Epson Ecotank ET-2650 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
Allowing you to do pretty much everything from one device, the Epson EcoTank is one of the most reliable, consistent and cost-effective options we reviewed and the best all-in-one printer on the market.
The name ‘EcoTank’ comes from derives from the lower cost of printing. In the box is two years-worth of ink, so there will be no need to buy a supply every few months. It is enough to do 4500 pages in black, and up to 7500 pages in colour. This should be plenty when used for home use.
Thanks to the cartridge-free system, more ink can be held at any one time. And it is cheaper to buy the ink bottles when the time comes to refill as opposed to buying several different cartridges. In fact, you could save 90%. Perfect for keeping a low cost-per-page tab.
A fantastic range of connectivity possibilities will allow you to use it with all of your gadgets, from Windows and Mac to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
There is a slot which will allow you to print from SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, which is perfect if you don’t want to set the laptop up or start the computer just for a few documents. Just pick the name of the file or photo from the list on the screen.
It may be a bit pricier than you were planning on paying for an inkjet printer, but the low running costs, high ink yield and longevity (thanks to the Micro Piezo printhead and genuine Epson ink usage), paying the price now will see you save a lot of money over the years. Not only that, but it is actually very well-priced for the quality of the print too.
- Page Formats: A4, A5, A6, B5, Envelope, User defined
- DPI: 5760 x 1440. Scan 1200 x 2400
- PPM: Black and White – Up to 5 ppm (ISO), Up to 33 ppm. Colour – Up to 10 ppm (ISO), Up to 15 ppm
- Connection: WiFi, WiFi Direct, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, USB
- Dimensions: 16.9 x 44.5 x 30.4 cm
- Weight: 5 kg
EPSON Ecotank ET-2650 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer User Guide
- Cheap to run
- Lots of ink included in purchase
- Choice of connectivity
One of the best inkjet printers you could buy for your home office, and it will no doubt keep you going for quite a while without any further purchases.
Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
Incredibly easy to use and navigate, this is a printer which won’t only handle your documents and posters with ease but is also optimised for photo printing and other media.
There are six Claria Photo HD colour inks within the machine, which increases the print quality and vividness of the overall colours on the paper. This will surely impress any photographers out there, or indeed anyone who loves to keep physical copies of all their memories. It also helps to keep running costs low as you only replace what you need.
The Claria HD range makes clearer skin tones, darker blacks and brighter, more detailed lines and images. The prints are promised to last up to 300 years in an album, which is plenty for a few generations of memories to be passed down.
The ability to print directly from your smartphone or tablet has also been optimised, through the dedicated Epson app. Creative Print also lets you get images straight from social media, so you don’t have to save them separately, and you can even create greetings cards and colouring books. Email print allows you to send documents to the printer wherever you are in the world, too.
The possibilities don’t just stop at photo printing, either. Why not print onto other media forms, such as on CDs and DVDs? Dual trays allow you to load both paper and other media at the same time, so you can keep well-stocked of both A4 and photo paper without having to change them over manually.
We liked the auto-on function, which means the printer will switch on from idle as soon as a job is received and open the paper tray automatically. No more walking over to the printer, turning it on and waiting for it to load up, boot and prepare itself before you send.
- Page Formats: A4, A5, A6, B5, Legal, Letter, Envelope
- dpi: 5760 x 1400
- ppm: Black and White – Up to 9.5 ppm (ISO). Colour – Up to 9 ppm
- Connection: WiFi, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, USB
- Dimensions: 41.8 x 48.4 x 21 cm
- Weight: 6.7 kg
EPSON Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer User Manual
- Automatic opening and closing when needed/left idle
- Separate colour cartridges
- Can see levels of ink left in cartridges
- Quality of print
Overall, it is a great 21st Century printer which has optimised all areas of usage to make life easier for anyone who likes to create visual prints but also needs to print or scan the odd serious document now and again.
Canon PIXMA MG5750 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
Allowing you to print, scan and copy to your heart’s content, the Canon Pixma is an ideal addition to any home office setup.
Unlike a lot of other colour inkjet printers which only feature black and tri-colour ink cartridges, there are five in this model. This will save money in the long run as you will only need to replace the one which runs out, and they can be a lot more exact in their usage.
Printing from your smart devices is easy, through the Canon PRINT app and WiFi Direct connection. If you like to print directly from Instagram, Flickr and Facebook or cloud hosting sites such as Google Drive, OneNote, Dropbox and Evernote, then the PIXMA Cloud Link makes this all simple with just a few clicks.
