If you're looking for the best wireless printer, we've got the cream of the crop right here. With all the top models from Canon, HP, Epson and more, these are the wireless printers to suit anyone, whether you're a home worker, a small business owner or a photographer looking to print their images.Other printer guides
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Wireless printers are the ideal way to reduce the clutter in your home and cut down on the mess of cables in the office. These printers generally work via a Wi-Fi connection, meaning you can send documents to them with ease using your phone or your laptop. Not having to be tethered via a USB cable gives you much more freedom as to where you can work, and also makes it easier if multiple people are going to be using the printer.+Very compact and lightweight+Cheap to buy-Scanner isn’t a flatbed device-Photo print quality is merely average
Amazingly compact and lightweight, this is the world’s smallest all-in-one printer. Despite its diminutive dimensions, it can create anything from 3x5-inch to full A4 or 8.5x14-inch documents. However, due to the downsized design, there’s no flatbed scanner. Instead, you need to feed individual pages for scanning through a motorized transport system at the top. The printer is available in white, or white with either blue or ‘sea foam green’ accents, to fit in with your home décor. Ink is housed in a pigment-based black cartridge and tri-color dye-based cartridge.
A neat Wi-Fi advantage is that HP’s Instant Ink program is available which, for a small monthly fee, automatically alerts HP when you’re running low on ink, triggering the sending of replacement cartridges in the post. Further Wi-Fi bonuses include easy printing from your smartphone or tablet, and HP’s mobile solutions including AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, HP ePrint and HP AiO Printer Remote app, which includes scanning to email.Best wireless printer overall for versatility & performanceMax print/scan resolution: 4800/2400dpiCartridges: 5Mono/color print speed: 15/10ppm Connectivity: USB, Wi-FiDimensions (WxL): 376x359x141mm Weight: 6.3kg+Impressive print speed and quality+Versatile paper inputs-Can be expensive -Doesn’t feature a touchscreen
Canon has a long and illustrious history in manufacturing 5-ink printers. They feature pigment-based black for crisp, high-quality mono text documents, along with dye-based cyan, yellow, magenta and black inks which are specially formulated for delivering superb color photo quality. The TS6320/6350 builds on the rich PIXMA heritage to give excellent performance with brisk print and copy speeds. Smart handling touches include a motorized output tray that extends automatically when you print, an internal input cassette that’s ideal for regular paper, and a rear-feeder which is perfect for slotting in photo paper as and when you need to. Automatic duplex is also featured. You can wirelessly print, copy, scan and access the cloud with the Canon PRINT app, with the proviso that you need to use genuine Canon ink cartridges for scanning to the cloud and email to be enabled. Wireless printing via AirPrint (iOS) and Mopria (Android) is also available.
• Read full Canon PIXMA TS6320/6350 reviewBest budget wireless printerMax print/scan resolution: 4800/1200dpiCartridges: 2Mono/color print speed: 7.7/4ppmConnectivity: USB, Wi-FiDimensions (WxL): 435x316x145mm Weight: 3.9kg+Auto document feeder (ADF)++ Standalone fax capabilities-Runs on just four inks in total-Supplied cartridges don’t last for long
Building on the versatility of most all-in-one printers that feature a built-in scanner for photocopying or scanning documents and pictures, this Epson model adds a 30-sheet auto document feeder. This makes it much less of a chore to scan or copy multi-page documents or a stack of pictures. What’s more, it also has built-in fax capability, so it can send and receive faxes directly via a phone socket, rather than needing to operate through a mobile or desktop app. The printer makes the most of Wi-Fi too, with Wi-Fi Direct. You can also send documents to print from smart devices using Epson’s iPrint app, while Epson Email Print makes it possible for the printer to receive files from almost anywhere around the world. With only four inks on tap, it’s not ideal for photo printing but does a good job of both mono and color documents.Best compact Wi-Fi printer: smart & well-connectedMax print/scan resolution: 4800dpiCartridges: 2Mono/color print speed: 11/8ppm Connectivity: Wi-Fi, BLEDimensions (WxDxH): 489x246x91mm Weight: 3.4kg+Small and lightweight+Smart wireless feature-No USB connectivity-Only four inks
This printer is available in a naked Tango edition, as well as a Tango X edition that includes a stylish wraparound cover. It’s purely a Wi-Fi printer so has no USB port, but it has a particularly good range of wireless features. Thanks to companion apps for tablets and smartphones, you can easily print from anywhere around the home, down the street or from the other side of the world. You can also use your smart device’s camera as an input device to scan documents and share them via the cloud, email them, or print them to your Tango. HP’s optional Instant Ink plan helps to ensure that you never run out of ink, and you can also receive notifications from your printer, sent direct to your smartphone. All in all, it’s a clever little device but, as with other 4-ink printers, photo quality isn’t the best.Best high-volume wireless printerMax print/scan resolution: 5760/2400dpiCartridges: 4Mono/color print speed: 33/15ppm Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, EthernetDimensions (WxL): 375x347x237mm Weight: 5kg+Separate ink tanks with relatively huge capacity+Easier and less expensive high-volume printing-Purchase price is comparatively expensive-Runs on just four inks
