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Best printers 2019: inkjet, color, mono and laser printers

Best printer: 15 inkjet and laser printers
We help you choose the best printer to buy, both inkjet and laser

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If you're looking for the best printers of 2019, you've come the right place. On this page you'll find our pick of the very best printers money can buy – no matter what kind of printer you're looking for.

Want an all-in-one printer that can scan and photocopy as well as print? Or maybe you want a photo printer that can produce lab-quality printouts of your photographs. Perhaps you're just after a solid black and white laser printer for fast printouts for your office. No matter what you're looking for, we’ve put together this list of the best printers of 2019 so that you can spend less time shopping and more time getting some work done.

When shopping for the best printers, you'll be faced with a huge choice, as printers these days come in all kinds of shape and size. While that means you'll no doubt be able to find the best printer to suit your exact needs, it also means it can be quite bewildering with all the choice and jargon. But don't worry, with this best printers buying guide – along with our very own price comparison tool that's built into the page – we'll help you find the best printer for your needs and budget.

Regardless of the kind of printer you’re looking for, you’ll find it right here, and our exclusive price comparison tool will help you get the best printers for a bargain.

What you need to know about Black Friday 2019
Deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts are always ideal times of year to buy a new printer. Usually the most well-known retailers will have tons of printer sales, ranging from the entry-level models to high-end machines. Because of how few are actually sold these days in homes, there are excellent printer deals all year round However, there's no guarantee that holding off until Black Friday will get you a better deal than today (our proprietary price-finding tool digs up all the latest discounts). No matter what, check out our Black Friday laptop deals page, where we'll be covering printer deals as well from today through November.

Xerox WorkCentre 6515

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1. Xerox WorkCentre 6515 printer

Sophisticated laser photocopying at a price

Print speed: 28ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 300 sheets | Weight: 30.7kg

Intuitive touchscreen control
Feature rich printing 
Not the fastest
Limited paper capacity 

By Xerox standards, this is a modest machine, but it has the specifications and features to suit almost any small to medium business. The print speed is only average, but the consistent quality of it colour and mono prints is impressive. So too is the intuitive touchscreen interface that gives you easy access to a wealth of features such as dual-sided scanning and a broad selection of security features. This feels like a premium product and it’s well supported by modular upgrades.  

Read the full review: Xerox WorkCentre 6515

Brother MFC-J5330DW

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2. Brother MFC-J5330DW printer

A feature-packed MFD with A3 capability

Print speed: 22ppm | Paper sizes: up to A3 | Paper capacity: 300 sheets | Weight: 16.9kg

Compact A3 printing
Vivid colour prints
Some photos take ages to print 
Couldn’t update firmware via Wi-Fi

Given its ability to print on A3 paper, this is a surprisingly compact multifunction device, that will happily share a desk with your PC. It prints clearly in monochrome, while colour photos look quite vibrant on photo paper. The touchscreen is rather small and it’s not the fastest duplex printer around, but it hits a near perfect balance balance between quality, performance and features.

Read the full review: Brother MFC-J5330DW 

Epson Expression Photo XP-960

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3. Epson Expression Photo XP-960 printer

Six inks add up to superb A3 photos

Print speed: 8.5ppm | Paper sizes: up to A3 | Paper capacity: 100 sheets | Weight: 8.7kg

Lifelike photos
A3 capability 
Slow to print
No ADF or Fax

The compact, lozenge-shaped design belies this MFD’s surprising ability to print on A3 paper. Without taking up much space in your home office, it can turn out superb quality documents and make high-resolution scans. There’s no document feeder or fax facility, but Epson’s six-ink system more than compensates by printing remarkably accurate photos on photo paper.   

Read the full review: Epson Expression Photo XP-960

Canon Pixma TR8550

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4. Canon Pixma TR8550 printer

Business-like features and fine prints in a compact MFD

Print speed: 15ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 100 sheets | Weight: 8kg

Generous touchscreen 
Vivid 5-ink photos
Costly cartridges
No front USB port

Canon has managed to shrink all of the features a small business might need into a multifunction device that could fit inside a filing cabinet. The five-ink system gives great quality photo prints and the large touchscreen makes it especially easy to use. The print speed is a little slow, even for an inkjet, but it is well featured with both Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity and a handy SD-Card slot at the front.

