5 KYOCERA ECOSYS P5021cdw
Over the long history of the brand, Kyocera devices have established themselves as a decent price-performance ratio and the most affordable laser printer continues a good tradition. Despite the impressive dimensions and weight of 21 kilograms, this model for the home is purchased no less often than for the office. It will undoubtedly come in handy when printing color documents, diagrams and even drawings. Indeed, for a laser device, this participant in the rating received a very good resolution. Feeding 300 or more pages can be handy when printing a large project. Built-in card reader and wireless modules allow Kyocera to receive files without connecting to a computer.
1 HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M653dn
Recommended by the experts for the offices of large companies, this solid color laser printer performs best in the most important operating parameters. The special pride that makes the LaserJet Enterprise stand out from all others is the literally lightning speed of color and text printing on 56 sheets per minute, which is simply not equal. At the same time, the laser printer pleases with a resolution of 1200 x 1200, good for an office device, a feed of up to 3200 sheets, an output tray for 500 sheets, support for the Internet and direct printing from various devices, a color LCD screen and even automatic two-sided printing, which is rarely found in laser models.
The huge cartridge yield of the most productive American brand printer also speaks in favor of HP. Color toner is enough to print 10,500 sheets, and black for all 12,500. Therefore, this HP is a godsend for those who do not want to splurge on ink.
4 Canon SELPHY CP1300
Unlike the previous participant in the rating, the Selphy printer only supports the A6 format, that is, it prints only on photo paper and labels. With a weight of less than 900 grams and dimensions comparable to the size of a small but thick book, the mini-printer will fit not only on any shelf, but also in a backpack or even a handbag. Therefore, the model is suitable for both home and instant printing of photos on the go. Amateurs will undoubtedly consider the built-in card reader a noticeable plus, which allows you to view, edit and transfer fresh photos from an SD card to paper. In addition, the portable printer is battery operated and supports a range of wireless technologies.
In addition to lightness and functionality, many users are attracted to the model by the excellent print quality for such a crumb and good speed. The printer is often praised for its pleasant ergonomics combined with a large color screen.
3 Canon PIXMA TS304
The novelty from the very beginning of 2018 is confidently among the top three due to the favorable ratio of properties, high-quality assembly and the lowest cost. As the cheapest modern color printer, Canon will amaze even the most sophisticated user with its rich functionality and print accuracy. Even devices that are many times more expensive than Pixma will envy the 4800 x 1200 resolution. The print speed is average, but the inkjet printer supports borderless mode. At the same time, the device interacts with other equipment via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, gets along with devices on iOS and Android.
Also, the model is energy efficient and consumes only 2 watts during standby and 10 watts during operation. Regarding consumables, the printer, alas, is not so modest. The original cartridges required for its operation are designed for only 180 pages, costing no less than other Canon consumables. However, it is possible to replace them with cheap analogs.
Best color printers for the home
However, there are exceptions. In particular, those who have to print a lot often prefer inexpensive laser machines with high-capacity toner or find a compromise in printers with CISS, which often exceed the ink supply of inexpensive laser devices. Therefore, models for the home are very diverse and are represented by different types of devices.
1 Canon PIXMA iP7240
The undisputed leader in this category is the Canon PIXMA iP7240 inkjet printer. This is a great model that attracts buyers with its original design, medium size and low cost. It is perfect for placing at home, and its impressive characteristics can answer for the print quality and reliability of work.
First of all, it is worth noting the function of printing photos and automatic two-sided printing, which is an unconditional plus in the karma of this model. The maximum resolution for color printing is 9600×2400 dpi, which can also be considered a good indicator. A system of five cartridges is responsible for the color and quality of image printing. The standard CMYK scheme is complemented by another, pigment black. This fact does not in the least affect the already excellent monochrome printing, as it is intended solely for the photo printing function. The control interface is simple and straightforward, so there are no problems in working with this model.
5 HP OfficeJet Pro 8210
One of the most inexpensive and functional, this color printer is suitable for both home and small business. Duplex mode, rare in the budget segment, is designed to speed up and simplify the work with double-sided documents. Excellent performance is no less surprising. The OfficeJet Pro can easily print up to 34 color or black and white pages in just a minute. In this case, the first print appears after 9 seconds. Therefore, urgent printing will not be a problem, just like printing from a tablet or smartphone, including the AirPrint function. Of course, these beneficial properties have a positive effect on your HP rating.
2 Canon PIXMA iP110 with battery
Powerful, high-quality and compact, this printer will hardly leave indifferent travelers and those who do not want to take up most of their living space with technology. Weighing in at 2 kilograms and small in size, Canon does an excellent job of handling high-resolution photos in both standard and large format. In the images he printed, the number of dots per inch is 9600 by 2400 dpi, which is the best indicator not only in the category, but also in the rating. The speed for an inkjet printer is also quite good. up to 9 black and white documents, or about 6 color documents per minute.