Best Home Printers for 2020
Having a printer in the home can prove invaluable for many reasons, printing off important documents, plane ticket, memorable photographs and much more. But with such a huge variety of these devices on the market, it can get a little confusing when it comes to selecting one. In truth, there are no awful printers out there, but there are some which lack certain features making them less desirable and functional. Ultimately, choosing a printer comes down to what you are going to use it for, how heavy a usage is required and quite often, your budget.
To remove some of the confusion, in this article, we are going to take a look at some of the best printers for this year. These printers are all ideal for use in the home and come in a range of prices and with varying functions.
Best Printers 2020
There are new printers being brought out all the time, every time you search for one online or in a store, you are likely to see new designs and models. For 2020 there are some great printers on the market and this detailed list features the creme de la creme.
Epson Workforce WF-2760
This reasonably priced printer comes with various impressive features such as the ability to create double-sided print outs. Some of the other features are as follows:
- Fast printing speed
- Automatic document feeder
- Excellent for photo printing with its high quality
- Ability to print, scan. fax and copy
- Touch screen operated.
- WiFi and ethernet connection options
There are a few drawbacks as with any product but these certainly should not be a turn off. The device does not have a separate tray for photo paper and the colour cartridges for this one are slightly more pricey. Using the automatic document feeder does slow down the printing speed a little but this isn't a huge issue.
Brother INKvestment MCF-J995DW
One of the most notable qualities of this printer is the value for money when it comes to ink. The product arrives with a very good supply to begin with and the large replacement cartridges are extremely affordable. Let's take a look at some of the other advantages of this printer.
- Good printing speed for text
- Touch screen display
- Can be connected via ethernet or WiFI
- Capability to scan, fax, print and copy
Whilst there are many good points to this printer, there are a few things that you might want to consider before purchasing this model such as the quality of the photo print outs, which is not the best and the fact that the printer does not print out double sided copies when using ADF.
Kyocera Ecosys P5026cdw
If you are looking for an ideal printer for your home office then this one is exceptional for this use. Whilst it is one of the more expensive on this list there are a good range of functions.
- Quiet printing
- Fast printing speed
- Excellent print out quality
- Large paper capacity
- Low running and maintenance cost
You might think about some of the disadvantages of this product which include the printer being more expensive and the interface is not as modern as some similar products.
This excellent mono laser printer comes in at a higher price but this converts to excellent quality in the printing. Some of the advantages of this printer are as follows;
- Excellent, crisp printing
- 150 paper capacity
- Small in size therefore easily able to fit into even the smallest of spaces
- Speedy printing that does not compromise quality.
There are not many drawbacks to this printer, other than only being able to print in monochrome. However, you may consider the following points; there is a small paper capacity and the machine is on the higher end in terms of price.
Epson Expression XP-640
If you are in the market for a printer that will deliver superb quality photographs then the Expression is something well worth investing in. Not only is this a high quality printer but it also has many other features which contribute to it being one of the favourites on this list.
- Very fast printing speed.
- Very good quality photograph printing
- Ink cartridges are relatively cheap to replace.
- Super responsive touch panel and LCD display
- Ability to print, scan and copy
- Connection by either ethernet or WiFi
There are some drawbacks to this model which include printing of text which is not as sharp as other models and the quality when scanning is not always consistent.
Another printer which is on the more expensive end is the Brother MFC-J985DW, the printer is known for its excellent scanning abilities which are quick and of a good quality. Let's take a look at some of the other highlights of this model.
- Ability to print, fax, copy and scan.
- Connection via near field communication (NFC), WiFi and ethernet
- High quality text printing
- Fast speed printing for text
- Separate photo tray for 4x6 print outs
There are some disadvantages to this particular printer, by this we are referring to the slow printing of colour and photos. There is also the lack of a USB port meaning that the printer cannot be directly connected to a computer.
HP Laserjet Pro m15w
As far as anyone can see, this is the smallest printer currently available and so is an excellent choice for those with limited space, but this isn't the only good point about this machine.
- Amazingly cheap price
- High speed printing
- Good paper capacity
Being a simple home printer, there are naturally some downsides to this model such as the lack of any sort of display and the fact that there is no duplex printing available. Other than this, it is a pretty decent model which is perfect for light home use.
There are a huge range of decent printers out there this year, the ones on this list are just the tip of the iceberg, but we believe that these are some of the very best.
Whilst we would be happy to recommend any of these models but if we had to choose one, it would be the Epson Expression for those looking for a good quality when printing out photos or the Ricoh SP213w if you are in the market for a fast and reliable text printer.