Top Printers for 2022

Whether you work from home, an office, know a student, or only need to print once a year when it’s tax-time, printers are still a necessary electronic for most.

If you’re a small-business owner, you may need to print receipts and order forms constantly, or you may be someone who only needs to print the occasional shipping label or document to sign. If you’re working remotely, you may have a make-shift home office and need to fit your printer into a tighter space.  If you print in large volumes or frequently, refillable ink printers might end up saving you money and giving the color rich finish you need.

No matter what your printing needs, we’ve compiled our top printer choices for 2022 for photos and scanning, quick turnarounds, on-the-go printing, and more.  We start with the winning all-in-one printer that I call my favorite and also bought it for our own family.

 

Best Printers 2022

 

Best Overall Printer

[Editor’s Winning Pick]

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

Best features

  • Great all-in-one printer option for small business owners, home offices, or students
  • Offers printing, copying, scanning, a document feeder, and printing from USB drives and mobile devices
  • Use this printer with or without internet connection
  • Prints quickly – 22 pages per minute for black ink and 18 pages per minute for color prints
  • Offers good security features like encryption, password protection, and WiFi security so documents you print will be safe

 

 

Best for Printing and Scanning Photos

HP – ENVY Photo 7855

Best features

  • This HP all-in-one printer comes with everything you’ll need to print or scan your favorite photos
  • Printer can be used with mobile devices so you can print photos directly from your phone
  • You can also connect via WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Plug your SD card directly into to your printer to print from your camera
  • Connects to the HP Smart App (available for both iPhone and Android) for easy printing

 

 

Epson Expression Premium XP-7100

Best features

  • 30-page auto-document feeder and auto two-sided printer/scanner and copier
  • View, edit and print directly on printer from USB or SD card slot using a large, intuitive 4.3 inches touchscreen
  • Wifi enabled so you can print from other devices such as tablets and smartphones
  • Print brilliant, borderless photos up to 8″ x 10″, on specialty paper, or DVDs
  • Print 4″ x 6″ photos as fast as 12 seconds
  • Individual 5-color Claria inks are smudge, fade and water resistant
  • Network-free wifi enabled so you can print directly from another wireless device without needing to be on the same internet network
  • Create custom projects with its Creative Print App

 

 

Fastest Printer

Brother – HL-L3270 CDW

Best features

  • This Brother laser printer is a great option for a home office
  • Prints up to 25 pages per minute in both black or color ink
  • Can handle high-volume printing at a low-cost per page
  • Fits a variety of paper sizes
  • Print via WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, or from your mobile device

 

 

Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5880

Best features

  • Almost no warm-up time for first page to print
  • Printer covered by Epson 2-year limited warranty with registration
  • Prints up to 25 pages per minute in both black or color ink
  • 500-sheet paper capacity with two front trays plus a rear feed for specialty paper
  • Get print-shop quality with Epson DURABrite Inks are pigment-based for crisp vibrant prints in black-and-white and color that are instant-dry borderless prints up to 8 5″ x 14″

 

 

Best Printer for a Low Budget

Canon Pixma MG3620

Best features

  • Great option for under $100
  • All-in-one color inkjet printer with 2-sided printing
  • Connect to it via WiFi, AirPrint (for Apple devices) and Google Cloud Print (for Android or PC devices)
  • Print via your mobile device and tablet
  • Has a scanner
  • Be sure to follow the setup instructions to get the most out of this budget-friendly device

 

 

HP DeskJet 2755e Wireless Color All-in-One Printer

 

Best features

  • Great option under $100
  • Has a lot of connectivity options including BlueTooth, USB, or wifi
  • Receive 6 free months of instant ink subscription when you activate HP+; ink ships to you. After 6 months, a monthly fee applies unless you cancel
  • Use the HP SMART APP to print, scan, or copy from your phone
  • Has a scanner and copier

 

 

Best Printer for Small Spaces

HP OfficeJet 250

Best features:

  • Great option for tight spaces or traveling
  • You can print and scan to and from your mobile device through WiFi and the HP ePrint app (available for iPhone and Android)
  • Also includes a 10-page document feeder
  • You can charge the printer fully in 90 minutes to bring it wherever you may need to print
  • Supports multiple paper sizes which means it packs a lot of punch in the small size to fit in any office

 

 

Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Mobile Printer

Best features:

  • Perfect travel printer for smaller spaces or professionals who travel
  • Print 330 pages on one full charge, which means you don’t have to keep it constantly plugged in to work
  • Additionally, you can buy an attachable secondary battery to extend the life of the printer on the go
  • Print wirelessly or connect via USB connection
  • Use Mopria Print Service to print from an Android device and compatible with AirPrint (iPhone)
  • Small footprint with 7.3 x 12.7 x 2.6 inches dimensions
  • Lightweight weighing only at 6.70 lbs
  • Prints media in various sizes up to 8.5 x 14 inch

 

 

Best Eco-Friendly Printer/Refillable Ink Printer

Epson EcoTank ET-2850

 

Best features:

  • Ink cartridge-free printer means you save money by not having to spring for tiny, expensive ink cartridges
  • Get more ink with refillable ink bottles, which means you can print up to 7,500 pages black/6,000 color or the equivalent of 90 ink cartridges!
  • Initial ink provided with purchase usually lasts an average user 2 years
  • Creates less waste because refillable ink bottles last so long and it means less ink bottles and cartridges in landfills
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner and copier that also comes with auto 2-sided printing
  • Wifi enabled so you can print from other devices such as tablets and smartphones

 

 

Bonus Pick: Best Printer to Gift a Teen or Kid

HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer

Best features:

  • You can connect social media to this printer through the HP Sprocket App (available for iPhone iOS 10+ and Android 5+) and print directly using the HP Sprocket
  • It’s rechargeable and pocket-sized
  • With its Bluetooth capabilities, you can print wirelessly and since the printer is portable, it’s a great option for group events where multiple people can print from their phone or social media
  • It prints 2 x 3 photos on sticky-backed paper so you can peel the back off and have an instant sticker

 

 

Kodak Dock Plus 4×6 Instant Photo Printer

Best features:

  • A great way for your teen or kid to get their favorite photos off their phone
  • Dock Android or iPhone and charge at the same time
  • Print using Bluetooth if desired
  • Keep those photos as long as you’d like to keep those memories: With 4Pass Technology, print gorgeous photos instantly. Because each photo is printed in layers of ribbon with a laminating process, it is fingerprint-proof and water-resistant
  • Print border or borderless 4×6 photos
  • With the Kodak Photo App, you can print from anywhere as well as utilize its fun, custom features such as filters, frames, and more!
  • Includes 90 sheets of photo paper

 

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