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Best black and white printers of 2021: for home and for business

If you don’t need to print in colour, you can slash you print costs by choosing one of the many excellent monochrome printers on the market in 2021. Our list of the very best black and white printers includes both laser and inkjet technologies and both print-only and multifunction devices. The thing they all have in common, is they all print perfectly in black and white.

Black and white printers have several advantages, but the main one is cost. Without the additional inkjet and toner cartridges, they are simpler machines with fewer parts and therefore cheaper to manufacture. In many cases, they’re smaller too. Inkjet printers also print much faster in black and white, which is why we’re seeing more mono inkjet models appearing this year. As for laser printers, you’ll always find the monochrome models selling in greater numbers because incorporating four big toner cartridges instead of just one adds considerably to the cost and size of the printer.

It’s also way cheaper to print in black and white. Colour toner cartridges cost more than black toner cartridges, offer much more, and you need four of them to print a colour document. What’s more, a printed colour image takes up a lot more toner than a monochrome image because black and white images use a lot of the blank white page to make up the picture. As for black and white inkjet printers, you’ll find the new supertanker models shipping with bottles of inexpensive black ink that can yield many thousands of monochrome pages. Look out for more great mono inkjet printers appearing in this growing category.

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Best black and white printers at a glance

  1. Kyocera Ecosys P3155dn  
  2. Canon PIXMA GM4050
  3. HP Laserjet Pro M15w
  4. Brother HL-L6400DW
  5. Xerox VersaLink B600DN
  6. HP LaserJet Pro M304a 
  7. Lexmark B2236dw 
  8. Brother HL-L2350DW
  9. Epson EcoTank ET-M3140  
  10. Xerox VersaLink C400DN 

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1. Kyocera Ecosys P3155dn printer

Fast and efficient laser printing


Category: mono laser printer

Print speed: 55ppm

Paper sizes: A4

Paper capacity: 500 sheets

Weight: 16. 6kg


Reasons to buy

+Fast print speed+Low running cost

Reasons to avoid

-No inbuilt Wi-Fi-Small display

The initial cost might seem high for a mono printer that doesn’t even have a Wi-Fi module built in. However, it looks and performs like a premium printer, turning out perfectly crisp mono pages at the very impressive rate of 55 per minute. It’s highly efficient too, thanks to a hardwearing image drum that lasts much longer than usual and a very low running cost of around 0.4p per page. There’s enough toner in the box for 10,000 pages and enough room in the main tray for a whole ream of paper. If you print demands are high, this quality machine will keep your print costs low.

Read the full review: Kyocera Ecosys P3155dn

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2. Canon PIXMA GM4050 printer

Mono MegaTank comes with plenty of ink


Category: All-in-one mono inkjet printer

Print speed: 13ppm

Paper sizes: Up to A4

Paper capacity: 250 + 100 sheets

Weight: 9. 2kg


Reasons to buy

+Lots of ink in box+Low running cost

Reasons to avoid

-Slow to print-Not Mac compatible

The Canon PIXMA GM4050 is one of the first monochrome printers to be added to Canon’s cartridge-free MegaTank range and it’s one of the cheapest ways to print around. It’s a 3-in-1 device with a scanner, 35-sheet ADF (automatic document feeder) and room for 250 sheets of paper in its main paper tray. It can duplex print and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct built in. The sluggish print speed cannot compete with a laser printer, but with three bottles of black ink in the box, it can offer a higher page yield and a lower per page cost. If you print frequently and never in colour, this capable machine will keep your print costs right down.

Read the full review: Canon PIXMA GM4050

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3. HP Laserjet Pro M15w printer

The world’s smallest budget laser printer


Print speed: 19ppm

Paper sizes: Up to A4

Paper capacity: 100 sheets

Size: 6. 2 x 13.6 x 7.4in

Weight: 3.8kg


Reasons to buy

+Footprint is a little larger than a sheet of A4+Strong app support

Reasons to avoid

-No dual-side printing-Low print resolution

The tiny and portable Laserjet Pro M15W combines the practicality of a mono printer with the footprint of an inkjet model. Perfect for those who work from home or in a cramped office and aren’t fussed about high-quality prints (its resolution is a meagre 600 x 600dpi), it prints quickly and reliably. Initial setup is a breeze despite its lack of an LCD display, which means you can’t tweak settings on the printer itself. However, this is made up for in HP’s excellent (and free) Smart app, which lets you scan and print documents wirelessly, in addition to printing from the cloud with support for Google Docs, Dropbox and Evernote.

Read the full review: HP LaserJet Pro M15w review

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4. Brother HL-L6400DW printer

Fast volume printing for the heavy user


Category: Mono laser ptiner

Print speed: 50ppm

Paper sizes: Up to A4

Paper capacity: 520 + 50 sheets

Weight: 13. 4kg


Reasons to buy

+Very fast print speed+Small and expandable

Reasons to avoid

-Small display-No front USB port

Don’t underestimate this pale grey laser printer. The Brother HL-L6400DW may be small, but it can hold 570 sheets of paper and prints at the remarkable speed of 50 pages per minute. It ships with enough toner for 1,200 pages, so it will satisfy the needs of any small office with a big workload. There are plenty of upgrade options too, and with its paper capacity expanded to a maximum of 2,650 and Brother’s ultra high-yield cartridge achieving 20,000 prints, it could serve a really large workgroup just as well.

Read the full review: Brother HL-L6400DW

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5. Xerox VersaLink B600DN printer

The fastest mono printer on the block


Print speed: 55ppm

Paper sizes: A4

Paper capacity: 700 sheets

Size: 16.8 x 18. 3 x 17.4

Weight: 22.3kg


Reasons to buy

+Modular upgrades available+High paper capacity+Low running cost+Intuitive touchscreen interface

Reasons to avoid

-High initial outlay-Wi-Fi module costs extra-Noisy in operation

If you think the Brother model above is fast at printing, the Versalink asks you to hold its beer. With a duplex print speed of 55ppm, it’s one of the fastest laser printers in the business and stores a massive number of sheets while supporting high-capacity toner cartridges, which ultimately brings down the running cost over time. It’s larger, noisier and more expensive than the HL-L5100DN – not to mention twice the weight – which makes it more suitable for a busy SMB or large workgroup than a household.

Read the full review: Xerox VersaLink B600DN review

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6. HP LaserJet Pro M304a printer

Laser printing for the small office and small budget


Category: mono laser printer **Print speed:** 35ppm

Paper sizes: A4

Paper capacity: 350 sheets

Weight: 8. 22kg


Reasons to buy

+Compact +Fast print speed

Reasons to avoid

-No auto-duplex       -No Wi-Fi

If you can be sure that you don’t need to print in colour, or on both sides of the page and you don’t require a wireless connection, then this stripped-down device could be just the thing. It prints quickly at 35ppm, and there’s room for a total of 350 sheets of A4 in two paper trays, making it suitable for a busy, yet small, office. A standard black toner cartridge also offers plenty of capacity with a promise of around 3,000 printed pages. The two-line display is just enough to make this an easy-to-use no-frills printer with an emphasis on speed and efficiency. 

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7. Lexmark B2236dw laser printer

Fast and efficient


Print speed: 36ppm

Paper sizes: up to A4

Paper capacity: 250 sheets

Size: 14 x 13.1 x 8.4in

Weight: 6.8kg


Reasons to buy

+Excellent print quality+Robust security options

Reasons to avoid

-Separate toner and drum-Expensive in its class

Offering decent print quality and a slew of features, this Lexmark printer is an attractive model that doesn’t skimp on security. Logging into its web server lets you restrict printing and admin access to certain users and departments, making it ideal for use in office or shared accommodation scenarios. Duplex printing is enabled by default and print quality itself is stellar considering the B2236dw’s initial affordability. It has a separate drum (rated for up to 12,000 prints) and toner (up to 6,000), which together result in acceptable (but far from best-in-class) running costs over time. Heavy users are advised to sign up to Lexmark’s Cartridge Collection Program for best bang-for-buck when it comes to replacing ink.

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8. Brother HL-L2350DW printer

Cheap and fast


Print speed: 32ppm

Paper sizes: Up to A4

Paper capacity: 250 sheets

Size: 13.27 x 8.66 x 7.01in

Weight: 7.2kg


Reasons to buy

+Fast printing for the cost+Good output quality

Reasons to avoid

-Average graphics quality-Small LCD display

Suitable for home printing, this speedy model from Brother is suitable if you’re looking to occasionally burst print a bunch of pages while initially looking to spend as little as possible. Setting up the HL-L2350DW isn’t fun on its tiny LCD screen, but once completed the printer is compact and light enough to move into position. It’s also pleasingly inexpensive to operate in the long term and features connectivity options aplenty – including compatibility with Airprint, Google Cloud print and Brother’s own iPrint & Scan app. Turning our attention to quality, the Brother produces text with above average sharpness – certainly enough for everyday printing tasks – but we were less enamoured with its graphics quality.

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9. Epson EcoTank ET-M3140 printer

Compact, sleek and affordable


Category: All-in-one mono inkjet printer

Print speed: 39ppm

Paper sizes: Up to A4

Paper capacity: 250 + 35 sheets

Weight: 7.3kg

Reasons to buy

+Lots of ink in box+Rapid print speed

Reasons to avoid

-No front USB port-Small output tray

The Epson EcoTank ET-M3140 is a well designed and fully featured all-in-one cartridge-free inkjet for the small office. It cannot print in colour, but that means there’s more room for black ink on board and the box includes three bottles, giving you a yield of 18,000 pages. Bottled ink costs around 90% less than cartridge ink, so your TCO (total cost of ownership) is very low, despite what might seem a high purchase price. It prints quickly at 39 pages per minute and can auto duplex, while the ADF (automatic document feeder) can dual scan. It’s also very well connected with Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC all available.

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10. Xerox VersaLink C400DN

Workgroup printer with tablet-style display


Category: colour laser printer **Print speed:** 35ppm

Paper sizes: A4

Paper capacity: 550 sheets

Weight: 26kg


Reasons to buy

+High paper/toner capacity +Vivid Pantone colours 

Reasons to avoid

-Wi-Fi costs extra-Bulky and heavy 

It might seem expensive for a desktop device, but this colour laser printer comes with impressive specifications and a slick smartphone-style interface. It has a huge capacity for paper with a 550-sheet tray built in and the option of doubling that by adding a second tray. Xerox includes a generous amount of toner too, enough for 2,000 colour or 3,000 mono pages. The five-inch touchscreen makes setup and operation easier than most while it’s print quality is excellent, thanks largely to its bold Pantone-approved colour performance.

Read the full review: Xerox VersaLink C400DN

The Best Laser Printers for 2021

Laser printing has had a tough time of it in recent years. The pace of innovation with this older printer technology (barring tweaks to toner formulations) has slowed to a crawl. Plus, high-speed business inkjet printers with low costs per page, such as those in HP’s PageWide and Epson’s WorkForce lines, have been nibbling through laser printers’ lunch—and are now eyeing their dinner. When you’re debating inkjet vs. laser, it’s even odds which one will come out on top.

