Kitting out your home office with the best all-in-one printer is an absolute must now that a lot more of us are working from home. Next to other options out there, an all-in-one printer can do a little bit of everything, and it’s a reliable catch-all solution for your needs.
Offices need different units to handle different things, and a home office does as well but in a more minimal, space-saving capacity. That’s where the best all-in-one printer comes in handy – it’s not only robust enough to handle a home office’s printing needs, but it also lets you copy, scan, email, and fax documents out.
And, because it’s about a third of the size of an office printer, it fits just about anywhere, whether you’ve converted your spare bedroom into your new office or just found a small corner of your living room to put your desk in.
Small and medium-sized businesses, usually running out of someone’s home or a very small office, will find that the best all-in-one printers are more than capable of meeting all their varying demands. And not only are they great for all your office needs, but they’ll come through for your kid’s homework as well.
Since there are quite a few choices out there, we found the best all-in-one printers out there. Whether it’s a compact and affordable device best for home use to a more robust printer that can handle larger workloads, every product on this list is guaranteed to do an excellent job of all the tasks it’s built for.
Hand picked best sellers
Lexmark MC3326adwe all-in-one printer – £199.99
With this Lexmark model, you can print, copy, scan and fax to your heart’s content. It’s Wi-Fi compatible, relatively compact and can be controlled via a handy touchscreen. It even comes with 500 sheets of 80gsm paper at no extra cost.View Deal
Best all-in-one printer at a glance
- Canon Pixma TR8550 printer
- Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 printer
- Brother MFC-J5330DW printer
- HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227fdw printer
- HP Envy 5055 (5010 in the UK) printer
- Lexmark MB2236adw printer
- Brother MFC-J5945DW printer
- Canon i-Sensys MF735Cx printer
- Xerox VersaLink C405 printer
- Canon Maxify MB2750 printer
Best all-in-one printer 2020
Like many of Canon’s inkjet printers, this compact all-in-one device uses five separate ink cartridges to deliver vivid and natural-looking photographs on glossy paper. It also has a handy SD Card reader for photographers. But it is also well equipped for use in the office. There’s a fax facility for those that need it, an automatic document feeder and high-res scanner. The print speed is a little slow, even for an inkjet, but it is very easy to use thanks to its large touchscreen interface and both Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity. All this in a unit that could fit inside a filing cabinet.
This boxy all-in-one won’t win any beauty contests, but the impressive feature set is more attractive. It can hold 150-sheets of paper with another 35 in the automatic document feeder and it can churn them at a faster rate than many laser printers. Being an inkjet, its colour and photo performance is strong and also economical, particularly if you upgrade to Epson’s high capacity cartridges. Every feature we can think of, from faxing to cloud printing is covered by this competent four-in-one.
This all-singing all-in-one comes with a long list of features and equally impressive specifications. The paper tray can hold 250 sheets and the automatic document feeder, another 50. It’s maximum print speed can rival laser printers and the cost per page is only a little higher if you buy the high capacity inkjet carts. Colour prints look bold and bright, but this machine’s party trick is its ability to print on A3-size paper.
If you have the space for it, this multifunction device will serve a small business well thanks to its consistently crisp print quality, useful 35-sheet automatic document feeder and automated photocopying skills. This is a mono machine and it’s not the fastest laser on the block, but it’s quicker than any inkjet and offers an attractive blend of features and performance.
This compact and affordable all-in-one can print, scan and photocopy, but its real strength is in printing photos on photo paper. To meet the price point, it’s fairly light on features, so there’s no Ethernet port, or front USB port for example and it prints very slowly, but the results are rather good when it comes to full colour photos. The supplied starter cartridges are rather light on ink, but if you replace them with high-capacity carts, then the running cost is fairly competitive too.
Lexmark’s heavy duty all-in-one is a reliable workhorse for the busy home office, or small business. There’s plenty of room for paper and toner, so the recommended monthly duty of 250-2,500 is realistic. With duplex scanning as well as printing it makes a first class photocopier. It’s not the fastest laser printer out there, but a wealth of security features and an easy interface more than makes up for the shortfall.
Brother’s broad range of business-like all-in-ones includes both laser and inkjet models and sometimes the line between them is blurred. This feature-packed four-in-one device prints as quickly as a laser and has a high capacity for ink and paper, but being an inkjet, it’s also very good at printing photos. It’s also a little smaller than an equivalent laser model and you’d be hard pressed to find a laser at this price that can handle A3 paper.
Aimed at the small to medium business, this feature-packed all in one feels well made and looks great on paper too. The print speed is impressive and there’s room for 250 sheets of paper in the main tray, plus 50 more in the multipurpose tray. It makes a fine photocopier with dual-sided scanning and duplex printing and though it might seem expensive, it comes with enough toner to keep your workforce printing for up to 6,300 mono, or 5,000 colour pages.
If you can find room in your office for this substantial four-in-one laser device, it will almost certainly meet your printing, scanning and copying requirements. It has a very high capacity for toner and paper, with room for 550 sheets in the main paper tray and another 150 in its multipurpose tray. It photocopies and prints very quickly and the large touchscreen interface is the most sophisticated you will find on the front of any printer.
This large black box contains everything a small business could need from a multifunction device. Aside from faxing, printing, scanning and copying, it has a fast and reliable automatic document feeder and a large colour touchscreen. The two paper trays can hold 500 sheets of paper making it ideal for high workloads and for an inkjet, it can churn them out at a remarkable rate. The print quality in both colour and mono is equally impressive.