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The 4 Best 11x17 Printers - Summer 2023 Reviews

Best 11x17 Printers

Depending on your industry, you may need a printer that can print 11x17 sheets, also known as tabloid or ledger paper. These large format printers should be able to print a large number of pages at a quick pace while remaining cost-effective. Additional features like a sheetfed scanner and duplex scanning are a plus as they help streamline your work. Currently, all the printers we've tested capable of producing 11" x 17" prints are inkjets, as laser printers that support tabloid size are usually enterprise-grade models that cost significantly more.

We've tested over 130 printers, and below are our recommendations for the best large-format printers you can buy. For other printer recommendations, check out our picks for the best all-in-one printers, the best home printers, and the best printers for small businesses.

  1. Best 11x17 Printer

    The best 11x17 printer we've tested is the Epson EcoTank ET-15000, an all-in-one inkjet printer. This supertank model feels sturdily built, with a design allowing easy access to the ink tanks and sheet rollers, making maintenance straightforward. It has many connectivity options, including USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, as well as support for Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print service, so you can print from your iOS and Android mobile devices without installing any drivers or a third-party app. The scanner has an automatic feeder to process long multi-page documents, although it's a little slow and doesn't support duplex scanning.

    Printing-wise, this model produces sharp, detailed documents whether you print in black-and-white or color. Photos look detailed and colorful, albeit slightly grainy. As for its page yield, a full tank gets you nearly 7,000 prints, and on top of that, the replacement ink bottles are relatively cheap, so you won't need to spend much on maintenance. Its printing speed is good; it's fast with black documents but slow with color documents and photos. One thing to note is that while it supports automatic duplex printing, it doesn't work when printing tabloid size.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 11x17 Printer

    If you want something similar but cheaper, get the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, the best large-format printer in the mid-range category. In some ways, this printer is better than the pricier Epson EcoTank ET-15000, as it produces slightly sharper documents, has better color accuracy, and supports single-pass duplex scanning. Additionally, its input trays hold a total of 500 sheets of paper, almost double that of the Epson, which is great for large print jobs as you won't have to refill the tray as often.

    With all that said, it has one significant downside compared to the Epson: page yield. It uses regular ink cartridges instead of a refillable supertank, and as a result, it yields far fewer prints, around 1100 black and 650 color. Those are still respectable yields for a printer that uses cartridges, but it's far from what the Epson can achieve. Its cost per print is still very low, though, as the cartridges are inexpensive. Connectivity options include the usual Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet, and you can also print directly off a USB flash drive.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 11x17 Printer

    Our best budget pick is the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840. This all-in-one has many connectivity options, including USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, and it can also print directly off a USB flash drive. The scanner has an automatic feeder and supports automatic duplex scanning, making it easy to process multi-page and double-sided documents. It produces very sharp documents and prints relatively quickly for an inkjet model. For photo printing, it has a decently wide color gamut; however, its color accuracy is just okay, and there's a lot of grain in the photos.

    Again, this printer's main downside is its low page yield. You can only get about 350 black and 300 color prints from a single set of ink cartridges. The cartridges are cheap, so the cost per print isn't an issue. It's inconvenient because you'll likely need to interrupt your print jobs to replace the cartridges. Lastly, there's only a small price difference between this model and the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 we recommend above. If you can afford to spend a little more upfront, it's worth getting the HP, as you'll save more money in the long run due to its high page yield. Alternatively, you can save some money with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 variant. It's slightly cheaper than the WF-7840 but has one input tray instead of two.

    See our review

  4. Best 11x17 Photo Printer

    If you're looking specifically to print photos and want the best print quality, get the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300. This professional-grade photo printer produces incredibly detailed, vibrant, and color-accurate photos. It supports borderless printing and paper sizes up to 13" x 19". It uses nine ink cartridges, some of which are photo cartridges that work only on glossy photo paper, meaning you won't have to worry about depleting the photo ink if you want to print normal documents or reports. Its cost per print is decent; it's very cheap to print in black, but the color cartridges are expensive. Unfortunately, this is a print-only model, so you'll have to get a separate scanner to digitize photos.

    If you find the Canon too expensive, get the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 instead. It also produces amazing photos; the main difference is that it's less color-accurate than the Canon, as it tends to oversaturate the colors to make them appear more vibrant. However, it has a scanner, and it's much cheaper to maintain because its refillable ink tanks yield significantly more prints. Like the Canon, it supports various paper sizes up to 13" x 19".

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Brother MFC-J6945DW: The Brother MFC-J6945DW is an outstanding office printer and a good alternative to the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740. It has a higher page yield and prints faster; however, it's hard to find as it's discontinued. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 14, 2023: Small text changes to provide more information about the price difference between the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840.

  2. Jul 17, 2023: Verified that all picks are valid and available. No change in recommendations.

  3. May 19, 2023: Minor in-text adjustments to improve clarity of information. Ensured all main picks are still available and represent the best fit for user needs.

  4. Mar 24, 2023: Replaced the Canon PIXMA TS9520 with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840 because the Epson performs better and is nearly the same price. Added the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 as the Best 11x17 Photo Printer.

  5. Jan 24, 2023: Minor text changes to improve clarity. Replaced the Canon PIXMA ix6820 with the Canon PIXMA TS9520 because the TS9520 has more connectivity options, a scanner, and faster printing speed.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wide format printers that can print 11x17 pages. We factor in the price, feedback from our visitors, and availability.

If you'd like to do the work of choosing yourself, here's the list of all our reviews for printers that can print tabloid-size. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no printer is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not too noticeable unless you really look for them.