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The 5 Best All-In-One Printers - Fall 2022 Reviews

Best All-In-One Printers

Whether you need a printer for a professional office environment or for your family, all-in-one printers are a great solution to meeting the needs of many with a single machine. While they can all do the same things, like printing and scanning, some have features that can make some tasks significantly easier, like an automatic document feeder. The cartridge system is also important to consider when shopping for a printer, as an inadequate one means you have to replace the cartridges more often, and you end up spending more in the long run.

We've tested over 120 printers, and below are our recommendations for the best all-in-one printers you can buy. Also, check out our picks for the best photo printers, the best home printers, and the best wireless printers.

  1. Best All-In-One Printer

    The best all-in-one printer we've tested is the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw. This sturdily-built laser model has tons of connectivity options, including USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, making it easy for multiple people and various devices to access. Its ADF-equipped scanner is a little slow, as it only processes up to five pages per minute, but it produces high-quality scans and processes double-sided sheets in a single pass. The toner cartridges are good for a large number of prints, around 3000 black and 2000 color, so you don't have to replace them too often. They're expensive, though that's because they contain the drum, making maintenance more convenient since you won't have to replace the drum separately. It takes longer than most laser printers to warm up, but it's very fast once it gets going, pushing out 29 black or color pages per minute.

    Although the imageCLASS MF743Cdw is an excellent printer, like most laser options, it isn't ideal for photo printing. If you need to print photos, you're still better off with an inkjet model. We recommend the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550. It's an all-in-one with a refillable ink tank. It prints very detailed and colorful photos and supports borderless printing up to 13" x 19". Its ink tank yields thousands of pages, so you won't need to worry about high maintenance costs. There are some drawbacks, though, as it lacks an automatic feeder, doesn't print documents as quickly, and is more expensive.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range All-In-One Printer

    If you only print in black, you can save some money with a monochrome model. We recommend the Brother MFC-L2750DW, a laser all-in-one. It has a high-resolution scanner with extendable hinges so that you can scan thick items like textbooks, an automatic feeder to process multi-page documents, and it scans double-sided sheets in a single pass. In addition to Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet connectivity, it supports NFC, which means you can connect by simply tapping your NFC-enabled device on the printer.

    Its toner cartridge yields around 2000 prints and replacement toner is cheap, so your cost per print will remain low over time. You have to replace the drum separately, but it's usually good for 12,000 prints, so you likely won't need to do it too often. It doesn't take long to warm up and prints quickly at 36 pages per minute.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range All-In-One Printer

    If you need something for home use but don't want to go too cheap, the mid-range price segment is where you'll find the best options. There are many models to choose from, and we eventually settled on the Brother MFC-J4335DW as our top pick, an inkjet model. It's more compact and affordable than the laser models we recommend above, but you still get plenty of features, like an ADF-equipped scanner, wide connectivity options, and fast printing speed.

    Of course, there are cheaper printers on the market; however, cheap printers tend to have a very low page yield, so you end up spending more on replacement ink over time. This model yields roughly 2000 black and 800 color prints, which will help you save money in the long run. The only downside is that it doesn't print particularly good photos because printed pictures have a lot of grain and washed-out blacks.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget All-In-One Printer

    For the budget-conscious, we recommend the Brother MFC-J1205W. It's an inkjet all-in-one intended for people who don't print all that often and only need basic features. It feels sturdily built, prints decent-looking photos, and yields around 1100 black and 700 color pages. Naturally, there are fewer features as you go down in price, and in this case, it's the lack of an automatic document feeder and Ethernet connectivity. It doesn't print very fast at nine black or six color pages per minute. Nonetheless, it's still a good option if you're looking for something affordable and don't mind a few compromises.

    See our review

  5. Best Cheap All-In-One Printer

    Finally, we have the cheap printers, the most entry-level and basic models you can get. Our recommendation is the Canon PIXMA MG3620. This inkjet all-in-one produces good-quality documents and photos, and that's about it. Aside from its not-so-sturdy build and lack of an automatic feeder for the scanner, the biggest downside with a cheap model like this is its page yield. Its black and tri-color cartridges are only good for about 200 black and color prints, and while the ink cartridges aren't overly expensive, the cost will still add up quickly if you print a lot.

    As such, it's only a good option if you only print once in a blue moon for a specific project and need something that can get the job done. If you print any more than that, you're better off getting the Brother MFC-J1205W or the mid-range Brother MFC-J4335DW, as you'll spend significantly less on replacement ink.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw: The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw is one of the best color laser printers we've tested. It scans much faster than the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw through the automatic feeder; however, it doesn't yield as many black prints, and it's significantly more expensive. See our review
  • Brother MFC-J4535DW: The Brother MFC-J4535DW is a great all-in-one inkjet printer. However, it isn't worth getting over the Brother MFC-J4335DW because it's more expensive, and it only has a few small upgrades, like a larger input tray, a touch-sensitive display, and the ability to print from a USB flash drive. See our review
  • Brother MFC-L2710DW: The Brother MFCL2710DW is a great monochrome laser printer and a good alternative to the Brother MFC-L2750DW if you don't need duplex scanning. It doesn't print as quickly as the MFC-L2750DW, but it's still very fast at 32 pages per minute. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 16, 2022: Minor structure change. Replaced the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw with the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw because the Canon is cheaper, yields more black prints, and prints faster. Replaced the Canon imageCLASS MF445dw with the Brother MFC-L2750DW because the Brother has better print quality.

  2. Jul 25, 2022: Restructured article to better match user expectations. Removed the Brother MFC-J4535DW because it's too expensive. Removed the Epson EcoTank ET-3850 and the 'Best High-Yield All-in-One Printer' category.

  3. Jul 15, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

  4. Jun 09, 2022: Minor structure change. Replaced Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw with HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw because it's discontinued and hard to find.

  5. May 11, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best all-in-one models for most people. We factor in the price, feedback from our visitors, and availability.

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here's the list of all our all-in-one printer reviews. 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 noticeable unless you really look for them.