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.
This model supports wireless options, and even works with iOS and Android Devices. Amazon
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.
This choice allows you to create physical copies or upload directly to various cloud services. 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.
Looking to get those vacation panoramas on paper? This product supports panoramic pictures up to 129 inches long. 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.
This black-and-white-only option can reach speeds of up to 32 pages per minute. 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.