Still, laser printers have remained relevant by focusing on their traditional strengths: fast print speeds and reasonable costs per page (especially for text output), as well as the extremely clean look of the finished product and the resistance to fading or smudging of toner. On the downside, lasers often have a significantly higher up-front cost, and they’re nowhere near as capable as inkjets at reproducing fine gradients in complex color output such as photos.

Recent innovations in laser printing include the refillable toner on the HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw.

So, who would find a laser printer a more attractive proposition than an inkjet? In most cases, not the person seeking an occasional-use printer for motley tasks: at one moment to print a personal e-mail, the next to copy a color image out of a book, or to print photos. Lasers are better suited to bulk text output: contracts, long research papers, book drafts. If you print a lot of large jobs, and stick mostly to text and clean graphics instead of color photographs, a laser printer is the right match.

It’s also a good one if high-quality, stable text printing matters most. Indeed, certain types of businesses, such as medical offices, may mandate laser printing for archival tasks and record keeping.

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What Kind of Laser Do You Need?

You can break down lasers into four key types, defined by two questions: (1) Is the printer a mono-only laser, or can it do color, too? And, (2) is it only a printer, or an all-in-one (AIO) model that can print, scan, and copy (and perhaps handle faxes)? Laser models exist in all four combinations.

“Printer-only” models are well and good; they are all about sheer text or business-document output to the exclusion of all else. If all you need is stacks of relatively uncomplicated documents, they’re perfectly fine for that. They fall into two rough classes: inexpensive units meant for homes or student use (usually monochrome), and larger models designed for a home office, a small office, or a workgroup (which come in mono-only and color varieties).

In contrast, the laser all-in-one is a more varied animal. You can find both monochrome and color laser AIOs, but when you’re talking about a mono laser AIO, there is an inherent mismatch of functionality there. Mono laser AIOs obviously print only in black-and-white, but they can scan in color, as well as make monochrome copies of any kind of source material, like a standard photocopier can. In a sense, the mono laser AIO combines the cost efficiency of a mono laser (which requires just one color of toner, black) with the convenience factor that an AIO brings. You just need to know what you’re getting into before you buy one of these.

The Canon imageClass MF424dw all-in-one color laser has an ADF for easy scanning.

Color laser AIOs, meanwhile, bring much of the functionality of an inkjet AIO and combine it with the clean text that lasers are known for, as well as smudge-proof color output. Just know, though, that color laser toner can be an investment come refill time, often exceeding the cost of the printer. It’s something to think about if you’ll use the color printing function only rarely, as the four cartridges (black, plus cyan, magenta, and yellow toners) can be dear.

Also know that as a rule, almost any inkjet’s color photos will be superior in quality to color photos printed on any color laser. Laser-printed color photos tend to look flat. The strength of color laser output is in printing text, business graphics, charts, and the like. So a color laser—given the added cost of its color toner—makes sense to buy 

only if you are sure that you need that kind of color output.

Indeed, don’t underestimate the power of a seemingly simple monochrome laser. A mono laser printer can provide the speed, durability, and paper handling to deal with the high printing volume of a busy office. And inexpensive monochrome lasers with modest paper handling can serve as personal desktop printers in any size office. Many current color lasers print photos that are fine for many business uses, such as client newsletters. In higher-quality lasers, the overall output quality for text, graphics, and photos is typically good enough for brochures and other marketing materials, allowing many companies to take such printing in-house.

Understanding Laser Printer Connectivity

While the vast majority of new inkjets (barring photo printers) are AIOs, with lasers you’ll find an abundance of both single-function printers and AIOs as you shop. AIOs provide copying and scanning in addition to printing, and in some cases, fax capabilities, too. Models with fax functionality will have a phone-line interface.

Most laser printers or AIOs include an Ethernet jack, and some integrate Wi-Fi. Ethernet connections are essential for plugging into the office router or other wired network infrastructure. For a small or home office, this is often sufficient, too, but also look at the other connectivity options (usually a direct USB cable connection) if you just need to connect the printer to a single PC.

Also, when checking out the wireless aspects, be sure to check whether the Wi-Fi interface comes standard or is an option that you add via a module or card. Wi-Fi add-ons for laser AIOs tend to be extravagantly priced.

Control panels vary widely from one printer to the next. Make sure you get one with the walk-up features you need.

You might also see support for Wi-Fi Direct, or its equivalent, for establishing a direct peer-to-peer connection between computer and printer so you don’t need to connect to a network. Another more frequent option is support for Near-Field Communications (NFC) touch-to-print, which lets you print from a mobile device by simply tapping it on a specific spot on the printer.

Printing Speed: Where Testing Matters

If you do a lot of text-based printing, a single-function laser or a laser AIO will likely prove faster than an equivalent-priced inkjet AIO. There’s only so much speed you can get out of squirting ink, and an inkjet’s printhead mechanism running across the page in wide sweeps is an inherently mechanical, less efficient process. (That’s with some exceptions, as always; HP’s PageWide family of business inkjet printers, mentioned earlier, churns at laser-like speeds by making the inkjet printhead a non-moving array, a fixed element. )

You likely won’t notice the difference on small jobs, where it’s just a matter of shaving a few seconds off the time a comparable inkjet would take, but it adds up the more you print. If you plan to purchase a printer for regular large jobs, a laser will save you time spent waiting for your pages to print when you could be doing something else—including the next heavy print job.

Vendors will cite estimated printing speeds in pages per minute, but look at comparative reviews like ours for cross-model print-speed comparisons using real-world documents. (See how we test printers.)

Text-Quality Considerations

Inkjets work by spraying ink in microscopic droplets onto paper. A side effect of that, though: Ink bleeds. There’s a certain upside to this, as bleeding (when a computer’s algorithms and the printer’s resolution are up to snuff) can be harnessed to execute complex color combinations in photo reproduction. The downside is that bleeding can fuzz out fine lettering. It’s seldom enough to notice at a casual glance, but inkjet-derived text can show artifacts (speckling, blobs, wisps), smudging, and filament breaks, especially at very large font sizes (say, in headlines) or very small font sizes (say, when printing several page images on one page).

Even a compact laser such as the Xerox B210 can turn out some very nice black-and-white prints.

Lasers typically don’t have this problem, since a laser printer’s dust-like toner particles are positioned precisely on the page with the help of a drawing beam and then fused in place. They’re superior when you want to create a professional-looking document, say, on your office letterhead.

This applies double when you’re duplexing pages—that is, printing to both sizes of a sheet. With inkjets, visual bleed-through to the other side of the paper, with resultant shadow artifacts, may occur, though less so with thicker paper. That’s not an issue on a laser. You can grab a faxed document or produce a double-sided booklet without fears of seeing page 2 as you read page 3, unless you use very thin stock.

Also, because the toner is transferred electrostatically and then fused by heat to the page, laser output tends to handle dampness better, and it doesn’t need to “dry.” A laser can churn out pages atop one another without worrying about ink-saturated images transferring in part to adjacent pages that are still wet. This is an important factor for any business that needs cleanly printed color graphics, and fast.

Print Costs and Toner Considerations

Whether you use your inkjet regularly or leave it idle for weeks, you lose a bit of ink whenever you change cartridges or start up the printer and endure its cleaning cycle. The toner in laser cartridges isn’t subject to drying and tends to last longer when left idle, and toner cartridges also tend to last for more pages than most inkjet ones. This should, at least in theory, appeal to both the small office that frequently uses its printer (it means less-frequent accessory purchases) and to the one that prints only intermittently (because of less loss of the consumables between uses).

The HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1202w all-in-one saves money and reduces its ecological footprint with refillable toner.

Now, lasers typically have a higher up-front cost. Traditionally, they make up for it with greater cartridge efficiency—i.e., lower printing costs per page. But the rise of high-volume business inkjets has closed the page-cost gap, and depending upon the individual printers being compared, the advantage could now go either way. Some inkjets and lasers support bulk refills and cartridge subscriptions that can reduce the cost of toner and ink.

We discuss cost per page (CPP) in our laser printer reviews, and factor in any other accessory costs that might apply to an individual unit, such as drums, fusers, transfer rollers, and pick rollers. In some lasers, these parts require periodic replacement, especially in higher-end models. For a heavy-printing office, these numbers are key considerations.

Mind the Stock: Paper Handling and Duty Cycles

You’ll want to assess the paper trays in any laser model (AIO or single-function) that you are looking at: Will the tray volume meet the needs of your office, or will I constantly need to load paper?

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Paper-tray capacities tend to scale up or down with the duty cycle of the printer (more on which, next). The key things to look for: adequate capacity, the ability to add an extra tray or trays (in models that support this, you oftentimes stack them below the printer’s body), and a “bypass” slot for a limited amount of extra media (such as letterhead or envelopes). The output tray, meanwhile, should be large enough for the biggest document you’ll commonly print on the machine.

The Lexmark MC2535adwe can be expanded with additional paper trays.

“Duty cycle” is a specification issued by the printer maker that suggests the page-count limit you should heed on a given printer in a month to avoid overtaxing it. Duty cycle is often expressed as a “maximum duty cycle” (a hard limit to avoid surpassing) and as a “recommended duty cycle.” This spec, compared across printers (especially those within a given family), gives you an idea of how the maker perceives the relative ruggedness of a given printer. It also ties in to how big the paper trays ought to be; a 1,500-page monthly recommended duty cycle likely doesn’t merit paper trays that can hold 1,000 pages.

Speak My Language? PCL and PostScript

PCL and PostScript: Support for these two key page-description languages (PDLs) is mostly of interest to those who will use a laser printer or laser AIO for pre-proofing commercial print jobs in concert with desktop-publishing applications. Generally speaking, you’ll know that you need one or more of these PDLs if this is your business.

Conversely, if you don’t need them, you might be able to find an identical or similar laser AIO model in a given manufacturer’s laser line that’s cheaper, just minus the support. Don’t pay extra for it if you don’t and won’t need it.

Further Features to Look For

Many higher-end lasers include a touch-screen interface, secure (password-protected) printing, a built-in hard drive, and/or the ability to perform a range of functions over a network. Most have an automatic duplexer for printing on both sides of a sheet of paper, and many AIO models will have both a flatbed for scanning and an automatic document feeder (ADF) for scanning, copying, or faxing multipage documents. If scanning or copying stacks of documents is on your docket, an ADF is key.

Many higher-end AIOs now offer ADFs that can automatically scan two-sided pages. The feature will be either a reversing ADF (RADF), which scans one side of the page, flips the page over, and scans the other side, or a duplex scanner, which is an ADF that scans both sides of the page in one pass, making use of scanning sensors above and below the page. Duplex scanners are thus considerably faster, and they reduce mechanical complexity. They also add to the price, because of the additional scanning element. Note that some higher-end models let you add an RADF as an added-cost option, via an external mechanism that you install or snap on.

