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Best all-in-one printers 2022: Copy, scan and print from the comfort of your home office

Over the past few years, our home offices have come into their own, with remote working becoming the rule rather than the exception. And if your work isn’t all digital, you’ll need a reliable all-in-one printer to keep up.

To make the transition easier, we’ve rounded up the best all-in-one printers you can buy in 2022. With prices starting at just £67 excluding VAT, there really is something for every budget and every requirement, whether you need to print a handful of pages each month, or easily flip through 100 or more pages per day.

When testing the best all-in-one printers, we specifically test key factors such as the speed and quality of prints on both black and white and color documents, as well as the long-term running costs of each machine. . We’ve also included a table listing key specs to consider, such as print resolution, speed, and tray capacity. If you want to learn more, you can click through to the full review to learn more about the pros and cons of each printer.

Here are the best all-in-one printers you can buy in 2022, all tested by our experts.

Brother MFC-J1300DW all in box

Best printer for instant value

Although the MFC-J1300DW isn’t the cheapest printer up front, it’s actually very good value for money, thanks to the generous amounts of ink Brother has shipped it with. There’s enough for 7,200 color prints, which is around three years by the company’s estimates, meaning it comes out at an impressive 4p per page for color sheets – let alone monochrome documents . When that’s over, the price of XL cartridges means your costs could drop to as low as 2.3p per color page.

But there’s more to the printer than just its value: it’s easy to use, offers decent quality, and is capable of delivering 12 pages of black text per minute. The only downside is its lack of two-sided scanning, copying or faxing, but if that’s not a deal breaker for you, this is a superb all-rounder well worth the cost of entry.

Technology

Piezo inkjet

Maximum print resolution

1200 x 2400 dpi

Maximum paper size

A4

input tray

150-sheet input tray

The rapidity

12/5.2 ppm (monochrome/colour)

Price after review: £241 excluding VAT

Read our full Brother MFC-J1300DW All-in-One Review for more information.

Canon Pixma TS8350

Best Printer for Overall Value

A photograph of the Canon Pixma TS8350

At just £100 excluding VAT, the Canon Pixma TS8350 offers extraordinary value in its unassuming frame. Sometimes a low initial price can mask high ongoing running costs, but that’s not terrible here; replacement XXL cartridges deliver approximately 3.4p per mono page and 6.2p per color page.

In fact, aside from a few questions about the flimsy build quality, that’s all good news. Despite the low cost of entry, it’s as good as any other printer we’ve tested in terms of print quality, and it can churn out pages at an impressive 13 monochrome prints per minute, passing to four if you want a colored sheet. If you’re looking for a capable yet inexpensive all-in-one printer, you simply can’t go wrong with the Canon Pixma TS8350.

Technology

Inkjet

Maximum print resolution

4800 x 1200 dpi

Maximum paper size

A4

input tray

100-page input tray, 100-page rear feed

The rapidity

13ppm monochrome/ 4ppm color

Price after review: £100 excluding VAT

Read our full Canon Pixma TS8350 Review for more information.

Epson EcoTank ET-2710

Best printer for low running costs

Epson EcoTank ET-2710

Although it’s only the third-cheapest printer on this list, the Epson EcoTank ET-2710 is probably the best value if you use a lot of ink. This is thanks to the EcoTank technology where you manually fill the cartridges from the bottles. It’s easy to do and reduces running costs to less than 0.5 pence per color page.

However, there are disadvantages for offices where the printer is always in use. For one thing, the paper feed mechanism is extremely noisy, especially for faster jobs. The term “faster” is also relative, as print speeds are nothing short of extraordinary at 9.6ppm for monochrome sheets and 2.9ppm for color graphics. There’s also no screen to let you know what’s going on right now.

Despite this, the quality is good, and with such low printing prices, you can forgive some inconveniences, and its recommendation is well deserved.

Technology

Inkjet

Maximum print resolution

5760 x 1440 dpi

Maximum paper size

A4/legal

input tray

100-sheet input tray

The rapidity

9.6ppm mono/2.9ppm color

Price after review: £145 excluding VAT

Read our full Review of the Epson EcoTank ET-2710 for more information.

Epson EcoTank ET-3850

Best printer for busy offices

The Epson EcoTank ET-3850 seen from the front with a white background

The newer Epson EcoTank-3850 may cost almost twice as much as the EcoTank ET-2710, but it offers a whole lot more – including a color screen to handle in-person print jobs. It also lets you print double-sided, includes a 30-sheet auto feeder and a built-in 250-sheet paper cassette, making it a more serious piece of kit for those with long print queues. again and again.

It’s also nearly twice as fast, going through 15.8 monochrome and 4.6 color pages in a minute in our test, and the quality is reasonable to boot. Basically, it still relies on extremely cheap ink bottle refills, meaning you could be paying less than a penny per sheet once the ink is generously supplied (enough for 14,000 mono pages and 5,200 color) dries up.

Technology

Inkjet

Maximum print resolution

4800 x 1200 dpi

Maximum paper size

A4

input tray

60-sheet rear tray

The rapidity

15.8 ppm monochrome / 4.6 ppm color

Price after review: £275 excluding VAT

Read our full Epson EcoTank ET-3850 review for more information.

Canon Pixma TS6250

Best printer for minimal expense

A photograph of the Canon Pixma TS6250

The cheapest all-in-one printer on this list, the Canon Pixma TS6250 punches well above its weight, with superb print quality and decent speeds of 12.7ppm for mono prints and 3.9ppm for more complex color graphics.

It uses five inks, with the usual cyan, magenta and yellow cartridges supplemented by two types of black ink – one for plain paper and one dye-based for photo prints. Despite that extra ink to worry about, using the XXL cartridges means printing costs come down to as little as 2.8p per mono page, which isn’t bad at all.

There are downsides, of course: there’s no fax functionality, and it’s not the quietest with a slightly irritating wheezing noise, but most people will certainly be able to live with both counts. given the affordability of the thing.

Technology

Inkjet

Maximum print resolution

4800 x 1200 dpi

Maximum paper size

A4

input tray

100-page input tray, 100-page rear feed (or 20 photo sheets)

The rapidity

12.7 mono/3.9 ppm color

Price after review: £67 excluding VAT

Read our full Canon Pixma TS6250 review for more information.

Xerox C235dw

Best printer for high print speeds

A photo of the Xerox C235dw

Provided there’s no perpetual queue around your printer, the Xerox C235dw is extremely hard to fault. Featuring a 250-sheet cassette, 50-sheet ADF and large 7.1cm color touchscreen for easy controls, the Xerox MFP is extremely easy to use. It’s also fast, capable of producing 22 monochrome pages per minute and an impressive 13.1 color sheets.

There are, however, drawbacks. There’s no fax functionality, to begin with, and photocopies are a bit dim at the default setting. The ink supplied is also a bit stingy, capable of printing just 500 pages, and the high-capacity cartridges offer average running costs of 2.4p per black page or 9.4p per color page. Still, if you value speed and quality over quantity, the Xerox C235dw is a solid all-around choice that won’t let you down.

Technology

Inkjet

Maximum print resolution

600 x 600 dpi

Maximum paper size

A4

input tray

250 sheets + 1 sheet manual feed slot

The rapidity

22ppm

Price after review: £280 excluding VAT

Read our full Xerox C235dw review for more information.

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