Best wireless printers of 2020
If you’re looking for the best wireless printers of 2019, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide we look at the top versatile wireless printers that allow you to set them up pretty much anywhere in your office or home – as long as you can get a decent Wi-Fi signal.
With the best wireless printers, you don’t just have the freedom to install them almost anywhere without having to worry about trailing cables throughout the building – it also means you can connect wireless devices like smartphones and tablets and print from them. This means they are far better suited to modern life, where many of us use these devices for working on.
Of course, by being connected to your network – albeit wirelessly – these printers benefit from advanced network features as well. So, every PC on your network can print to them, making them ideal for businesses, and many allow you to scan and email documents directly from the wireless printer itself.
So, read on to find out our choice of the best wireless printers money can buy, and thanks to our very own price comparison tool, you’ll also get the best prices.
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Canon’s compact small-in-one hides a wealth of features from a fax, to a 20-sheet automatic document feeder. It’s exceptionally well connected too with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in, so that you can quickly connect a mobile device and print or scan using the excellent companion app. Printing and scanning via the cloud has never been so simple and photos look satisfyingly vivid with Canon’s five-cartridge system.
With all the functionality a small business could need, this feature-packed inkjet can do anything from sending a fax, to saving a scan to the cloud. Most surprisingly, given its A4-size footprint, is its ability to print on A3 paper. Wi-Fi is built in and Brother’s companion iOS/Android app makes wireless printing a breeze. It prints clearly in monochrome, while colour photos look quite vibrant on photo paper. The touchscreen is rather small and it’s not as fast as a laser printer, but it strikes a good balance between performance and features.
If you have the space for it, this multifunction device will serve a small business well thanks to its consistently crisp print quality, useful 35-sheet automatic document feeder and automated photocopying skills. With both Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity built in, it makes mobile printing via the excellent HP mobile app especially easy. This is a mono machine and it’s not the fastest laser on the block, but it’s quicker than any inkjet and offers an attractive blend of features and performance.
Despite being the worlds smallest A3 laser printer, this groundbreaking device is loaded with features including Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity. It’s small enough to sit on a desk and yet, big enough to hold 300 sheets of A3 paper in its main paper tray. It can even accept rolls of banner paper 1.3 meters long via a rear input slot. As you might expect from a laser printer with LED technology, its fast and economical to run, if a little expensive to buy. With such consistently high print quality, however, that price is fully justified.
This satisfyingly small and attractively designed all-in-one inkjet offers everything you are likely to need in your home office. It can print and scan at a high enough resolution to provide crisp and accurate colour photocopies using five inkjet cartridges instead of the usual four. The extra one is a pigment black, for more durable mono prints. It’s also blessed with a touchscreen interface and not only Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, but Bluetooth as well.
Duplex A3 printing is not something many affordable inkjet printers can manage, but this capable device does it well and it can hold a whole ream of paper in its dual paper trays. It also boasts Wi-Fi Direct and NFC connectivity for making a quick wireless connection and printing via your smartphone. It’s a pity the supplied Epson Durabright startup ink cartridges are rather limiting, but when you switch to XL capacity replacements it becomes more economical to run. It certainly has a high capacity for paper with room for a whole ream on board.
Brother has endowed this hefty laser printer with all the features a small business might need. It can hold 300 sheets of paper and turn out mono or colour pages at the rate of 31 per minute. There’s a fax facility and electronic document feed for automated tasks. It also makes wireless printing from a mobile device, or scanning documents to the cloud very easy using its built in Wi-Fi and a slick iOS/Android companion app. Both Google Cloud Cloud and AirPrint are covered.
Laser printers tend to be a lot larger than their inkjet cousins, but HP has turned that on its head with this toaster-sized device. It can only print single-side mono pages, but it can do it more quickly and economically than most inkjets and it’s small enough to carry around with you. You can connect via Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi direct for wireless printing via AirPrint, or Google Cloud Print. The slick iOS/Android app by HP can help you with this.
At less than £40 (around $52), this three-in-one printer is something of a steal. Of course the catch comes with the relatively high price of the inkjet cartridges, but if you take out HP’s Instant Ink subscription, even this cost drops. The printer itself is rather flimsy, but it’s well kitted out with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct built in for easy wireless access via the rather good HP companion app.
Epson’s conveniently compact three-in-one printer includes useful features like an SD Card slot, duplex printing and Wi-Fi Direct (as well as Wi-Fi) at a very reasonable price point. Expensive inkjet cartridges make it uneconomical for the busy office, but for occasional use, this is a very easy and reliable wireless printer that can turn out black and white pages surprisingly quickly.
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