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A Quick Look at the Best Wireless Printers

A Quick Look at the Best Wireless Printers

Wireless printing is a common feature found in most new printers. Besides the aesthetically pleasing aspect of one less unsightly cable, wireless printers provide the user with more flexibility. Owners of Wi-Fi printers benefit from the ability to print from mobile devices and can easily share their printer with friends, family or coworkers connected to the same network.

One understandable apprehension people may have when it comes to purchasing a wireless printer is the belief that speed may take a hit. This depends on the strength of your Wi-Fi network but, generally, any time lost in data transfer is negligible when compared with the total print time, especially if the printer is positioned within a decent range of the router. If speed is a concern of yours, you may wish to pick a Wi-Fi printer that also comes with Ethernet to be safe.

Wireless printing is a convenient feature to have, but there are many other factors to consider when purchasing a printer that best fits your needs and preferences. To find a wireless printer that works best for you, check out the best wireless printers on the market today.


HP® Color LaserJet Enterprise M553n

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This printer offers a powerful combination of print speed, output quality and a long list of convenient features that make it an ideal choice for office settings with a small to mid-sized workgroup. Boasting basic MFP features such as scan, copy and fax, it also contains some highly prized characteristics such as a touch-screen control panel, e-mail, and duplexer for automatic double-sided printing. HP’s Wireless Direct technology allows you to connect to your printer from a smartphone, laptop, or tablet to print wirelessly.

If print speed is important to you, then you’ll be impressed with the amazing speed of 40 pages per minute in professional mode – the printer’s default performance mode.  HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553n toner cartridges also contribute to a low total cost of ownership thanks to reasonable cartridge prices coupled with an outstanding page yield of 12,500 for black and 9,500 for color high yield toner cartridges.

Is it right for you?

If you’re looking for an inkjet printer that can print at an amazingly high speed and handle heavy printing jobs then look no further than the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553n. This printer will give you laser-class speed and all of the must-have features for an office environment.


Brother® MFC-J480DW Compact Inkjet All-in-One

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Designed for small offices, the Brother MFC-J480DW is an inexpensive and feature-rich inkjet printer that delivers a fast print speed. Those who print regularly will appreciate the 100-sheet paper drawers that accepts both letter and legal size documents and the convenience of duplex – or double sided – printing. Not only does this printer give you the option to print in duplex to save money and resources, but it also allows you to copy and scan in duplex by conveniently scanning both sides of the page at once. A 20-sheet automatic document feeder frees you from manually replacing pages when you scan them.

The text print quality is great for an inkjet printer, and graphics and photos look exceptional too.

Is it right for you?

This printer is ideal for anyone that prints on a weekly basis, but doesn’t need or want the quick print speed and high price tag of a laser printer. If you print mostly in text and have a use for scanning, copying and duplexing this printer is a solid choice.  Brother MFC-J480DW ink is also cost-effective compared to many other manufacturers.


Canon® imageCLASS MF426dw

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A laser printer with a vast array of features, the Canon imageCLASS MF426dw gives you all of the convenient time-saving, cost-saving and space-saving aspects of a multifunction printer combined with the speed and durability of a laser printer.

The Canon imageCLASS MF426dw can work as a standalone copier, fax machine and direct email sender. An automatic document feeder allows you to scan, copy and fax multiple pages at once and can even do so in duplex by scanning one side of the page, turning it over, and scanning the other.

Is it right for you?

Being a monochrome printer, Canon imageCLASS MF426dw toner comes in only one color – black. But, if you only print text-based documents and do so on a frequent basis, you can benefit from the sharp text quality, print speed and low running cost of the Canon imageCLASS MF426dw.


HP® OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer

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The HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 is a fine multifunction inkjet printer for both small offices and homes. Although it doesn’t deliver the same lightning speed as many laser printers, its 24 pages per minute for black and 20 for color is well above average for inkjet printers.

This printer excels when it comes to printing high quality pie charts, graphs, PowerPoint presentations and images. You can expect sharp lines, dark colors and great contrast with every print thanks to a color resolution that can go up to 4800 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi), which is higher than the resolution of most inkjet printers. Suffice to say, your printed photos will have a professional, drugstore quality look.

With HP ePrint, you can send a print job from any connected device to the printer with a unique email address your printer is assigned. HP supports mobile printing via Airprint, which allows you to print from any iOS device effortlessly without an additional application.

Is it right for you?

In addition to copying, scanning, faxing and automatic duplexing HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 deliver picture perfect prints at a solid speed. If you print images often and can benefit from the versatility this printer has to offer, it’s a smart and economical choice.