Finally, note that some laser printer and laser AIO models support office-centric security functions that may be handy—or overkill—for your specific printing situation. These are mostly an issue if you’re installing the printer in an open office environment and often print sensitive information that needs to be kept private. With an appropriately outfitted printer, you can have the printer generate a PIN that you’ll need to enter on the printer’s control panel to “release” the for-your-eyes-only print into your hands.

The Brother HL-L9310CDW color laser printer has a variety of communication options and even supports tapping ID cards for access.

Also in this category are print-volume tracking and access controls that might, for example, enable you to limit who in a workgroup is allowed to print in color (with the aim being to save toner). These are resolutely business-focused features; see also our guide to the best business printers, which incorporates both laser- and inkjet-based models.

LED Versus Laser: Does It Matter?

LED printers—which use light-emitting diodes instead of lasers as a light source—share many of the characteristics of laser printers, and are considered “laser-class” devices. They tend to be somewhat smaller than laser printers that share the same capabilities, so they’re particularly suitable for smaller offices where space may be at a premium.

That said, for the purposes of comparison, LED printers are essentially laser printers in terms of their output quality, general features, and outward appearance, and can be compared as such. Key printer players that offer LED-based models (as well as laser ones) include Brother, OKI, and Xerox.

So, Which Laser Printer Should You Buy?

Laser printers have much to offer businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to large corporations, and are worth considering, under the right conditions, for home use as well. Take a look below at the 10 best lasers we’ve tested, which span a wide range of prices and capabilities. We update these picks often, but also check out our printer category page for the very latest reviews, including many that didn’t make the cut here. For more printer buying advice and reviews, check out our top printer picks overall and the best inkjet printers.

All-in-One Printers | Multifunction Laser Printers

Xerox offers a wide range of black-and-white and color all-in-one printers at a price you can afford. Get professional results, fast print/copy/scan speeds, easy-to-use interfaces, and innovative features. Use this page to compare and find the best all-in-one printer for your needs or click on individual models to read reviews, features, specifications, and purchase online.

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Benefits of a Multifunction Printer

Maximize efficiencies and minimize the number of products in your home or business with a multifunction printer that can handle a variety of tasks. An all-in-one laser printer functions as a fax machine, scanner, and photocopier while also printing out documents. Additionally, it can email scanned images with the press of a button. If you’re considering streamlining your workspace, here are four main reasons why an all-in-one laser printer is a great option:

  • Efficiency. Using multiple devices to complete a task can be time-consuming. Avoid a lag in productivity by using one device that does it all. A multifunction printer allows you to scan a document and send it out via email with one quick trip to the printer.
  • Savings. Having multiple devices means having to purchase more toner and ink. Moreover, you may also have to order various types of supplies, parts, and accessories, depending on the requirements of each device. With an all-in-one printer, you’ll save money by only having to keep track of supplies for a single device.
  • Energy. Instead of using multiple power outlets in your office, save energy by plugging in a single multifunction laser printer.
  • Space. Office equipment can take up a lot of space. Incorporating an all-in-one printer with Wi-Fi capabilities allows you to cut down on clutter and connect one printer to multiple workstations to perform various functions.

Types of Multifunction Printers

From monochrome all-in-one laser printers to color laser printers all-in-one, each comes with varying levels of functionality. All our multifunction printers feature reliable paper handling, advanced security and easy-to-use interfaces. Whether you’re looking to satisfy the demands of a home office, small office, mid-range business, or large company, we have an all-in-one printer to meet your needs.

The Best Laser Printer for 2021

Our pick

HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw

The HP M255dw has an intuitive touchscreen interface, great apps, and a low cost of operation. It produces great results, too: crisp black text and vibrant color graphics. A fall 2020 software update locked out non-HP toner, so be prepared to have to pay full price when you need to replace the cartridges.

If you’re looking for a laser printer that can handle everything from book reports to corporate reports without driving you crazy in the process, the HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw is the one to get. It stands out from the competition with an easy-to-use, smartphone-style touch interface and 21st-century mobile and PC software that makes daily use far less frustrating than on other printers we’ve tried. In our tests, it produced sharp black text, vibrant full-color graphics, and even photos good enough for a school report. It’s fast, topping out at around 17 pages per minute, and it can print on envelopes, labels, and other odd-size media thanks to a handy bypass slot.

Budget pick

Brother HL-L2350DW

With low operating costs, quick operation, and useful features, the HL-L2350DW is the best laser printer you can get for around $100.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $110.

Some people just need a cheap laser printer for occasional black-and-white print jobs. For them, we recommend the Brother HL-L2350DW. Setup is painless, and the machine is compatible with all major platforms, including Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Linux, iOS, and Android. Its cost per page is a reasonable 3.3¢, it sticks to Wi-Fi like glue, and its price generally hovers around $100. Its print quality is merely adequate right out of the box, but you can improve that with a simple tweak to the toner density setting. Just be aware that the HL-L2350DW can’t scan or copy; if you need that functionality, look to our monochrome all-in-one pick.

Also great

Brother MFC-L2750DW

This multifunction printer adds a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder to the HL-L2350DW, significantly upping its home-office utility.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $200.

If you like the sound of our budget pick but want the ability to scan and copy documents and photos too, the Brother MFC-L2750DW should fit the bill. At its core it’s a very similar printer—and it’s just as easy to set up—but it also has a flatbed scanner and a fast, single-pass duplexing automatic document feeder on top. Its print quality is slightly better out of the box, and you get the same operating costs, the same print speed, and the same connectivity options as you do with the HL-L2350DW. For home offices this model is a great do-it-all option—as long as you don’t need color.

Upgrade pick

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw

This business-class machine checks all the boxes for a home office or small business: It’s faster, sharper, more durable, and more secure than our other picks. Like our top pick, it requires you to use official HP toner.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $450.

For a small business with more serious productivity needs, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw is a worthwhile upgrade over our other picks. It prints and scans more quickly and more reliably than inkjet alternatives, produces sharper results, and includes robust admin and security settings designed for situations that may involve sensitive data. All-in-one color lasers like the M479fdw cost more and are more expensive to operate than inkjet printers with comparable features, but they deliver high-quality color prints, copies, and scans at a quicker pace than cheaper models. They’re also sturdier and more reliable than inkjets.

13 Best Home Office Printers 2021 | The Strategist

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During quarantine, your home may have suddenly transformed into a makeshift office, complete with a comfortable desk and chair, a wireless keyboard, and a wireless mouse. But one thing most of us don’t think about having until we actually need it is a printer. Unless you’re a lawyer or an author, or in some other profession that relies on printing a lot of documents, you probably don’t need one of those gargantuan grey rectangular printers. For most of us, a small and discreet printer that can handle the occasional online form or shipping label will be plenty.

It’s not particularly hard to find a printer that will suit your day-to-day needs. Most at-home, nonprofessional printers are all-in-one units, which means they include some form of scanner and fax machine, but if you don’t need those features, you can save a little money by finding a print-only machine. The biggest thing to consider is whether you want an inkjet or laser printer. Inkjet printers use liquid ink, while laser printers use a powder ink that’s melted on the page. And while inkjet printers can be much cheaper, they don’t tend to last as long as laser printers, and you do have to factor in the cost of more frequent ink refills. Plus, laser printers are faster and have superior print quality, with text that looks much more precise and clear. The other issue to consider is color. If you want to print in color, you probably want to stick with inkjet printers. There are color laser printers, but they’re often prohibitively expensive for personal use.

With that in mind, we’re rounding up the best at-home printers, according to the people. (See our introduction to this series here.) Our recommendations range from our deputy editor’s beloved minimalistic laser printer to something called the EcoTank, which saved a Hollywood screenwriter from his nightmare with ink.

This small black-and-white Wi-Fi-enabled printer is good for printing basic things like shipping labels and documents, and it can print up to about 30 pages at a time (more than that will overwhelm the paper feed). More than 300 of the five-star reviews call it “little” or small, and even more users mention its “very small footprint.” One reviewer, who has “used HP LaserJets for over 30 years and never had a bad experience,” says, “This is by far the most compact HP (or any other brand) laser printer I’ve come across, yet it does everything I need, and produces excellent print quality, which to the naked eye is undistinguishable from any other quality laser printer.” The one issue people mention is a challenging setup process (it’s done through the app), with one particularly disappointed customer saying, “I rate the Instructions as ZERO. Lots of You Tube and Googling to figure out downloading the correct software, procedure to running the software for connecting to wifi.”

Although some reviewers report issues with the printer’s compatibility with their Wi-Fi, others point out that if you run into the same problems, you can use the printer’s USB connection as a backup. One woman calls it “nice for the price.” Another, who’s had this printer for over a year, reports, “I have had no problems with it at all except for one paper jam which I easily fixed. It notifies me when my ink is low and I’ve changed both color and black no problem. It connects to my wifi and the canon app with no issues. It prints photos in color or b/w but you’ll have to order the 4’x6’ canon photo paper. Its inexpensive and gets the job done. I’ve printed/scanned/copied countless of documents and photos with no issues. It does everything I need it to do and I hope it lasts me for a long time!!”

In an episode of the ScriptNotes podcast, hosted by two Hollywood screenwriters — John August (Big Fish and Frankenweenie) and Craig Mazin (Cherynoybl and Hangover Part II) — Mazin talks about his new favorite printer: “I came across this Epson brand called EcoTank and honestly they had me at EcoTank. The brilliance of this thing is it doesn’t use the freaking toner cartridges,” he says. “Oh, what a joy. You just — they give you ink like it’s a bottle of ink. And you just go glug-glug-glug into the little ink holder and that’s it. That alone is so — because the cost of those toner cartridges, it’s like they’re made of plutonium or something. And they’re terribly wasteful to the environment. And lo and behold I said, Hey Epson, print. And it went, Okay, no problem man. Here you go. That’s what I’m here for. So, so far so good. Very pleased with the Epson EcoTank ET-4760.”

For a cheaper version of Mazin’s printer, Michael M at B&H Photo Video recommends the Epson EcoTank ET-2760, which uses the same EcoTank technology for ink refills. It’s “an ideal, versatile choice for any small or medium office use case,” he says. Although it lacks the auto document feeder, touchscreen display, and fax capabilities of Mazin’s 4760, it can handle two-sided printing, has an SD memory card slot for easy photo prints, and it comes with nearly two years worth of ink (for most people).

Editor’s note: This printer is currently back-ordered at B&H, but it’s available for immediate shipping at Office Depot.

Nicole S. Young, a photographer and writer who has worked from home for several years, swears by the HP Tango Smart Printer. “I sometimes need to print labels, tax paperwork, or other items (both for business and personal use) and it’s an essential part of my business,” she says. “I used to have a large Brother fax-printer-scanner machine, but I recently moved into a small apartment and needed to get something that took up less space.” She loves the Tango’s compact design, saying that it’s easy to fold away and store when not in use. “The selling point on this printer for me was that I could print directly from my iPhone and iPad as well as wirelessly from my computer, which has already proven to be very helpful.”

