Best printer: our recommendations for inkjets and lasers

TechRadar's first picks for your next printer

Laser printers

Sharp MX-C301W - (Price depends on configuration)

Best printer

This compact unit is a great, multi-purpose device for small-to-medium-sized enterprise use. With a straightforward out of the box set up, quick and easy color printing, speedy scanning, and standard copying features, the Sharp MX-C301W is a competitive addition to the enterprise market.

It might be a little too much to handle for the home office user, but if you're interested in bulk printing and speed, this is a safe bet.

Read our Sharp MX-C301W review

Samsung Multifunction Xpress C460FW - ($470)

Best printer

If you're after a high-quality text printer that can do the odd image too, the Samsung Multifunction Xpress C460FW won't disappoint, but its photo printing lets it down. There's a lot to like about this low-cost all-in-one laser printer, but we don't think it will be the model to crack the home market.

Read our Samsung C460FW review

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M225dw ($305)

Best printer

This laserjet combines a fast engine with a quality ADF scanner. It features excellent wireless connectivity options that can feed up to 250 pages at a time that prints at up to 25 pages per minute.

Print quality is solid for business printing, but it won't beat a photo printer. It's perfect for small businesses and consumers who want something that packs a punch but doesn't cost a ton.

Read our HP LaserJet Pro MFP M225dw review

Brother HL-L9200CDWT - ($700)

Best Printer

The HL-L92000CDWT is a capable, affordable option for everyday home of heavy office use. It's wireless functionality, including AirPrint and Cloud Print, and high capacity toners make for excellent performance no matter how and what you're printing. Unfortunately, it's a giant beast of a machine, so make sure you have the room for it before you make a purchase.

Read our HL-L9200CDWT review

Kyocera Ecosys M6026CIDN - (Price depends on configuration)

Best printer

Living in an age where cost and performance indicators are closely monitored, KYOCERA has gone all out to ensure that its revamped M6026cidn ticks all the right environmental and efficiency boxes.

If you have a growing business operation where every component is expected to deliver efficiently, economically and smartly, then this MFP should be under serious consideration as an essential mainstay of the organisation.

Read our Kyocera Ecosys M6026CIDN review