Best printers on a budget

Best printers on a budget

Posted by Adrian Rigby on

Are you looking for a printer that delivers high-quality prints at a low cost? Just because you do not want to splurge on an expensive printer does not mean you have to compromise on quality or functionality.

Whether you are looking for a printer with fast printing speeds, photo printing capabilities, or that can scan and copy, there are many great printers which you can get on a budget.

From basic black and white laser printers for fast document printing to all-in-one colour printers that can print photos, scan and copy, here are some of the best budget-friendly printers, starting from as little as £34.99.

Inkjet printers under £75

Epson Expression Home XP-2200 Inkjet Printer

If you are looking for a colour inkjet printer which delivers 3-in-1 print, scan and copy versatility, this printer is the perfect choice. Featuring USB, wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity, the XP-2200 allows you to connect and print easily from wherever you are in the home or office.

With four-colour ink catridges, this is a much more affordable solution as you only have to replace individual inks when they run out. A cost-effective printer that produces high definition results.

Epson WorkForce WF-2930DWF Inkjet Printer

A high-quality, cost-effective printer that has additional scanning, copying and faxing tools to handle even the largest of printing jobs in the home or office. Featuring automatic double-sided printing, a 30 sheet Automatic Document Feeder and its 100-sheet input tray, printing has never been easier.

The Epson WF-2930 is a sleek design that saves space compared to other printers providing similar functionality. With the Smart Panel app, you can control your printer from your device, making the printing process smooth and efficient. It boasts a 3.7cm LED screen so you can easily navigate through the printer’s functions too.

Laser printer under £75

Brother HL-1112 Mono Laser Printer

If you are looking for a monochrome printer that offers speed and great quality documents on a budget, this printer is an excellent choice.

It can print 20 A4 pages per minute, and holds 150 sheets at a time, so you do not need to wait long for prints or refill your printer tray often.

This printer can print on A4, letter, legal or folio size paper, and is compatible with both PCs and Macs, using a USB cable.

Inkjet printer under £100

Epson Expression Home XP-3200 Inkjet Printer

This printer not only combines print, scan and copy functionality, but is an incredibly compact design so is perfect for the home office where space is tight. Save money, space and time with its handy individual inks, easy mobile printing and its sleek design. With Wi-Fi Direct built-in, it is easy to print without a wireless network, but also has the flexibility for Wi-Fi printing too.

Complete with a 3.7cm LCD screen, printing and copying without a printer has never been easier. The XP-3200 also allows for double-sided printing for ease and efficiency.

Laser printers under £150

Brother HL-L2310D Mono Laser Printer

A monochrome only printer with fast printing speeds, this printer can print up to 30 pages per minute, has automatic double-sided printing capability, and holds 250 sheets of paper.

The printer requires one toner cartridge and has a 1200 page yield, which means it can print up to 1200 pages of text, so it does not have to be replaced often.

This printer can print on A4, letter, A5, A6 or executive size paper, and is compatible with both PCs and Macs with the use of a USB cable. Using the manual feed slot, you can print on paper with a weight of up to 230gsm.

Brother HL-L2350DW Mono Laser Printer

A great choice for a busy home office, this printer has fast print speeds of up to 30 pages per minute, automatic double-sided printing, and 250 sheet capacity.

One of the key advantages of this printer over the other laser printers mentioned is its ability to connect to your devices wirelessly, so you do not need a USB cable to print.

Inkjet printer under £150

Epson Expression XP-6105 Wireless Inkjet Printer

This all-in-one printer can copy and scan, as well as producing premium prints with vibrant images and sharp text. This is a compact printer with Wi-Fi connectivity and you can easily connect to your smartphone or tablet using the mobile printing apps which are included.

Save paper, time and money with automatic-double sided printing. With individual ink cartridges, you only need to replace the ones that have emptied to save wasting ink.

The dual paper trays mean you can keep plain paper and photo sheets in the printer at the same time, so you do not have to swap out materials often.

The printers mentioned above offer a range of features and capabilities, to meet differing print requirements. Identifying your specific printing needs is the key to finding the best budget-friendly printer for your household.

When choosing a printer, make sure that you look into the availability, cost and page yield of replacement ink or toner cartridges. Making an informed decision will help to ensure that you end up with a suitable printer that does not break the bank.

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