The Greatest Printers, In accordance with the CNET Employees Who Use Them


Regardless of the trendy reliance on the cloud, many people nonetheless must make bodily copies of our paperwork. Vital paperwork want copies, bodily photos should be scanned and labels should be created. The one strategy to do these issues is to have a printer you have got easy accessibility to.

Whereas CNET Labs check a complete new vary of printers, we have put collectively a listing of printers the CNET workers use at dwelling and on the workplace and the explanation why they selected that individual mannequin. These haven’t been formally examined to destruction, however are utilized in the way in which most individuals do.

Epson

A printer is a kind of issues that I do not use usually, and once I do want to make use of it, I hope that it really works. I’ve gone via a number of printers lately, as a result of each time I wish to use it the ink is dried out or one thing else must be mounted. I used to be in search of a low-maintenance choice that had inexpensive ink replacements, and that is the place I got here throughout this Epson mannequin.

It is an all-in-one unit, so I can nonetheless scan paperwork to my PC when wanted, however the perfect half is that I’ve but to search out the ink dried up once I needed to make use of it. It additionally prints reliably for small and medium jobs. The ink is not costly, and you should buy an XL model of the cartridge which gives 2.5x the capability for somewhat extra cash. Total, it is an amazing printer if you happen to needn’t print tons of pages in a brief time frame (as a result of it is somewhat sluggish) however nonetheless need one thing that will not make you go broke if you want new coloration or black ink.

— Jared DiPane

Epson

The large promoting level of the EcoTank line is that it does away with cartridges. Even if you happen to solely print a few instances every week, it is price the additional price. My household prints greater than that and we’re nonetheless on the unique ink refills that got here with the printer after years of use. The 3750 mannequin was changed by the 3850 in September 2021 however they’re basically the identical printer. 

As a result of it is a lower-end mannequin within the line, the printer is not a pace demon with coloration prints and its tray holds solely 250 sheets. It does not have a touchscreen, only a small show and navigation buttons that are not backlit. Nevertheless it has all the opposite options I would count on from a compact all-in-one for a small workplace or dwelling workplace: You get wired and wi-fi connections with cellular printing, an auto-document feeder and automated two-sided printing. Print high quality is respectable, too. It excels on black-and-white paperwork nevertheless it’s OK for images as properly. 

— Josh Goldman

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Brother

I’ve had this printer for no less than 5 years and it has been strong. In contrast to another printers I’ve had, it hardly ever will get disconnected from the Wi-Fi community so my complete household can simply print stuff from their numerous computer systems and telephones with out me having to troubleshoot the connection. Printing is quick and since its laser ink is not costly per sheet. I am high-quality with black and white and the few instances I would like coloration I am going to print on the native drugstore.

The one draw back is that double-sided printing all the time jams the feed so I’ve to take it aside, pull out the paper and restart the job. Typically the software program appears to pick double-sided by itself and I uncover the exhausting method, however as soon as I modify again to single-sided (which is what we use more often than not) it is all good. 

— David Katzmaier

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HP

My spouse likes to make stickers utilizing our HP Envy and the Cricut Discover 3. The Envy has wonderful coloration saturation, particularly on the shiny sticker paper she makes use of. It additionally has the added bonus of being a scanner, which is particularly useful to scan all our mortgage paperwork whereas we transfer home.

The most important promoting level although is the two-year provide of latest inks. Operating out of ink is the worst a part of utilizing a printer at dwelling, however HP’s alternative service takes away that trouble. It is well worth the cash only for that.

— James Bricknell

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Brother

I’ve to make an absurd quantity of labels for our son’s Tupperware, faculty gadgets, folders, cooking merchandise, and so forth. This makes it really easy. There are completely different fonts, sizes and types to select from. 

The keyboard is dreamy and a far cry from the old-school turnstile. I additionally love the built-in slicing operate. Gone are the times of needing scissors if you’re carried out. 

— Danielle Ramirez

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HP

Full disclosure: I used to be the man who proudly saved his dwelling printer-free whereas utilizing the workplace printer for these once- or twice-a-month requirements. Then got here the pandemic, and I discovered myself in want of transport labels and different paperwork at dwelling. This tiny HP LaserJet matches completely on the bookshelf in my equally tiny Brooklyn condo, and it reliably prints from PCs, Macs, Chromebooks and smartphones, throughout Wi-Fi.

The 2022 mannequin (M110w) is sort of an identical to my 2020-era unit (M15w), however take observe: The “cheaper” M110we appears to require a subscription to HP’s cloud-ink answer, so go along with the pricier mannequin if you wish to keep away from an always-on connection. Additionally, this laser printer is black-and-white solely, however that is a function for me, not a bug.

— John P. Falcone 

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