Epson Ecotank ET-8500 review

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80%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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 verdict: A well-deserved Best Buy

Epson has cracked it with this all-in one EcoTank model. It’s among the best inkjet printers we’ve ever tested, combining solid print and scanning quality with rock-bottom upkeep costs. If you print frequently and don’t mind the big upfront cost, you can look forward to a very happy life with this printer.

Pros
  • Cheap to run
  • Excellent print quality for text in images
  • Double-sided printing
Cons
  • No document feeder for copying or scanning
  • Some bleed through

Canon i-SENSYS MF267dw review

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78%

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  • All-in-one laser
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 verdict: Makes perfect sense

We were impressed with this all-in-one laser printer when we tested it back in 2019, and it’s still among our highest scoring models. It’s expensive to buy, but if you print frequently, the low running costs may offset this over time.

Pros
  • Superb at printing black text
  • Rock-bottom running costs
  • Excellent scanner
  • Automatic document feeder
  • Auto double-sided printing
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
Cons
  • Struggles when printing images
  • Mediocre mono copies
  • Very expensive

Epson EcoTank ET-M3170 review

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77%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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Which? verdict: Money-saving powerhouse

If you print office documents regularly, this Epson inkjet is a fantastic option. It challenges even a laser printer for cheap, fast and high quality black-text printing. It isn’t widely available but you should be able to find it online.

Pros
  • Rock-bottom running costs
  • Fast and high quality black-text printing
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Automatic document feeder
  • Auto double-sided printing
Cons
  • Graphics and images printing could be better
  • Mediocre scanner
  • Expensive

Canon Maxify GX6050 review

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77%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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 verdict: Expensive to buy, cheap to run

It might be overkill for households where printing and scanning are needed relatively infrequently. But this Best Buy inkjet printer is so fast and cheap to run that it would make a brilliant addition to a busy home office or small business. You’ll need to pay a little more upfront, but it’s a great long-term investment.

Pros
  • Great text
  • Graphics and photo prints and scans
  • Large paper capacity
  • Fast
  • Very cheap to run
Cons
  • Expensive upfront

Brother HL-L2350DW review

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77%

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  • Standard laser

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 verdict: Brilliant black text printer

This wi-fi printer is superb at printing letters and office documents. If that’s what you mostly do, and you want to keep costs down, this Brother is definitely a printer to lean on.

Pros
  • Super black text quality
  • Very fast print speeds
  • Affordable printing costs
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
Cons
  • Struggles a little printing spreadsheets
  • Can’t copy or scan

Brother HL-L2375DW review

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76%

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  • Standard laser

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 verdict: Brilliant black-text printer

We were impressed when we first tested this printer back in 2018, and we’re still impressed today. It doesn’t scan or copy, or print in colour, but if all you want to do is print documents and letters, you can’t get much better than this Brother model.

Pros
  • High-quality black-text printing
  • Very fast printing
  • Wi-fi
  • Ethernet
  • AirPrint
  • Cloud Print
Cons
  • Quite limited in terms of functions
  • Entering your wi-fi password is a chore

Canon Pixma G3520 review

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75%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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 verdict: A solid performer with super-cheap ink

The Canon Pixma G3520 is a great choice for home offices that do a lot of printing. This Best Buy inkjet’s amazingly low ink costs mean you won’t have to worry about the price of every printout. It’s not the best printer for avid photographers, though.

Pros
  • Good text and graphics quality
  • Incredibly inexpensive running costs
  • Fast scanning
Cons
  • Photos could look a bit punchier
  • Images take a while to print

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Canon Pixma G3560 review

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74%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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verdict: Another Best Buy ink tank printer from Canon

This all-in-one ink tank printer ticks all the right boxes, with solid printing performance and cheap-as-chips running costs. It’s not the best for printing photos, but it’s a well-deserved Best Buy and a solid pick for your home office.

Pros
  • Cheap to run
  • Good quality on black text and graphics
  • Wi-fi ready
Cons
  • Photos could be better
  • No automatic double-sided printing
  • No document feeder

Canon Pixma G4511 review

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74%

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  • All-in-one inkjet
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 verdict: Marvellous megatank

Although its predecessor, the G4500, fell short of being a Best Buy, Canon has got it right with this newer version. It matches good print quality with rock-bottom running costs.

Pros
  • Low running costs
  • Good printing quality
  • Document feeder
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Decent scanner
Cons
  • Slow at printing photos
  • Mono copies grainy
  • Lacks automatic double-sided printing

Lexmark MB2236adw review

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73%

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  • All-in-one laser

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 verdict: Lexmark of quality

Although there are a few minor quality flaws with its print, copy and scan functions, overall this Lexmark prints excellent quality documents and letters at a cheap running cost.

