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Looking to make work life a little easier? A wireless printer might just do the trick. As we’re slowly coming out of a pandemic that altered just about everybody’s lives, it’s always great to find news ways to that will help make your work day more productive, and maybe even a little less stressful. Buying a new printer might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of potential splurges, but when your job requires scanning and printing documents, it’s an easy way to improve your workflow.
Whether a young professional with moderate printing needs, a hybrid worker that needs something portable, or a family that goes through ungodly amounts of paper, there’s a great wireless printer on the market for you. Below, we’ve gathered six of our favorites from the web. For more office recommendations, check out best standing desks, and more items that can improve your workspace.
This all-in-one printer can accomplish any task you can imagine, without taking up too much space or costing a fortune. It prints in both color and black and white, and also includes a scanner. And the ability to simultaneously scan double-sided pages is a huge bonus. It’s compatible with Wi-Fi and Apple AirPrint, but you can also use its USB port if your internet service provider ever fails you. It’s also one of the most efficient wireless printers in terms of page yield, so your ink costs will remain low. If you don’t have any specialized needs, this is the best all-around bang for your buck.
HP is one of the best-known names in printing, so it makes sense that they created a high performance printer for less than $600. The high resolution scanner can pick up the subtlest of details, and its ability to print 28 pages per minute means you can fly through your printing routine with ease. Those who print lots of sensitive documents can take comfort knowing that the top-notch embedded security features to protect from hackers. It’s slightly less efficient than the Canon, so you will go through more ink, but the speed and image quality are second to none.
Brother makes some of the most popular wireless printers on the market, and the MFC-L3750CDW is one of their best. It’s perfect for offices or very busy remote workers, as it can print, scan, copy, and fax. It hangs with the biggest players in its class, printing up to 25 pages per minute without making too much noise. You can connect it to your laptop, smartphone, tablet, desktop, or even Amazon Alexa. And while it’s the most expensive printer on this list, turning on Toner Save Mode will maximize its efficiency, lowering your ink costs over the long run.
If printing color photos is a top priority to you, the Canon PIXMA TR7520 is definitely worth checking out. This printer utilizes a five-color individual ink system to produce high resolution photos without guzzling too much ink. Somewhat counterintuitively, the PIXMA TR7520 prints photos quickly and efficiently, but takes much longer for regular documents while using more ink. That means it isn’t ideal for office settings, but hobbyist photographers should fall in love with it.
The Epson Expression Home XP-5100 is a quality printer for less than $100 (while it’s on sale). It features printing and scanning capabilities, as well as automatic two-sided printing, and comes with a 150-sheet paper tray. The relatively compact device prints 14 pages per minute, making it more than capable of handling most home office tasks. If you have been on the fence about whether or not to buy a wireless printer, treat yourself to this one.
If you don’t print more than the occasional utility bill or boarding pass (remember those?), the HP ENVY Pro 6455 is a straightforward home printer that gets the job done. The HP Smart app allows you to connect all of your family’s devices to the printer for maximum convenience. It can even send faxes directly from your mobile phone! And it meets more than 50 percent of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool’s sustainability criteria, so you can feel good about your environmental impact. Combine that with the low price, and you’re left with a printer that’s a great addition to any home.