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The 6 Best All-In-One Printers - Spring 2023 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 printers for all-in-one use that 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 because its toner cartridges last a long time. You can connect to this printer via USB, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet and even print directly from a USB flash drive. Its ADF-equipped scanner scans documents quickly, produces high-quality scans, and supports single-pass duplex scanning.

    There are multiple variants of this printer that come in at different price points, so if you don't need features like duplex scanning and NFC support, you can save a few bucks with an entry-level variant of this printer like the Brother MFC-L8610CDW, which still delivers identical overall print quality. You can see more details about all the variants in the full review. Unfortunately, laser printers like the MFC-L8905CDW aren't the best option for printing photos, as they have a limited color gamut and struggle to reproduce small details.

    If you need to print photos, we recommend the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550, an all-in-one supertank inkjet model. It prints detailed and colorful photos and supports various paper sizes up to 13" x 19". A full ink tank gets you thousands of prints, and the ink bottles are cheap, so you don't need to worry about high maintenance costs. There are a couple of tradeoffs, like the lack of an automatic feeder, slower printing speed, and a higher price tag. If cost is a concern, you can go with the cheaper Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 variant, which performs identically but only supports paper sizes up to 8.5" x 11".

    See our review

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

    If you only print black and white documents, you can save money with a monochrome model. We recommend the Brother MFC-L2750DW, one of the best all-in-one laser printers we've tested. Its high-resolution scanner produces outstanding scans and has an automatic feeder that can scan double-sided sheets in a single pass. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet, and it supports NFC, which means you can connect by simply tapping your NFC-enabled device on the printer. The overall build quality is excellent, although it does take up a fair amount of desk space.

    Print quality is fantastic, as documents look incredibly sharp and detailed with minimal artifacts. It doesn't take long to warm up, prints quickly at 36 pages per minute, and supports automatic duplex printing too. Its toner cartridge yields around 2000 prints, and replacement toner is cheap, so your cost per print will remain low over time. You need to replace the drum separately, but it's rated to last through roughly 12,000 prints, so you likely won't need to do it too often.

    If you want to save more money but still want a monochrome laser printer, the MFC-L2750DW has many variants, including cheaper models like the Brother MFC-L2710DW, which lacks duplex scanning and prints slightly slower. You can also get bundles with higher-yield XL toner cartridges, like the Brother MFC-L2750DW XL, which might be cheaper than buying the cartridge separately. You can see all the variants and their differences in the full review.

    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. Our pick is the Brother MFC-J4335DW, an inkjet model. It's more compact and affordable than pricier laser models like the Brother MFC-L8905CDW or Brother MFC-L2750DW. However, you still get plenty of 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.

    While it isn't a supertank printer, this model's standard ink cartridges still have a relatively large page yield of approximately 2000 black and 800 color prints. Better yet, replacement cartridges aren't overly expensive, which will help you save money in the long run. You can also get XL ink cartridges that'll last longer, further reducing maintenance. It has Wi-Fi and USB connectivity and is compatible with Brother's feature-rich mobile app, allowing you to print, copy, scan, and perform maintenance tasks from your smartphone.

    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 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, since it's a budget model, it's lacking a few features, like an automatic document feeder and Ethernet connectivity.

    This printer doesn't print very fast at nine black or six color pages per minute, so you'll have to be patient when printing long documents. 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, if you want to spend as little as possible and want something to get the job done, our recommendation is 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 it's an inconvenience. Even worse, you have to 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 aforementioned Brother MFC-J1205W or the mid-range Brother MFC-J4335DW.

    See our review

  6. 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 it 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 isn't too bad 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

  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw: The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw is one of the best all-in-one laser printers we've tested. It has a slightly better touch-sensitive display than the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. However, it has a slower scanning and printing speed, a lower page yield, and inferior scan quality. See our review
  • Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw: The Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw is a versatile color laser printer that's similar in design to the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. It has a higher color page yield than the Brother, but it scans slower and is more limited in availability. The biggest difference is that the Canon's drum is built into the cartridge, simplifying maintenance requirements but driving up cartridge costs. See our review
  • Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw: The Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw is a newer version of the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw and also makes a good alternative to the Brother MFC-L8905CDW. That said, it shares many of the same disadvantages as its predecessor compared to the Brother, which scans documents a lot faster. It also has a lower page yield than both the MF743Cdw and Brother. See our review
  • Brother HL-L2325DW: The Brother HL-L23215DW is a cheaper alternative to the Brother MFC-L2750DW if you don't need a scanner. It performs almost identically to the MFC-L2750DW in terms of print quality, but it prints a little slower at 33 pages per minute and yields slightly fewer pages. See our review
  • Epson EcoTank ET-3850: The Epson EcoTank ET-3850 is a great alternative to the Brother MFC-L2750DW if you need to print photos or graphics. Its ink tank yields significantly more pages than the Brother, but it doesn't print as quickly and lacks duplex scanning. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 04, 2023: Slight in-text adjustments to improve clarity and legibility for users.

  2. Apr 07, 2023: Swapped Canon Color imageCLASS MF743Cdw for Brother MFC-L8905CDW as 'Best All-In-One Printer' pick. Added Canon Color imageCLASS MF753Cdw and Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw to Notable Mentions.

  3. Mar 10, 2023: Minor structure change. Added the HP OfficeJet 250 as the 'Best All-In-One Portable Printer' and the Epson EcoTank ET-3850 as a Notable Mention.

  4. Feb 10, 2023: Minor text changes to provide more information about the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw's variants. No change in recommendations.

  5. Jan 12, 2023: Minor text changes to improve clarity and readability. Added the Brother HL-L2325DW as a Notable Mention. 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.