Best printer: our recommendations for inkjets and lasers

TechRadar's first picks for your next printer

Laser printers

Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-4630 ($200)

Best Printer

There's a lot to love about this multifunction printer - it superbly handles office print jobs, and print quality rivals those of color laser printers. The automatic document feeder can handle double-sided scans and copies, and a specialty rear paper tray offers added convenience to the front-loading 250-sheet tray.

Epson Connect is a useful feature for remote printing and scanning when you're off of the office Wi-Fi network, and the touchscreen offers intuitive menus and control. Even though the presence of a physical dial pad for the fax machine makes the machine seem dated compared to HP's all-touch controls, the WF-3630 has hardware buttons to quickly make color and black-and-white copies without having to dig into the touchscreen menus.

Unless your office requires heavy photo print jobs, the WF-4630 is an excellent choice. It's versatile enough to handle office documents with fast print speeds that rival laser printers, and you won't be disappointed with the results either.

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

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553X ($1,315)

Best printer

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 our HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553X review

Best printer

Samsung Multifunction Xpress C460FW - ($470)

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

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