Best All In One Printer

Is your office ready for an upgrade? Maybe you’ve taken a look around your workspace and decided it needs a little modernising? Well, did you know you can buy a machine these days that not only prints but faxes, scans and copies too?

They’re called all in one printers and they’re fantastic for small to medium sized offices. Maybe you work from home and don’t have space for a whole host of separate peripherals but don’t know where to start when looking for a replacement. Well, that’s where we come in! We’ve put together a list of some of the best all in one printers available to help get you back to work in record time.

Best All In One Printer 2018 – Comparison Table

As you can see, we’ve created a table which compares some important specifications of each of our top recommendations. This will help you get a feel for the products in this list, but isn’t intended to be the basis for your decision; rather, we’ll look more closely at each printer a little further down.

Here are the best all-in-one printers 2018. We keep the list updated.

PrinterMaximum DPIPrint speed
HP OfficeJet 46504800x120020 pages per minute
Brother MFCL2700DW2400x60027 pages per minute
HP DeskJet 37554800x12008 pages per minute
Canon imageCLASS MF216n1200x120024 pages per minute
Epson ET-36004800x120033 pages per minute
Canon PIXMA MG82209600x24007 pages per minute

Now that you’ve had a look at the products we’ll be reviewing today, we’d like to evaluate them more fully. We’ll cover in-depth where they excel, the situations in which they’d be best suited, and where, if anywhere, they need a little work. Let’s begin by taking a look at the HP OfficeJet 4650.


HP OfficeJet 4650 – Best Printer For Home Offices

The HP OfficeJet 4650 is a small and sleek all in one printer which boasts many features not often found in a model with such a modest price tag. Take, for example, its touchscreen, its included one year warranty and its Energy Star certification which proves that it’s energy efficient and cost effective, not only in the short term but in years to come.

Let’s talk output for a second: this printer can produce 20 black and white pages per minute (or 16 colour), which is comparable to the speed of a laser printer. That’s seriously impressive, given that the cost of a laser printer is usually quite a bit higher.

 Images can be printed with a dpi as high as  4800×1200, given the right conditions (printing on HP photo paper and assuming your image is of a decent quality), and even your monochrome images can be printed at 1200×1200, which, whilst not incredible, will certainly allow them to be recognisable and clear.

If you’ve owned a low-end printer before, you’re probably familiar with manual double-sided printing. It’s tedious, it’s slow and most of all, it’s inefficient, which is why HP have included automatic double-sided printing in this model. Think about it, by using this feature, you could cut your paper costs by up to 50% – which, if you print a lot, will save you money in the long run.

The OfficeJet 4650 has a decent monthly duty cycle too – up to 1200 pages. Whilst this might not be enough if you work in, for example, a classroom, for a home or small office, it’s more than enough. This does represent the maximum, however, and HP recommends using this printer for between 100 and 400 pages a month to ensure that it lasts as long as possible.

This model has wireless connectivity, so you can place it just about anywhere in your office, and we especially liked that it supports wireless printing from various devices via HP ePrint and Apple AirPrint. It’s also worth noting that this printer is Mopria certified, which means that thousands of Android devices are also supported. You can also, of course, print directly from your PC via USB and somewhat surprisingly, operating systems all the way back to Windows XP are supported (although PLEASE update, if you haven’t already).

The included flatbed scanner can copy documents with up to 1200 dpi and is capable of reducing or enlarging the document in size from 25% of the original size to 400%. Obviously, if your document is A4 sized, you can’t print out a piece of paper that’s 400 times the size (unless you want to manually tape them all together), since the maximum paper size for this model is slightly larger than A4 (8.5×14”). If you want to print smaller, though, you have the option: 4×6, 5×7 and envelopes are also accepted. The paper input accepts 100 sheets, and the output tray can hold up to 25 sheets. We also liked that you can use the included paper feeder to queue up to 35 documents to be scanned or copied. This printer takes two ink cartridges: one colour and one black, and thankfully, if you run out of coloured ink, you can just use the black until it’s replaced. HP estimate around 190 black pages and 165 colour pages per cartridge, which is a decent amount.