When we asked writer Leanne Shapton what she couldn’t live without, she mentioned the Epson PictureMate PM-400. “This is a printer that prints four-by-six prints, which I love because their object value is so rare. I love sending my family prints of things I’ve taken photos of, and if I need to have something I’ve taken a photo of within reach, I’ll just make a print of it and stick it behind me so it’s not just in digital form. It objectifies and solidifies it like a Post-it Note, only it’s on glossy Epson paper.”

Amid the (heated) debate on Reddit, the one printer to find any sort of consensus was the Brother MFC-L2700DW, which was recently updated to this version. Fans liked its “high-yield toner,” which allows the printer to print numerous pages without depleting the cartridge. One redditor, who “chose this printer for it’s reliability,” says “it seems like a well built machine, and it’s always got toner because it’s so damn cheap.”

Leica Lucien, a Strategist contributor who runs the Etsy shop the Sticker Bodega (and who wrote about how to make greeting cards), says: “This is the most used printer in the crafting community. The color is super accurate and the printer has many functions suitable for varied tasks. One of my favorite features is the paper feeder in the back. You can load your heavy cardstock for your card bases and it rarely ever jams! This is important if you want to print any drawings or illustrations on the base of your card as it tends to be the heaviest. You can also use paper that is longer than your typical 8-by-11 paper, which is a game changer! You can literally print a giant card if you want. Although the color quality is stellar on printed cardstock, I wish the Canon played better with the glossy sticker paper. In order to print without smudging, I have to manually go into the settings and override the auto settings every time. Despite this minor inconvenience, I’ve been able to use all types of paper from glossy and matte sticker paper to super heavy and light cardstock.”

Editor’s note: This printer is expected to be in stock by mid-April at B&H and is ready for immediate shipping at Adorama.

Although some people knock this wireless printer for having a complicated setup process, more than 70 percent of reviewers give it five stars. Many people make a point of mentioning how good it is at printing photos (the printer also comes with four pages of four-by-six photo paper to get you started). Even a “loyal laserjet user of 10 years” was swayed by what they experienced. “My impression of inkjet printers are that they are sloppy and slow. Not to be used for anything that really matters. Printing out a report for school? Sure. Photos or a resume? Never,” they say. “The HP ENVY Photo 7855 has completely changed my mind.” The former skeptic describes the print quality as “excellent,” saying, “I printed a full page photo and the detail was as good if not than better my professional grade office color laserjet … After purchasing some HP 4×6 photo paper, I decided to print a couple of pictures from a recent trip. The pictures could’ve been printed in a professional photo shop as far as I’m concerned!”

I wanted to find an inexpensive laser printer that was still reliable and could churn out important documents. I also knew that I wanted a printer that was small enough so as not to take up too much space in my small office, and I wanted something that could handle mobile printing with a smartphone or iPad. After getting lost in Reddit’s r/printers forum, I stumbled upon this option on Amazon. It costs around $100, has a compact shape, and was designed for people who need to print wirelessly. You can also print documents that are stored in your iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox. One reviewer wrote, “This is by far the most compact HP (or any other brand) laser printer I’ve come across, yet it does everything I need, and produces excellent print quality which to the naked eye is indistinguishable from any other quality laser printer.”

Matt Workman has worked from home for about six years as a director and cinematographer. “I bought this printer to scan legal documents and you can put the paper on top and it can auto feed and auto scan and put them all into one PDF,” he says. You can also use your phone to scan and print documents wirelessly, scan documents to your email, print from a USB thumb drive, and print two-sided documents to save paper.

A search for the best low-cost printer for small spaces led Strategist managing editor Maxine Builder to the Brother L2350, which has since been updated and replaced by this model. Along with a built-in scanner and copier, this black-and-white printer has built in Wi-Fi, freeing you up to print wirelessly from your smartphone or computer. It can print double-sided pages and has an equal or smaller footprint than most other printers.

Editor’s note: This printer can be tough to find in stock, but B&H will notify you as soon as it’s available.

In a post on her site about the ten office essentials all writers need at home, Paulette Perhach, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Vice, Slate, and the New York Times, recommends everything from Post-it Notes to staplers. She also talks about how important it can be for writers to print out their words in order to edit them. She uses the Brother HLL2300D and likes that it allows double-sided printing — a feature that helps keep supply cost (and environmental impact) down.

Editor’s note: This printer is currently back-ordered but expected to be in stock in the next two weeks.

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The Best All-In-One Printers For Any Budget

As the number of printers on the market has increased in recent years, so too has the amount of complexity that goes into finding a suitable option. 

Nowhere is that reality more apparent than in the all-in-one printer space. Every major printer maker produces all-in-one printers, which provide printing, copying, faxing and scanning in one, and they all claim to be the best in breed. But there are some things to consider before you choose the right option for you.

For one, you’ll want to determine the features you care about most. If printing ability is most important, be sure to choose the option that prints more pages per minute or delivers higher-quality results. If scanning and copying is more important to you, consider whether you want a feeder that runs pages through the copier or if you’d prefer a top deck.


Just as importantly, you’ll want to keep your budget in mind before choosing an all-in-one printer. Because they often come with a slew of features, all-in-one printers can be expensive. Establish your budget and stick to it when it’s time to pick your favorite.

Finally, don’t forget about your space requirements. All-in-one printers tend to be larger than their single- or multi-function alternatives. Be sure to know where you want to place the printer and how much real estate you’re willing to give it before you opt for one or the other.

Now that you know what you’re looking for and how to find it, read on for our picks for best all-in-one printers available now. From high-end options to budget-friendly picks, these do-it-all models are great for all your printing needs.

Best Overall Value All-In-One Printer 

Brother MFC-L2710DW

If you like the idea of sticking with Brother for your printing needs but don’t want to break the bank, consider picking up the Brother MFC-L2710DW wireless printer. It comes with many of the features you’d find in higher-end options, including printing, scanning, faxing and copying. Brother’s printer supports printing quality of 2400 by 600 dots per inch, and with help from Apple AirPrint, you can count on it to print from your iPhone or iPad. You can also connect wirelessly to the printer from a computer or Android device, so you can easily print from those products as well. Brother’s printer has built-in duplex printing and a tray that holds 250 sheets of paper, which means you won’t be replacing your paper too often.

Best Budget All-In-One Printer

HP OfficeJet 3830

If you’re in the market for an affordable all-in-one printer that won’t break the bank, it’s hard not to go with the HP OfficeJet 3830. HP’s printer offers an attractive black finish and a simple 2.2-inch mono touchscreen that allows you to do everything from printing and scanning to copying and faxing. And with help from wireless and mobile printing, you’ll be able to count on it to print from your iPhones and Android devices, among others. And since it supports USB 2.0, the HP OfficeJet 3830 should work with just about any other computer you own. HP’s OfficeJet 3830 works with one black and one tricolor cartridge to keep your costs low.

Best Investment All-In-One Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw

There are times when you want to eschew the cheap printers and go with something that offers the very best performance and list of features in a single package. And that’s precisely when the HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw is such a desirable option. The HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw comes in an attractive white package and offers support for printing, faxing, scanning and copying. You can count on the device to print 27 pages per minute when the content is black and white and it’s similarly fast when the content is in color. And since it’s a laser printer, it’s substantially faster than inkjet alternatives. In addition to fast printing, it offers AirPrint, so you can print from your iPhone and iPad. And with 600 dots per inch support, you can print high-quality content with ease.

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Best All-In-One Printer For Power Users

Canon imageCLASS MF743cdw

If you don’t mind spending some serious cash to get your hands on one of the most capable printers on the market, the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw might just be the best way to go. Canon’s printer ships with a 5-inch touchscreen that lets you control its faxing, scanning, copying and printing in one spot. It also features a tray size of 250 pages and comes with 600 dots per inch support, so you can expect it to deliver downright impressive print quality in a large number of cases. The Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw works with mobile and computers and allows for wireless printing, which should benefit most folks who want flexibility when printing. And since it also supports USB 2.0, it’ll work with just about any older device as well.

Best All-In-One Printer For a Small Office

Epson WorkForce WF-4730

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4730 offers a nice balance of features and affordability. The printer works wirelessly with computers, tablets and smartphones. It faxes, scans and copies with ease, and can print up to 20 pages per minute in both black and color. It also has a 2.7-inch touchscreen for controlling your device, and lets you choose different modes, access information about the printer and more. The printer comes with four printer cartridges — black, cyan, magenta and yellow.

Best All-In-One Printer For Use With All Devices

Epson WorkForce WF-7720

The Epson WorkForce WF-7720 offers full support for everything from printing and copying to faxing and scanning. It also works with AirPrint, so you can easily print files and other content from your iPhone or iPad and other devices, including Android phones and tablets, with the help of Epson Connect. It’s not the fastest model on this list, printing 18 pages per minute in black and white and 10 pages per minute in color. But it does print in a variety of formats, including 3 inches by 5 inches and 13 inches by 19 inches.

Best Compact All-In-One Printer

Canon PIXMA TR4520

At just 17 by 12 by 8 inches, Canon’s PIXMA TR4520 printer tucks away nicely on a desk or in a cabinet. It features inkjet technology that allows you to print two-sided documents in both black and white and color, and high-quality photos. It also supports both wireless and mobile printing, allowing you to print from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Best All-In-One Printer For Big Jobs

Brother MFC-L3770CDW

Brother’s MFC-L3770CDW laser printer comes with full support for printing, faxing, scanning and copying, and works with both wireless and mobile printing, so you can easily print content from any device you use with it. It supports 600 by 2400 dots per inch performance, which means it’ll allow you to print in high quality without any trouble. Its 3.7-inch touchscreen is easy to use and allows you to directly print from and scan to popular cloud apps, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and OneNote. At 25 pages per minute and with a 250-sheet capacity, it breezes through big jobs. And its 30-sheet capacity multipurpose tray can handle a variety of paper types and sizes, including card stock, envelopes and more.

Best All-In-One Printer For the Home Office

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720

A great inkjet option, Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-3720 ships with an attractive black finish and a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen that will allow you to control its four modes — printing, scanning, copying and faxing. Like other models it has wireless and mobile printing capabilities and a 250-sheet capacity. And its 4800 x 1200 dots per inch printing means it will deliver outstanding print quality for documents and photos alike.

Best Portable All-In-One Printer

HP OfficeJet 250

If you need a printer option that works wherever you go, the portable HP OfficeJet 250 is your best bet. Completely wireless and powered by a long-lasting battery, you can use it pretty much anywhere you want. It also supports a variety of virtual personal assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana. On the technical side, the device offers a print resolution of 4800 by 1200 dots per inch with just one black cartridge and one tri-color cartridge.

