Best printers of 2016: our recommendations for inkjets and lasers

Techradar's first picks for your next printer

Laser printers

Best printer

1. Sharp MX-C301W

The best of the best

Print speed: 30 black ipm | Print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi | Paper sizes: Up to A6 | Paper capacity: 300 sheets | Dimensions: 16 57/64" x 22 13/32" x 18 21/32" | Weight: 72.8lbs.


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 the full review: Sharp MX-C301W

Best printer

2. HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553X

Print speed: 40 black ipm | Print resolution: 3600 x 3600 dpi | Paper sizes: Up to A6 | Paper capacity: 1100 sheets | Dimensions: 18 x 18.9 x 22.9 in | Weight: 73.6

Superb print quality
Fast performance
Rather large

This is a big printer for small businesses with big ideas – it's great for producing striking marketing materials, brochures and other colorful documents without making the finance director cry. It isn't cheap, but its support for all kinds of wired and wireless printing, its cavernous paper trays and low running costs make the 553X an investment you're unlikely to regret. Just don't drop it on your foot.

Read the full review: HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553X

Best printer

3. Samsung Multifunction Xpress C460FW

A dominant laser printer

Print speed: 19 black ipm | Print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi | Paper sizes: Up to 8.5" x 14" | Paper capacity: 40 sheets | Dimensions: 16" x 14.3" x 13.1" | Weight: 30.82

Great mobile printing options
Very good text printing
Great mobile printing options
Very good text printing

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 the full review: Samsung Multifunction Xpress C460FW

Best Printer

4. Brother HL-L9200CDWT

Print speed: 32 black ipm | Print resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi | Paper sizes: Up to B6 | Paper capacity: 750 sheets | Dimensions: 16.1" x 19.5" x 17.5" | Weight: 61.6

Good performance
Easy setup and operation
Big, bulky and very heavy
Some software issues

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 the full review: Brother HL-L9200CDWT