The included fax machine is adequate – it’s a fax machine, so there’s not a whole lot you can say about it. It has a 300×300 dpi and takes four seconds per page and can store 99 numbers in the speed dial. Since fax is such an old technology that’s largely been replaced by email, it’s uncertain whether you’ll use this or not, but having the option is always a good thing.

The printer itself is aesthetically pleasing; it features a stylish matte black plastic casing with rounded edges that really help it blend in with a modern office setting. At 14.4 pounds, it’s not the lightest printer around, but it’s by no means a workout to move around. At 17” wide and just 7.5” inches high, this printer would sit nicely on a shelf or cabinet – functional but unobtrusive.

We think that this printer would be best suited to a home office or perhaps even a small shared workspace thanks to its high versatility, decent print quality and reasonable monthly duty limit. Whilst it could foreseeably be used in a traditional office setting, you’d likely need multiple printers to support the needs of all those people.  Given the low cost and high performance, and taking into account the wide range of supported devices, we find the HP OfficeJet 4650  to be a fantastic printer and worth every penny.

  • Paper feeder allows you to automate tasks
  • Energy efficient and environmentally friendly
  • Large range of supported devices
  • Monthly duty limit too small for a traditional office
  • Ink cartridges are small and need more frequent replacing as a result

Brother MFCL2700DW – Best Monochrome Printer for Small Businesses

The Brother MFCL2700DW is a printer that just exudes an air of “all business”. However, what it lacks in beauty, it makes up in functionality. It has a maximum printing speed of 2.2 seconds per page and offers a free one-year warranty, as well as phone support for the entire life of the printer.

Now, the main thing you have to know about this model is that it’s a laser printer and as such, can only print in black and white. That said, the print quality is excellent at 2400×600 dpi. There’s another benefit that will really help you out if you work in a place that prints a lot of documents – you can expect to get around 2,600 pages printed per toner cartridge. Let’s just consider that for a second: the HP OfficeJet 4650 offers around about 190 pages per cartridge. Long story short, whilst the toner is more expensive in the short term, you’re looking at some long-term savings, assuming you print enough to warrant them. Oh, and if you don’t mind losing a little print quality, you can activate the toner saver mode, which uses less toner to prolong cartridge life even more.

Double sided printing is included, although that’s really a given for a printer in this price range. We really liked that the paper has a straight path through the printer itself: a lot of the time you’ll find that the paper is pulled from the paper tray and forced through the printing mechanism, but this method ensures that your documents come out crisp, clear and smudge free.

The paper tray has a capacity of 250 sheets and supports paper with dimensions of up to 8.5×14” (somewhere between A3 and A4). Like the OfficeJet, it also has an Energy Star certification, ensuring it’s not only very powerful but efficient too. You really do get the best of both worlds with this product.

Whilst this model can only print in monochrome, it can absolutely handle colour scanning. Up to 35 documents can be queued up by using the automatic document feeder, or inserted one at a time before being scanned at 600×2400 dpi and transferred to your PC or mobile device for swift processing. You are also given the option to resize documents to fit various different paper sizes, or manually shrink/enlarge the document from 25% of its original size to 400%.

This model offers a wide range of mobile printing options and can print from almost any device using AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace or Wi-Fi Direct. You might use these services, you might not, but it’s always useful to have the option since who knows when you might need to print something whilst out of the office.

Now, we know this isn’t the smallest or most attractive printer on this list, but we felt like we should describe its physical features a bit more, so here we go. It weighs almost 25 pounds, so wherever you put it, expect it to stay there for a while. The good news is that whilst it’s taller than other printers, it’s a little less wide, at just 16.1” across, so it’s not inconceivable that you could place it atop a cabinet or under a desk somewhere. The case has a two-tone grey and dark grey matte plastic finish, which is a little plain for our tastes but does help maintain an air of professionalism. Further to this point, the printer is exceptionally quiet, and as such would be a great fit for an environment in which people are often on the phone or where silence is required.