90,000 15 Best Laser Printers – 2021 Ranking (Top 15)

More than five centuries have passed since the invention of the first printing press. During this time, technologies, and means, and methods of printing have changed, only the desire of a person to see what has been printed has remained unchanged. The word “printer” has become so firmly established that it is understandable even for a preschooler. And if older people still remember their term papers and diplomas, printed on a dot matrix printer, then the current generation divides printers into inkjet and laser.Here are the best laser printers we are going to talk about.

Which brand’s laser printers are better?

There are more than a dozen popular laser printer manufacturers. The irrefutable leader in the number of models in this segment is the company Hewlett-Packard . HP printers are reliable, easy to use, and a wide range of prices and features make them affordable to every consumer group. Unfortunately, the original cartridges of the company are also in the lead, but only in terms of their cost and the availability of solid protection against any alternative.

In terms of reliability and popularity of HP products, the printers of the companies Canon , Xerox , Brother are not inferior. These are time-tested brands, and they keep their brand with dignity.

Those who want more freedom of choice can pay attention to laser printers from Japanese manufacturers Kyocera, OKI, Konica Minolta, Ricoh – some of them are very interesting copies, but maintenance will cost much more.

Company Samsung previously also operated as a manufacturer of printing equipment, but decided to sell this business and focus on other areas.

We do not recommend being tempted by the cheapness of laser printers of unknown brands. Too many difficulties arise during refueling and in the event of their premature failure.

LED printers – one step ahead

It is worth noting that in recent years, devices based on a different technology – LED – have captured an increasing share of the laser printer market. There are several fundamental differences between LED and laser printers.

  1. The printheads of these machines have no moving parts, so they are more reliable and less noisy.
  2. Light beams here are an order of magnitude shorter than laser beams and do not electrify the air with the release of ozone.
  3. LED printers are much more compact, especially color models.

Finally, information security issues can sometimes be critical. Having the necessary technique, it costs nothing to restore the “image” of a document printed by a laser printer from the characteristic radio emission.For LED devices, this approach is fundamentally impossible.

In this article, we will look specifically at printers – about the best laser MFPs – devices that can not only print, but also make copies, and send faxes – we have already written.

There are many options, it remains to figure out which laser and LED printers on the Russian market are considered the best at the beginning of 2021?

Rating of the best laser printers of 2021

Which laser printer is better to buy?

It just seems that choosing a laser printer is not easy.Manufacturers are trying their best to make it easier for the buyer to choose the problem, scattering into increasingly narrow technical niches. So, first of all, you should decide on the purpose of using the device. Whether for home or office, the number of expected prints per month, whether you need color printing, what print speed is preferable, whether the printer will be networked, whether you really need wireless access, whether you will print photos. Estimate the cost of consumables, including compatible, declared cartridge yield.We hope that this article will help you answer these questions and choose a laser printer.

Happy choice and good shopping!

90,000 rating 2021 including color laser and inkjet for home and office

Today hardly anyone will be surprised by the work “remotely” or online school at home.

However, both for work and for training, you need not only a computer with Internet access, but also devices with which you can print the necessary forms, make copies of documents or scan photos.

Of course, all this can be done on independent devices: printers, copiers and scanners, which take up a lot of space and require some maintenance.

But it is still better to use multifunctional devices – MFPs, the features of which we will talk about in our article.

Rating of TOP-12 of the best HP 3-in-1 MFPs 2020-2021

How to choose and what to look for?

In essence, an MFP is a copier with additional built-in functions .

Standard MFPs are a symbiosis of copier, printer and scanner. In more functional models, a telephone / fax is also built into the MFP.

As a rule, this number of devices is quite enough to satisfy all the wishes of the owner.

What are the indicators for choosing an MFP?

Best HP Home MFPs

Let’s take a look at the top three MFPs from HP recommended for home use.

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M28w

Snow-white handsome – MFP has a classic design and fairly compact dimensions. .

Has a high print speed, high-capacity trays, can work not only with matte and glossy paper, but also print on cards, labels and envelopes.

Can connect wirelessly .

Almost ideal device for home office when you need daily or frequent printing of any documents.

It should be noted that this is one of the best models of 2021.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 360x198x264;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 18;
  • chromaticity – black and white;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • additionally – the ability to send images by e-mail, work with different types of sheets.


  • reasonable price;
  • works over Wi-Fi;
  • does not make noise.


  • “average” copy quality;
  • The
  • heats up quickly and stops working until it cools down.

HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5075 M2U86C

The compact inkjet color MFP is less than 20 cm tall and can be placed on the internal shelf of your desktop if the height allows you to open the lid just a little.

At the same time, the device shows high quality color and black-and-white printing – including on both sides of the sheet, has a touchscreen display for easy operation, supports Wi-Fi and USB.

Suitable for infrequent use primarily for printing color documents.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 445x128x564;
  • weight, kg – 5.41;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – thermal inkjet, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 20 b / w, 17 color;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • additionally – resource 200/360 sheets, can work with different types of sheets (cards, labels, etc.)etc.).


  • hidden paper tray;
  • it is convenient to refill cartridges;
  • nice design;
  • modest dimensions.


  • long boot-up time;
  • prints and scans very slowly.

HP Smart Tank 615

Stylish color inkjet MFP with good performance .

Copier allows you to change the original scale – reduce or enlarge it – up to 4 times.

Unlike many budget models, it is equipped with a fax machine, can work with wireless networks and USB .

The convenient arrangement of the display, classic design and functionality make the device a good purchase for students and schoolchildren.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 449x198x373;
  • weight, kg – 6.2;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – thermal inkjet, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 22 b / w, 14 colors;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • optional – works with different types of sheets (cards, labels, etc.), supports Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android operating systems.


  • gorgeous quality color pictures and photos;
  • slow ink consumption;
  • easy operation and maintenance.


  • vertical paper feed;
  • requires frequent head cleaning.

Best HP Office MFPs

MFPs are also needed for offices. Let’s take a look at the top three that computer support departments of organizations should pay attention to.

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428dw

The classic office model of the MFP pleasantly pleases with a sufficiently large touch screen and easy-to-understand control .

Can work in a network, there is a direct print from cameras and other connected devices, can send an image to the specified email address.

Has easy and intuitive control, can be connected and controlled remotely.

A nice bonus is the preview when scanning or copying on the control panel of the .

An excellent device that can be placed in an office corridor and used by all staff.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 420x323x390;
  • weight, kg – 12.nine;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 38;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 80,000;
  • chromaticity – black and white;
  • scanner – flatbed, lingering;
  • optional – one-sided feed of originals for scanning, possibility of 4-fold zooming, toner resource 3000 pages.


  • fast;
  • quiet;
  • high quality printing.


  • expensive;
  • starts to report the need to charge the toner too early.

HP Color Laser MFP 178nw

Color laser printer will adorn any office in a small office .

The good characteristics of the device itself and the improved resolution of the scanner will make the work with the MFP pleasant, and the recipients of the documents – happy, high-quality images.

It features a low print speed, which, nevertheless, is quite sufficient for small offices.Can be controlled remotely.

Quite energy intensive.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 406x289x423;
  • weight, kg – 12.94;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 18 b / w, 4 colors;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 20,000;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • optional – works with different types of paper (gloss, cards, envelopes, etc.)P.).


  • good price;
  • print quality at a decent level;
  • is relatively compact.


  • expensive consumables;
  • slow printing.

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw

Another classic office MFP model with a successful touch control panel on the body, large resource and high print speed .

Unlike most analogs, it is additionally equipped with a fax machine.

Quickly gets involved in work and easily copes with a large amount of office correspondence.

Carries out duplex scanning, allows you to print from your smartphone . The perfect device for any user.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 420x323x390;
  • weight, kg – 12.6;
  • functionality – fax, printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 38;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 80,000;
  • chromaticity – black and white;
  • scanner – flatbed, extended;
  • optional – works with different types of paper (gloss, cards, envelopes, etc.)and supports Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iOS, Android operating systems.


  • compact;
  • does not heat up;
  • good print quality.


  • expensive replacement cartridges;
  • is not too compact in size.

Best HP Laser MFP

What are the top three laser MFPs from HP?

HP Laser MFP 135a

MFP is distinguished by its relatively compact size, light weight and functionality, sufficient for use at home or in a small office. .

Perfectly copes with the basic functions – scans well, prints quality, copies perfectly.

Has a good cartridge yield . It works quite quietly. Good for home use

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 406x253x360;
  • weight, kg – 7.4;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 20;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 10,000;
  • chromaticity – black and white;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • Optional – Zoom, 150-sheet tray.


  • modern;
  • inexpensive;
  • high quality.


  • large dimensions;
  • does not come with a USB cable.

HP Laser MFP 135w

Compact size laser MFP offers high print quality and stable, predictable performance. .

Produces a crisp, rich black print.

Can print directly from control panels, mobile devices and remote systems.

Has a large tray and easy feed . Works with different types of paper Ideal for the office.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 406x253x360;
  • weight, kg – 7.46;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 20;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 10,000;
  • chromaticity – black and white;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • Optional – 150-sheet tray, wireless.


  • is quick and easy to set up;
  • scans and prints quickly;
  • beautiful design.


  • display glare;
  • expensive consumables.

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479dw

Color Laser Multifunction Printer is arguably the leader in our selection, as it offers the best combination of price, quality, usability and a perfect end result .

Powerful, large and heavy device with low noise level and low energy consumption will be an excellent purchase for any, even a fairly large office.

Equipped with a large display, intuitive operation .

Of course, it can be controlled remotely and work over wireless networks.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 416x400x472;
  • weight, kg – 23.3;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – laser, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 27 b / w, 27 colors;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 50,000;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed, lingering;
  • optional – wireless networking, single-sided scanning, photo paper handling.


  • fast;
  • good technical support;
  • quickly gets into work.


  • are noisy even in standby mode;
  • heavy.

Best HP inkjet MFP

MFPs with inkjet printing are less popular than laser ones, however, they are also represented in the lines of most manufacturers of such devices.

HP OfficeJet 252

Sleek and compact inkjet copier will be a good gift for a high school student or student, because it can not only produce high-quality photo prints from any connected device, but also works well with any kind of paper .

And thanks to its light weight, work on remote systems and small size, the MFP can be moved to the place of the apartment or room where it is most needed at any time.

This is one of the highest quality models for 2021.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 380x91x198;
  • weight, kg – 2.95;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – thermal inkjet, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 10 b / w, 7 color;
  • number of pages per month – 500;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • optional – wireless networking, one-sided scanning.


  • mobility;
  • high quality printing;
  • ease of management.


  • high cost of service;
  • average scanning level.

HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5275

The device, additionally equipped with a fax, is positioned primarily for printing photographs .

Possesses a good resource of cartridges and a good print speed, which allows using it not only at home, but even in a small office.

Can print on both sides, there is a choice of printing with borders or without borders .

