Best All-In-One Printers For Home & Office Use

Diane Myers

Having an All-In-One printer in your office or home can make your job a lot easier. Whether you want to print a photo of your family or a document, an all in one printer can do it for you. Today, we will review the 5 best all-in-one printers that you can buy this year. Let’s take a look at them!

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Things You Should Know Before Buying An All-In-One Printer

Purpose

The biggest factor that will determine what kind of all in one printer you are going to buy is its intended use. There are two choices here home or office. For home users, you probably are looking for something versatile, but that can deliver a bit better photo quality. That means that you will need to buy an inkjet printer probably, and on top of that have a lot of connectivity options for versatility and ease of use. On the other hand, if you are looking for an all in one printer for your office, you should check laser printers since they are better in terms of efficiency and monochrome performance. These printers also provide faxing features most of the time, automatic document feeder, and a lot more. But then again even home users might require these features.

Size

The printer size will tie perfectly with the aforementioned factor, which is the purpose. For example, you can accommodate a larger printer in your office space, but that would be pretty difficult for home use. Make sure you have enough space to accommodate its footprint and a bit more since most of these printers have trays that stay open for the majority of the time they are operating. If you plan on moving the printer often you should check out the weight as well, to make things easier on yourself.

Connectivity

In the past, there were not a lot of connectivity options available for printers, but these days you will see a wide variety of them. As a first 99 percent of printers have USB ports, and there are a lot of them that rock Ethernet, WiFi, and some different forms of connectivity like WiFi Direct NFC, or something of a similar nature. These will allow you to complete your printing tasks in an easier manner.

Which Is The Best All-In-One Printer?

5. HP OfficeJet 3830

 Best Budget Option

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

As always we are going to start our list with the best budget pick, and this one here comes from one of the big-name manufacturers the HP OfficeJet 3830. This all in one printer has all the qualities to be a great home printer, with its low price, low running costs, good looking prints, ADF, touch screen, lightweight body, compact dimensions and so much more. Let’s take a closer look.

While the name of the device has Office in it, I don’t think that it is enough for any serious office since it is rather small and has a lesser performance. However, for home users, it is a great pick. For example, it is rather small measuring 8.5×17.2×14.3-inches in total and weighs about 12.4-pounds. The device also looks pretty good with its black plastic body with matte and glossy finishes, which gives it a premium look despite being rather cheap. It has a 60 sheet paper tray on the rear and has a 25 sheet output capacity, and I think that it is pretty good for a printer that costs just under $100.

This printer has a maximum monthly duty cycle of about 1,000 pages, resulting in a recommended range of 250 pages monthly, which is pretty poor, especially if you have a lot of printing needs. I liked that the device included a 2.2-inch diagonal monochrome touch screen that delivers its controls and ease of use. It is very intuitive overall and surprisingly it was very responsive to touch. In terms of connectivity, the HP OfficeJet 3830 doesn’t have a lot to offer, and I find the lack of Ethernet port a bit of a problem, however, it has WiFi and WiFi Direct connectivity to allow you to connect with up to 5 devices. It also has a USB port and the HP ePrint feature that works rather well.

In terms of performance, the HP OfficeJet 3830 is pretty respectable as it prints 8.5 pages per minute for monochrome and 6 pages per minute for colored prints. This is pretty good overall and combined with is nice output quality, especially for the price you get yourself a superb printer here. It works via the Instant Ink that is a must, in my opinion, to keep the running costs low. But without the Instant Ink, you are faced with high costs.

4. Brother MFC-L6800DW

The Fastest

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Coming up next on our list we have a proper business machine that is superb, the Brother MFC-L6800DW. This device is one of the fastest all in one printer out there. Besides that, it offers fast scanning, tons of interesting features, attractive design, tons of connectivity, ease of use and so much more, at a very attractive price that will make even the most nitpicky users pleased. Let’s take a closer look.

I don’t like the design of most Brother printers out there since they look pretty boring, unappealing and bland. Surprisingly this one here is a pretty attractive overall, rocking the shape and form factor of your traditional office printer but with a sleek dark slate-gray finish on its body that makes it look like a million bucks. Everything about the design of this device is very well thought out. It has a number pad on it that is with soft-touch buttons and a touch screen display to control the functions of the device.

It is not very large at all, it might be a little tall, but its footprint is rather good and you won’t need to accommodate a lot of space for it. The base paper capacity of this beast is at 570 sheets, but if you need more you can easily expand it with optional trays to up to 2650 sheets. the overall setup process is rather nonexistent, I can say that it is plug-and-play, since you just plug it in and get going, however, to get its full set of features you will need the drivers which can be found at the company’s website, and I think that it is pretty much worth 5 minutes of your time.

Before moving on I should state that this is a monochrome only printer, that is designed and manufactured for delivering documents and monochrome prints, at high-speeds. A single-sided standard text document is printed at a superb 48 pages per minute, and the double-sided documents are still fast at 20 pages per minute. The quality was consistent at all times and there are generally a little amount of artifacts. When it comes to images it is a bit behind but for offices, this one is your best pick.