Brother has done their best to simplify the button layout, and we believe they’ve done a decent job of this, with dedicated buttons to switch between faxing, scanning and copying, as well as a standard keypad. The display is a run of the mill black and white screen and the menus are navigated through by means of the arrow buttons. This simple control scheme helps ensure that even if you aren’t particularly technically inclined, you should still be able to use this machine without too much trouble.

All things considered, this is a great choice of printer for a business and would be an easy purchase to justify thanks to its low cost of running (inexpensive and infrequent toner replacement, energy efficiency, and free tech support), its suitability for an office (it’s very quiet and very versatile) and its not too flashy appearance.  Sure, it’s a little bulky, but we’re convinced that the good heavily outweighs the bad with this model and are convinced that it’d be a fantastic fit for many workplaces across the country. If you’ve got a lot of printing to do in a short amount of time, let Brother help.

  • Very versatile
  • Quiet and energy efficient
  • Huge amount of printing required before toner needs replaced
  • Not very attractive
  • A little larger than similar models

HP DeskJet 3755– Most Stylish Printer

In stark contrast to the Brother printer above, the HP DeskJet 3755 is a modern, approachable looking printer that comes with a choice of three gorgeous accent colours (blue, light green or grey). We’ve seen many printers in our time, but we can’t recall seeing one as appealing as this one, and the choice of colours ensures that no matter the décor in your office, there’s a version to match it. It’s not all about looks, though, you also want to make sure the printer is good enough for your needs, so let’s see how it performs.

The first thing we’d note is that this is by no means a heavy duty printer. It has a pretty low monthly duty limit, at just 200 pages, maximum, so if you need a printer running 24/7, this probably isn’t the one for you. Rather, it’d be better suited to an infrequent printer, perhaps a student who needs to print out reports or someone just looking for a general use printer for their home.

The paper capacity is pretty small, too, holding just 60 sheets in the input tray and 25 in the output. Like we said, if you’re looking to print often, it just won’t cut it, but for the casual user, it’s probably more than enough. Print quality is decent, though, at up to 4800×1200 dpi for colour documents and 1200×1200 dpi for monochrome ones. For context, that’s the exact same image quality as the more expensive HP OfficeJet 4650, so you know that no corners have been cut when it comes to the important functionality of this model. Print speed is fairly slow, with up to 8 black pages or 5.5 coloured pages per minute. Double-sided printing is available, but unlike other models in this list, must be done manually.

The DeskJet 3755 accepts any paper or card stock between 3×5” to 8.5×14“. HP also offer an automatic ink replenishment service, but given the low monthly duty limit, we think you’d probably spend more on membership of this program than you would replacing the cartridges as you need them.

This printer takes two ink cartridges: one black and one tricolour. HP have claimed that you can get up to 300 pages printed per cartridge, however, this number only applies to the XL version of the cartridge, and with these inks costing upwards of $20, the running costs of this model are slightly higher than average. That said, if you don’t print often, you could, in theory, save money by opting for one of the less expensive cartridges, but it’s all highly dependent on your situation. We did like that there is a monochrome printing option, and it’s particularly useful here, given the low per cartridge yield. If you have no intention to print in colour, you could hypothetically halve your running costs by using and replacing only the black ink.

The copier is different to what you might usually encounter, so we’ll walk you through it. Whilst most all in one printers have a glass panel that you lay the paper on, this one has a rolling scanner. This works by taking a single document through the machine and outputting it again at the opposite end, scanning the data as it is processed. The end result is a lower quality scan that a flatbed could produce, but at 600 dpi, you could certainly do worse. The maximum number of copies that can be made is nine, and this printer allows you to scan and copy documents even when you’re away from the printer by using HP’s mobile app.

