Best Printer 2014: 8 Best Printers You Can Buy
Are you in the market for the best printer for photos or one that simply gets the job done quickly and easily? How about something that'll keep the entire office happy? We've picked the top printers for all your needs.
Whether it's for business use, or at home to print the occasional document or photo-quality prints, choosing between the multitude of printers on the market is a daunting task.
Thankfully, we've done all the hard testing work, including figuring out how expensive each printer is to run, so you don't have to.
Have a look at all of our top picks from the list below, or flick through the round-up by clicking the arrow above.
Best Office Printer | HP Officejet Pro X576DW
Best Printer for Small, Busy Offices | Canon MAXIFY MB2350
Best Small Office Multi-Function Printer | Canon i-SENSYS MF6180dw
Best Small Office Mono Laser Printer | HP LaserJet Pro 400 M410dn
Best Home Office Printer | Dell B2360d
Best Sub-£100 Printer | HP OfficeJet 6700 Premium
Best Printer for Photos | Canon PIXMA MG7150
Best A3 Printer | Brother MFC-J6920DW
Printers aren't like most other hi-tech devices. They're as much mechanical as they are electronic, which means that build quality and reliability are extremely important, as is the cost of print. The last thing you want to find when you need to print an important document is a dodgy machine chewing up your paper and splattering ink everywhere.
Good printers also last longer than a lot of other devices. You'll probably want to replace your laptop, phone or tablet every couple of years, but as long as your printer does a good job of making physical copies of your digital files, there's no need to replace it. This makes it even more important to get your purchase right the first time.
That's not to say that printers can't be cutting edge. More and more models are adding Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud support, as well as colour touchscreens, to enable you to print wirelessly from a smartphone or a tablet like the iPhone 6 or Nexus 9 with as little fuss as possible.
Whether it's a dedicated laser office printer, a high quality photo printer, an all-in-one home unit or a sub-£100 occasional printer, we'll help you decide which printer to buy. Click on the arrow below to see the first entry in our best printers round-up.