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The best wireless printers will permit their users to print from any device, which makes it far easier to print both remotely in your house as well as from your computer. The convenience and hassle-free nature of this type of printer is perfect for those who largely work from home and require a seamless experience in order to work as efficiently as possible.
With the world now largely embracing hybrid working as a result of the effects of COVID-19, the ability to remain untethered from a printer whilst still being able to access all of its functions is a necessity. Even better if multiple devices of several types (i.e. computers, laptops, mobiles etc.) are also able to connect and print from it.
This article aggregates a list of the best wireless printers available in a variety of use cases – such as for families, for photos and for a home office, to name a few.
The primary benefit of a wireless printer is the convenience they come with due to the fact that they don’t have to be connected to a device with wires. As a result, they can be placed almost anywhere, with the only factors to consider being whether there is a power socket nearby and stable Wi-Fi connection.
Just by being connected to your network, modern wireless printers benefit from the advanced capabilities of the network too. As an example, for those on smaller networks, all devices connected to your Wi-Fi can connect and print to them, making them ideal for home offices.
Consumer reviews have indicated that the Brother MFC-J4535DW. It offers incredible options for connection, which allows you to print from a plethora of devices due to its functionality with Wi-Fi (with & without ethernet), Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print.
Using the manufacturer’s highly rated Brother Mobile Connect app users are able to print, scan, and perform many other maintenance tasks directly from their phone. As an added benefit families will certainly appreciate, it has an astonishingly low cost-per-print – which greatly lowers its overall cost of use.
As if all this wasn’t enough, it prints incredibly quickly and can automatically detect when to print double-sided. Plus, its input tray has a capacity of 400 sheets, so users won’t have to be refilling the paper every other use.
The Canon PIXMA TR8620 has to take the top spot for photo printing. It’s a good choice for casual photo printing given the fact that it produces well detailed vibrantly coloured photos. Though colours will of course be slightly different from the originals, they look great for pictures on a photo wall or in a scrapbook.
While the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 prints much better quality photos (with far more accurate colour reproduction), it’s professional use and so is thus necessarily far more expensive and unsuitable for casual users.
An added benefit of this printer that lends itself nicely for photo printing is its ability to function with a variety of common photo sizes, including 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 10″. Together with that, its input tray is able to accept 20 sheets of glossy 4″ x 6″ photo paper.
It prints images pretty fast, taking just under one minute most of the time, and files can be sent to the printer directly from a smartphone or computer via all the same mediums as above.
For a quality colour laser printer suitable for home office use, consumer reviews have indicated that the Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw is the best wireless printer. Whilst it is similar to most laser printers with regards to its relatively expensive toner cartridges, a large number of pages can be printed before they run empty.
This is ideal for home offices that need to print many long paged documents as it means they won’t have to buy replacements too often. That being said, it is worth noting that printing in colour does tend to go through ink cartridges more quickly, but this shouldn’t be too big of a problem for office use.
The wireless printer that is best for you will depend on your use case, whilst the three above are extremely common there will be more specific ones requiring more research. Please search this website for resources on how to save on the printer supplies all of the printers recommended above will require (such as expensive ink cartridges).