The printer weighs just 5.1 pounds and is less than 16” across, making it both light and small enough to be placed just about anywhere with minimal fuss. It has one of the easiest setups we’ve encountered, taking less than ten minutes from opening the box to printing, and comes with a one-year hardware warranty, as well as free web-based tech support. The LCD display is small and simple, as is the button interface. Everything is neatly arranged and easily accessible, perfect for the layman user.

As you might have guessed, this printer costs a fair bit less than the others we’re comparing it to. As a result, some functionality has been reduced or removed entirely, however, it’s not a bad printer. When you look at it objectively, you realise that this is an all in one printer with remote scanning, copying and printing, one that looks great, doesn’t cost the world and can handle light to medium office work. Whilst it does have its shortcomings, we’re happy to recommend it since it does fill a particular niche in the market and could be genuinely useful to a lot of people.

  • Very attractive, comes with a choice of colours
  • Very inexpensive
  • Simple and easy to use, very quick setup
  • Print quality matches more expensive models
  • Low monthly duty limit
  • Even the largest ink cartridge is fairly small

Canon imageCLASS MF216n - Best Monochrome Printer for Medium/Large Businesses

The Canon imageCLASS MF216n is another monochrome laser printer and shares the Brother’s muted aesthetics, but there are a number of ways in which they differ, and those differences are what sets this printer apart from the competition. Whilst the Brother is tailored more towards a smaller office, the MF216n is more than capable of supporting a medium to large office setup thanks to its very high monthly duty limit of 8000 pages (versus the Brother MFCL2700DW’s 2000 pages) and its rapid printing time of around 2.5 seconds per page.

The paper tray is a front loading cassette that holds a maximum of 250 sheets, and the paper output tray can hold up to 100 sheets. This printer can accept paper from 4.1×5.8” to 8.5×14”, so all the usual sizes are accounted for.

Now, let’s get down to business. The print quality is pretty good, with up to 1200×1200 dpi and you can get away with the lower maximum quality due to the fact that this printer is more or less designed specifically for printing business style documents. As we’ve touched upon previously, the monthly duty limit is quadruple the limit of the Brother printer above, which is great, except for one small flaw: it prints almost the same amount per cartridge, and the replacement toner is more expensive, starting at around $65 a cartridge. Thankfully, you only need one cartridge at a time, since the cartridge contains both the toner and the drum, but these costs can build up. 

Unfortunately, there’s no duplex printing, but how often is that used in a business setting anyway? If you really need it, you can make it work by flipping your paper over and reinserting it, but this should really be the exception, rather than the rule.

Additionally, this printer does not have WiFi on its own. However, it can absolutely be used as a network printer, so long as it’s connected to a PC with a network connection via an Ethernet cable. Really, if you have a large office, this is probably for the best since configuring it to work on a network and allowing shared devices is a whole lot easier than manually configuring access for each individual workstation.

There are a few features that might make it easier for your purchasing department to swallow, however. The first of these is the low energy usage: when in sleep mode, the printer uses just 1.6 watts of power and has an average energy usage of 0.8kWh per week. For context, that’s less than 50 cents worth of electricity.

The second is the inclusion of a few office-friendly features. We have a toner saver mode which can help you lengthen the amount of time between cartridge refills, and a quiet mode to reduce the overall noise of the printer. It can help lower the volume from 50dB (a regular conversation) to 45dB (the inside of a library). It’s also worth noting that the printer is silent when on standby.

Now, the third, but by no means least important feature will be very interesting to our more techy audience: as well as supporting operating systems as far back as Windows Server 2003, it also supports MacOS 10.5.8 and up AND Linux. We don’t know if you heard that noise, but it was your IT department breathing a collective sigh of relief. Linux is awkward enough to use that any hardware that supports it by default is more than welcome, and having a printer that will work no matter the PC is an advantage that should not be overlooked.

