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The 7 Best All-In-One Printers - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best All-In-One Printers

Whether you need a printer for a professional office environment or 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 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 135 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 Brother MFC-L8905CDW, a color laser model. It produces amazingly sharp documents, prints quickly at up to 32 pages per minute, and doesn't need much maintenance. Its ADF-equipped scanner scans fast and supports single-pass duplex scanning, making it a great choice for offices that regularly scan multi-page or double-sided documents. With a yield of around 3000 black and 1400 color prints, you likely won't need to replace the toner cartridges often unless you print a lot. Plus, the toner cartridges are relatively inexpensive. Cheaper variants exist, like the Brother MFC-L8610CDW, which has a smaller display and flatbed scanner but lacks NFC support and duplex scanning. The printing performance remains the same; you just lose a few features. See more details in the full review.

    If you need to print photos, get the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 instead. This all-in-one supertank model produces beautiful pictures and supports up to 13" x 19" paper, making it an excellent option for printing posters. Its page yield is fantastic, so you won't have to spend much on replacement ink. Like the Brother, it has an 8.5" x 14" flatbed scanner to scan Legal-size documents, but there's no automatic feeder, so you'll have to scan each sheet manually. It also has slower printing speeds. Another alternative is the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850. It's more of an office printer than a photo printer, meaning you get more features like an ADF with duplex scanning and faster printing speeds, but the print quality isn't as good, as the pictures look more muted and grainy than ones printed on the ET-8550. Unfortunately, both printers are more expensive than the Brother MFC-L8905CDW.

    See our review

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

    Our best upper mid-range pick is the Canon Color imageCLASS MF656Cdw, one of the best all-in-one laser printers we've tested. It has the same print quality and features as the Brother above and yields even more color prints. It's also easier to maintain, as its toner cartridges contain the drum, meaning you won't have to replace the drum separately. The tradeoff for its lower price is its printing speed. It can print up to 22 pages per minute, but you can only get that speed when connected via USB or Ethernet, which is inconvenient if you don't have space near your computer or router to put the printer. Scan speed is slower but still respectable at 14 pages per minute. Cheaper variants with fewer features are available; see our full review for more details.

    Another option to consider is the Brother MFC-L3780CDW, also an all-in-one color laser printer nearly identical to the Canon. It produces beautiful documents, and it prints up to 20 black or 28 color pages per minute over Wi-Fi, doubling the Canon's print speed and then some in the case of color prints. It also scans faster via the ADF. However, the printer is more expensive, and you'll have to spend more on replacement toner because it doesn't yield as many prints. Also, you'll have to replace the drum separately, which is an added expense. It isn't as convenient as an integrated drum, but it's more eco-friendly since most drums have a much longer service life than toner cartridges, and you won't have to discard usable toner just to replace the drum in case of damage.

    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 tier is where you'll find the best options. Our pick is the Brother MFC-J4335DW, an inkjet model. It's more compact and affordable than the laser models we recommend above. You still get many features, like an ADF-equipped scanner, wide connectivity options, and fast printing speed. It produces high-quality documents, and while it doesn't have the best color accuracy or the widest color gamut, printed photos still look very detailed.

    Although it isn't a supertank printer, it still yields a large number of prints, which means you won't have to regularly replace the cartridges. The input tray holds 150 sheets of paper, which is likely enough for most households with a few people sharing the printer. If you print more and want to minimize the number of times you need to refill the tray, you can get the slightly more costly Brother MFC-L4535DW variant, which has an additional 250-sheet tray, bringing the total capacity to 400 sheets. It also has a larger control panel and more connectivity options, including an Ethernet port and NFC support.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget All-In-One Printer

    For the budget-conscious, we recommend the Brother MFC-J1205W, also sold as the Brother MFC-J1215W at Walmart. It's an inkjet all-in-one intended for people who don't print much and only need basic features. It feels sturdy, prints decent-looking photos, and yields around 1100 black and 700 color pages. Naturally, since it's a budget model, it lacks features like an automatic document feeder and Ethernet connectivity. Printing speed is also on the slower side 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

    If you want to spend as little as possible and want something to get the job done, consider the Canon PIXMA MG3620. This all-in-one inkjet model has all the basics. It has a flatbed scanner, produces good-quality documents and photos, and connects via USB or Wi-Fi. It prints slowly at nine black or three color pages per minute, but on the upside, it supports automatic duplex printing. It's compatible with Canon's mobile app, so you can easily print from your smartphone.

