Best Printers 2022

The office equip­ment mar­ket is evolv­ing and devel­op­ing. This is espe­cial­ly true for devices for copy­ing and scan­ning. We tell you how to choose the best print­er in 2022 and not regret the mon­ey spent
Best Printers 2022
Print­er. Pho­to: Pix­abay

Today’s print­ers are packed full of fea­tures that make print­ing eas­i­er than ever before while deliv­er­ing out­stand­ing copy speeds. You might be won­der­ing what fea­tures to invest in and what specs to look out for when choos­ing the per­fect device. We are ready to help you! KP com­pared var­i­ous prod­ucts from brands such as HP, Epson, Canon and Broth­er to choose the best office print­er, pho­to print­er and laser print­er.

Top 10 rating according to KP

Editor’s Choice

1. Epson WorkForce WF-7210DTW (from 21 thousand rubles)

Epson Work­Force WF-7210DTW. Pho­to: Epson

Large for­mat print­ing is not the eas­i­est thing to do. If you need to print A3 pages, a large home print­er can be a great solu­tion. Epson’s device allows you to print doc­u­ments up to A3 size, which is suit­able for busi­ness use or for home users who want a lit­tle more than usu­al. Oper­at­ing instruc­tions are avail­able, con­trol is intu­itive. The print­er has plen­ty of con­nec­tiv­i­ty options — we espe­cial­ly like the NFC print option, which will print files from a sup­port­ed device.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, A3, 4800×2400 dpi, 32 ppm (A4), USB, Eth­er­net (RJ45), Wi-Fi



Print up to A3, high print qual­i­ty
Flim­sy con­struc­tion

2. Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 (from 48 thousand rubles)

Epson Expres­sion Pho­to HD XP-15000. Pho­to: Epson

A bal­anced device if you want a print­er that can print phys­i­cal ver­sions of pho­tos and do it well. Pho­to print­ing Epson Expres­sion Pre­mi­um XP-830, allows you to make high-qual­i­ty prints of pic­tures. Nat­u­ral­ly, pho­to paper is expen­sive paper. But it does not require a lot of ink to work. While it takes some time to set up, switch­ing between modes and sources is quick and easy. You don’t even need a PC or Mac to do it — plug in your phone or cam­era, or insert an SD card and you can print direct­ly from there. All in all, a good home pho­to print­er.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, A3+, 5760×1440 dpi, 9.2 ppm (A4), USB type B, Eth­er­net (RJ45)

Easy paper han­dling, easy to use

3. Canon PIXMA iP110 (from 16 thousand rubles)

Canon PIXMA iP110. Pho­to: Canon

Some of us don’t need to scan or pho­to­copy. If you don’t need advanced fea­tures, then Canon’s base mod­el is a good fit for a much low­er cost. The Canon Pix­ma IP7250 print­er looks styl­ish and can get the job done to a high stan­dard. It has two trays, which makes this task eas­i­er, and there is a wire­less print­ing func­tion. We warn you that this print­er is worth buy­ing for occa­sion­al use: the ink for it is expen­sive.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, A4, 9600×2400 dpi, 9 ppm (A4), USB, Wi-Fi

Styl­ish design, not too noisy
Expen­sive ink

What other printers are worth paying attention to?

4. HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 (from 5000 rubles)

HP Office­Jet Pro 8210. Pho­to: HP

The HP print­er is sur­pris­ing­ly easy to set up and use, offer­ing speed, print qual­i­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty that few oth­er devices can match. The nice design helps it stand out from clunky com­peti­tors, which is almost enough to make us for­give its tiny touch­screen and frag­ile out­put tray. The print­er is fast enough for any­one who will be using it at home or in the office. HP rates it up to 22 ppm with black and white doc­u­ments and 18 ppm with col­or.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, 1200×1200 dpi, 22 ppm (A4), Wi-Fi, Eth­er­net (RJ45), USB

Price, com­pact­ness
Unsta­ble print qual­i­ty

5. HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw (from 18 thousand rubles)

HP Col­or Laser­Jet Pro M255dw. Pho­to: HP

The HP Col­or Laser­Jet Pro M255dw is one of the best laser print­ers because it’s easy to use, pro­duces accept­able results, and has supe­ri­or laser tech­nol­o­gy reli­a­bil­i­ty. The print speed is fast and the cost per page is rea­son­able. This mod­el’s smart­phone-style col­or touch­screen makes it easy to change set­tings, while HP’s PC and mobile soft­ware is the best in busi­ness mod­els. Unlike most oth­er print­ers, the M255dw can con­nect to a 5GHz wire­less net­work, which should speed up large print jobs and help ensure the print­er does­n’t lose con­nec­tion over time.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, A4, 600×600 dpi, 21 ppm (A4), USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Air­Print, Eth­er­net (RJ-45)

