The Best Printers For 2020

A printer is one of the most basic, indispensable tools in an office. It allows making copies of documents, and more often is used for printing documents from a digital file on a computer or smartphone. Printers today are packed with innovative technologies, and most of the models produced today have wireless capabilities, the ability to interface with internet cloud storage and print up to 30 pages a minute.

Printers are produced by many different brands, and all have different abilities and are required for different purposes. It is sometimes hard to pick exactly the model you need, even if you have an idea of what you are looking for. To help buyers make an educated guess and find the best choice, we have assembled the 5 best printers in one list. All the models shown here have good reviews, do their job and are worth their price.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Wireless
#1
HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
9.8
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Brother HL-L3230CDW
9.7
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#3
HP Tango X Smart
9.4
/
10
Best Smart Printer
#4
Brother Printer RHLL2320D
9.3
/
10
Simple Affordable Model
#5
Canon Pixma MG3620
9.2
/
10
Best Budget
HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This device can print at a speed of 22 pages per minute. It can also scan, and is even able to do duplex scanning.  The model is very compact and has an automatic document feeder for scanning, which holds up to 35 pages.

The printer supports a variety of synchronization algorithms, such as Google Drive and other similar platforms.  This allows you to immediately print pictures from your social media or cloud storage.

The printer connects via Wi-Fi, and the connection is self-healing – it restores itself if it is interrupted.

The model is efficient in using ink, and the company will ship 4 months’ worth of free ink with the printer.

The paper tray holds 250 sheets. The printer is controlled through a small screen, 2.65 inches in diagonal.

Pros:

  • Very good price for a quality HP model
  • Can scan and print in duplex, making the printer much quicker
  • Self-healing wireless connection

Cons:

  • The LCD display is pretty small, and is hard to read

Brother HL-L3230CDW
#2
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This printer can process 25 pages per minute. It prints both in monochrome and in color. The colors are very vivid and bright, and the resolution is professional quality. The model can print in duplex.

The printer has a wide assortment of ports, and can connect via a wireless connection, an Ethernet connection and a USB interface.

The model is available in two color designs – black and white.

The printer is compatible with many mobile devices using Google Cloud and other cloud storage protocols.

The paper is stored in a large 250 page tray. Each toner cartridge yields up to 1000 full pages of text.

The drum unit is expected to last for over 18 thousand pages.

Pros:

  • Very good printing quality – high resolution and true colors
  • Uses both genuine and non-genuine cartridges – that means you can use cheaper cartridges
  • Small and compact – will fit on any office desk

Cons:

  • The rollers inside the printer tend to fall apart after a while. Nonetheless, they are replaceable

HP Tango X Smart
#3
Best Smart Printer
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

This model arrives with 4 months’ worth of free ink. The model has smart voice control that allows hands-free printing. The model is designed as a very compact and nice-looking model, and it fits well in any interior.

The printer can print directly from your social media account or Google Drive. The printer uses Wi-Fi to connect to the target smartphone or PC.

The printer is moderately fast, printing up to 8 pages per minute. It compensates for its mediocre speed by making very high resolution pictures, both in monochrome and in color.

The entire model weighs only 7 pounds and has a length of 20 inches with a width of 15 and a height of 10. However, when it is folded up, it takes up much less space and looks more sleek and presentable.

The model can be used as a scanner, but only if a smartphone is connected. The smartphone takes a picture and sends it directly to the printer.

Pros:

  • Very cheap, compared to most other models
  • Compact and simple – a universal all-around printer
  • Good capabilities for smartphone integration

Cons:

  • No real scanning capability

Brother Printer RHLL2320D
#4
Simple Affordable Model
Editor’s Rating:
9.3
/
10

This model is very fast – it can print up to 30 pages per minute. The printer is also able to print duplex, still maintaining the 30 ppm speed. The printer comes with a 2600 page cartridge.

The printer works with a very good resolution – 2400 by 600 dpi, and that allows you to reproduce even the smallest details.

The model works right out of the box – no assembly and very little setup.

The printer is pretty compact for its level of complexity – it weighs only 25 pounds and has a small footprint. It is 14 by 14 inches.

This is only a printer, and it has no scanning capabilities.

The model arrives with a 90-day return guarantee.

Pros:

  • Very quick – the 30 page per minute speed is very good for a duplex printer.
  • Great resolution – 2400 by 600
  • The drum lasts for 12000 pages, which is a lot for a printer

Cons:

  • No wireless connection available

Canon Pixma MG3620
#5
Best Budget
Editor’s Rating:
9.2
/
10

This, surprisingly, is both a printer and a scanner. It uses Wi-Fi to interface with your smartphone or PC, and prints in excellent quality. It can also use NFC to transmit information at better speeds.

The scanner can make very high-resolution images, up to 4800 by 1200.

The printer is built to be connectable to a smartphone, and will connect with just a few simple operations. No assembly or setup is needed.

The printer is amazingly light and small – it weighs only 12 pounds and its footprint is only 12 by 17 inches. This allows it to fit in a small workspace, making it very attractive for students and office workers.

The printer is shipped with a manual, CD and two replacement cartridges – a color and a monochrome one.

Pros:

  • Very small and light – will fit on a cramped office desk
  • Very cheap, compared to most other model – will even fit in a student’s budget
  • Can both scan and print, which is amazing at this price level

Cons:

  • The software for using the printer is glitchy, and sometimes is hard to use