Presentations, brochures, flyers, homework and more look like they’ve just been printed. And you don’t have to sacrifice convenience for quality, with print speeds of up to 22 ppm black and 18 ppm color.

                Other features include automatic two-sided printing and scanning, automatic document feeder with 250-sheet input tray, mobile and wireless printing, and USB printing capability.

                Unfortunately, USB cables are not included. In addition, dual-band Wi-Fi automatically detects and fixes connection issues to ensure a seamless experience every time.

                Optional HP+ system, which requires an HP account, includes cloud connectivity and smart app features. Those who activate HP+ are also entitled to six free months of HP Instant Ink and an additional year of warranty.

                Home printers: Brother HL-L2350DW Compact Monochrome Laser Printer

                Print faster with the Brother HL-L2350DW Compact Monochrome Laser Printer, designed for efficiency with faster print speeds of up to 32 pages per minute.

                Features:

                • Print Technology: Laser
                • Connectivity technology: Wi-Fi, USB, NFC
                • Printing: gray and black
                • pages per minute: up to 32

                Pros:

                • Sustainability update
                • Flexible paper handling
                • Mobile printing from smartphones and tablets

                Cons:

                • Difficult to wake up from deep sleep
                • Wi-Fi setup difficulties

                Users looking for fast, no-frills black-and-white documents can use the Brother HL-L2350DW compact monochrome laser printer.

                This printer has a 250-sheet paper capacity to meet all your basic printing needs and increase efficiency. It also has a manual feed slot that provides flexible paper handling for a variety of paper types and sizes, including postcards, envelopes, labels, and more.

                With convenient one-touch keys, you can quickly access fonts, symbols, frames and templates with the touch of a button. Convenient mobile setup also makes it easy to print wirelessly from desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets.

                Some users have reported that the initial Wi-Fi setup may require some troubleshooting, so it might be best to have a USB cable handy, just in case.

                The printer has a deep sleep mode for greater energy efficiency. However, some users have found that wireless printing does not automatically wake up the printer. Instead, you may have to manually turn the printer off and on again to get it to recognize mobile printing, which is something to keep in mind if you will be using the device infrequently throughout the day.

                HP Envy Inspire 7955E All-In-One Printer

                The HP Envy Inspire 7955E All-In-One Printer is the smart choice for high-quality photos, office documents, homework and more, making it the smart choice for active families .

                Features:

                • Print Technology: Inkjet
                • Connectivity technology: USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
                • Print: Color
                • Pages per minute: 15 black, 10 color

                Pros:

                • High-quality color photo printing
                • Built-in tray for mixed photos
                • Automatic two-sided printing

                Cons:

                • Small touch screen
                • Tri-color cartridge needs to be replaced frequently

                The HP Envy Inspire 7955E All-In-One Printer is a premium multifunction home printer packed with features for learning, work and creativity. With this best all-round printer, you can print everything from high-quality photos to presentations, office documents, homework and creative projects.

                The built-in photo tray allows you to print borderless photos in a variety of sizes, including square and panoramic, ideal for framing or adding to scrapbooks.

                Photos look as vibrant as they do on your screen with phone-quality prints, and you can also access additional custom photography features by downloading the HP Smart app.

                Standard printing features include copy, scan, duplex printing with automatic document feeder, and mobile and wireless printing from your computer or device.

                Since this is an inkjet printer, it uses inkjet cartridges – one black cartridge and a tri-color cartridge for cyan, magenta, and yellow. Some users like the convenience of two cartridges, others don’t like it because they have to replace the entire cartridge, even if only one of the three colors runs out. And, as some users have pointed out, the small touchscreen can be awkward.

                What should I look for before buying a home printer?

                Before looking for a printer, the first thing to do is to decide what the main need for printing is. For example, for a family with children who need to send a large number of reports and jobs, a high-capacity inkjet or laser printer is best. Such a model will be able to print double-sided pages, which will save time and money.

                If your needs are more focused on printing photos, collages and color documents, then you can easily get by with a photo printer or an all-in-one inkjet printer. Today, even some all-in-one printers can produce vibrant, borderless photos almost as well as a photo printer.

                If you need a standard home printer for black and white or full color documents, an inkjet or laser printer is the way to go. Both have their pros and cons.

                For example, inkjet home printers tend to be cheaper but require expensive ink cartridges that are more likely to run out or dry out faster. On the other hand, laser printers have a higher initial stick shock but boast higher quality toner cartridges that are more affordable and have a longer use and shelf life.

                Home printers. Frequently Asked Questions

                What features should the printer have?

                Some of the main features you should look for in a printer are overall quality and cost, scan and copy capabilities, photo and color printing, compact design (and how it will fit in your space), ink replacement cost , print speed, and scanner resolution.

                Of course, these features are very subjective and depend on individual needs.

                Laser or better quality inkjet?

                Laser toner cartridges generally last longer than ink cartridges, in addition to being less wasteful. Because toner creates more images than ink before it runs out, you won’t need to replace cartridges as often.

                Another bonus is that toner also has a longer shelf life than ink cartridges, which can dry out quickly when stored.

                How much should I spend on a printer?

                Most good home printers range from $200 to $500 and up. Although there are some budget and high-end options that may not fit or exceed this price range. However, the cost of ink is another important factor to consider.

                To get a better idea of ​​how much a printer will cost in the long run, you can always calculate its cost per page. To better understand the total cost of a printer over its lifetime.

                What is the best printer?

                If you’re looking for a versatile printer, the HP Envy Inspire 7955E is your choice. The Envy Inspire has a great ability to print high-quality documents as well as vibrant borderless photos, so it’s equipped with just about everything your family could need.

                Epson EcoTank ET-3760 Supertank without cartridges – more environmentally friendly. At first glance, it may seem that its price is much higher than the Envy Inspire, but it is not, because it will save you money on ink, which is important if you have to print a lot.

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