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The 3 Best 11x17 Printers - Black Friday 2022 Reviews

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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 120 printers, and below are our recommendations for the best 11x17 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 supertank printer. This model has a sturdy build and plenty of connectivity options, including USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet. It also supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print service, so you can print right away without installing any drivers or a third-party app. The scanner is equipped with an automatic feeder to process long documents; however, it's a little slow as it only processes up to five pages per minute. Additionally, it doesn't support duplex scanning, meaning you'll have to flip the pages manually when scanning double-sided sheets.

    Printing-wise, this model produces sharp black and color documents. It has a wide color gamut and produces very fine details in photos; it just isn't very color-accurate, and printed pictures look a tad grainy. As for its page yield, a full tank gets you thousands of prints, and on top of that, the replacement ink bottles are relatively cheap, so you won't need to spend too much on maintenance. Its printing speed is good; it's fast with black documents but much slower with color. One thing to note is that while it has duplex printing capability, it doesn't work when printing tabloid size.

    If you're looking specifically to print photos or posters, get the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 instead. It's better at producing finer details and has a wider color gamut, resulting in sharper and more vibrant pictures. Its flatbed scanner picks up smaller details, which is great for digitizing photos, and it's large enough to scan 8.5" x 14" sheets. However, it lacks an automatic feeder to scan long, multi-page documents. Also, its page yield isn't as good as the ET-15000, and replacement ink is more expensive, so you'll have to spend a little more to maintain it over time.

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  2. Best Mid-Range 11x17 Printer

    For a more affordable but not too cheap option, get the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, an all-in-one inkjet model designed for office use. It's rather bulky and takes up a lot of space, but it feels amazingly well built, with easy access to the ink cartridges and paper jams. Its ADF-equipped scanner is large enough to scan 11x17 sheets and processes up to nine pages per minute. It can also scan double-sided documents in a single pass, meaning you won't have to flip the pages manually. You can connect to the printer via Wi-Fi, USB, or wired LAN or print directly from a USB flash drive.

    The main drawback with this model compared to our top pick is that it uses regular ink cartridges and yields far fewer prints, around 1100 black and 650 color. It's still very respectable for a printer with cartridges, but you'll nonetheless spend more for maintenance in the long run. It prints up to twelve black or eight color pages per minute; not the fastest but not slow either. There are two input trays, and both support 11x17 sheets, holding a total of 500 sheets of paper, which is great for large print jobs as you won't have to refill the tray as often.

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  3. Best Budget 11x17 Printer

    The best large-format printer we've tested in the budget category is the Canon PIXMA iX6820. This large, print-only model accepts paper sizes up to 13" x 19", and it can print borderless, which is great if you want to print a few fun pictures or posters to hang on your wall. It can print most standard-size pages, including 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" for photos. Its photo printing quality is excellent, producing detailed pictures with vibrant colors and minimal banding.

    As expected for a budget model, the ink cartridges don't last very long, so you'll have to buy refills often if you print a few dozen pages a day. Replacement ink is relatively inexpensive, so your overall maintenance cost will remain low over time. The other downside to know about is that its printing speed is slow, as it can only push out eight black or color pages per minute.

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Notable Mentions

  • Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300: The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is a great alternative to the Epson EcoTank ET-15000 if you want to print photos. However, it's a print-only unit, meaning it doesn't have a scanner. Also, its ink cartridges run out much faster, so you'll have to spend more to maintain it. See our review
  • 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. Nov 25, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

  2. Sep 27, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

  3. Jul 29, 2022: Minor structure change. Removed the Brother MFC-J6945DW as a main pick and added it to the Notable Mentions. Removed the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840 and the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300.

  4. May 10, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

  5. Mar 11, 2022: Added the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 to the Notable Mentions. Made minor rewrites to refresh the text.

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.

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