The best printer for 2020

A printer is one of the most basic necessities in an office. It is needed to print documents from a computer onto paper. Without it most kinds of office work would be totally impossible, therefore printers are abundant in offices. They are needed at home too – there are many cases when a person has to print a form or document at home, and then a good printer will be a life-saver.

As with all things there are good and bad printers. Some models are simply not worth their money, while others are sold for a good price and doo a good job too. So you have to know the market to make a good choice. However, we can help by presenting you with this list of 5 best printers. All are quality models that do their job and all are sold at an adequate price.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Has Wi-Fi
#1
HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
9.7
/
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
9.1
/
10
Best Budget
HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This is a small, but very powerful printer, which is able to do duplex both side printing and also scanning. It is 37 percent smaller than its nearest competitor form HP. It can print over 22 pages a minute. It scans from an automatic document feeder, which can hold up to 35 pages.

All of this is great, but it gets even better. The device can be synchronized with popular organizer programs such as Google Drive. This allows you to start printing straight from your smartphone.

The device has a Wi-fi chip which allows it to connect to any device wirelessly. The Wi-fi is self-healing. It will reconnect if the device loses connectivity.

The Wireless system has protection against intrusion and will not allow any of your data to be leaked.

HP offers four months of free ink with this model and the printer will order the ink by itself – it can measure ink levels and place orders automatically.

Pros:

  • Small and therefore very portable and space-saving
  • Orders supplies for printing by itself
  • Can connect directly to your device by reconnecting Wi-Fi

Cons:

  • Very small touch screen – hard to get the little icons

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

This one can print up to 25 pages a minute. This model presents professional speed and quality for a rather low price. The color documents turn out especially vivid and bright.

The paper tray holds 250 sheets, so you will rarely have to refill it, and the box can be adjusted for different kinds of papers – envelopes, and multiple sizes of paper. You can connect the printer to the PC by using Wi-Fi or Ethernet. There is also a USB port for connecting the printer.

The device can use many kinds of organizer programs - Google Cloud Print and many other.

The machine measures its own toner levels and will warn you when they are low. Alternatively it can order supplies on its own.

The manufacturer ships it with one black cartridge, filled.

Pros:

  • Very fast, and at the same time the images are high-quality
  • The duplex feature allows you to print on both sides of a page
  • Very easy and simple setup

Cons:

  • The rubber rollers might fall apart over time, but they are replaceable

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

This printer is a high-end model from HP. Nonetheless it is offered at a good price and at the same time has a lot of premium abilities. HP will ship free ink with it for 4 months.

This is a smart printer which is supposed to be good friends with your smartphone.  It can synchronize both with Alexa and with Google Home. The design of the printer fits well in any kind of interior and is universal\modern.

The smart commands that this printer has are its best selling point – it can use voice commands for hands-free printing. The Alexa\Google synchronization allow it to work much more easily.

You can print documents straight from your smartphone and scan to your smartphone too. You can print colored photos from your smartphone too.

The HP ink service allows you to save up to half your money on toner.

The printer connects to your device through Wi-fi, which is encrypted and self-healing.

The maker gives a year-long guarantee with the device

Pros:

  • Synchronization with any kind of smartphone or PC is easy and smooth
  • Very stylish outer look and sturdy body
  • Voice commands make it very easy to use

Cons:

  • Uses ink up very quickly

Brother Printer RHLL2320D
#4
Simple affordable model
Editor’s Rating:
9.3
/
10

This is a simplified model from brother. It is rather cheap, but it lacks some common features – for example it has no Wi-Fi, connecting instead with USB. It is only possible to print monochrome images on this printer, there is no option for colored pictures.

The maximum speed, however, is impressive – it is 30 pages per minute. The printer can do duplex printing, and this is a very useful feature, not present on many cheap models.

The simplicity of the printer makes it very easy to use, and the driver installs in under a minute. Then your machine is ready to work.

The reviewers mostly praise this one for being simple, fast and reliable. It arrives with a cartridge that lasts for 2600 pages. The maximum resolution is 2400 x 600 dpi.

Pros:

  • Very easy to set up and use
  • Great maximum resolution – prints in great quality
  • The toner for this one is very cheap

Cons:

  • Only monochrome printing available

Canon Pixma MG3620
#5
Best Budget
Editor’s Rating:
9.1
/
10

This device is equipped with a wireless chip which allows it to connect to any device with a Wi-Fi. The device synchronizes with any kind of smartphone or computer. The price should not confuse people – the printer is a very good one, and it prints both in monochrome and color. The resolution is 4800 by 1200 dpi. This gives excellent detalization to all images.

There is also a scanner coupled with the printer. The scanner gives a resolution of 1200 by 2400 pixels. The scanner too is able to scan colored images.

The Setup is done wirelessly as is all other work with the printer.

There are many other interesting abilities such as NFC and Google Cloud Print.

The model itself is compact, and it saves space on your workplace.

The device ships with a manual and two cartridges – a black and a color one.

Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Easy to set up and start using, and everything is done by Wi-Fi without wires
  • The model has very high resolution both in printing and scanning.

Cons:

  • There is no screen, so you will not be able to read error messages