Fax can store up to 100 pages in memory. The MFP can work in a local network or remotely.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 445x128x564;
  • weight, kg – 5.1;
  • functionality – printer, fax, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – thermal inkjet, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 20 b / w, 17 color;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 1250;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed;
  • optional – work over wireless networks.


  • is ergonomic;
  • connects quickly and easily;
  • convenient auto-feed mode.


  • photos are not bright;
  • does not work with WinXP.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8023

Even in the name of the model lies its professional office use and the characteristics of the MFP fully confirm this .

4-color duplex inkjet, decent monthly recommended page yield for an inkjet, 225-sheet tray.

Works over Wi-Fi, supports several operating systems and at the same time has not the largest dimensions and weight.

Specifications :

  • dimensions (WxHxD, mm) – 460x234x341;
  • weight, kg – 8.2;
  • functionality – printer, scanner, copier;
  • printing, sheet – thermal inkjet, A4;
  • print speed (ppm) – 20 b / w, 17 color;
  • 90,035 the number of pages per month – 1250;
  • chromaticity – color;
  • scanner – flatbed, lingering;
  • optional – wireless networking, 35-sheet scan capacity, automatic paper feed.


  • duplex printing;
  • network capabilities;
  • low cost.


  • expensive cartridges;
  • noisy.

Device type and functionality

Almost any MFP can copy, scan and print.

But there is other functionality that the owner may need, for example :

  • fax – it is not very common and, due to the rapid development of Internet technologies, it will most likely cease to be relevant in the near future, however, if the owner currently requires it, then models with a built-in fax should be considered;
  • automatic two-sided printing – not a mandatory function, but with its help you can significantly save on sheets of paper by printing documents on both sides of the sheet;
  • Wi-fi, Bluetooth, wireless network – it is worth choosing an MFP that can connect to a local or wireless network, this will allow you to place the device in any convenient place in the apartment and expand the possibilities of its use, because you can send documents to print even from a smartphone;
  • Built-in slots for memory cards – also optional, but quite convenient functionality, because you can immediately scan a photo onto a card or print a document from a USB flash drive.

Type MFP

Everything is simple here – today there are only 2 types of MFPs: laser and inkjet, while :

  • laser – they are more expensive, but consumables for them and their maintenance are much cheaper, and the quality of the printing itself in such MFPs is usually at its best;
  • inkjet – initially they are much cheaper, which is covered by the significant cost of consumables, moreover, they are more capricious in care: with prolonged idle time, the ink dries up, and the subsequent cleaning of the print head nozzles is very laborious and not always effective.

Color printing capability

MFPs are color and monochrome.

Monochrome are cheaper, last longer and, in principle, suit the vast majority of users.

Color MFPs are required for those who regularly print photos or drawings, do design or form presentations and projects in color.

As a rule, inkjet color MFPs, despite the existing drawbacks, show a higher quality of color printing and at the same time are much cheaper than their laser counterparts.

Purchasing a color laser MFP, perhaps, can be considered appropriate only for a large office, the work of which requires color attachments to documents.


The main parameters characterizing the manufacturability of the MFP are :

  • print speed;
  • maximum paper size;
  • paper tray capacity and auto feed;
  • 90,035 monthly load.

So, for a home MFP, a print speed of 8-20 pages per minute, a standard A4 paper size, a 250-sheet tray and a monthly load of up to 10,000 pages is quite sufficient.

Small businesses need higher performance – printing at least 30 pages per minute, 500-1000 sheet tray, connectors.

For large organizations, serious devices are suitable for handling paper at least A3 size, with duplex printing, network connectivity and advanced functions.

It is also worth paying attention to the control of the device – it is better if the MFP is equipped with a touchscreen display and an intuitive menu.

Types of MFP HP

HP is one of the most famous global brands engaged in the production of high-quality and decent equipment for home and office.

In the line of MFPs of the brand, all possible types of these devices are widely represented: they can only print and combine several possibilities, work in black and white or color, equipped with conventional trays and high-capacity trays, able to print and scan from one or both sides, as well as web-based, brochure printed sheets, etc.

Which MFP is better – HP, Canon or Epson?

When it becomes necessary to compare the products of several famous brands, as a rule, it is almost impossible to single out an unambiguous leader or outsider among them: each manufacturer has device models that occupy leading positions in the ratings and outsiders that have flaws and are not popular.

If we talk about the general technological features of MFPs produced by these companies, then it is worth noting the following :

  • HP – a brand from the United States, which is considered the leader in a variety of models and manufactures devices in all price categories: from the lowest budget to prohibitively “luxury”, characterized by high quality, low cost of maintenance, no “brakes” when starting and operating devices;
  • Canon – a Japanese brand that produces high-quality devices for home and office, it is distinguished by brightness and good color reproduction, support for both wired and wireless connections, low noise, power consumption;
  • Epson is also a Japanese manufacturer with a penchant for innovation and high manufacturability of products that can conduct self-diagnostics and support many wireless technologies.

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90,000 The best printers for the home, top-10 rating of good printers

Companies producing home printers, today there are more than a dozen around the world, and there are even more models on the market.Deciding on the best printer for your home in this variety is not so easy.

How to choose a printer for your home?

When choosing a printer, the main characteristics of the equipment are taken into account:

  • Print format – home devices usually work with A4 paper with a density of 80 gsm. m;
  • Printing speed – about 18-20 pages per minute;
  • First sheet out time, it is usually spent on warming up the main elements of the printer.On average, this figure is 8-9 seconds;
  • Maximum print resolution is typically less than 600 dpi. For home prints, this is sufficient;
  • Volume of the input and output tray;
  • Cartridge resource.

When compiling the top 10 rating, we chose the optimal models that meet all the above characteristics. We took into account the value for money, user reviews, the cost of consumables – the cartridge itself, printer cleaning services, refueling.We hope that our rating will be useful to you in the matter of buying a laser device.

Ten best printers in 2021

10. Xerox Phaser 3020BI

Very convenient and not too large machine used for monochrome printing in small quantities for work at home or in a small office. The device does not make noise very loudly – it will not disturb people around or distract from work. The products are characterized by a high level of reliability and functionality.You can use black or blue ink for printing – two ink cartridges are included with the product. The output will be a print made using one of the most common printing technologies – laser, and the print density is up to 1200 dpi. This means that the material can be easily read, and the information will be stored on paper for a long time. With this printer, you can print up to 500 pages daily, and it takes no more than 3 seconds to print one page.

Designed with good tray capacity – approx. 150 sheets. The body of the printer is made of matte, slightly rough plastic, which withstands high temperatures and various physical influences well, does not accumulate dust on itself. The printer is connected to a computer using a standard USB 2.0 cable, but it has a Wi-Fi module, due to which the device can be synchronized with several computers, laptops, tablets and even smartphones at once.For the latter, a special Apple AirPrint technology has been developed. The built-in memory of the printer is 128 MB – enough for fast printing of even heavy images. The device is capable of handling paper weights from 80 to 240 gsm. m.


  • Reasonable cost;
  • Simplicity of design – there is simply nothing to break in it;
  • Excellent print quality;
  • Small overall dimensions;
  • Elementary in connection and configuration.


  • Not all smartphones can sync quickly.

Xerox Phaser 3020BI

9. HP LaserJet Pro M15w

Quite compact printer that takes up almost no free space on your desktop. It will be useful for both a private person and a small business. With overall dimensions of 16x35x19 cm, the product weighs only 3.8 kg, so some people even take it with them on business trips when it becomes necessary to create a mobile office.The printer is used exclusively for monochrome printing of documents or images. Print speed is pretty decent – 18 sheets per minute. The device works only with A4 paper, but the manufacturer claims that you can print on envelopes, make postcards, and so on. Indeed, the printer is capable of handling paper with a density ranging from 65 to 120 gsm. m. There is a folding tray, designed for a maximum of one hundred sheets, but the designers did not provide for a unit for single paper feed.

There is no cable for wired connection to a computer – you will either have to purchase it additionally or use a wireless Wi-Fi communication module. The cartridge has a significant resource – one can print up to 700 pages on one filling. Manufacturers also decided not to put the drum unit in a separate unit, which made the printer so compact. The device is highly economical thanks to the original HP Auto-On / Auto-Off technology.With its help, the device independently monitors its workload. Depending on this setting, it will automatically stop or resume.


  • One of the most compact printers on the Russian market;
  • Cartridge refilling is inexpensive;
  • You can print either directly over a cable connection or transfer data over Wi-Fi.


  • If the device works for a long time without interruption, then it may start to get very hot;
  • There is no page feed option.

HP LaserJet Pro M15w

8. Epson L120

This printer has a maximum printer load of 1250 pages per month, making this model ideal for home use, especially if it will be used frequently by school or university students … In principle, for an office with 4-5 employees, such a printer will also work. The device works on the basis of inkjet technology, it is additionally equipped with a continuous ink supply system. The containers with paint are not under the device body, but outside it.This affects the increase in size, but it greatly simplifies the maintenance of the device, moreover, you can print a decent amount of documents at a time. The paper tray holds one hundred sheets at once.

For an inkjet printer, the print speed is very fast – a standard A4 sheet with black and white text or image is printed within 27 seconds. Color images come out a little slower – the print speed is 15 pages per minute. The device can work with photographic paper, but one 10×15 image will be ready within 70-80 seconds.The design of the ink tanks has been improved, so there are no blots or streaks on the paper.


  • There is a continuous ink supply system;
  • Paint is consumed quite sparingly;
  • Relatively compact dimensions;
  • Tanks with paint are taken out of the body – it is much easier to control their consumption.


  • No connection cable provided;
  • If the sheet gets jammed, it can be problematic to remove it.

Epson L120

7. Canon i-SENSYS LBP7110Cw

In our review, this is the first color laser printer that is perfect for home use. The manufacturer claims a maximum monthly print volume of 30,000 pages and only supports A4. A color image is printed with support for the CMYK palette, the highest resolution is 600 * 600 dots for both monochrome and color images.It takes a long time to warm up – the first page out speed is 20 seconds. The input tray holds 150 sheets and accepts the smaller 100 sheets.

One of the key features of the device is the support for paper of different weights – from 60 to 220 gsm. m. This allows you to print such printing products as flyers or business cards, moreover, it can apply images to film and glossy paper. The color cartridge is designed for one and a half thousand prints, black and white – for 1400 sheets.The printer has 64 MB of RAM. It can be connected to the Internet via a wired connection or due to the Wi-Fi module, there is a USB 2.0 connector, which allows it to be used in a network mode.


  • Compact overall dimensions;
  • Attractive and austere design;
  • Hidden input tray to keep dust out of the paper;
  • Wi-Fi module is reliable, no need to reconnect;
  • Works almost silently;
  • Easy to maintain;
  • High-quality assembly, no backlash and squeak.


  • We have to adjust the color rendering;
  • By default, automatically turns off after a couple of hours of operation;
  • There is no self-installation of drivers;
  • Difficult color layout is inaccurate.