Pros
  • Fantastic black-text printing
  • Affordable printing costs
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Automatic document feeder
  • Auto double sided printing
  • Fast print speeds
Cons
  • Quality of image and graphics prints could be better
  • Scanned photos look poor
  • Mono copies light and grainy
  • Fast print speeds

Canon PIXMA G7050 review

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73%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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 verdict: Ultra-economical to run

Overall, this model’s print quality is decent, and it has several useful features. But the Pixma G7050’s real strength lies in its extremely cheap running costs, which help to offset the price of the printer itself. This Best Buy is one we’d recommend for a busy home or small office.

Pros
  • Very cheap to run
  • Large paper capacity
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Photo printing quality could be better
  • Printing speeds are below average
  • No SD card or Bluetooth support

Epson EcoTank ET-15000 review

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73%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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 verdict: High spec, high performance

This A3 all-in-one tank printer might be expensive, but it will save you a pretty penny in ink costs, and it’ll do a good job at printing whatever you task it to – especially if you want to make use of colour. Plus it can copy, scan and fax and you won’t have the mundane task of flipping paper, thanks to the automatic document feeder and auto duplexing.

Pros
  • Good print quality
  • A3 printing
  • Very economical to run
  • Wireless printing
  • Wi-fi direct
  • Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint connectivity
  • Speedy scanning and copying
  • Auto-duplexing
  • Automatic document feeder
  • Colour touchscreen display
Cons
  • Mediocre copier and scanner
  • Slow to print magazine-style documents
  • Noisyv’

Canon Pixma G550 review

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73%

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  • Standard inkjet

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 verdict: A great all-rounder

This  printer is ideal for homes or home offices that print a variety of different types of content at relatively high volumes. It’s not super-fast, but quality is good across the board and the refillable MegaTank system makes it much cheaper to run than an equivalent cartridge printer.

Pros
  • Good-quality photos
  • Sharp text
  • Low running costs
Cons
  • Slow to print photos and graphics
  • Low on extra features

HP Laserjet Pro M28w review

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73%

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  • All-in-one laser

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Which? verdict: Small yet mighty

HP claimed this was the smallest of its kind in the world back when it was released in 2017. That may not still be the case, but if you want a small printer that’s cheap to run and turns out reams of black-text letters and documents without breaking a sweat, then look no further.

Pros
  • Compact size
  • Fantastic black-text prints
  • Cheap to run
  • Fast print speeds
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
Cons
  • Manual double-sided printing
  • Struggles with images and graphics printing
  • Copier could be better

Brother MFC-L2750DW review

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73%

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  • All-in-one laser

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Which? verdict: A Brother to lean on

Brother does it again with a fantastic, albeit rather pricey, laser printer. If you want a mono printer that’s built for being productive at home, look no further.

Pros
  • Fantastic and cheap black text prints
  • Speedy printing
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Document feeder
  • Automatic double-sided printing
Cons
  • Struggles with printing images and spreadsheets
  • Limited access to the paper path

Canon Pixma G6050 review

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73%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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Which? verdict: Just falls short of a Best Buy

There’s a lot to like about this Canon refillable tank printer, most notably its cheap running costs. But mixed print quality does put it narrowly behind Best Buy rivals.

Pros
  • Cheap running costs
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Automatic double-sided printing
  • Good scanner
Cons
  • Black text and photo printing could be better
  • Slow at printing photos

Brother DCP-L2530DW review

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72%

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  • All-in-one laser

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Which? verdict: Brotherly love

If you aren’t bothered about printing in colour, this Brother laser printer is good quality for the price.

Pros
  • High-quality and cheap black-text printing
  • Fast print speeds
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Automatic double-sided printing
Cons
  • Not great at printing images and office graphics
  • Lacks ethernet connection

Brother DCP-L2530DW review

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72%

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  • All-in-one laser

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 verdict: Brotherly love

If you aren’t bothered about printing in colour, this Brother laser printer is good quality for the price.

Pros
  • High-quality and cheap black-text printing
  • Fast print speeds
  • Wi-fi
  • AirPrint
  • Automatic double-sided printing
Cons
  • Not great at printing images and office graphics
  • Lacks ethernet connection

Epson EcoTank ET-5170 review

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72%

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  • All-in-one inkjet

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 verdict: Expensive to buy, cheap to run

This printer doesn’t earn its Best Buy by being the best or fastest at printing. Instead, it succeeds as an easy-to-use all-rounder. The refillable ink tanks eliminate the need for cartridges too, making it very affordable to run – if you can stomach the initial price.

Pros
  • Cheap to run
  • Automatic double-sided printing
  • Fax functionality
  • Document feeder for copying and scanning
Cons
  • Not the best print quality
  • Some bleed through when scanning and copying