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.
- Reviewed on: 18 January 11
- RRP: £177.6 inc VAT
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.
Read our Kyocera Mita FS-1320D review.
- Reviewed on: 13 December 13
- RRP: £210 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Samsung Xpress M2875FW review.
- Reviewed on: 26 February 13
- RRP: £450 inc VAT
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.
Read our Canon i-SENSYS LBP7780Cx review.
- Reviewed on: 27 January 14
- RRP: £426 inc VAT
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.
Read our Kyocera Ecosys M2030dn review.
- Reviewed on: 27 March 14
- RRP: £349.99 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Canon Pixma iP8750 review.
- Reviewed on: 3 July 14
- RRP: £268 inc VAT
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.
Read our Lexmark CS410dn review.
- Reviewed on: 28 February 14
- RRP: £779 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Kyocera ECOSYS P6030cdn review.
- Reviewed on: 2 October 14
- RRP: £143 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Samsung Xpress M2835DW review.
- Reviewed on: 24 April 15
- RRP: £258 inc. VAT
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.
Read our HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw review.
- Reviewed on: 30 July 14
- RRP: £658 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Brother HL-L9200CDWT review.
- Reviewed on: 6 April 15
- RRP: £200 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5190DW review.
- Reviewed on: 18 November 14
- RRP: £329 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Epson Ecotank L555 review.
- Reviewed on: 28 May 14
- RRP: £380 inc. VAT
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.
Read our Canon i-SENSYS MF6180dw review.