Wire­less net­work, vibrant print
Long set­up

6. Epson SureColor SC-P600 (from 66 thousand rubles)

Epson Sure­Col­or SC-P600. Pho­to: Epson

Epson Sure­Col­or is capa­ble of print­ing almost per­fect qual­i­ty pho­tos. It can also print on a wide vari­ety of media, includ­ing CDs (does any­one else need this in 2022?). Print­ed pho­tos last longer: Ultra­Chrome HD P600 pig­ment inks are among the most durable. The touch­screen inter­face is a cut above most of the com­pe­ti­tion. Ink costs are rea­son­able, so you’ll have to buy less often. In addi­tion to Wi-Fi, this print­er has USB and Eth­er­net con­nec­tions for faster print­ing.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, A3+, 5760×1440 dpi, 20 ppm (A4), USB



Excel­lent print qual­i­ty, eco­nom­i­cal use

7. Brother HL-L2340DWR (from 9000 rubles)

Broth­er HL-L2340DWR. Pho­to: Broth­er

The cre­ators of the Broth­er HL-L2340DWR took into account the require­ments for mod­ern print­ers and inte­grat­ed 32 MB of RAM and a high-fre­quen­cy ARM9 cen­tral proces­sor into the device. This allowed us to reduce the pro­cess­ing time of trans­ac­tions. The print­er also has a duplex print­ing func­tion to reduce paper con­sump­tion. The installed Wi-Fi net­work sup­port sys­tem allows you to use the device remote­ly, with­out a direct cable con­nec­tion to a desk­top PC.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, A4, 2400×600 dpi, 26 ppm (A4), USB, Wi-Fi

Func­tion­al­i­ty, price
Ink costs will be sol­id

8. Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6030B (from 7000 rubles)

Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6030B. Pho­to: Canon

Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6030 is a laser print­er for home use made by a large and reli­able man­u­fac­tur­er from Japan. The dis­creet design of the mod­el is designed in black and will har­mo­nious­ly fit into any home inte­ri­or. Unpre­ten­tious users will def­i­nite­ly appre­ci­ate the ease of inter­ac­tion between the mod­el and the com­put­er, thanks to the abil­i­ty to con­nect using a wired USB con­nec­tion.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, 2400×600 dpi, 18 ppm (A4), USB

capac­i­ty, reli­able man­u­fac­tur­er
Lack of func­tion­al­i­ty

9. HP LaserJet Pro M404dn (from 18 thousand rubles)

HP Laser­Jet Pro M404dn. Pho­to: HP

If you’re one of those peo­ple who nev­er real­ly needs col­or print­ing, then the HP Laser­Jet Pro M404dn is your choice. This is anoth­er laser print­er and prob­a­bly the fastest on this list. You can print any data by con­nect­ing it to your com­put­er, or use Air­Print or Cloud­Print. In addi­tion, it has a USB con­nec­tion option.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, A4, 1200×1200 dpi, 38 ppm (A4), USB 2.0, USB host, Eth­er­net (RJ-45)

Fast print­ing, good res­o­lu­tion
Bulky design

10. Brother HL-1110R (from 7000 rubles)

Broth­er HL-1110R. Pho­to: Broth­er

This print­er is well suit­ed for office use, as it is capa­ble of deliv­er­ing more than a thou­sand pages per month. At the same time, the res­o­lu­tion of the final image is not the small­est — 2400 × 600 dpi, so you will get great pic­tures. Print­ing with the print­er is fea­si­ble on glossy or mat­te paper, envelopes, cards, labels and trans­paren­cies. It con­nects to the main device as stan­dard — via a USB cable. The mod­el pack­age includes: drum, car­tridge, disk with soft­ware and nec­es­sary doc­u­ments.

Main characteristics

Col­or print­ing, auto­mat­ic two-sided print­ing, A4, 2400×600 dpi, 20 ppm (A4), USB

Ver­sa­til­i­ty, price
Expen­sive Con­sum­ables

How to choose a printer

About choos­ing the best print­er will help us fig­ure it out Dmit­ry Meleshin, head of the com­put­er salon “Sta­tus”.

Single function or universal printer

For gen­er­al pur­pose print­ing, the option means choos­ing a uni­ver­sal print­er, also known as a mul­ti­func­tion print­er (MFP). These oth­er fea­tures include a com­bi­na­tion of scan­ning, copy­ing and fax­ing from your com­put­er, offline fax­ing, and scan­ning to email.



