Four of the best printers for your home office

Print flyers, photos, or even the draft of a book.

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Print your boarding pass, your photos, your calendars, and more.BUMIPUTRA via Unsplash

A home printer can save time and money at the print shop, but there are a mind-numbing number of printers on the market. How can you know which makes sense for your use case? Below, find our favorite printers for almost every at-home printing need.

Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer

Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer
An easy way to print 50 pages of reading.Amazon

The Brother Laser Printer is a solid option if you’re looking for a basic black and white printer and don’t need a scanner (you can always use your phone). It’s not too bulky or delicate and can print double-sided. The standard cartridge (which comes separately) will print a whopping 1,200 pages. If you just need to print boarding passes and work documents, this is a good bet.

Canon Color imageCLASS LBP622Cdw

Canon Color imageCLASS LBP622Cdw
It’ll print more than 1,000 colorful pagesAmazon

If you’re looking for a color laser printer, the Canon Color imageCLASS is a good choice. It’s ideal if you’re printing a large number of pages (like fliers or print outs for a seminar) and want color capabilities. The investment in ink toners is high, but you’ll be able to print approximately 1,200 pages of color—much more than an inkjet printer.

HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer

HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
A basic color printer.Amazon

The HP Envy is a budget-friendly option for folks planning to print photos or other full-color print-outs on occasion. The quality will be better than many color laser printers. It’s also compact, comes with two-sided printing, and has the capacity to copy and scan. Plus, the ink cartridges won’t add up to a few hundred dollars.

Epson SureColor P400 Wireless Color Photo Printer

Epson SureColor P400 Wireless Color Photo Printer
A beginner’s professional photo printer.Amazon

If you’re looking for professional-level printing, the Epson SureColor is a great place to start. To give you a sense of the color quality, it uses eight cartridges—double the amount found in most consumer color printers. It’s ideal for posters, photographs, banners, and postcards. Though compact, it can print up to 13 inches wide. It also comes with a roll media adapter, which makes it easier to adjust the size of your photos as well as print longer banners.