Now, let’s talk aesthetics. We liked the understated matte black casing. It’s professional looking and isn’t distracting at all. Plenty of people like their home equipment to be a little fancier, but for an office, this would do nicely. The control panel can be tilted upwards for a better view, which may or may not be useful to you, depending on where the printer is located.

The screen is a black and white touchscreen, which lets you customise the home page for easier access to the most used features. Why doesn’t every printer have this? It saves you from navigating a mess of menus and lets you get back to work faster because let’s be honest, no one likes using the office printer more than they have to.

At just over 14” wide and 15” tall, this printer has a definite cubic form. It’s reasonably small, which ensures that you can place it just about anywhere as long as it can be connected to a PC. We’d suggest placing it on its own desk, just for ease of access. It’s pretty heavy, weighing almost 27 pounds, so once it’s down, you probably won’t want to be moving it around all that much. This printer has a 35 sheet automatic feed tray so you can queue up tasks too, which is nice.

  • Huge monthly duty limit
  • Linux support
  • Quiet and energy efficient
  • Customisable home screen, touch controls
  • Replacement toner is expensive
  • No dedicated WiFi

Epson ET-3600– All In One Printer with the Lowest Running Cost

The Epson ET-3600 is the second most expensive printer in this list, so how can we claim that it has the lowest running costs, doesn’t the initial price offset the money saved? Surprisingly, no!

This printer doesn’t use ink cartridges. Take a second to let that sink in – no cartridges. Rather, it uses high volume tanks to store four different colours of ink (black, cyan, magenta and yellow).

Better still, these tanks hold up to a years’ worth of ink at a time, assuming you print around 300 pages a month. On that note, how much do you think a years’ worth of ink cartridges cost? A couple of hundred dollars? Would it surprise you to learn, then, that this printer comes with two years’ worth of ink for free? Epson claim that it’s enough ink to print 11,000 black and white pages, and 8500 coloured documents… for free.

It gets even better – the replacement ink is very inexpensive at around $20 a bottle, and the printer is capable of monochrome printing, so if you don’t need colour, and you print less than 300 pages a month, yearly ink costs can be under $30, which is frankly, ludicrously low. We would warn you to consider wearing disposable gloves when filling the ink tanks, however, as the ink does stain.

Printouts are of a good quality, at up to 4800×1200 dpi with no smudging or distortion. Automatic duplex printing is included, which is great news, and the paper input tray holds up to 150 sheets. Unfortunately, there’s no automatic paper feeder so you can’t just load up a job and leave it. Print speeds are okay, despite being advertised as up to 33 pages per minute, we found that when not in preview mode, we were closer to just 9, and this drops to 6.5 when printing on both sides.

This printer is Energy Star certified, meaning its energy efficient and low impact. In fact, it uses just 1.5 watts in sleep mode and 13 watts when in use. Additionally, it’s very quiet, at just 37dB when active, which is a little quieter than a library setting.  This makes this printer very versatile – it could even be used in a courtroom setting since you’re not likely to find a quieter printer easily.

We like the overall design of this model – its small and sleek frame couples with an easy to use interface and 2.2” LCD screen for a very user-friendly experience. For this price, we’d have liked to see a colour screen, maybe even with touch controls, but this does have the potential to complicate day to day use, especially if you were intending to provide this printer to non-expert users, so all things considered, maybe less is more in this case. The printer is 20” long, but only 8” high, so whilst it is longer than the other printers we’ve reviewed here, it’s likely to fit into many more places due to its lower height. The unit weighs 20 pounds, so it straddles the line between being portable and being too heavy, which is nice. Realistically, you’re not likely to move this around too much once it’s set up anyway, so all that matters is that it can be easily lifted by one person.

