By Michelle Octa and J.C./ Photo by Shutterstock

We collected 114 models of all-in-one printers chosen as the best multifunction devices by TechRadar, Tom’s Guide, PCMag, Digital Camera World, Pop Science, Wirecutter, The Balance, and The Forbes– primarily those websites that constantly run product testing. These are also the ones that have been doing all-in-one printer reviews for at least two years.  

After some analysis, we found a small number of models were repeatedly picked as the best all-in-one printers in 2021 and 2022. The vast majority of the so-called best all-in-one printers were mentioned as the best only one or two times over the past two years. 

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw was crowned as the best all-in-one printer seven times for two years in a row by our selected websites. Canon Pixma G7020 and Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 have been picked five times as the best all-in-one printers. Brother MFC-J5945DW has been chosen as best four times, and Brother MFC-L3770CDW three times. 

1. HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw

Picked as >

✔ Best all-in-one printer for home working and small offices (Digital Camera World) 

✔ Best laser printer (Pop Science) 

✔ Best upgrade pick in the Best All-in-one printers 2021/ Best upgrade pick: speed and features for small businesses and home offices (Wirecutter)

✔ The best for security (The Balance)

✔ The best color all-in-one laser printer (The Forbes)

✔ Upgrade pick (Wirecutter)

Features & specs > read more.

Source: HP official website

  • Functions: Print, copy, scan, fax, email email
  • Automatic duplex printing
  • Bluetooth® Low-Energy for HP Roam for Business
  • Energy efficiency: CECP; ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver
  • Enhanced security: Secure Boot, Secure Firmware Integrity, Runtime Code Integrity, password-protected EWS, secure browsing via SSL/TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2, etc. 
  • Mobile Printing Capability: HP Smart App, HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™, Mobile Apps, Mopria™ Certified, Wi-Fi® Direct Printing, Google Cloud Print™
  • Print Speed Black/ Color: Up to 28 ppm (pages per minute)
  • Up to 50,000 pages monthly duty cycle
  • 4.3″ intuitive touchscreen Color Graphic Display (CGD)
  • Automatic paper sensor: No
  • Paper trays: 2
  • Paper handling input: 50-sheet multipurpose tray, 250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Paper handling output, standard: 150-sheet output bin
  • Dimensions: 16.4” x 18.6” x 15.7”/ 41.65cm x 47.24cm x 39.87cm
  • Weight: 51.6 lbs/ 23.4 kg
Pros & cons > read more.

Source: Comments on ebay.com

Pros: 

  • Has its email address after configuring so people can send documents from their email addresses to that of the printer’s.
  • Connectivity is reasonably simple with USB or wifi on PC and Mac.
  • Produces fast and excellent quality printing for large quantities.

Cons:

  • May be slow when printing the first page, particularly when there are multiple print jobs. 
  • May be challenging to set up for some people as it does not provide an installation CD. 

2. Canon Pixma G7020

Picked as >

✔ Best for affordability (TechRadar, 2021 & 2022)

✔ Best all-in-one printer for home use (PCMag 2021 & 2022)

✔ Finalist (Wirecutter, 2021)

Features & specs > read more.

Source: Canon official website

  • Wireless 4-in-1: Print, copy, scan, fax
  • Auto 2-Sided Printing
  • Energy Star®, EPEAT Silver
  • 5,000 Page Duty Cycle
  • Includes two bonus black (PGBK) ink bottles.
  • With a high page yield print up to 6,000 black / 7,700 color pages per ink bottle set.
  • Wireless direct connection capable
  • Wireless connect capable
  • AirPrint® makes it easy to print right from iPhone®, iPad®, and Mac.
  • MOPRIA® PRINT SERVICE makes it easy to print from Android devices.  
  • Printer Dimensions (Closed): 15.9″ (W) X 14.6″ (D) X 9.3″ (H)/ 40.4cm (W) X 37.1cm (D) X 23.6cm (H)
  • Weight: 17.8 lbs./ 8.1 kgs
Pros & cons > read more.

Source: Comments on ebay.com

Pros: 

  • Comes with a setup CD.
  • Its Ink tank should be economical to use, although the printer’s initial cost can be high.
  • Easy to set up and operate.

Cons:

  • Does not scan both sides of a page through its paper feeder.
  • The viewing screen can be difficult to read as it is small and has no backlight. 

3. Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 

Picked as >

✔ A great small business inkjet printer (Tom’s Guide, 2021 & 2022) 

✔ Best all-in-one printer overall (Pop Science, 2021) 

✔ The best all-in-one printers (PCMag, 2021 & 2022)

Features & specs > read more.

Source: Epson official website

  • Saves up to 80 percent with low-cost replacement ink bottles, compared with standard-capacity color laser toner cartridges.
  • PrecisionCore® Heat-Free Technology delivers high-volume, print-shop-quality output.
  • Epson® DURABrite® pigment-based ink delivers vibrant borderless prints up to 8.5″ x 14″. 
  • The replacement ink set includes enough ink to print up to 6,000 pages. 
  • Features a 500-sheet front tray paper capacity and rear specialty paper feed. 
  • Comes with a 4.3″ color touchscreen.
  • Hands-free, voice-activated printing.
  • Dimensions: 16.7″ x 32.4″ x 18.1″/ 42.4cm x 82.3cm x 46cm
  • Weight: 39.2 lbs/ 17.8kgs
Pros & cons > read more.

Sources: PCMag, Tom’s Guide

Pros:

  • Very low ink costs
  • Fast document feeder
  • Terrific print quality
  • Large, 4.3″ color touchscreen

Cons: 

  • High initial purchase cost
  • Has paper feed issue sometimes

4. Brother MFC-L3770CDW 

Picked as >

✔ The best all-in-one printer for laser-like quality (Digital Camera World, 2021 & 2022)

✔ A finalist in The Best All-in-One Printer 2021 (Wirecutter)

Features & specs > read more.

Source: Brother official website

  • Print wirelessly from desktop, laptop, mobile devices, and NFC. 
  • Print speeds up to 25 ppm and scan speeds up to 29 ipm (impressions per minute) black and 22 ipm color. 
  • Automatic duplex (2-sided) printing.
  • The 30-sheet capacity multipurpose tray is helpful for printing on envelopes, letterhead, and alternative media.
  • The 250-sheet paper tray adjusts for letter or legal paper to help minimize paper refills. 
  • 3.7″ color touchscreen LCD.
  • Works with cloud apps: Dropbox, Google Drive™, Evernote, OneNote, and more.
  • Versatile connection options: Built-in wireless, wifi Direct®, USB interface.
  • Up to 30,000 pages maximum monthly duty cycle. 
  • Recommended monthly print volume: Up to 1,500 pages
  • Standard Memory: 512MB
  • Feature toner save mode
  • Unit dimensions: 16.1” W x 20.0” D x 16.3” H/ 40.9cm x 50.8cm x 41.5cm
  • Unit weight: 53.9 lbs/ 24.44 kg
Pros & cons > read more.

Source: Comments on Amazon

Pros:

  • Easy to set up and use. 
  • Economical. 
  • Scans and prints quickly and with ease. 

Cons:

  • Cartridge replacements can be expensive.
  • The number of distinct color combinations the machine can print is very limited.
  •  Graphics and photo printouts may need to be of better quality.

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