Office print­ers also typ­i­cal­ly add an auto­mat­ic doc­u­ment feed­er to scan, copy and/or fax mul­ti­page doc­u­ments. Some MFPs can han­dle dou­ble-sided doc­u­ments by either scan­ning one side, turn­ing the page over and scan­ning the oth­er side, or using two sen­sors to scan both sides of a page in one pass.

laser or inkjet

In the process of deter­min­ing when you will do it dur­ing the selec­tion, the issue of print­ing tech­nol­o­gy will be resolved: inkjet or laser. Inkjet print­ers print with ink. As a rule, they can print col­or pho­tographs. But keep in mind that if you’re seri­ous about print­ing pho­tos, then print­ers aren’t always the best option. Man­u­fac­tur­ers do not include top fea­tures there, how­ev­er, there are inter­est­ing devices on the ama­teur plan. Inkjet machines have one sig­nif­i­cant draw­back — they need to be print­ed peri­od­i­cal­ly so that the ink does not dry out in the print­er sys­tem. If you for­get about it for the sum­mer, then by the fall you can safe­ly say good­bye to it. When choos­ing, con­sid­er this fact.

A laser print­er is usu­al­ly mono­chrome. Prints by trans­fer­ring ton­er (pow­der) to paper by heat­ing. There are laser col­or print­ers, but they are bulky for the home. The price of a col­or machine is quite high, and to print pho­tos on a laser print­er, you will need spe­cial paper, which you still need to look for. For pho­to print­ing, we rec­om­mend an inkjet print­er. If the main task is abstracts and reports for study, then you can pay atten­tion to a mono­chrome laser device. Its advan­tages are that it does not dry out like an inkjet print­er. Much eas­i­er to dri­ve. In gen­er­al, laser print­ers are unpre­ten­tious in main­te­nance. The only down­side is its mono­chrome print­ing.

Printing cost

And one more thing that must be tak­en into account is the cost of car­tridges. When buy­ing a device from a low price cat­e­go­ry, the cost of car­tridges for it can be an unpleas­ant sur­prise. Some­times the cost of a kit is com­pa­ra­ble to the cost of the print­er itself. Com­pare the cost of a print on a par­tic­u­lar device. Almost every­one in the char­ac­ter­is­tics indi­cates the capac­i­ty of the car­tridge in the num­ber of con­di­tion­al pages.

If you need to print some­thing for work, then be care­ful with the amount of print­ing. Often the num­ber of prints fades into the back­ground and you do not notice how much you print. Remem­ber how many reams of paper you use. One pack con­tains 500 sheets. If you are an accoun­tant, then the ques­tion of the cost of the car­tridge and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of refill­ing it will be rel­e­vant.

Color or black and white copying?

For a home print­er, you prob­a­bly need col­or, but for an office mod­el, there may be no rea­son to spend mon­ey on col­or out­put and the cost of main­tain­ing four col­or ton­er car­tridges ver­sus one black. Keep in mind that many col­or lasers can print at high enough qual­i­ty to make qual­i­ty pro­mo­tion­al hand­outs and brochures, which can save you mon­ey com­pared to print­ing small quan­ti­ties at your local print shop.

Size matters?

Be sure to look at the size of the print­er and appre­ci­ate how big some of them can be, espe­cial­ly with extra long trays. Even some home mod­els can be uncom­fort­ably large to share a table with. Please note that some print­ers with a small size may be quite tall. On the oth­er hand, we are see­ing a grow­ing num­ber of com­pact ver­sions that can fit into tight spaces in apart­ments, home offices and dorms.

What about communication?

In addi­tion to a USB port, most office print­ers and a grow­ing num­ber of home print­ers include Eth­er­net ports, so you can eas­i­ly use the print­er on a net­work. Wi-Fi Direct-enabled print­ers can con­nect direct­ly to most Wi-Fi-enabled devices, even if your com­put­er or lap­top is not designed to sup­port Wi-Fi Direct. There are also print­ers that can con­nect and print from a mobile device using NFC wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Add speed

If almost every­thing you print is a page or two, you prob­a­bly don’t need to wor­ry too much about how fast the print­er is. If you’re out­putting a lot of long doc­u­ments, speed is more impor­tant, which means you’ll prob­a­bly need a laser print­er. Typ­i­cal­ly, laser print­ers will be close to adver­tised speeds for sim­ple text doc­u­ments that don’t require much pro­cess­ing time.