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

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