The ET-3600 comes with a warranty for either one year, or 50,000 pages, depending on which comes first and can be taken into your nearest Epson service centre for support at any time during this period. You can double this warranty time by registering your printer with Epson and making sure you only use Epson ink, and especially since you get two years’ worth of ink in the box, there’s not really any reason to not do this. Essentially, you can get a free warranty for as long as the initial ink lasts, which is a really cool way of thinking about it.

Wireless printing is, of course, supported, and various services are available for use with this function, such as Dropbox, Google Docs and OneDrive.  This printer doesn’t have a fax machine, which isn’t a massive loss, especially when you consider that commercially available fax machines have been around for almost 50 years. 

We were very impressed with this printer. In a world where printers often come with half full start ink cartridges, Epson’s generosity with regard to free initial ink is unmatched. The high volume tanks ensure that changing your printer’s ink is an infrequent task and is extremely inexpensive to do. With an impressive print quality and small size, as well as an energy efficient and quiet operation, the higher initial cost is offset considerably by the extraordinarily low running costs. This is as close to a low maintenance printer as you’re going to find and is perfect for non-specialist users as a result.

  • Extraordinarily low running costs
  • Free two-year warranty (assuming you register product)
  • Low profile frame
  • Quiet and efficient
  • No fax
  • No automatic paper feeder

Canon PIXMA MG8220 – Best Photo Printer

Now, the Canon PIXMA MG8220 is a fair bit more expensive than any other printer in this list, but for good reason. Whilst most other printers have tried to be the jack of all trades, this printer is definitely a master of one. Where it really excels is in photo printing – with 9600×2400 dpi, high-quality prints are guaranteed, and doubly so when you use Canon’s own photographic paper. Printing is not the fastest, at almost 8 seconds per page, but this printer is more on the quality of the documents, rather than the quality.

 To this end, Canon has included various editing features including automatic photo adjustments to balance out the range of colours, as well as several different filters like a fish eye lens, soft focus and blur background. Some of these are more gimmicky than others, and we’d really be expecting you to do your image processing using a dedicated software package instead of directly on a printer, but the option doesn’t hurt.

Scanned images can be corrected by area without any input too, so if your photos are getting old and faded, this printer can help restore them to some degree. There’s also no need to worry about loss of image quality when scanning since the scanner stores images with up to 4800×9600 dpi – crisp and clear. Image scanning takes around 15 seconds, which is decent. Unfortunately, there’s no automatic paper feeder, which is a shame, because it wouldn’t have cost much to add one, especially when you consider the price tag of this model.

This printer uses six individual tanks to store ink, which initially concerned us when we considered the ink replacement costs, but on further research, we found that the ink is very reasonably priced and is, in fact, no more expensive than any other standard printer to replace. If one colour runs out, you can always just use the black and grey inks until you replace it, too. Now, the tank holds around 311 pages worth of ink, so if you use one colour often, it’ll require more frequent replenishment. What this means, in real world terms, is that black and white documents cost a little more on average, but colour images cost the same overall as you’d expect them to since the image draws less ink from several tanks.

As well as your traditional paper media (up to 8.5×11”), this printer also includes a CD tray, which allows you to print directly onto your CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays. Automatic double-sided printing is included as standard and very simple to setup. Printing takes just under 8 seconds per page, which is about standard for a high-quality printer, so there’s nothing to worry about there. Additionally, you can print wirelessly from just about any mobile device, and you also have the option to print attachments directly from Gmail, which could be very useful in a business setting.

The overall look and feel of this printer is one of quality. The case is made of black plastic with a glossy finish, and the corners are rounded. It really does have the high end aesthetic, which is always nice to see. Whilst there are a number of buttons on the top part of the case, most of your interactions will be done through the 3.5” touchscreen, which can also be folded out of the way when not in use.

It measures at 18.5” across and 15” tall, so it is on the bulkier side, but not restrictively so. At 23.6 pounds, it’s pretty heavy, so take that into consideration too. Honestly, though, if you’re willing to spend this amount of money chasing quality, we’re sure you won’t be put off by a few extra pounds of weight.

