Whether you’re working from home, taking school courses, or simply wanting to be able to print the occasional document or picture, having a reliable printer can save a lot of headaches and trips to the nearest business store. When looking to purchase a new printer, we think wireless is the way to go. Wireless printers are easy to install, can print from multiple devices, and lack the mess of jumbled cords that come standard with wired printers. Two things are needed for a wireless printer to work; a WiFi connection and a power source.
When deciding what type of wireless printer to buy, you need to think about the different wireless options that are available: WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. Finding the right printer depends on how you’ll typically use it. Will you be using the printer to print from multiple phones and tablets, using it at home with a few laptops or computers connected to it, or are you going to have several people sending documents to this printer from an array of devices? Depending on your printing needs, there are several models and price points that make it easy to find the right wireless printer.
1. HP ENVY Photo 7855 All in One Photo Printer
For a wireless printer that will have your documents, including photos, looking professionally printed, it doesn’t get much better than the HP ENVY Photo 7855 All in One Photo Printer. Print, scan, copy and fax all from the same unit with the HP ENVY, which allows users to print wirelessly using AirPrint or other corresponding apps. Set up is fast thanks to dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth smart, with the HP ENVY also offering Ethernet capability. Photos can be printed on film with stunning clarity and sent directly to the printer using iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox. Users can also upload documents and images using the SD card and USB hub, with the touchscreen allowing basic editing functions. Legal, letter, envelopes, and more paper types are accepted and the HP Envy boasts dedicated paper trays that auto-adjust to match print and paper styles.
2. Canon TR8620 All-In-One Printer
HAS FAX CAPABILITIES
Print photos and documents, scan, copy and even fax all from one device with the Canon TR8620 All-In-One Printer. The compact printer is a one-stop office shop that delivers high-quality photos and color images, with users able to send images wirelessly through the Canon Print app, Apple AirPrint, Mopria for Android, the Easy-PhotoPrint Editor, or by uploading their files through a USB. An auto-document feeder allows for fast and easy printing, scanning, copying, and faxing by using the LAN connection. Users can print double-sided and a 4.3” LCD touchscreen allows for added convenience when selecting which mode to use. We also like that the Canon has a two-way paper feed for holding plain and photo paper at the same time.
3. Brother MFC-J995DW INKvestmentTank Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer
BEST FOR LARGE PRINT JOBS
If you print often and need a printer that can handle frequent big jobs, the Brother MFC-J995DW INKvestmentTank Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer is a great option. The durable and heavy-duty home office printer comes with one year of ink and the printer features an internal ink storage tank to ensure printing jobs are seamless and uninterrupted. Wireless printing is available using AirPrint, Google Cloud, Brother and WiFi direct, making this a great option for multiple users. Brother can print up to 12 black and white pages per minute, print double-sided, scan and fax documents, and more all using the LCD touch screen on the front of the unit. The paper tray has a max capacity of 150 sheets, saving users from continually having to refill the tray.
4. HP OfficeJet 200 Portable Printer with Wireless & Mobile Printing
BEST PORTABLE OPTION
For a printer that you can take on the go, it doesn’t get much more powerful and portable than the HP OfficeJet 200 Portable Printer with Wireless & Mobile Printing. Measuring 14.3” by 7.3”, the portable printer can do everything a full-sized printer can do and more. Users can send images and documents directly to the HP printer wirelessly with the HP ePrint app. The portable printer is fully charged after 90 minutes and uses regular HP ink cartridges. Users can print letter, legal, statement, executive sheets and envelopes, as well as photos on the HP. A 2” mono display is on the front of the printer for added ease of use, and the compact unit can still handle a 50-sheet input capacity.
5. HP DeskJet 3755 Wireless Printer
Print, scan and copy all from one device that takes up minimal space and delivers a high-quality print job every time. The HP DeskJet 3755 Wireless Printer allows for easy wireless printing from computers, tablets and smartphones. Print directly from the Cloud or social media accounts or scan and copy important documents. The HP weighs just over 5 pounds and can print 5.5 pages per minute. An LCD display makes it easy to scroll through the printer’s options, including resizing images to fit and scanning legal-size documents.
6. Epson Expression Home Wireless Small-in-One Printer
FEATURES VOICE ACTIVATION
Turn your home office into an office-office with a fancy printer that won’t require an extra budget meeting this month. The Epson Expression Home Wireless Small-in-One Printer is an impressive wireless printer that boasts several features, including auto two-sided printing, WiFi direct connections from computers, tablets, and smartphones and voice activation for hands-free printing. Print and scan documents with ease, scroll through controls on the large LCD screen and print up to 10 black and white pages per minute. The Epson also uses affordable ink cartridges making for a printer that is all-around cost-effective.
7. Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
BEST PHOTO PRINTER
From scrapbooking enthusiasts to anyone who is tired of having to order prints online or stand in line to get their photos, the Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer is about to be your new best friend. The compact, wireless printer can be used with several types of film to create prints, stickers, and more. Great for daily use or events, the Selphy can be connected to a user’s phone or tablet using WiFi, AirPrint, the Canon Print App, a memory card, or USB. The Canon film is water-resistant and the printer comes with a battery pack that makes it ideal for travel.
8. Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer
BEST TRAVEL PHOTO PRINTER
For a small printer that prints, well, small photos, it doesn’t get more compact or user-friendly than the Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer. Users can print directly from their phone, tablet, or computer using the micro-USB port or Bluetooth connection for wireless printing. Compatible with Apple and Android devices, the battery-powered printer is rechargeable, ideal for travel and fits in the palm of a hand. The printer doesn’t require ink and Canon includes a 10-pack of film to help budding photographers get started.
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