10 best home printers
Whether you’re printing the occasional document, want top-quality photos or are running a busy home office, we find the best technology for the job
Wednesday 02 July 2014
It can be a daunting task choosing a home printer. Things to consider include good text print quality and speed, says Alex Hill, founder of pcwizarduk.net. Laser printers are the quickest on the market, whereas inkjets are going to take a bit longer. Consider paper- saving features too, such as auto-duplexing, which means printers can automatically print on both sides. If you use both blank and headed paper, dual paper trays can be handy.
“Also think about whether you may want to print from a tablet or phone,” says Alex. “This function is increasingly commonly found in printers. You’ll need to consider where the printer will sit too. If it’s next to the computer, you can use a USB connection. If it’s going to sit next to the internet Router, you’ll need a network connection. Or is it going to sit in the middle of nowhere? Then you’ll need a wireless connection.”
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For a bargain option, the HP Deskjet 2540 is a great buy. The Oki MC352dn A4 Colour LED MFP doesn’t come cheap at £430, but for Alex it’s worth the investment if you’re running a business from home.
1. HP Envy 5532, £89, currys.co.uk
2. Samsung M2835DW A4 Mono Laser Wireless, £140, amazon
3. Expression Premium XP-610 A4 Photo printer, £90, amazon
4. HP Deskjet 2540, £42, amazon
5. Samsung C1810 A4 Colour laser printer, £162, printerbase.co.uk
6. Brother MFC-J5910DW A3 Inkjet MFP, £95, amazon
7. Oki MC352dn A4 Colour LED MFP, £430, amazon
8. Canon PIXMA MG5550, £70, amazon
9. Brother HL 1110, £58, amazon
10. HP 4500, £65, amazon
Read more: The 10 best photo printers
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