Read the full review: Canon Pixma TR8550

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227fdw

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5. HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227fdw printer

First class laser printing and photocopying

Print speed: 28ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 300 sheets | Weight: 16.9kg

Crisp print quality 
Rapid print speed
Expensive
Bulky

If you have the space for it, this multifunction device will serve a small business well thanks to its consistently crisp print quality, useful 35-sheet automatic document feeder and automated photocopying skills. This is a mono machine and it’s not the fastest laser on the block, but it’s quicker than any inkjet and offers an attractive blend of features and performance.   

Read the full review: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227fdw

Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn

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6. Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn printer

High speed, high capacity and high quality printing

Print speed: 30ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 500 sheets | Weight: 28.3kg

Deep paper tray 
Rapid print speed 
Tiny display panel
No inbuilt wi-fi 

What looks like a oversized breadbin is actually a highly efficient and reliable colour laser printer. You can fit 500 sheets in the deep main paper tray and with Kyocera’s high capacity toner cartridges installed, the cost per page works out favourably. The interface is cramped and difficult to see, but it prints very quickly and quite quietly too.

Read the full review: Kyocera Ecosys P6230cdn 

Oki C542dn

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7. Oki C542dn printer

Robust and secure laser printing for the busy office

Print speed: 30ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 300 sheets | Weight: 24kg

Fast duplex printing  
7-inch display
Expensive
Wi-Fi is extra

This heavy lump of a laser printer is distinguished by a seven-inch touchscreen that makes it very easy and secure to call down print jobs when your standing at the machine. It prints very quickly in duplex mode in either colour or mono, while its high capacity toner cartridges ensure a competitive per page cost. Wi-Fi is not built in, but for hardwired workgroups in a busy office, this machine would serve well.  

Read the full review: Oki C542dn  

Epson EcoTank ET-7750

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8. Epson EcoTank ET-7750 printer

Refillable ink tanks for crisp and cost effective printing

Print speed: 13ppm | Paper sizes: up to A3 | Paper capacity: 100 sheets | Weight: 10.5kg

Vivid A3 photos
Low cost per page
High price point 
No ADF, NFC, or fax

Epson’s second generation of EcoTank printers refines its refillable ink system and is deployed here by a highly capable inkjet MDF. Photo quality is excellent and the ability to print on A3 paper is a real boon. The interface lacks a touchscreen and printing is slow, but the pages are well worth waiting for. If the price tag appears prohibitive, that’s because there are two sets of ink bottles in the box. Enough to print 3,600 photos!

Read the full review: Epson EcoTank ET-7750

Lexmark MB2236adw

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9. Lexmark MB2236adw printer

Fully loaded laser printing

Print speed: 23ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 251 sheets | Weight: 26.8kg

Strong security  
Crisp colours
Not very fast
Wi-Fi is extra

It might look a little top heavy, but this all-in-one A4 printer feels well made and offers plenty of features for the footprint that it takes up. Duplex scanning from the ADF and rapid automatic photocopying are performed flawlessly, while the print quality in both colour and mono is excellent. Duplex printing is not the fastest, but a wealth of security features and an easy interface more than makes up for the shortfall.  

Kodak Verité 65 Plus

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10. Kodak Verité 65 Plus printer

Budget all-in-one makes printing a pleasure

Print speed: 10ppm | Paper sizes: up to A4 | Paper capacity: 100 sheets | Weight: 4.1kg

Compact design   
Very economical
Slow to print
Limited print quality

Kodak’s entry-level printer cannot compete with more expensive models when it comes to print speed, or outright quality, but for value, design and ease of use, it excels. Kodak’s replacement cartridges are more affordable than most inkjets and the interface is especially user-friendly. The ingeniously compact design makes it hard to begrudge a multifunction device with a footprint that’s little bigger than a sheet of A4.     

Read the full review: Kodak Verité 65 Plus