The best printer for Mac 2019: top printers for your Apple device

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If you have a Mac, be it a traditional PC, an iMac all-in-one, or a MacBook, and you do a lot of printing, then you'll want the best printer for your Mac device.

It also means you've come to the right place, as we've listed the very best printers for Mac, and with our own price comparison tool, you'll also get recommendations for the best prices as well, ensuring you get a brilliant deal.

Getting the best printer for your Mac means ensuring that it can easily connect to your Apple product either via wires or wirelessly. The best printers for Macs will also be capable of high print quality. Many of us use Macs for creative work, so we need Mac printers that will do our work justice.

Canon Pixma Pro-100S

1. Canon Pixma Pro-100S printer

A fantastic photo printer for Macs

Print speed: 34 seconds | Print resolution: 4800 x 2400 dpi | Paper capacity: 150 sheets | Dimensions: 689 x 385 x 215 mm | Weight: 19.7kg

Excellent colour and mono prints
Relatively fast
Comparatively high cost of ink
Dye-based inks less resilient

The Canon Pixma Pro-100S is, in our view, the best photo printer you can buy today for Mac computers, thanks to its excellent print quality, and the fact that it can also handle large paper sizes, such as A3.

We also love the fact that this printer is fast, and can dash off a 4 x 6-inch photo in just 34 seconds. As with the Canon Pixma TS8050 it is also wireless, again making it ideal for printing from MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Canon's impressive build quality is also evident in this great printer.

Epson EcoTank ET-4550

2. Epson EcoTank ET-4550 printer

A printer that comes with two years' worth of ink

Print speed: 33ppm | Paper sizes: A4, A5, A6, B5, Envelopes (C4, C6, DL, No. 10), 9 x 13cm, 10 x 15cm, 13 x 18cm, 13 x 20cm, 20 x 25cm, 10 x 14.8cm | Paper capacity: 150 sheets | Dimensions: 515‎ x 360 x 241mm (Width x Depth x Height) | Weight: 7.4kg

Money saving EcoTank ink system
Three-year warranty
Not the fastest printer
Small paper tray

Apple has recently been touting its green credentials, especially the fact that the new MacBook Air and Mac mini are made out of recycled aluminum, and if you're as ecologically-conscious as Apple is, then you'll want an eco printer to connect up to your Mac.

The Epson EcoTank ET-4550 helps save the environments – and your money – by allowing you to refill the printer using ink bottles, rather than wasteful cartridges. Epson also includes two years of ink with the package, which means no more expensive cartridges and instead, you have enough material to deliver 11,000 pages worth of black and colour inks (that's 700ml worth of liquid).

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer

3. HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer

A brilliant budget all-in-one printer for Macs

Print speed: 22 pages per minute | Scan resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi | Features: Print, copy, scan | Dimensions: 161 x 454 x 410 mm | Weight: 6.82kg

Lots of features including smartphone support
Easy to install, configure and use
Can feel a little cheap at times

The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer is one of the best value printers for Macs on the market right now. For a very affordable price, it offers printing, scanning and photo printing, supports not just USB but Wi-Fi, Wireless Direct and AirPrint wireless printing, and it even offers automatic double-sided printing. This makes it an excellent printer for Mac owners that need to scan and make photo copies as well as print.

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4. Epson SureColor SC-P800 printer

One of the best photo printers for professionals

Print speed: 3 pages a minute | Print resolution: 2,880 x 1,440 | Paper capacity: 120 sheets | Dimensions: 684‎ x 376 x 250 mm (Width x Depth x Height) | Weight: 19.5kg

Large print sizes
LCD screen
Expensive
Can be difficult to use for beginners

If you're a professional photographer, it's very likely that you use a Mac to edit your photos on. It's also very likely that you'll need a professional photo printer that does your photos justice, as well as being able to handle large print sizes for displays and galleries. This is why the Epson SureColor SC-P800 is on this list of the best Mac printers. It's expensive, but it offers a wide range of features, professional color calibration and even tools for fine artists. This is not a photo printer for beginners wanting to print out a few holiday snaps, but if you work with photos for your profession, this is the best printer for you.