The accepted selling model for inkjet printers is that manufacturers sell the hardware relatively cheaply and make their money on ink cartridge supplies. Epson EcoTank printers take a different approach. They’re pricey to buy but come with relatively huge bottles of ink, which pour into separate tanks, leaving cartridges out of the equation altogether. Indeed, this printer comes with enough ink for printing up to 4,500 mono pages or 7,500 color document pages. Other high-volume-friendly features include auto duplex printing, a 30-sheet auto document feeder and direct faxing with a 100-name/number speed dial memory. Wi-Fi Direct is featured, for peer-to-peer connectivity without a Wi-Fi router, and you can print from smart devices using the Epson iPrint app.Best wireless printer for photo qualityMax print/scan resolution: 4800/4800dpiCartridges: 6Mono/color print speed: 15/10ppm Connectivity: USB, Wi-FiDimensions (WxL): 373x319x141mm Weight: 6.6kg+Top-notch print quality+Small footprint+Battery powered-Expensive inkjet cartridges-
If you want a printer that takes up the minimum space on your desktop, or that you can take with you on your travels, this is it Able to handle glossy photo paper as easily as it does plain A4, the Epson WorkForce WF-110W is a hugely useful compact printer, with a rechargeable Li-ion battery built in. Able to connect via Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, it's an easy printer to set up and get started with, producing prints that a highly detailed and look fantastic (albeit doing so a little slower than some printer). Its inkjet cartridges are a little on the expensive side, so factor that in before making a decision as this is the kind of cost that will mount up over time.
• See also Best compact printersBest large-format wi-fi printerMax print/scan resolution: 4800/4800dpiCartridges: 4Mono/color print speed: 28/28ppmConnectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, EthernetDimensions (WxL): 526x415x168mmWeight: 10.5kg+11x17-inch (A3) printing, plus banners+High-capacity ink tanks-Scanner is only 8.5x11.7-inch (A4) size-Expensive to buy initially
The vast majority of home Wi-Fi printers can only create Letter-sized A4 output, whereas specialist 13-inch A3+ professional photo printers are expensive to buy. This Epson printer strikes a good balance. It enables A3/11x17-inch printing, as well as panoramic or banner printing up to 11.7x44 inches in size. Meanwhile, the EcoTank system based on large ink tanks rather than conventional cartridges gives it plenty of stamina for the long haul. The printer is supplied with enough ink to create 14,000 mono or 9,000 color documents, or up to 3,400 6x4-inch photos. Scanning and photocopying is available but the built-in scanner is only a normal page size. Wi-Fi bonuses include the Epson iPrint app for remote printing and the Creative Print app for creating photo prints, greeting cards and coloring books from you Facebook photos.Best-buy color laser printerMax print/scan resolution: 2400/1200dpiCartridges: 4Mono/color print speed: 25/25ppmConnectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, NFCDimensions (WxDxH): 409x508x414mmWeight: 24.4kg+Built-in fax with 50-sheet ADF+Good wireless connectivity, including NFC-Running costs are a bit on the dear side-Typical of lasers, it’s not ideal for printing photos
Like other low-cost ‘laser’ printers, this Brother model is based on an LED array rather than actual laser technology. Even so, it’s a fast, high-performance printer, capable of delivering mono or color prints at up to 25 pages per minute. You can photocopy or scan to your computer, as well as sending direct faxes, all of which take advantage of a built-in auto document feeder. A 3.7-inch touchscreen makes for easy menu navigation. Running costs are fairly competitive for mono printing but a bit pricey for color. The printer is well-connected, adding NFC to the usual range of USB, Wi-Fi and Ethernet options. This makes it easy and secure to print from smart mobile devices.A great value color laser printer, in some placesMax print/scan resolution: 600/1200dpiCartridges: 4Mono/color print speed: 27/27ppm Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, EthernetDimensions (WxDxH): 416x472x400mm Weight: 23.4kg+Auto duplex scanning and printing+ADF -auto document feed+Excellent value in the UK-Relatively pricey in the USA-Typically mediocre photo print quality for a laser
This LED-based Color LaserJet Pro is very effective for a busy home working environment or for the small office. It has a 50-sheet auto document feeder and features auto duplex for copying, scanning and fax, as well as for scanning direct to email and PDF. The ‘fdw’ version is Wi-Fi enabled, with dual band Wi-Fi and supports AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. The printer boasts rapid print speeds of 27 pages per minute for both mono and color output, and the supplied cartridges should last for around 2,400 mono pages and 1,200 color pages. For high-volume printing, an optional 550-sheet supplemental paper input tray is available, taking the overall input capacity up to 850 sheets. Handling is enhanced by an intuitive 4.3-inch color touchscreen.
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