 The Canon PIXMA MG8220 has one feature that no other printer in this list has: a built-in film adapter. If you have 35mm film or slides, you can scan them using the special adapter and perform area by area analysis and correction, or take individual frames and save them to a variety of file formats. If you’re a film buff, or are interested in restoration, this is a feature which will immediately set this model apart from its competition and is not one that is often found, even on high-end printers.

We’re aware that this model won’t appeal to everyone, rather it targets a very specific niche in the market, and as such, affords a high price tag. However, it comes packed with features that make it an invaluable piece of hardware for these people, ones which we think justify the higher overall cost: stunning image quality, inexpensive running costs and image correction functionality straight out of the box. If you don’t mind spending more for the best, this is the printer for you.

  • Image correction and filters built in
  • 35mm film adapter
  • Gorgeous image quality
  • Low cost of refills
  • A little pricey
  • Bigger than other printers in this list

Best All In One Printer - Buyer's Guide

As we’re sure you’re aware, printers come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know that they differ in more than just appearances? Well, don’t worry, we’ve taken the time to write a short guide detailing some of the more important things to consider before you make a purchase to save you money and heartache in the long run.

Printer Type

The traditional printer is what’s known as an inkjet. These use a combination of ink cartridges to spray ink onto a page and are usually the least expensive type of printer. The main problem with these models is that the cost of replacement ink can vary wildly and sometimes your documents can smudge if you don’t leave them for a while before handling.

You also have the laser printer. This is pretty self-explanatory, it uses a laser to create images on paper. We won’t go into the science of it here, but if you’d like to read more on this, you can find more information here

These printers are almost always monochrome only, and although there are now colour laser printers on the market, they tend to be more expensive and aren’t really worth the hassle. Laser printers use toner instead of ink, which is more expensive than an ink cartridge but lasts a lot longer. Additionally, you only have to replace one cartridge with a monochrome printer, instead of multiple with an inkjet.

Quality and Maintenance

Image quality is usually measured in dots-per-inch (DPI). This is simple: the number of dots of ink in a square inch of paper. A higher DPI means a clearer image with smoother colour gradients, although if you only plan to use the printer for text, you don’t really need a high DPI, and you can save money by opting for a printer with business-focused features instead.

The monthly duty limit is another important specification to pay attention to: this is the maximum recommended number of pages you can print each month in order to protect the printer from overuse. Now, most of the time, this limit will be much higher than you’ll need, but if you print a lot, or if you plan to share this printer, make a point of looking for one with a high duty limit.

Other Considerations

You should take the dimensions and weight of the printer into consideration before buying. If you have a space in mind for it, will it actually fit? Is the WiFi signal strong enough in that area for it to connect properly? If it doesn’t have wireless networking, is it close enough to a computer to be connected via cable?

Is it power hungry, or is it super-efficient? A low-cost printer might be more expensive in the long run if it guzzles electricity, so this is important too. How loud is the printer? If you work in a library, you’re not going to want a noisy printer, regardless of how quickly it prints.

These are all important factors to consider before you buy, so it really does pay to have a think about both your printer’s purpose and location to save you trouble in the long run.


This is the part where we decide which product deserves the title of “Best All In One Printer”, and even though it’s always difficult to choose a favourite from a list of high-quality models, this one was exceptionally close. As a result, we’ve decided that both the Brother MFCL2700DW and the Epson ET-3600 are the joint winners this time.

Both printers offer good image quality, be it monochrome or colour, but Brother offers incredible amounts of printing per cartridge and is ideal for any small office environment, and the Epson has an incredible amount of ink included, as well as a fantastic warranty agreement and low energy usage. These are both incredible printers, and we’re sure either would be a great addition to your office or home.

We hope that you’ve found this article helpful, and if so, please feel free to leave a comment or a rating below, we really do appreciate them. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and we look forward to seeing you next time you need purchasing advice.