    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, so you need to replace them often. Maintenance cost isn't the issue since the cartridges are cheap, but replacing them is inconvenient. Even worse, you must replace the entire color cartridge if one color runs out, which is wasteful. It's still a good option if you only print once in a blue moon for a specific project, but if you print more frequently, you're better off getting a model with better page yield, like the Brother MFC-J1205W or the mid-range Brother MFC-J4335DW.

    See our review

  6. Best All-In-One Monochrome Laser Printer

    For black-and-white printing only, we recommend the Brother MFC-L2750DW, one of the best all-in-one laser printers we've tested. This monochrome model produces incredibly sharp documents and prints quickly at 36 pages per minute. Its cost-per-print is very low, as a regular toner cartridge gets you around 2,000 prints, and there's only one cartridge to replace since it's a monochrome model. XL cartridges are available if you print more. The scanner's lid hinges can extend so that it's easier to close the lid over thicker items like textbooks, and there's an automatic feeder with single-pass duplex scanning, allowing for quick processing of multi-page and double-sided documents. You can connect to the printer via Wi-Fi, USB, or Ethernet, and there's also NFC support, allowing you to connect an NFC-enabled device with a single tap.

    Again, there are other variants in this printer series. If you don't need features like duplex scanning and don't mind slightly slower printing speed, you can save money with the Brother MFC-L2710DW variant. The print quality remains the same no matter which model you get. Some bundles include a longer-lasting XL toner cartridge, like the Brother MFC-L2690DW XL, which might be cheaper than buying the cartridge separately.

    See our review

  7. Best All-In-One Portable Printer

    The best all-in-one portable printer we've tested is the HP OfficeJet 250. It's a great option if you travel a lot for work or run an outdoor kiosk and need to print receipts. It runs off a rechargeable battery that supplies enough power for about 225 prints and takes around two hours to fully charge. You can connect to the printer via Wi-Fi or USB, and there's support for Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service, making it easy to print from your smartphone or tablet. Its sheetfed scanner produces high-quality scans and has an optical character recognition (OCR) feature that allows you to save scans as text-searchable PDFs.

    Printing-wise, it produces very sharp and detailed black and color documents. The downside is that it's slow, as it only prints three black or six color pages per minute. Also, its ink cartridges run out quickly, so you might need to carry a few extra cartridges. The cost-per-print is pretty decent as the cartridges are relatively cheap, although color printing can still get expensive if you print a lot. You can get XL cartridges that'll last longer, and the printer also accepts third-party ink, which can help save some money.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw: The Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw is a good alternative to the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. It has the same features as the Brother but doesn't yield as many prints and has slower scanning and printing speeds. See our review
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e: The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is a great office printer and a good inkjet alternative to the Canon Color imageCLASS MF656Cdw/MF654Cdw. It has a larger 500-sheet input tray and prints faster when connected wirelessly. However, it doesn't yield as many prints and includes six months of free ink through HP's ink replenishment subscription service. Enrolling in the service will block you from using third-party cartridges, even if you cancel your subscription. If you don't care for the ink subscription, you can get the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025, but it may be harder to find. See our review
  • Epson EcoTank ET-3850: The Epson EcoTank ET-3850 is a good inkjet alternative to the Canon Color imageCLASS MF656Cdw/MF654Cdw. It prints higher-quality photos and yields more prints; however, its scanner is slower to process documents and lacks duplex scanning. It also can't print from a USB flash drive. See our review
  • Epson EcoTank ET-2840 Special Edition: If you have a large print load, the Epson EcoTank ET-2840 Special Edition is a good alternative to the Brother MFC-J4335DW. It's slightly more expensive upfront, but you'll likely save more money in the long run as it yields significantly more prints. It comes with two additional bottles of black ink, which is equivalent to 8,600 pages, according to Epson's estimate. However, it has no automatic feeder and only supports manual duplex printing. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Feb 21, 2024: Minor text changes to add the Brother MFC-L3780CDW as an alternative with faster Wi-Fi printing speed to the Canon Color imageCLASS MF656Cdw. Added the Brother MFC-L2750DW as the 'Best All-in-One Monochrome Laser' pick.

  2. Jan 23, 2024: Replaced the Epson EcoTank ET-4850 with the Epson EcoTank ET-3850 because the ET-3850 is nearly identical to the ET-4850 but cheaper. No change in recommendations.

  3. Dec 18, 2023: Added the Brother MFC-L3780CDW/MFC-L3720CDW as a Notable Mention. No change in recommendations.

  4. Nov 17, 2023: Minor text changes to add the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 as a second alternative to the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. No change in recommendations.

  5. Oct 20, 2023: Added the Epson EcoTank ET-2840 Special Edition as a Notable Mention. Small text changes to improve clarity and provide more information regarding HP's ink subscription service. 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.