The end of the year is coming in hot, and you’ve already done a great job of treating your family and friends right with their holiday gifts, so why not treat yourself with one of the top five printers on the market today? Tax season and work looms large as the first quarter whips into view, and one of the most important things you will need in your home or office will be your printer. Right now is one of the best times to purchase, as the end of the year sales lower prices on all models, from the most basic to a high-tech one your whole office will thank you for.
Choosing a printer can be a bit intimidating when faced with the multitude of options on the market in 2017, so we’ve narrowed our list down to just five that will get everything you need done, and done well. The most popular and best-selling option for the majority of day-to-day use is an all-in-one, or multi-function printer. With an all-in-one, you get the benefits of copying, printing, and scanning all in one package without any additional hassle.
At one of the most affordable price points, this small and compact printer offers a big punch. A four-color inkjet that’s capable of printing legal sized paper, this is easily a great choice for a family that regularly needs homework assignments, work reports, and even a few photographs printed.
The convenience and great output quality of the ImageClass makes it one of our top picks. The printer is large and sturdy enough for large-scale projects and long-term use, and connects via USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi to make sending your work a breeze. Our only concern was the lack of a port for a USB drive, but with so many other ways to send files, you won’t be hindered.
Saving the environment, one sheet at a time, has never been easier than with this Epson. Its large automatic feeder tray allows for double-sided printing, and its high quality of print makes it an excellent choice for photographers and artists who are interested in printing their own work.
Coming in at a close number two for us is the Dell ColorSmart. With a variety of options for home and work use, this printer offers great quality, competitive running and maintenance costs, and a large touch-screen panel for convenience. The only issue we take with it is the initial cost, but the low maintenance needed makes it an easy balance.
Our number one choice is a slam dunk for anyone looking to print high-resolution images and documents without breaking the bank. Although this printer is compact and doesn’t offer excellent storage capabilities, its photo and text quality coupled with its’ SD card slot make it our favorite. The initial cost runs below $100, making it an affordable option for anyone.