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13 best printers 2015: what's the best printer you can buy in the UK? | Best budget printers, best laser printers, best business printers, best inkjet printers - The best printers you can buy for your home or business

The best 13 printers you can buy in the UK in 2015

13 best printers 2015: what's the best printer you can buy in the UK? | Best budget printers, best laser printers, best business printers, best inkjet printers - The best printers you can buy for your home or business

The 13 best printers you can buy in the UK in 2015. Best value printers, best multifunction printers, best colour laser printers, best office printers.

13. Kyocera Mita FS-1320D

With low running costs, high performance and strong paper handling, the Kyocera Mita FS-1320D could be a brilliant acquisition for businesses seeking fast text output. The lack of network facilities is the only significant flaw, and even this can be fixed by paying a little more for the FS-1370DN.

12. Samsung Xpress M2875FW

In a crowded mono MFP market for SMEs where much is promised but not always delivered, the Samsung Xpress M2875FW does a good job of combining multiple features, fast speeds, decent quality and cost savings.

11. Canon i-SENSYS LBP7780Cx

We were slightly underwhelmed by the LBP7680Cx, but its bigger brother the Canon i-SENSYS LBP7780Cx is a very different proposition. Large and very powerful, it has good performance and a slew of modern features that puts it amongst the top business models. Throw in high-quality colour printing and the stunningly fast auto-duplexing and this is a heavyweight contender that puts much of the opposition on the canvas.

10. Kyocera Ecosys M2030dn

Although externally little has altered, the revamped Kyocera Ecosys M2030dn has shown a slight increase in speed and efficiency, even if print quality is more inconsistent.

9. Canon Pixma iP8750

Canon's PIXMA iP8750 is the A3+ inkjet printer that serious photographers and illustrators have been waiting for - low on frills, easy to use and high on quality.

8. Lexmark CS410dn

The running costs do hurt an otherwise very competent printer. The CS410dn does everything well, without excelling for its price range. If you want a sturdy page churner that can also slip to high quality colour for the odd big splash, the Lexmark will serve you well. Colour freaks may want to consider paying a little bit more upfront for a higher-priced model that can offer superior long-term running costs.

7. Kyocera ECOSYS P6030cdn

Kyocera's ECOSYS P6030cdn colour laser printer manages to combine volume, speed and quality with cost-saving features and plenty of extras. It's is only let down by minor ergonomic design flaws.

6. Samsung Xpress M2835DW

We've tried to find fault with this printer, but it really has been difficult. Print quality is strong, the design is generally fantastic, and all of the features work exactly how they should. When a laser is this effective and this thoughtfully put together, it seems churlish not to give it our highest accolade.

5. HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw

If you're looking for a high-quality photo printer then inkjet printers still have the edge there. However, the M277dw provides excellent text quality and business graphics, and will make a good workhorse printer for smaller offices that need to produce high quality business documents.

4. Brother HL-L9200CDWT

For middle to larger businesses needing a speedy and sturdy colour printer which can churn out good volume and quality with all connectivity options covered without costing the earth, Brother's HL-L9200CDWT ticks all the boxes.

3. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5190DW

Many models have tried to be all things to all users. Few, to my recollection, have succeeded. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5190DW, though, might well be the exception. More welcoming than lasers, but packing many of the same connectivity, security and management features, it also offers superb performance in both text and colour photographs. The running costs are good, and the energy usage economical. Its RRP of almost £347 may seem slightly steep, but having put this model through its paces, that tag seems nothing less than value for money. The really good news, though, is that if you shop around, you can find it available for under £200. And given everything we've said, that rather makes it look like the bargain of the decade. Astonishing.

2. Epson Ecotank L555

If you just need a personal printer for occasional use then you may still be better off buying a conventional low-cost inkjet printer. However, the Ecotank printers offer big savings for businesses that need to print text and graphics documents on a daily basis. There are a few rough edges, but Epson's Ecotank printers represent a real breakthrough in the cost of printing.

1. Canon i-SENSYS MF6180dw

We're trying to find fault with this model, but it really is beautifully conceived and configured. We might perhaps wish for gigabit networking rather than older 10/100, and the standard memory of 256 MB (the Kyocera has double this) is a little skimpy. In general, though, it's a fantastically versatile model that covers all bases in impeccable style.

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