Which printer should you buy?
Best printers for 2020
By Andrew Laughlin
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If you’re in the market for a new printer, we show you the five best printers to buy, plus three you should avoid.
When you buy a new printer, you want it to provide many years of top-quality printing, while also keeping your print costs affordable.
Whether you’re keen on a multi-functional inkjet printer, or a laser printer built for productivity, these five Best Buy printers will keep you and your wallet happy.
We also show you three models to avoid, as they’ll do the exact opposite.
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Top five printers for 2019
Not found the inkjet or laser printer for you? Browse all of our printer reviews.
And here are three printers to avoid
When it comes to buying a printer, don't be seduced by a budget price, as you could see your costs spiral as it rapidly drains your printer ink.
Our expert testing frequently unearths low-scoring printer models that will leave you out of pocket and patience, including some that qualify as Don't Buys.
Don't Buy printers produce text, graphics and photo prints that are only fit for the bin, and drive up your printing costs in the process. See below three Don't Buy printers that aren't worth your money.
Three printers to avoid
Will my printer work with my computer?
Before you take the plunge and buy a new printer, it's important to check whether it will work with the operating system that's running on your PC or Apple Mac
Printer compatibility has improved considerably over the years, but you can still encounter problems, particularly if you use a Mac. We list OS compatibility in our reviews, so check the tech specs tab of our reviews before you buy.
Some people with Windows 10 PCs have previously had issues attaching a printer, but that appears to be a less common issue, now. If you do hit trouble, see our expert guide on what to do.