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Best Epson printers of 2021: Portable, Laser, All-in-one, Inkjet and more

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In this guide to the best Epson printers of 2021, we'll show you the top devices from one of the biggest, and most trusted, names in printers.

For many people, the best Epson printers are the best printers - period. That's because the company has a proven track record for creating brilliant printers for a wide variety of users. So, if you're looking for a printer for your home, or a heavy-duty office printer for your business (or everything in between), then we'll have a device that's ideal for you in this best Epson printers list. 

On this page we have listed the very best Epson printers, as along with our price comparison tool, which will scour the internet and give you the best recommendations for the best prices as well, ensuring you’ll get an excellent deal.

Best Epson printers at a glance

  1. Epson EcoTank ET-7750
  2. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4720
  3. Epson WorkForce WF-110
  4. Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 
  5. Epson EcoTank ET-M1100
  6. Epson WorkForce WF-7210DTW
  7. Epson Expression Premium XP-6100
  8. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820DWF 
  9. Epson EcoTank ET-5170 
  10. Epson EcoTank ET-3760 

Epson EcoTank ET-7750

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1. Epson EcoTank ET-7750

Affordable inkjet is a solid choice for photos

Specifications
Category: Multifunction color inkjet printer
Print speed: 13ppm
Paper sizes: Up to A4
Paper capacity: 150 sheets
Size: 187 x 375 x 347mm
Weight: 12.1 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Cost-effective printing+Can handle A3/tabloid size media
Reasons to avoid
-Small, non-touchscreen interface-Expensive initial cost

Epson’s ET-7750 won’t ‘phone home’ (it doesn’t have fax capabilities for a smart), but it’s one of the more economic options out there for printing A3. While the printer itself isn’t cheap, its ink bottles are affordable and last for a long time - enough for 3,400 photos - which reduces operating costs over time. Photos look great thanks to its five-color refillable ink tank system, which offers a huge improvement in image quality versus its predecessor, the ET-4500. Drawbacks include its small non-touchscreen, lack of an automatic document feeder (ADF) and limited paper tray capacity.

Read the full review: Epson EcoTank ET-7750

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2. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4720

Well-rounded with great connectivity options

Specifications
Category: All-in-one inkjet color printer
Print speed: 20ppm
Paper sizes: Up to A4
Paper capacity: 250 sheets
Size: 9.8 x 16.7 x 19.9 pounds
Weight: 19.9 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Plentiful connectivity options+Speedy color printing
Reasons to avoid
-Average paper capacity-No optional paper trays

We have few gripes with the WorkForce Pro, which sports an impressive feature set and offers exceptional value. This compact model prints in color and mono with impressive results, and it boasts a myriad of connectivity options including USB, WI-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, Ethernet and even NFC, which is lacking in some rivals in its price category. Handily, its ADF supports automatic scanning of both sides. Only its output tray, which holds half the amount of sheets than certain rivals in its class, and lack of optional paper trays (for mixed paper size printing) are cons worth mentioning.

Epson WorkForce WF-110W

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3. Epson WorkForce WF-110

Precision inkjet printing on the go

Specifications
Category: portable colour inkjet printer
Paper sizes: A4
Paper capacity: 20 sheets
Weight: 1.6kg
Reasons to buy
+Charges over USB  +Small and portable 
Reasons to avoid
-No auto duplex -Expensive ink  

Epson has managed to shrink the inkjet printer to the size of a small handbag without sacrificing key features, or print quality and while adding a powerful Li-Ion battery. The protective plastic casing is textured for grip and scratch resistance and it unfolds to form the paper in tray, which can hold 20 sheets of A4. Inbuilt Wi-Fi enables a direct connection with your mobile device, or a Wi-Fi network. Alternatively, there’s also a micro USB port for making a wired data connection, and crucially, this port can also be used to charge the internal battery. There’s no auto-duplex mode of course, but the print quality here is no less crisp and colourful than a full size printer.

Read the full review: Epson WorkForce WF-110W

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4. Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Inkjet Printer

A business printer in consumer clothing

Specifications
Category: Multifunction wide-format inkjet printer
Print speed: 9.2ppm
Paper sizes: Up to A3
Paper capacity: 200 sheets (plain A4)
Size: 476 x 159 x 369mm
Weight: 18.7lbs
Reasons to buy
+Superb print quality thanks to Claria Photo HD ink+Compact size for wide-format printer
Reasons to avoid
-Slow to print-Above average running costs

Hats off to Epson for managing to eke professional-looking photos out of the XP-15000, a consumer-grade model that does a great impression of a commercial printer. It's a feat the company has achieved through the use of its Claria Ultra HD inks and the XP-15000's 180 nozzles, which combine to produce strikingly vibrant color photo prints and sharp greyscale images with a max resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi. The unit is compact for a wide-format inkjet printer, and it's compatible with various mobile printing services including Epson Connect Solutions, Epson Remote Print, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print.