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7110Cw

6. Canon i-SENSYS LBP7018C

This is the best full color laser printer available. It has small overall dimensions and fits well into a small home office.The device is versatile in terms of the materials used – it supports not only standard A4 paper, but also cards, labels, envelopes, prints a high-quality image on matte and glossy paper, the density of which ranges from 60 to 220 g / sq. m.

Resolution 600 * 2400 pixels, individual pixels of the image are not visible. In black and white mode, it produces 16 sheets per minute, with full color printing speed is 4 sheets. Very long warm-up time – more than a minute.The input tray capacity is 150 sheets, the output tray holds up to 50 sheets. The device is equipped with 4 refillable cartridges, has 16 MB of RAM, a USB 2.0 connector, is compatible with all major operating systems, almost no noise during operation.


  • Ideal value for money;
  • High print quality;
  • There are no problems in the process of connecting and configuring equipment;
  • Cartridges can be refilled by yourself;
  • Good image quality.


  • No Ethernet connection, no Wi-Fi module;
  • Color images tend to be reddish – need to adjust color;
  • High price for new cartridges.

Canon i-SENSYS LBP7018C

5. Brother HL-L2340DWR

The unit is compatible with all non-original consumables. The print speed is high even for a laser printer – about 28-30 pages per minute, a capacious paper tray: it can hold up to 250 sheets, the output tray is designed for 100 sheets.This machine has a duplex function, which is not found in every relatively cheap printer. The amount of internal memory is insignificant – it is 32 MB. This parameter will be sufficient for printing text documents, but it may not be enough for images or pdf files. It consumes about 455 W of energy in operation and 58 W in standby mode, which makes the printer very economical. It works quite quietly: even with heavy workload, the noise level does not exceed 49 dB.

The connection interfaces are standard, the printer uses a Wi-Fi module or receives data via a USB 2.0 socket, an Ethernet connector is not provided here. There is a direct print function, so documents can be output via a smartphone or tablet if you first download the corresponding Brother iPrint & Scan application there. The drum unit has a decent resource – it is designed for about 120 thousand pages. Despite the compact dimensions of the product 356x360x183 mm, the device is characterized by a decent weight – almost 7 kg.


  • Provides a wireless connection function, which even means printing from smartphones;
  • Compact dimensions;
  • The entire paper tray slides into the printer body;
  • Duplex printing is available.


  • Without opening the tray with paper, you will not know how much of it is left there;
  • Loses Wi-Fi connection after prolonged idle time.

Brother HL-L2340DWR

4.Samsung Xpress M2020

It has not the highest print speed – 20 pages per minute, but for home use this indicator, as practice shows, is quite enough. The device is able to work not only with ordinary office paper, but also with various other materials – cards, films, labels, envelopes. If necessary, you can load it with thicker glossy or matte paper, which is used in printing houses. The quality of images and printed texts is very high due to the high resolution of 1200 dpi.Thanks to this, the printer is able to work with pictures characterized by high detail. It prints well even very small fonts.

The manufacturing company provides a long warranty period – 3 years, and the printer itself is able to last about 10-12 years, depending on the workload. It can print up to 10 thousand pages per month. There is very little built-in memory – only 8 MB. The high speed of work is provided by a sufficiently nimble processor, the frequency of which is 400 MHz.The paper feed tray holds 150 sheets. Not very loud during operation – maximum 50 dB, the printer is compatible with all modern operating systems. Overall dimensions are insignificant 332x178x215 mm with a weight of about 4 kg. A cable for connecting to a computer is supplied in the kit, no wireless modules are provided here.


  • High print quality;
  • Compact dimensions;
  • No louder than other printers;
  • Significant working resource;
  • Extended warranty period.


  • You have to wait a while for the printer to wake up.

Samsung Xpress M2020

3. HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw

More suitable for an office than an apartment, but more and more users are buying it for home use. The printer is designed for both color and black and white printing. Maximum per month it can print up to 40 thousand pages.The products are characterized by an insignificant amount of energy consumption – during operation only 381 W, the noise level does not exceed 50 dB. You can print on both office paper and cardstock and glossy or matte type printing paper. The equipment works on the basis of a processor with a clock frequency of 800 MHz, the built-in memory is enough even for very heavy images – 256 MB. It is connected to a computer via a cable or wirelessly Wi-Fi, it is possible to transfer files to print from the phone.The design is compatible with any operating system.

Print speed is fast – 21 pages per minute in black and white format, up to 16 pages of color images. When working with non-office paper, these parameters will be much higher. The resolution is 600 dpi – slightly lower compared to other models, but still quite sufficient. The toner resource is 1400 pages without refilling, so the printer turned out to be quite economical. The case is plastic with a matte coating, its dimensions are 392x297x475 with a weight of 14.8 kg.The set also includes a network cable. This allows you to connect the printer to a router so that you can start printing at the same time from different devices.


  • Sufficiently high print quality;
  • Decent speed of work;
  • Noise is not very loud;
  • It is possible to connect to the network via the Ethernet connector;
  • Does not freeze during use.


  • Compatible cartridges are quite expensive, and the printer refuses to work with cheap non-original analogs;
  • Quite expensive compared to other models.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw

2. HP Ink Tank 115

Another fairly high-quality inkjet product that has a long service life and high print quality, besides, this printer has a very compact size. It can be easily placed even on a small office desk. The model is equipped with a fairly effective paint supply system, which is equipped with protection against possible leaks.The ink containers are located outside the case, so the user will always see how much consumables are left. They open easily, which allows you to accurately add the ending paint to the appropriate reservoir and continue working – it is not at all necessary to contact the masters.

Print speed is low – only 7-9 pages of black and white text per minute, if you need to get a color image, it drops to 4 pages per minute. You can even print photos on this printer, but you need to be prepared for the fact that it will take quite a long time – about 70-90 seconds for one 10×15 cm photo card.The main feature of the printer is its high print resolution (largely because of this, it works so slowly). When working with color images, this figure is 4800 dpi, with black and white format – 1200 dpi. The printer can even be used for serial production.


  • In terms of the quality of printing photos, it significantly surpasses the printers that are equipped with photo salons;
  • Affordable cost;
  • You can refill the cartridges yourself if necessary;
  • Works with all operating systems.


  • Increased dimensions due to the removal of cartridges outside;
  • Occasionally ignores settings when printing photos.

HP Ink Tank 115

1. Pantum P2207

Despite the fact that this product is produced by a not too well-known brand, it has an excellent price-quality ratio – largely due to these characteristics, it was on the first site for our roundup of the best printers for home use.First of all, the device has a significant operational resource – it can print up to 15 thousand pages per month. Not every model from well-known companies is capable of boasting such a volume. The print quality is also very high – 1200 dpi, and the device produces it at a speed of 22 pages per minute. Paper feed is quite standard, the capacity of the tray is 150 sheets. The cartridge is durable and economical – one refill of ink is enough for high quality images on 1,600 pages.The printer’s processor is fast thanks to its 600 MHz clock speed and 64 MB of built-in memory.

A slot for reading memory cards of the SD format is provided, you can print directly from them, it is connected to a computer via a USB 2.0 connector. The products work quietly, differ in small overall dimensions, the maximum paper size is A4, can work with envelopes, different types of printing paper, film and so on. The print format is black and white only. The design of the printer is standard, no frills can be found here.


  • Very powerful and high-speed device that consumes a minimum of electricity;
  • Decent print quality;
  • Installs drivers on its own – no user involvement is required;
  • Can work with non-original cartridges;
  • Compact overall dimensions.


  • Only black and white format.

Pantum P2207

In conclusion, useful video

Printers at home are usually used for printing photographs or some kind of text documents, so you should choose the device with such features in mind.We tried to give the most detailed characteristics to each printer considered in the review. How much this information helped you, you can share in the comments to this article.

All in one. Choosing an MFP –

Laser fax allows you to print images of higher resolution than inkjet, and its memory capacity is four and a half times larger. The speed of both is the same: 33.6 kilobits per second.


The scanner converts an image from a sheet of paper or other media into digital form.Its main element is a CCD matrix (Charge-Coupled Device) or a CIS (Contact Image Sensor) contact sensor: they just convert the light reflected from the original into electrical signals, the amplitude of which is proportional to the brightness of the corresponding parts of the original. The signals are amplified, digitized using an analog-to-digital converter and stored in the memory of the MFP controller.

CCD-matrix – three lines of light-sensitive CCD cells, and each line is preceded by a filter of one of three primary colors: red, green and blue.An optical system consisting of a lens and a mirror is used to transmit the image, and a fluorescent lamp is used for illumination. Thanks to the presence of the lens, the system has a significant depth of field and high optical resolution, allowing you to scan thick originals, including spreads of books near the end or beginning, without losing clarity, as well as small three-dimensional objects. But the price of a scanner with a CCD is higher, the power consumption is also not modest, and such a device cannot be called compact.

An optical system with CIS is simpler in design, cheaper and requires less power. Instead of a lamp, mirrors, a lens and a CCD matrix, three LEDs (red, green and blue) are used to illuminate the original one by one, and a line of photodiodes with self-focusing lenses, which move very close to the scanner glass. But, unfortunately, CIS is inferior to CCD in terms of maximum resolution, color accuracy and, most importantly, depth of field – there is nothing to say about scanning volume originals.

But CIS has one important advantage: it scans very quickly. For an office, where the speed of document processing is at the forefront, this will be very appropriate, and at home, not everyone wants an MFP with a leisurely thinking scanner, albeit an excellent one.

Another important characteristic is the bit depth of the scanner’s analog-to-digital converter: it is called the internal color depth and shows how many colors the device can distinguish in total. The number of colors it can transmit to the computer is called the external color depth.In MFP scanners, the bit depth, as a rule, does not exceed 48 bits, and in most models it is still 24 bits (8 for each color).

In most cases, MFPs are equipped with a flatbed scanner. A paper document, book or magazine is placed on a special glass, under which a carriage with optics and an ADC moves. But if you have to work with originals, the length of which exceeds the standard A4 and A3 formats, then you need a broaching scanner: the sheet itself moves in it, and the recognizing element remains stationary.By the way, you won’t scan the spread of the book with it.

If you want to buy an MFP in the office, then pay attention to whether the scanner can send the result by e-mail, whether it can scan from both sides during auto-feed, and in what formats it scans. There is a possibility that you will need to scan not only A4, but also AZ – the price of the device will immediately skyrocket; you will have to fork out in order to fulfill the task in the future.

At home, you are more likely to scan photographs.Choose an MFP so that the color depth is as deep as possible and the resolution is higher.


A device for making copies of two-dimensional images on paper and other media is proudly called “copier”, but almost always abbreviated to “copier”. There are monochrome and color copiers. Once a scanned document or a drawing can be printed in a whole print run; there are models that make up to 300 copies, but mostly – up to 999. When making copies, the necessary changes are also made: scaling (from 25 to 400% in 1% increments), duplicating and combining several images on one sheet, background suppression »(If the original is printed on a colored background).All these features have already been “wired” into the built-in image processing tools.