Epson® WorkForce Pro WF-4730

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Small offices that rely on printed colored material have a trusted tool in the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4730. This printer delivers solid text, but its real accomplishment is color – graphics are vibrant and photos are of a professional quality.

Output speed is respectable for an inkjet printer – 20 pages per minute in black and 20 for color. This printer offers scanning, copying, faxing and duplex printing. To facilitate seamless scanning without the need for manual page replacement, the WF-4730 comes with a 35-page automatic document feeder for large jobs and can even scan both sides of the page by scanning in duplex.

Output quality for the Epson WF-4730 is exactly what you’d expect from a high-performing inkjet printer: vibrant image reproduction suitable for presentations, graphic reports and various projects. The text output doesn’t quite reach the same level of professionalism that the color does, but it’s still suitable for most business purposes.

Is it right for you?

If you print out color documents often and have a need for basic multifunction versatility, as well as the convenience of wireless printing, this printer should be a strong contender for you. The attractive price tag of the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4730  gives it a low start-up cost and the low price of Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4730  ink gives you the advantage of a low running cost.


Brother® MFC-L2720DW Compact Laser All-in-One

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Businesses that print mostly text-based documents will find both a workhorse printer and a versatile office tool in the Brother MFC-L2720DW.

This printer boasts a large 2.7” intuitive color touchscreen that makes it easy to utilize this printer as a standalone scanner, copier and fax machine. Scanning legal sized documents is made easy with a 35-page automatic document feeder. The scanner itself, rather than the ADF, does the duplexing, so it can quickly and conveniently scan both sides of the page at once.

Output quality is average for a monochrome laser printer, making it acceptable but lacking any kind of wow-factor. Speed, as well, at 30 pages per minute, is decent for a mono laser printer, but by no means impressive.

Is it right for you?

If you’re small office requires the kind of heavy duty printing a mono printer can deliver, but you’d like to benefit from the versatility of an MFP, the Brother MFC-L2720DW is one to consider.


Canon® Pixma TS-6120 Wireless All-in-One

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For casual home users, the Canon Pixma TS-6120 is an attractive and affordable option. Boasting a sleek and space-saving design, the Canon TS-6120 offers high quality images, solid text output, and scanning and copying abilities.

Output speed is slightly below average for an inkjet printer with black text at 10 pages per minute and color at 15. But, as mentioned above, this printer is fit for individuals who aren’t relying on fast prints for time-sensitive business materials but, rather, someone who prints on an as-needed basis, which may range from boarding passes to photos to book reports.

Is it right for you?

If you’re looking for a business printer, this isn’t the one for you.  However, it is ideal for homes looking to benefit from solid text, high resolution images, scanning, copying and the convenience of wireless printing.


Canon® Pixma TR-8520 Wireless Office All-In-One-Printer

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This printer may be small, but don’t let that fool you – it provides a powerful versatility and output quality at a low startup cost. Besides the basic multifunction features of scan, copy and fax, this printer is also capable of printing on optical discs, and has an LCD display that allows you to preview documents.

The Canon TR-8520 is more than capable of handling the dual role of home and home office printer.  Text is solid enough for most business purposes and the graphic and image quality will suffice for any internal business needs. Photos printed with Canon TR-8520 ink surpasses drugstore quality, giving you the ability to print out photos from the comfort of your own home while still receiving professional results.

Is it right for you?

Although its print speed makes may be not be conducive to heavy-duty printing, it still makes for a great printer when it comes to simple text documents and graphics, while photos print out with beautiful clarity and a high resolution.


Samsung® ProXpress SL-C2620DW

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If you’re looking for a laser printer that delivers on speed and output quality, the Samsung SL-C2620DW provides both in spades. The print speed for black and color toner cartridges is a respectable 27 pages per minute.  Text isn’t quite at the level of desktop publishing, but it is more than capable of delivering professional results for brochures, reports, presentations and most work or school-related projects and assignments. Color quality is a true strength of this printer. It offers a sharp and vibrant color that you can’t find on most laser printers, making it a prime tool for printing graphs, brochures and anything in between.

Is it right for you?

This is a solid choice for small businesses with frequent color printing needs.  Generous high yield cartridges will keep your office printing longer for less.

*Savings based on price comparison between remanufactured/compatible cartridge prices on www.LDProducts.com and OEM cartridge and printer prices from Amazon and Staples. All prices effective as of August 14, 2019.  OEM names are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated with, and do not endorse LD Products.

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