Best Printers in 2019


# 1 Canon Pixma TS9120

The Canon Pixma TS9120 is the top home and home-office printer we’ve seen, thanks largely to its best-in-class print speeds and excellent print quality for both text and photos. With six individual color inks, you get some of the best color quality available when printing photos, and the ink costs stay reasonable – even with the additional inks.

Scanning and copying are built in, and offer sharp detail reproduction at decent speeds. The entire device is controlled with an adjustable 5-inch color touch-screen. This printer even prints disc labels on CDs and DVDs. Whatever sort of printing you need, the quality and bang for the buck offered by the TS9210 make this the printer to get.

#2 HP Envy 566

If you need a general-purpose printer, the HP Envy 5660 is a great all-in-one option. It offers printing, copying, and scanning all at a reasonable price. It’s not a high-volume printer, with an input drawer of 125 sheets and ink cartridges that aren’t massive, but it’ll get the job done. Plus, with HP’s Instant Ink program, you can get relatively affordable ink refills that make it a good deal for modest printing of 50 to 100 color and monochrome pages a month.

The HP Envy 5660 can connect to computers using USB or Wi-Fi, making it easy to print from just about any device in your home. A built-in SD card reader will even let you quickly take photos from a camera and print them out. A 2.7-inch touchscreen color display offers convenient navigation of the menu. And, the 18 x 16 x 6.3-inch dimensions of this printer make it a decently small option if you don’t have a lot of space.

#3 Epson XP-830

The Epson Expression Premium XP-830 is another wonderfully capable all-in-one device that’s ready to tackle just about any general printing job. At 17.2 x 23.5 x 7.5 inches, it’s not the smallest AIO, but that size comes with the benefit of an Automatic Document Feeder that can handle up to 100 sheets of paper and manage duplex printing. The size also helps it handle some larger printing, with the ability to print 8.5 x 14-inch sheets.

Another key benefit of this pick is its ability to print high-quality photos. The per-page cost of printing may be a bit on the expensive side, but if you do a lot of photo printing, you can get good use out of this printer. Since the Epson Expression Premium XP-830 uses dedicated cartridges for each of its main colors, when one color is low, you won’t have to replace all the other colors. The package is rounded out with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, the ability to print onto discs, an SD card reader and USB port, and Wi-Fi connectivity to support Epson iPrint and Apple AirPrint.

#4 Brother Business Color Laser Printer, HL-L8360CDW

For those that print 1000+ pages a month and want a single-function printer that can keep up, the Brother HL-L8360CDW is an excellent choice. This printer spits out pages at a respectable rate of 16 per minute, can hold 300 sheets (or even more if you buy additional paper trays), and produces nearly flawless text. Back that up with intuitive touchscreen controls and fairly good looking graphics and you’ve got a winner. Fair warning, this printer is quite large. Weighing in at nearly 50 pounds you’ll probably want to have a dedicated table for the HL-L8360CDW

#5 Canon TS9120

While many printers offer a lot of functionality, they tend to be eyesores — especially at home. Few of us would think of a printer as a decorative item that adds to our decorative aesthetic, but the Canon Pixma TS9120 is a highly capable printer that’s also pretty good looking. It has a clean, rectangular design with gray, gold, or red accents, and a 5-inch LCD touchscreen. When in use, it opens up to look more like a typical printer, but it can collapse back into a simple box shape when you’re ready to tuck it away.

Of course, it’s not enough for a home printer to just look good. The Canon Pixma TS9120 is a capable all-in-one model with printing, scanning, and copying support. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and support for SD cards. It can print to discs, perform automatic duplex printing, and print a variety of borderless photos. Six separate ink cartridges make color printing more affordable than printers with combined color cartridges. And, there’s support for Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print.

#6 Brother MFC-J995DW

If you run a business out of your home, or just happen to do a ton of printing, copying, and scanning, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Brother MFC-J995DW. We’ve reviewed the older Brother MFC-J985DW XL model, which isn’t terribly different from the new non-XL version, and found it an apt general-purpose product for anyone who needs to do a lot of printing (particularly black-and-white) thanks to Brother’s INKvestment service. The service and the ink cartridge printing capacity keep the cost of each page low and this deal is even better with a year of ink included.

The Brother MFC-J995DW is a capable all-in-one with printing, scanning, faxing, and copying options. Its paper tray can hold 150 sheets, it has a 20-sheet automatic document feeder, and it supports duplex printing so you can make the most of each sheet of paper. You also get a lot of options for how to print thanks to Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. You can print with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print as well, or use Brother’s iPrint&Scan.

#7 Canon PIXMA

If you need a small printer that can really do it all, then the Canon Pixma TR4520 is the one for you. While its design doesn’t really seem all that small, it measures just 17.2 x 11.7 x 7.5 inches while still offering the full features of an all-in-one printer. You can print, scan, copy, and fax on the Canon Pixma TR4520 — and that’s just the basics. The 100-sheet paper tray will help with large jobs, and the automatic duplex printing will help even more when you’re trying to maximize the utility of each sheet of paper.

Beyond the standard printing features, the Canon Pixma TR4520 offers great wireless printing and scanning functions. You can print from the cloud, including with Apple AirPrint, and you can even use the Canon Print App to scan documents to the cloud. You also have the option to scan multiple pages of a document and turn them into a single PDF. If you’d like to do some automation with the Canon Pixma TR4520, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT (If This Then That) support will help you along. Considering all that it can do, it’s a surprise it’s as small and affordable as it is.