The infrequent duplex mode allows you to copy from both sides at once.

There is such an interesting thing as productivity, it is also a monthly load. It should in no way exceed the maximum permissible for a particular model. Of course, you can make the copier work at peak power, but this will not lead to anything good: overheating of some components and the failure of the device is likely.If you know that you will be copying a lot of documents every month, then choose a more productive MFP, because the recommended load at which any equipment feels comfortable is about 1/3 of the maximum.

Not always a high-speed MFP has great performance. A small MFP of A4 format is not the best choice for a company with a more or less high workflow, where hundreds of contracts and orders are copied every day, but in a small, small office or at home it will be in its place.If you want to copy not only quickly, but also a lot, you need to pay attention to both criteria: speed (number of copies per minute) and productivity.


Let’s start with inkjet MFPs. To simplify, they are pigmented and water-soluble. Pigment ink is resistant to light, air and moisture; prints can be safely hung on the wall. The paper is not soaked through with this ink, which makes it possible to print two-sided documents; photo illustrations, even on ordinary office paper, are of a rather high quality: they are clearer and more saturated.But they are more expensive than water-soluble ones, they are poorly absorbed into cheap paper, are less protected from abrasion, more often clog the nozzles of the printer’s head, and it is more difficult to remove them from there.

Water-soluble ink makes it possible to print on cheap glossy, non-microporous paper; their cost is lower; nozzles are less likely to clog and are easier to flush. But prints quickly fade in air and under the influence of light (I must say that the appearance in the album lasts longer), duplex printing is not entirely successful due to paper impregnation with ink.In addition, water-soluble inks make print quality dependent on the paper grade, and their colors are paler than pigment inks.

Now about the cartridges. There are those that contain only dye, while the printing matrix is ​​a part of the printer and is not dismantled when replacing the cartridge – so, they are cheaper. Cartridges with a built-in print head are found in models of Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark, which greatly increases the cost of MFPs, but they have a longer resource, and the print quality is much higher.

Single or combined cartridge? It depends on how many prints you make and how often you use your inkjet printer.The combined cartridge will have to be thrown away when the ink of the same color runs out, even if the rest of the containers are still full.

To reduce the cost of printing, you can try to connect CISS instead of a cartridge. With good calibration, print quality will be no worse than with native consumables. Some inkjet MFPs are originally built on CISS – for example, HP DeskJet Ink Advantage.

Choosing a laser black and white printer –

Despite electronic document management and other technologies, thanks to which we print less and less, the printer is still a must-have addition to the work computer.

All black and white (monochrome) printers presented below are laser printers. They work fast enough and are inexpensive to maintain, but give high-quality printing only on plain, non-glossy office paper. Thus, this particular type of printer is suitable for printing black and white documents and other common office tasks.

The printers support different paper sizes (A3 and A4) and different connection types (wired and wireless). We will consider these issues in more detail in the corresponding sections.

Some printers also support duplex printing, a feature that makes more efficient use of paper. Another convenient feature is a LAN connection, which allows you to send files to print from any computer on the LAN.

A4 size

Most models will print on A4 or smaller paper. Printers that support A3 format are discussed at the end of the article.

Wireless printing

Printers that support the wireless printing function are equipped with a Wi-Fi module – the printer connects to the same Wi-Fi network with a computer and does not require the usual wired connection.

Most models have duplex printing and LAN printing support:

Samsung Xpress SL-M2830DW SS345E at 28 ppm print speed, 128 MB internal memory.

HP LaserJet Pro M203dw G3Q47A and M404dw W1A56A 28 and 38 ppm with 256 MB of onboard memory.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M507x 1PV88A and M608x K0Q19A 43 and 61 ppm with 512 MB onboard memory.

Xerox Phaser 3330DI with 42 ppm print speed, 512 MB internal memory.

Canon i-Sensys LBP215x 2221C004 with 38 ppm print speed, 1 GB internal memory.

– Brother HL-L6300DW 46 ppm with 256MB of internal memory.

Also, two wireless printers do not support duplex printing:

Xerox Phaser 3020BI with 20 ppm print speed, 128 MB internal memory.

Xerox Phaser 3052NI with 26 ppm print speed, LAN printing, 256 MB internal memory.

Two more models support duplex printing, do not connect to the local network:

– Brother HL-L2340DWR with 26 ppm print speed, 32 MB internal memory.

Canon i-Sensys LBP113w 2207C001 at 22 ppm print speed, 256 MB internal memory.

Wired Printing

Printers in this category do not connect to Wi-Fi, which means they only work over a wired connection. Most wired models support LAN connection and duplex printing:

– Brother HL-L2360DN 30ppm with 32MB internal memory.

Kyocera FS-1060DN 1102M33RU0 and ECOSYS P3045dn 1102T93NL0 with a print speed of 25 and 45 ppm, the amount of internal memory is 32 and 512 MB.

Samsung ProXpress SL-M4020ND SS383Z with 40 ppm print speed, 256 MB internal memory.

HP LaserJet Pro M404dn W1A53A and M501dn J8H61A 38 and 45 ppm with 256 MB onboard memory.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn 1PV87A and M609dn K0Q21A 43 and 71 ppm with 512 MB onboard memory.

Lexmark MS617dn 35SC430 20 ppm with 256 MB onboard memory.

Canon i-Sensys LBP312x 0864C003 and Canon i-SENSYS LBP351x 0562C003 with print speed 43 and 55 ppm, internal memory 1 GB.

Xerox VersaLink B400 with 45 ppm print speed, 2 GB internal memory.

Three more models support LAN connection but do not have duplex printing:

HP LaserJet Pro M404n W1A52A at 38 ppm, 256 MB on-board memory.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M607n K0Q14A and M608n K0Q17A at 52 and 61 ppm, 512 MB on-board memory.

The following three models do not support LAN connection, but do provide duplex printing:

– Brother HL-L2300DR 26ppm with 8MB internal memory.

– Brother HL-L5000D 40ppm with 128MB of internal memory.

Kyocera ECOSYS P2335d 1102VP3RU0 with a print speed of 35 ppm, built-in memory 256 MB.

Only three models do not support LAN connection and duplex printing:

Canon i-Sensys LBP6030B 8468B006 at 18 ppm print speed, 32 MB internal memory.

Kyocera FS-1040 1102M23RU2 with a print speed of 20 ppm, 32 MB of internal memory.

HP Laser 107a 4ZB77A at 20 ppm, 64 MB on-board memory.

A3 format

Also in our catalog are printers that allow you to print on A3 paper and smaller. All of them support duplex printing as well as LAN printing:

Kyocera FS-9130DN 1102GZ3NL1 with a print speed of 40 ppm and built-in memory of 64 MB;

Kyocera ECOSYS P4040dn 1102P73NL0 with a 40 ppm print speed and 256 MB internal memory;

HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 M712dn CF236A with 41 ppm print speed and 512 MB internal memory;

HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x + CZ245A with 56 ppm print speed and 1 GB on-board memory.

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What can be printed on a black and white printer: is it possible to print a photo

The appearance of the printing device does not matter at all. In business and at home, high-quality printed documents play an important role, and you can even make a high-quality printed image on a black and white printer.

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Black and white printer: what you can print

As a rule, almost all printer models have the following printing capabilities:

  1. Fit to sheet.
  2. On both sides.
  3. Watermarks.
  4. Multiple pages per sheet.
  5. “Reserve job” mode.
  6. Layouts.

Printer can print:

  1. Text document.
  2. Charts.
  3. Images.
  4. Tables.
  5. Web pages.

The printer offers a wide range of different operating methods. You can print on paper of any form available to the device and use various types of paper for this. The selection of the required print mode will depend on your specific needs.

Attention! Black and white inkjet and laser devices are only suitable if you need to transfer some text. This equipment quickly prints documents, cartridges are refilled with either ink or powder.

The inkjet device is usually used for general use, it is like a “workhorse” for office workers. Today the only advantage of inkjet equipment, as opposed to laser equipment, is its cost.

Although the cartridges for this printer are much cheaper, they still need to be replaced much more often, in contrast to laser equipment.

Important! Laser equipment is faster. About 4000 sheets can be printed daily.Unlike risograph, printing of text documents is much better.

Can a photo be printed on a black and white printer

During laser black and white printing, fairly high quality photographs, drawings and their various shades are obtained. Images taken with a laser device are highly resistant to moisture, making them ideal for creating ads as well. When printing photos, documents, advertisements, as a rule, offset paper of 100 grams is used./ m2.

Inkjet devices also support the function required for photography. In this case, you need to check the Print black and white photo, constant black balance mode, since color will require more ink. So the user will be able to print black and white photos with a slight shift in shades of gray and high gradation.

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90,000 Printer prints white sheets – what can you do?

If the printer starts printing white or blank pages, the first thing to do is turn off the printer and the computer.After a minute, turn on and try to print. If the situation has not changed, you need to check the printer settings. The paper might be the wrong size, or something else. If everything is ok with the settings, you need to clear the print queue and check the document. Make a preview. Perhaps there was a failure and a bunch of blank sheets formed inside. If all else fails, read on.

Print test page

To do this, go along the path

Control Panel \ Hardware and Sound \ Devices and Printers

Right-click on the device and select “Printer properties”.In the window that opens, on the “General” tab, click “Test Print”.

If page prints out , then most likely the matter is in the program from which you launch the document to print. You can open the same document in another program (if there is one) and try to print it. If there is no other program, you need to try converting the document to another format (for example, PDF) and print. If converting a document is not an option, and there is no other program, you need to think about whether you can download the program from the Internet and install it.

There were situations in the network when antivirus (in particular, Kaspersky) was to blame. You should try to disable your antivirus and print.

If the test page does not print. I would check the USB cable that the printer is connected to. Would connect to another USB port. If you have a stationary computer, you would connect it to another USB connector on the back of the system unit. If other peripheral devices are connected, I would disconnect them during testing.If all else fails, I would uninstall the printer along with the driver. I would download fresh software from or from the official website and install it.

Print report

To calculate the reason why the printer produces white sheets (in the printing device or in the computer), you can print the settings page of the device itself. For example, some kind of report. To do this, you need to hold down one or more buttons for 3-15 seconds (which ones, you need to look in the instructions for the printing device) or start printing from the printer menu.

If the report is printed then the printer is working properly and you need to deal with the computer. I would check for viruses (you can see how to do this here, here and here) and restore the system files. Then I would install all the operating system updates.

If the report is not printed , the problem is with the printer. The first thing to do is replace the cartridge. The toner may run out, or the ink has dried (how to wash the Canon (Epson) print head and how to restore the cartridge).If you insert a new cartridge and there are still blank sheets, the point is in the printing device itself.

  • For inkjet printers, check the print head. It is ideal to remove it and install it on another device.
  • For laser, you need to check the contacts of the printing device with the cartridge. Perhaps one of them is damaged or fuse.

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