It’s been quite a year in terms of global politics (Donald Trump running amok), tech releases (the iPhone X was unleashed in November), blockbuster movies (Star Wars: The Last Jedi may only have just come out but it’s already the highest grossing film of the year) and celebrity twins (Beyonce’s were revealed on Instagram back in July) but what about the real juice? We take a look at the best inkjet printers to arrive on the scene in 2017, to help guide you through the best investments for your printing needs in the coming year…
Perfect if you need: A compact, home-office work-horse.
If your work involves printing out a great many colour documents in high quality, then this compact machine could be the perfect choice. Presentations and brochures look extremely professional given this printer’s competitive running costs, though we’d advise using the larger cartridges available (XL/XXL). The cost of printing simple black and white text documents isn’t quite as competitive, though this will make a reliable workhorse-style printer for a home office.
The fact that this four-in-one printer incorporates a fax machine, scanner and copier, as well as a document feeder, means that the TR8550 is more expensive than other models from the Pixma range, however there are deals to be had if you shop around.
Perfect if you need: Budget-friendly reliability for a small home business.
This strong performer may not be the most elegant printer on the block, but when it comes to reliability and low running costs it scores very highly. This multi-functional printing, scanning, copying and faxing beast has not been designed with occasional home users in mind, but will serve small businesses and individuals who work from home exceptionally well.
Speed and versatility are delivered in abundance and despite its fairly huge proportions (it measures 304mm high, 520mm wide and 400mm deep), it’s lighter than you’d think. One of the MFC-J5330DW big sells is the useful option to print on A3 as well as A4 paper and that, combined with automatic two-sided printing, makes it a favourite from this year.
Perfect if you need: A speedy, versatile black and white printer.
If you’re on a tight budget, then the initial outlay for this printer may deter you, but its speed and versatility should encourage you to give it a second thought. For those needing to produce a large number of high-quality text documents on a daily basis, the M227fdw could be their dream machine.
This well-build multi-functional printer will suit any small business or individual who works from home and needs a scanner, copier and fax to be incorporated into their printer. Though the M227fdw doesn’t print in colour, the automatic document feeder does make it easy to operate and the connectivity options are extremely useful. Finally, given the M227fdw only measures around 16 by 16 inches, it makes an unobtrusive but hard-working addition to any small or home office.
Perfect if you need: Faultless, budget-friendly, mono-laser printing.
Though it’s not a multifunctional printer, this quiet, mono laser machine has been designed to the highest standards, and it shows. The design itself is extremely pleasing; unobtrusive, professional and thoughtfully put together by Samsung. If your work requires you to print out eye-popping graphics then this may not be the printer for you, but if you simply need high quality text documents produced at a low cost per sheet then the M2835DW is pretty much unbeatable.
With no display and few buttons, this beauty relies on well-designed connectivity. Smartphones can take you seamlessly through the intuitive troubleshooting tutorials, with the kind of user-friendliness than will come as a breath of fresh air to printer veterans. Its Eco mode cleverly estimates potential savings on printing jobs by, for example, suggesting you take out bold text or make your text one font size smaller to save on resources. For many these features will be nice to have rather than of the utmost importance, but this level of detail hints at the quality of this excellent machine.
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