Epson EcoTank ET-M1100

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5. Epson EcoTank ET-M1100

Basic black and white printing on a budget

Specifications
Category: mono inkjet printer
Print speed: 15ppm
Paper sizes: A4
Paper capacity: 150 sheets
Weight: 3.5kg
Reasons to buy
+Plenty of ink included   +Simple/elegant design
Reasons to avoid
-No auto duplex -No Wi-Fi

This refreshingly simple monochrome print-only device may seem spartan in terms of features, but what to does do, it does well. There’s no display of any kind, no inbuilt wi-fi and no auto duplex mode, however, there is a large refillable reservoir for black ink that makes this one of the most economical printers in town. It ships with enough bottled ink to yield around 5,000 pages, so it actually works out at a lower cost per page than a laser printer. There’s enough room for 150 sheets of A4 in the main tray and it prints at a respectable rate of 15 pages per minute, or more than double that in fast mode. 

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6. Epson WorkForce WF-7210DTW

An affordable entry-level A3 inkjet printer

Specifications
Category: Inkjet color printer
Print speed: 8.7ppm
Paper sizes: Up to A3
Paper capacity: 125 sheets
Size: 304 x 424 x 567mm
Weight: 34lbs
Reasons to buy
+Great value for money+Superb print quality
Reasons to avoid
-Paper handling can be problematic-No memory card reader or front USB

There's a lot to like about the Epson WorkForce WF-7210DTW. Despite being one of the more affordable A3 inkjet printers around, it consistently produces high-quality output thanks to Epson's PrecisionCore technology. Blacks are crisp, and photos are as good as could be expected at this price range. It's not short on connectivity options either, with USB, Ethernet, NFC and wireless connectivity (via Epson Connect) for direct and remote printing. If we’re being picky, its LCD display is a touch on the small side.

Read the full review: Epson WorkForce WF-7210DTW

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7. Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 Small-in-One Printer

High-quality photos from a small machine

Specifications
Category: 3-in-1 ‘small-in-one’ colour inkjet printer
Print speed: 16ppm
Paper sizes: up to A4
Paper capacity: 100 sheets
Weight: 15lbs
Reasons to buy
+Amazing photo quality+Compact size
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive cartridges-Manual output tray

This is a compact printer that produces pleasingly high-quality photos. Similarly to its wide-format printers, Epson twins the model with its with premium Claria ink cartridges to print stunning color photos. On the flip side, they as expensive as they are impressive and offset the XP-6100's initial affordability. Once in operation the XP-6100 prints quickly and can handle a variety of media, from glossy A4 paper to envelopes. Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi Direct, AirPrint, in addition to an SD card reader and touchscreen that's bigger than most.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820DWF

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8. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820DWF

Inexpensive inkjet ideal for the office

Specifications
Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print speed: 36ppm (mono)
Paper sizes: up to A4
Paper capacity: 250 + 35 sheets
Weight: 10.2kg
Reasons to buy
+Great value+Large touchscreen
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive cartridges-Limited paper capacity

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820DWF is a fine example of just how much you can get out of a mid-priced office-oriented inkjet all-in-one these days. This is a color printer with auto duplex, an automatic document feed, high-res flatbed scanner and a fax modem. It can print faster than some laser printers in its fastest monochrome mode, but being an inkjet, it can also print decent quality photos onto glossy paper. The cost of ink cartridges should be a consideration as they are not the cheapest. The consumables cost is more competitive if you sigh up to Epson’s ReadyPrint subscription ink service which mails replacement cartridges to your door.

Epson EcoTank ET-5170

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9. Epson EcoTank ET-5170

A supertank for the small office

Specifications
Category: All-in-one color inkjet printer
Print speed: 37ppm (mono)
Paper sizes: Up to A4
Paper capacity: 250 + 35 sheets
Weight: 7.3kg
Reasons to buy
+Practical design+Affordable ink
Reasons to avoid
-Small output tray-No front USB port

Epson’s supertanker printers undercut the cost of cartridge printing by up to 90% and the Epson EcoTank ET-5170 takes the ink reservoir technology to a new high. The tall design makes it especially easy to photocopy documents on the raised scanner bed, while the copies collect underneath. There’s only room for 60 sheets in this output tray, but you can fit 250 sheets in the main input tray and another 35 in the automatic document feeder on top.There’s a fax facility, inbuilt Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, but this model’s standout feature is its rapid print speed. 23 pages per minute in color and 37 in monochrome. The five bottles of ink included in the box are another major reason for choosing the Epson EcoTank ET-5170.

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10. Epson EcoTank ET-3760 All-in-One Cartridge-free Supertank Printer

Excellent print quality meets low running costs

Specifications
Category: All-in-one wireless inkjet color printer
Print speed: 15ppm
Paper sizes: Up to A4
Paper capacity: 30 sheets
Size: 13.7 x 14.8 x 9.1in
Reasons to buy
+Above-average print quality+Low running costs
Reasons to avoid
-Manual duplex scanning only-No fax support

This Epson model will appeal to certain businesses who prioritise low running costs and decent print quality over features such as a large paper capacity tray, automatic duplex scanning or fax support. A feature of Epson's EcoTank range, the ET-3760 comes with supersized ink tanks which are easy to refill and last for two years without needing to be replenished. The ET-3760’s 2.4-inch display is a little cramped and only good for a quick glance at ink levels - you'll want to log into the printer's settings portal to print off usage reports and perform other tasks.