PC Advisor reviews the best budget printers you can buy in the UK in 2016 for less than £100.
- Reviewed on: 7 October 14
- RRP: £60 inc. VAT
The Aficio SG 2100N provides good performance for such an inexpensive printer, and Ricoh's Geljet technology does work well when printing colour graphics on plain paper. Unfortunately, its high running costs make it harder to recommend – even for basic mono printing. The next model in the range is the Aficio SG 3110DN, which costs £90 and provides duplex printing as well as the option to use high-yield cartridges, so it may be worth paying more up front for that model in order to keep your long-term running costs under control.
Read our Ricoh Aficio SG 2100N review.
- Reviewed on: 1 December 15
- RRP: £30 inc VAT
The up-front cost of the DeskJet 3630 is genuinely good value for money. The colour ink cartridges aren’t too expensive either, so you can certainly use the printer for the occasional photo print, or for school reports or presentations that use colour graphics. However, the high cost of the black ink cartridges is disappointing, and means that the DeskJet 3630 isn’t ideal for people who simply need an affordable printer for letters and other text documents unless you're prepared to sign up to InstantInk.
Read our HP DeskJet 3630 review.
- Reviewed on: 16 February 15
- RRP: £69 inc. VAT
The 5640 looks brilliant, and has some very nice features. Its performance, though, doesn't quite match up to the exterior. Compared to the cheaper Canons, its output isn't quite as glorious, and its running costs marginally higher. It's a beautifully turned-out device, but it falls short of inspiring true envy.
Read our HP Envy 5640 e-All-in-One review.
- Reviewed on: 2 November 15
- RRP: £92 inc VAT
You’ll need to keep an eye on running costs, but the Expression XP-530 will be a good option for people who don’t need to print lots of documents every day, but who do need very high quality for photos, school reports and other documents.
Read our Epson Expression Premium XP-530 review.
- Reviewed on: 6 March 15
- RRP: £80 inc VAT
We haven't been overly effusive about every aspect of this printer. The lack of user friendliness, in particular, could be improved upon. However, many of the LBP6230dw's faults are common to most other affordable laser printers. And many of them are minor issues which will cause few problems on an everyday basis. And there is a lot, an awful lot, that the Canon does incredibly well. It's highly affordable to both buy and run, and has searing speed and quality for this price-point. It's also pleasingly compact. For a discreet page-churner that you can entrust your daily workload to, the LBP6230dw is a fantastic product for the money.
Read our Canon i-Sensys LBP6230dw review.
- Reviewed on: 23 April 14
- RRP: £90 inc VAT
Canon's MFD are ever-reliable, and the MX535 is very much a device that aims at excellence in all of its facilities, rather than merely concentrating on the printing. The latter isn't bad, though, and businesses and home offices alike should find it a very likeable addition. If you want just printing, the Photosmart 7520 perhaps offers a little more speed. As an MFD, though, the Canon is another highly functional model.
Read our Canon Pixma MX535 review.
- Reviewed on: 14 February 14
- RRP: £59 (inc VAT)
You aren't going to be using the Brother for massive quantities of printing. Neither is it overladen with features. But for the occasional text print job, it'll prove a very willing accomplice. You're getting a very reliable model for an extremely low price point, and that makes it a highly commendable no-frills choice.
Read our Brother HL-1110 review review.
- Reviewed on: 24 July 14
- RRP: £79 inc. VAT
Samsung's smallest mono laser printer punches out rapid, good-quality pages well above its modest weight and its host of connectivity options as well as eco savings should appeal to the expanding SME market. It will be an expensive printer to run though, each page costing 5p in ink when other models run at 2p or less per page.
Read our Samsung Xpress M2022W review.
- Reviewed on: 21 July 15
- RRP: £60 inc VAT
The initial purchase price of the OfficeJet 3830 is obviously very attractive, and will appeal to many home users and smaller offices. Its running costs are also quite good when printing in colour, so it will be a good option for printing photos, or reports and presentations that contain colour graphics. However, simple mono printing is more expensive, and the OfficeJet 3830 could prove expensive to run if you print a lot of simple text documents. If you don't need to print all that much, though, this is a great-value all-in-one printer
Read our HP Officejet 3830 review.