Best wireless printers

Printers

Best wireless printers

by Katie Waller

We round up the best wi-fi printers that’ll have you printing quickly, cheaply and wirelessly from all of your devices.

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Finding the right wireless printer for you

It’s handy to quickly and easily print from your phone, tablet, PC or laptop without a wire in sight. A great wireless printer - or wi-fi printer - will let you do just that. Prices start from around £40 and the best can turn out good-looking text and colour prints without costing you a fortune in ink.

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Wireless printersOur verdictText print qualityGraphics print qualityScore
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78%

A Best Buy that turns out sharp colour graphics prints and good looking photos. It has a good scanner function that's quick to use and excellent quality colour copies.

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78%

This Best Buy has good print speed across the board and ink running costs are average. Photo prints look stunning and it's no slouch when it comes to turning out great colour prints of text and images either.

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77%

Graphics prints look great with this Best Buy printer and print, copy and scan speed is respectable for a sub-£100 printer. Colour copies look great and come through fairly quickly too.

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79%

This Best Buy standard mono laser printer only prints and only in black, but text prints look super sharp. Prints are great value and text prints come through insanely quickly, printing at an almost unmatchable rate of 17.6 pages per minute.

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68%

You'll get excellent value prints from this all-in-one colour laser printer which, if you print a lot, soon makes up for the high purchase price common to colour laser printers. Print speeds are quick too.

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Which? tests printers more thoroughly than any other organisation

Our tests go further to find the best models. We assess text, graphics and photo print quality using the same documents for every printer to ensure results are comparable. And we look for features such as AirPrint, Google CloudPrint and Near Field Communication (NFC) that let you print more types of documents from more wireless devices at the touch of a button or tap of the touchscreen.

We time how long printers take to get warmed up and how long they take to print. We even test whether the text smudges when you run a highlighter pen over it and whether printers mess with your formatting when you choose automatic double-sided printing, which can make a big difference to the look of your prints and the amount of text on a page.  

And we calculate printing costs based on the way Which? members tell us they print. Other organisations calculate printing costs based on printing hundreds of pages at a time, but that’s not how you print at home. We print only a few pages a week in our occasional printing costs test, just as you might.

This highlights the excessive amounts of ink some printer use up on cleaning their print heads, more than quadrupling printing costs in some cases. Any printer with high printing costs can’t be a Best Buy.