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The Best Wireless Printers of 2017 Discussed

Wireless printers have added to the convenience of being able to print documents without the need to be stationed by the printer. The ability to print remotely has expanded the capability of wireless printers, providing the option to print off site rather than just from another room only. Whether you need it for your home or for a small office, wireless capability in printers has become common place. With people being so much on the go, they are even becoming a necessity. Here are the best wireless printers available for 2017.

  1. Dell Printer – E310dw

If you are looking for a low priced wireless printer, this Dell is the answer. This monochrome laser printer is more suited for personal use but can also be used for very small office operations. It offers Ethernet connectivity as well and also USB. The printing tray easily holds 250 sheets of paper, single sheet manual paper feeding and duplex printing.

This small printer has the dimensions 7 x 14 x 14 inches, so it does not take up a whole lot of space. The print speed is fast and the quality of the prints for a photos and text are what would be expected of a monochrome laser printer. It has good paper handling and mobile printing support.

  1. Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

A great option for an economically priced photo printer is this Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer. It measures 2.5 x 7 x 5 inches and weighs only 2 ½ pounds. For portability it comes with a battery in addition to the power cord allowing printing wherever you are. It also boasts a 2.7’’ colour display screen which can be angled upward for more convenient viewing.

There are several options through which you can establish a connection to this model. Print directly through a computer via a USB connection, use a camera which has Pict-Bridge, or print via another type of external storage device. This little printer also has a WiFi button for easy connectivity. The Selphy produces four different sized photo prints, the largest one being 4 x 6’’.

  1. Brother HL-L5200DW

For super fast printing speeds, this Brother HL-5200DW laser printer is quite impressive.  This monochrome printer is suitable for use in small to micro office settings. It measures 10 x 14.7 x 15 inches and weighs 23 ½ pounds. It prints around 15 pages per minute with the print quality being above average for photo and text printing.

Connectivity is accomplished through WiFi, USB cable and Ethernet. Additional options include various cloud printing options for different applications which can be used with android and iOs devices.

  1. Epson WorkForce Pro WF-8590

This multi functional inject printer costs around $1500 but the features it has makes the cost well worth it. It has the capacity to print around 5000 pages within a given month, has low operating costs and provides prints up to 13 x 19 inches. The dimensions are 22 x 23 x 35 ½ inches with a weight of 78 pounds.

Connectivity can be established via WiFi, Ethernet and USB cable. The Epson applications as well as Google Cloud Print can be used for expanded connectivity. You also have the flexibility of communicating with the printer through Email to send print jobs.

Through a special technology engineered by Epson, the inkjet applies more ink to the paper during print sessions to allow for the phenomenal speed at which this printer goes. 12.5 pages per minute is exceptional for an ink jet printer. This printer rivals tabloid laser printers in terms of speed and cost of printing.

  1. HP Office Jet 250 Mobile All-in-One Printer

This ink jet printer offers much versatility based on its size and functionality. You can print, copy and scan on the go due to its compact dimensions of 3.6 x 15 x 7.8 inches. Weighing just 6 ½ ponds you can take your office with you while you are on the move.

Connect through USB, WiFi and direct connection, as well as through mobile devices on the android and iOS platforms. You can get between 5 to 6 pages printed per minute and 3 pages a minute if printing 4 x 6 photos. The quality of prints obtained is well above average while the operating cost is similar to what is expected of ink jets generally. 

  1. Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One

While this printer does not offer fax capability, it does have copy, scan and print functions with duplex printing. It is ideal for home use and is very affordable. Measuring 5.9 x 18 x 14.6 inches it weighs a few ounces less than 14 pounds. You cannot use an external memory storage device to print from this device because there is no USB port. There is also no Ethernet capability so printing is truly wireless. The paper tray holds a hundred sheets and the print quality is so good that it is acceptable for business use.

Author Bio – This guest post has been written by Tom Richards on behalf of inkfactory.com, an online website and a family business with more than 15 years’ experience in selling printer ink cartridges online.