So, What is the Best Home Office Printer?

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With so many people now working from home (and loving it I may add) and the prospect of it becoming long term or even permanent, a lot of people are looking to make some “upgrades” to their temporary set-up. Once they have their computer sorted out, the next option is to upgrade their printer so the question I’m addressing today is what is the best home office printer?


What you Doin’?

The main question you have to ask yourself is what exactly you are going to be using the printer for? Is it for the odd one off page or will you be printing off multiple pages frequently? Do you need it to perform other functions as well? Do you need to use it as a photocopier and a scanner as well? So many questions, so we’ll take them all in turn and walk you through the most popular (they must be popular for a reason, right?)


The Jack of All Trades

HP have been making printers for years and certainly know what they’re doing – this model (the HP Office Jet Pro) is great for doing everything and even works with Alexa (although I have to admit I don’t know how that would work!).

Soto the details – it’s a color printer which will print at 22 pages a minute which is pretty quick. It can scan and print double sided paper which is a great feature. This model also comes with eight months of ink supplied (which should see you through the current lock down and beyond). It also has a small display on the front which is good so can be operated without the need for an App on the phone which a lot of them require these days. Having said that – it can also print from your smartphone and tablet for those selfie pics if you need it to.

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On A Budget?

If you want to get a printer that does everything but you don’t want to break the bank a good value option is the Epson Expression Home XP-2100. This does all your printing both color and black and white, scanning and copying too. It will print up to 8 pages per minute (black and white) and 4 pages a minute on color.

I have to admit, I have an Epson at home and it works perfectly fine. The cartridges are easy to buy at most supermarkets these days and easy to replace without any mess. It is quite compact and at 4kg not going to hurt your back if you need to move it around.

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Laser Sharp

Both the above printers utilize ink cartridges for their printing which is fine for home use most of the time but if you’re looking for something a bit more professional then you need to go for a laser printer. Although more expensive they do provide additional benefits such as faster printing, higher quality and duplex printing. The model I would recommend is the HP color Laser Jet Pro M283fdw.

It is a bigger printer measuring 42.17cm by 42cm and 33.4cm tall and weighs in at 15Kg so not so good for moving about. However, once you get it set up in your home office it won’t need to be moved. This model also comes with a 3-year HP warranty for peace of mind. It is highly rated on Amazon and a #1 best-seller so that speaks for itself.(clicking on the image above will show you the current price for this item – As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)

In Summary……………….

These are just three printer I’ve come across doing research for my own home office setup and based on reviews on line I would personally recommend any of these depending on your needs. A lot of the choices you will make will come down to personal preference and sometimes down to how it looks or on recommendations from friends.

What I have found lately is that there has been a limited choice, and not just of printers, based on more and more people continuing to work from home. As this continues it may not come down to what is the best printer for your needs but to what printers are currently available. In order to secure the printer of your choice it may be a wise move to purchase early to avoid disappointment.

I have to declare at this point that I may receive a commission if you click through on the links and go on to buy one of the printers mentioned but it in no way impacts the price you would pay.

If you have any questions on any of the printers mentioned in this article or have any particular stories or tips on buying a printer for your home office set up please share them with me in the comments. I would love to hear from you.



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2 thoughts on “So, What is the Best Home Office Printer?”

  1. Hp has definitely dominated the printing machine industry and they are almost indisputably at the top now. However, going by all I have seen here, I value it all and it makes quite a great sense to own a printer at home in your working space. Really good here and well valued. Thumbs up to you for sharing here

    • Hi Nath,

      Thanks for the thumbs up. I do like HP and they seem to dominate the office printer market which makes them the obvious choice for a home office printer but Epson do seem to have a foothold on the home market.

      thanks for the input.


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