3. Canon Image Class MF269dw

Best For Office Use

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

Next up we have another monochrome all-in-one printer that is destined for office use the Canon Image Class MF269dw. This is the best one for offices in my opinion since it has super low running costs, great output, small footprint, automatic duplexing and feeder, versatility, connectivity, and a lot more. If your office doesn’t have a lot of needs, you need to check out this one here.

The Canon Image Class MF269dw is designed as an entry-level all-in-one monochrome laser printer for offices, and it ticks all the boxes to make it a proper office printer. It has the classic cube-shaped body that has a black finish all around measuring 14.8×15.4×16-inches in total and weighs about 29.3-pounds. This makes it a bit larger than its predecessor but still, it is pretty good. On the front of the device, you will see the control panel which looks a bit dated, however, it is very intuitive will all its physical buttons and its monochrome touch screen display that lets you control the device and see what’s going on.

The Canon Image Class MF269dw has a 50 sheet auto-duplexing ADF for copying, scanning and faxing, that scans the second side of your two-sided multipage documents automatically making this one a dream come true. The control panel that I told you about is good however, I would suggest you the Remote UI Portal to control the device better and more intuitively. This portal is accessible from any browser from a PC that is connected to the printer. It comes with a 250 sheet tray and has a one-sheet override tray. The monthly duty cycle of this beast is at 15,000 pages at maximum and I would recommend you to stay at about 2,500 pages per month range.

For the price that it comes at the Canon Image Class MF269dw has tons of connectivity including USB 2.0, Ethernet, WiFi, WiFi Direct, and other mobile connectivity options, including Canon Print Business and Apple AirPrint. For single-sided pages, the Canon Image Class MF269dw has a print speed of 30 pages per minute, and for two-sided duplex prints, it achieves about 18 pages per minute.  The grayscale quality is amazing as well and if you opt for the high-yield toner you are in for a treat.

2. HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

Best Wireless Option

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

There are some interesting options these days but if you want something modern, wireless, with fast printing capabilities you should take a look at the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015. This printer has low printing costs, borderless printing, superb design, and compact body shape that will fit into a lot of office spaces. Let’s check it out.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is designed for office spaces but it is still pretty compact and small measuring about 10.9×17.3×13.5-inches in total and weighs about 20 pounds in total. This printer has a 35-sheet auto-duplexing automatic document feeder, for all your needs, copying scanning and even faxing for your two-sided multipage documents. The whole thing is pretty attractive in terms of design, as it has a white and gray finish and a beautiful form factor that impressed everyone.

There is just one small 2.7-inch touch screen display that acts as the control panel of the device. It was rather responsive to touches and taps delivering a pleasant performance, but it is just a bit small. But then again you can utilize the company’s Embedded Web Server that comes with all the functionalities for your printer. From that portal you can also check reports about the general usage, ink costs, paper costs and so much more, I find this very useful for office spaces. It has a 250 sheet paper capacity which is pretty good.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 has a monthly duty cycle of about 25,000 pages at maximum and I would recommend at 2,500 pages monthly which is excellent overall. In terms of connectivity, it has a lot to offer including Ethernet, WiFi, USB 2.0, WiFi Direct, and peer-to-peer network protocols that allow you to connect to your mobile device. The performance is rather fast at 22 pages per minute and it has an amazing quality.

1. Epson WorkForce WF-7720

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

On top of the list we don’t have the most expensive all in one printer in the market, but something that delivers a lot of features, performance, and convenience at a super attractive price delivering great value, the Epson WorkForce WF-7720. Before moving on I should note that the Epson WorkForce WF-7720 comes from the Wide Format category that delivers a pleasant performance over its competitors as they can print at the large 13 by 19-inch format.

The Epson WorkForce WF-7720 has some interesting upgrades over its predecessor such as its ADF auto-duplexing the larger color touch screen display and many more. This printer can do it all, and it is a bit larger to handle that format that I mentioned earlier, as it measures about 16.5×22.3×19.1-inches in total and weighs about 47.8 pounds. For paper handling, the Epson WorkForce WF-7720 has a capacity of 501 sheets of paper that are split into two drawers of 250 sheets and a single-sheet override tray.

The trays can hold A4 paper or you can configure them to hold a 13×19-inch premium photo paper. The maximum monthly duty cycle of the Epson WorkForce WF-7720 is about 20,000 pages and I recommend you keep it around 1,500 pages to get the best results. Connectivity options are aplenty here, including Ethernet, WiFi, WiFi direct, and USB. On top of that, you can print straight from USB thumb drives.

The Epson WorkForce WF-7720 has an 18 page per minute print speed for monochrome pages and 10 pages per minute for colored pages. The print quality is just marvelous, but I should mention that the running costs for photographs and colored prints are a bit too high.

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