In the test: the 5 best printers!

The price? Doesn’t matter here. size or type? Also unimportant. Here it depends on who delivers the best package: a multifunction printer with top features, high print quality and low printing costs. Which models are the best of their kind? Read here.

Our top models: printers

Epson Ecotank E-8500

  • Extremely low cost
  • High quality printing and scanning

Undeniably, the Epson Ecotank ET-8500 has a proud price, at the time of testing it cost 550 euros. In return, however, buyers get a very solid, really fast and properly equipped printer – not a matter of course for ink tank models. The specialty of the Ecotank ET-8500: It prints photos in high quality and very cheaply with six inks. The ET-8500 is the deserved test winner among printers.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8022

  • Good print quality
  • High printing speed
  • No card reader
  • No bluetooth

In the test he delivered HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 good print quality and used the expensive ink sparingly. He printed nice and fast and has a fax function. It wasn’t enough for the top spot because the device has neither a card reader nor Bluetooth. Nevertheless, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 is a good printer that deserves second place.

Other Recommendations

Canon Pixma TS8350

  • Good print quality
  • Low printing costs
  • Very loud
  • Low smear resistance

Of the Canon Pixma TS8350 is almost identical to the model Pixma TS8250. The differences: The wireless WLAN connection with routers is either at 2.4 gigahertz or in the interference-free 5 gigahertz range. The Pixma TS8350 automatically detects the width of the inserted paper. In the test, it delivered high-quality printouts, was really fast and used ink sparingly when printing. In addition to WiFi, it has Bluetooth on board for quick printouts from your smartphone or tablet.

Canon Pixma TS9550

  • Fast and very good photo printing
  • Low printing costs
  • Printing and scanning a bit noisy
  • Operation on the device a bit cumbersome

Among the multifunction devices with a retail price of around 200 euros was the Canon Pixma TS9550 Top. It prints photos, graphics and documents with great detail – and very smudge-proof. On top of that, his printing speed was high in the test. Great: it can also print documents, images and diagrams on large DIN A3 paper.

Canon Pixma G3560

  • Extremely low cost
  • High quality printing and scanning
  • Paper compartment without dust protection

Of the Canon Pixma G3560 mega tank (Price at the time of testing: 270 euros) offers a great mixture of simple operation, high print quality and extremely low printing costs, which are typical for ink tank printers. Copying and scanning also works well with the Pixma G3560, best with large originals because the resolution is rather moderate.

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