It is a bit noisier than the majority of others we reviewed, and even though there is a quiet mode which works incredibly well, this makes the whole printing exercise much slower. It is also heavier so not one to be moved around the house. But the sheer range of connectivity possibilities means the likelihood of needing to do this is probably slim, anyway.
There were a couple of occasions where it said it had run out of paper when it hadn’t so there was a bit of intervention needed, and the paper collection tray is very short, so there were a few instances where it flew over and landed on the floor.
But despite the few downsides, they don’t take away from the fact it is a great all-in-one printer with very good print and scan quality, which is the main idea at the end of the day. We’d be willing to push aside the usability issues.
- Connection: WiFi, WiFi Direct, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, USB 2.0, Bluetooth
- Dimensions: 52.2 x 21.4 x 48 cm
- Weight: 8.6 kg
- Page Formats: A4, A5, B5, Envelopes, Letters
- dpi: 4800 x 1200
- ipm: Black and White - Up to 12.6 ipm. Colour - Up to 9 ipm
CANON PIXMA MG5750 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer User Manual
- Silent print mode
- Automatic double printing
- Great print quality
- Rather large in size - check dimensions and desk space before buying
Stylish with almost instant printing, and wireless printing is a bonus.
HP ENVY 5032 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
A great option under £100, the HP Envy has been one of the most popular printers in recent years, and this latest model will cover plenty of the basics.
With a monthly duty cycle of 1,000 pages, it will easily handle all of your home office duties whether you’re a student or small business owner. Double-sided printing is automatic, which not only saves on paper costs and use but also saves the faff of having to automatically turn it around the right way up and make sure everything is aligned properly.
In terms of the connectivity, the WiFi capability is great, so it is so easy to connect up to your tablets and phones for immediate printing from any device using the remote app. If you have any pictures you’d like to print off that you took on your Sunday after-roast walk or during the work party, simply send them the way of the printer.
Setting it up can be a bit temperamental in places if you follow the instructions which come with it. We actually ended up doing it all manually and old-style, getting the computer to search for the wireless printer itself. But once it is all done, then starting the printing process is easy, and it does this rather fast for an inkjet. Scanning is also quick and good-quality.
The overall look and design of the printer are great, as it isn’t too bulky and lies quite low. Perfect for smaller spaces and offices. If you think you’ll be getting through a lot of ink, consider the HP Instant Ink subscription where the printer automatically orders ink when you’re running low. You get a five month free trial with this purchase so you can check it out before taking the plunge.
- Connection: WiFi, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Bluetooth, USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 12.8 x 44.5 x 36.7 cm
- Weight: 5.5 kg
- Page Formats: A4, A5, A6, B5, Envelope
- dpi: 4800 x 1200. Scan 1200 x 1200
- ppm: Black and White - Up to 9.8 ppm (ISO), Up to 20 ppm. Colour - Up to 6.8 ppm (ISO), Up to 16 ppm
HP ENVY 5032 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
- 2.2” touchscreen display
- Holds up to 100 pages at once
- Style and size
- Set up is somewhat frustrating
A great printer to have at home, especially for under £50
HP DeskJet 2620 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
To say that this is our top budget pick, it is actually an incredibly decent printer with enough power and build to do all of those occasional tasks to a high degree.
From printing out your boarding passes to allowing you to scan in documents to fill out and email online, it is very good value for the money. It is also very easy to use, so great for anyone who doesn’t want to mess around with settings before a simple print job.
Setting it up to connect to the WiFi was easy enough, and the connection seemed strong, so there was never a need to use the wired USB which came with it. Perfect if your home office setup doesn’t really cater for you sitting by it all the time.
Even though it isn’t primarily for images, it seems to print these well and in good enough quality for a basic printer. However, we would say it is mostly a document printer for the occasional user.
It occasionally took a while to start printing, but patience was key. Once it got going, the speed was sufficient and even though it was quite noisy, we’d say that you’ll only be printing maximum half a dozen pages at any one time anyway, so it isn’t going to be a massive issue.
- Connection: WiFi, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, USB
- Dimensions: 14.9 x 30.4 x 42.5 cm
- Weight: 3.42 kg
- Page Formats: A4, B5, A6, Envelope (DL)
- dpi: 4800 x 1200
- ppm: Black and White - Up to 7.5 ppm (ISO), Up to 20 ppm. Colour - Up to 5.5 ppm (ISO), Up to 16 ppm
HP DeskJet 2620 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer User Manual
- Easy to setup and connect
- Good quality scans
A bit of a pain to get going, but once it does, this is a decent reliable basic printer which will give you good enough results for what you need it for.
