When choosing office equipment for your home, you probably want the best possible choices without spending a fortune. You know you’ve worked hard for your money, so don’t let it go to waste when you are choosing your next printer.
I’m going to start off with the basics; why should you get an all in one?
An all in one printer basically incorporates the functionality of multiple devices into one. These printers can scan, print, copy, e-mail, and some even fax documents. Logically speaking, there is no reason to buy all of these devices separately when you could simply buy one.
I’ve scoured the Internet and found some of the best printers available as of right now. They offer everything a small business (or person) could ever need and they don’t break the bank. Let’s take a look.
Epson WorkForce 845 All-in-One Printer
This printer right here is arguably the best printer on the market. This bad-boy prints, scans, faxes, and copies documents. It’s an inkjet, so you’re not going to have to worry about strange pixels showing up all over your documents or pictures. With a 500-sheet paper capacity this WorkForce is a work horse (please forgive me for that cheesy line).
You’ll save a great amount of money on ink cartridges because this printer has up to 40% less printing costs than color lasers. You can also connect this printer to your wireless network and print from multiple devices. If you have an iPhone, and worry about AirPrint, this printer out of the box is ready to go.
Cannon PIXMA MX922
So I used to think that all printers were created equal, then I saw what this Cannon can do. First, it’s one of the least expensive all-in-one’s that you’re going to see on the market. But, there is much more to this machine than just a good looking price tag.
First off, it does two sided printing, which is a wonderful way to make your company or home a little more green-friendly while also providing you with additional savings.
Secondly, it has a tons of features for you to take advantage of. It offers call rejection on your faxes, so you’ll always know if one doesn’t end up going through and it offers some great color and boldness that you will not find on printers that aren’t made by camera companies. If you print a lot of pictures, this is the printer for you. And, as they all should by now, it does offer AirPrint, which is very important for Apple users.
HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 e-All-In-One
The HP OfficeJet Pro can print eighteen pictures every minute when using straight black ink, and about thirteen a minute if you’re using more color. Just like the rest of the the printers, this one is also web connected. You can easily send pictures from your phone directly to your printer for printing.
Let’s take a look at its standout features: It has cloud printing, 250 paper capacity input tray, built-in wired and wireless networking, color LCD screen, memory card slots, auto document feeder, and 4 x 6 inch photo printing.
Brother Printer Work Smart MFCJ870DW All-In-One
Never heard of Brother Printers? Me either, until recently. Come to find out, they are leading the way in printing technology. First of all, they great printers at affordable prices. But don’t let the price fool you, their printers are outstanding. If you don’t believe me, go read some reviews.
Secondly, they pride themselves on how easy the setup process is. And, if you thought that HP offered some great printing speeds, prepare to be amazed. This printer offers an incredible 33 pages per minute on black only and up to 27 pages per minute when printing in color. When you need to get things done, this printer will not disappoint.
Fun fact: In 2013, Consumer Reports magazine cited Brother printers as being the most frugal when it comes to annual costs.
Epson WorkForce WF-3540 Wireless All-In-One
If the Epson WorkForce 845 is a bit out of your price range, then you should consider this model. It matches most of the features of the 845, like built-in wireless, high-speed faxing, sharp documents, built-in card slots, uses up to 70% less power than laser printers, and has a very durable design. Definitely a great printer for your home office!
I hope this short-n-sweet roundup has helped you. Obviously each printer has its pros and cons (nothing is perfect). However these printers are some of the top choices according to major technology blogs, forums, and reviews. There are hundreds of different printers out there, but I believe these are the best choices for your home office. I hope I’ve made your decision easier for you. Good luck!