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The 5 Best All-In-One Printers - Winter 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 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, a color laser model with a sturdy build and tons of features. You can connect to this printer via USB, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet and even print directly from a USB flash drive. Though a little slow, its ADF-equipped scanner produces high-quality scans and supports single-pass duplex scanning, so you don't need to scan double-sided sheets manually. It also has lid hinges that extend to accommodate thicker items like textbooks and magazines.

    As for its printing performance, it produces outstanding quality black and color documents and is fast, printing up to 29 pages per minute. The toner cartridges yield a large number of prints, around 3000 black and 2000 color, so you don't need to worry about frequent maintenance. The cartridges are expensive; however, they contain the drum, meaning you won't need to spend extra to replace the drum separately. The downside is that, like most laser printers, it isn't ideal for photo printing, as printed pictures look grainy and lacking in detail.

    If you need to print photos, get the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 instead, an all-in-one supertank inkjet model. It prints amazing photos and supports various paper sizes up to 13" x 19". Its ink tanks yield thousands of pages, and replacement ink is cheap, making it cheap to maintain over time. There are a couple of tradeoffs, though, like the lack of an automatic feeder, slower printing speed, and a higher price tag. If cost is a concern, you can save some money 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, a laser all-in-one. Its high-resolution scanner produces outstanding scans and is equipped with 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.

    The 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. 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.

    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 that come with longer-lasting 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 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. It produces high-quality documents, and while it doesn't have the best color accuracy or color gamut, printed photos still look very detailed.

    Unlike cheap printers that tend to have a very low page yield, this model's ink cartridges yield roughly 2000 black and 800 color prints, and they 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 it's 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. 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, there are fewer features, and in this case, it's the lack of an automatic document feeder and Ethernet connectivity. It also doesn't print very fast at nine black or six color pages per minute, so you'll have to be patient. 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 cheap printer options, the most entry-level and basic models you can get. For something at this price point, 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 a good option if you only print once in a blue moon for a specific project and need something to 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 is 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 only has a few upgrades, like a larger input tray, a touch-sensitive display, and the ability to print from a USB flash drive. 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

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 12, 2023: Minor text changes to improve clarity and readability. Added the Brother HL-L2325DW as a Notable Mention. No change in recommendations.

  2. Dec 13, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

  3. Oct 14, 2022: Verified accuracy of picks; no change in recommendations.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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.