Epson WorkForce WF-7715DWF All-in-One Wireless A3 Inkjet Printer
If you need something a bit more heavy-duty that anything featured so far but don’t want a huge bulky and expensive printer which has to sit on the floor, then the WorkForce WF-7715DWF may catch your eye.
Firstly, there is a duty cycle of 20,000 pages per month, so there is little chance of it being overwhelmed and conking out before you have full use out if it. You can load up to 35 pages into the automatic document feeder, which is great for bulk scanning.
It is all-in-one, but this isn’t just limited to printing, scanning and copying. You’re also free to fax with it, and it is all done in superior business quality at a pretty great speed so you won’t keep the whole office waiting in a printing queue.
You aren’t limited to A4 size and smaller, either, as it capable of printing on A3 and A3+ paper too. Great if you’re in an environment which uses a lot of posters, paper prints and infographics. A rear paper feed lets you load up the A3 without having to remove the A4 in the permanent drawer feed, which makes things a bit easier.
The ink cartridges are cost-effective to use and adapt themselves for superior monochrome or colour printing, so you’re never using what you don’t need. Double-sided printing can be selected automatically if you’re running low on paper or want to save space in a file, which is also cost-effective.
There is a great choice of connection possibilities, so you can control the printer from wherever you are and from whatever device you are using. The Epson Connect app means there is no need for a wired connection if you’re printing from a phone or tablet, too.
The compatible Epson inks are a bit pricey, but as you’ll likely be using this in a busy, high-demand environment, this may not be a huge issue. It doesn’t seem to use a lot of ink for each print though which should help a bit.
- Connection: WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, NFC, USB
- Dimensions: 34 x 56.7 x 48.6 cm
- Weight: 18.5 kg
- Page Formats: A3+, A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, Envelope
- dpi: 4800 x 2400
- ppm: Black and White - Up to 18 ppm (ISO), Up to 32 ppm. Colour - Up to 10 ppm (ISO), Up to 20 ppm
EPSON WorkForce WF-7715DWF All-in-One Wireless A3 Inkjet Printer with Fax User Manual
- Huge monthly duty cycle
- Doesn’t consume too much ink
- Can scan to USB, Cloud or network folder
- Print up to A3+ size
- Setting up is a bit time-consuming
- Ink is expensive
There is quite a bit of setting up to do before it is used for the first time, but once it gets going, it won’t let you down.
Epson WorkForce WF-100W Wireless Inkjet Portable Printer
Printers are an essential part of a lot of peoples working life, but if you are a remote worker or always on the go, then carting around a huge bulky appliance or hunting for one you can connect to and use is not ideal.
Maybe you are a university student who has frequently found themselves going home for a long weekend, where you have realised you need to print out an essay for a hard-copy hand in on Monday morning, but your printer is in your dorm room and you aren’t going to make it back in time to get to the uni library and use one there before time is up. Panic.
Step up the Epson WorkForce, which is small in size and lightweight yet still performs just as well as large immovable versions. You don’t just have to consider it if you’re on-the-go though, as it is also brilliant for use in the home.
Because of the dimensions, it won’t take up a lot of space on your desk, and if you don’t happen to have a desk, then it will happily sit on any surface temporarily and can be stored away when finished with.
It is wireless so great if you want to keep the clutter to a minimum, but you can also connect it up via a USB for more reliability. WiFi Direct will also let you provide internet power through your laptop or smartphone connection.
What about the power, we hear you ask? “I don’t have time to be running around looking for a plug socket!”
Fear not, because it wouldn’t be portable if it involved a load of wires, would it? A rechargeable battery will keep it running, and when it needs a boost simply use the included power adapter or plug it into a USB socket (such as your laptop if that is fully charged). The battery doesn’t hold power for an overly long time, so try to keep it on charge when possible or before leaving the house.
The quality of the print is not reduced because of the fact it is portable, which is great. This is Epson’s first ever wireless portable printer, and they really have not disappointed.
- Connection: USB 2.0, WiFi, WiFi Direct, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print
- Dimensions: 6.1 x 30.9 x 15.4 cm
- Weight: 1.6 kg
- Page Formats: A4, A5, A6, B5, C6 (Envelope)
- dpi: 5760 x 1440
- ppm: Black and White - Up to 7 ppm (ISO), Up to 14 ppm. Colour - Up to 12 ppm (ISO), Up to 36 ppm
EPSON WorkForce WF-100W Wireless Inkjet Portable Printer User Manual
- Portable and battery-powered
- Easy to set up
- Carry case available (not included)
- Slower than ordinary printer (to be expected though)
- Ink runs out quickly as cartridges are small
Because of the idea behind the printer, it isn't the most powerful or reliable. But in terms of portable printers, it is a forerunner.