Samsung Xpress M2070W

5. Samsung Xpress M2070W printer

The best laser printer for Macs

Print speed: 20ppm | Print resolution: Effective 1,200 x 1,200 | Paper sizes: A4, A5, Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, Oficio, ISO B5, JIS B5, Envelope (Monarch, Com10, DL, C5), Custom | Paper capacity: 150 sheets | Dimensions: 406 x 359.6 x 253mm (Width x Depth x Height) | Weight: 7.4kg

Clever Eco mode
Reasonably quick
Duplexing is manual
No high yield cartridge option

If you're serious about printing from your Mac, and you need to make a lot of copies, then the M2070W is one of the best laser printers money can buy. It features NFC printing from compatible smartphones, online document sharing, and a clever Eco system that supplements the usual toner saving mode with a feature to remove images from documents by replacing bitmaps with sketches.

Factor in claimed speeds of 20ppm, a clever scan to mobile feature and an effective print resolution of up to 1200dpi and you've got a multifunction printer that's well worth considering. Best of all, it's pretty affordable compared to other laser printers of its ilk.

Canon Pixma

6. Canon PIXMA TS9150 printer

Amazing print quality - for a price

Print speed: ISO 15ppm black, 10ppm colour | Print resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 | Paper capacity: 120 sheets | Dimensions: 372 x 324 x 140 mm (Width x Depth x Height) | Weight: 6.7g

Great print quality
Lovely design
Expensive
Slow to print

If you're looking for a great all-round printer which doesn't skimp on print quality then the PIXMA TS9150, Canon's flagship printer, is the printer for you. It's an expensive product, but considering the sheer quality of its printouts, it's well worth the cash if you use your Mac for photo editing and digital art.

It also has an attractive design that will appeal to many people who admire Apple's aesthetics. While the looks of your printer may not seem that important, it does mean you don't feel the need to try and hide it away out of sight if you're using it at home alongside your iMac or HomePod.

7. HP T6B82A Color LaserJet Pro printer

A very good laser printer for Macs

Print speed: 12ppm | Print resolution: 600 x 600 | Paper sizes: Letter, Legal, A4, A5, B5, Statement, Executive | Paper capacity: 250 sheets | Dimensions: 420 x 421.7 x 532mm (Width x Depth x Height) | Weight: 18.7kg

Entry-level price
All-in-one
Not the fastest
Price per print is high

The HP T6B82A Color LaserJet Pro is a good entry-level laser printer that is great for small office and home use, and it works brilliantly with Macs. It strikes a very good balance between print quality and price, as it's cheaper than many other laser printers. It can also scan and photo copy, and it's pretty fast as well when it comes to printouts. If you're looking for an affordable laser printer and all-in-one, then this is a great choice for your Mac.

8. HP Deskjet 3630 Wireless printer

Small, affordable and smartly designed

Print speed: Varies depending on document | Paper sizes: A4, A5, A6, B5, Borderless A4, Borderless A5, Borderless B5 | Paper capacity: 60 sheets | : | Weight: 4.2kg

Compact
Cheap to buy
Ink can be expensive
Basic paper handling

The Deskjet 3630 is a fantastic – and cheap – printer that's ideal for Mac owners who want a compact and stylish printer to match their MacBook or iMac, but who don't want to pay a huge amount for the privilege. It's wireless, so it can be easily placed in your home or office, and it supports AirPrint. Just be wary as its ink cartridges can be pricey when picked up from shops. It doesn't quite have the build quality of HP's more expensive Envy models, but if you're looking for an initially cheap model that catches the eye when sat on a shelf, the Deskjet 3630 is a great printer for your Mac.