Best Wireless Printers

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 2, 2017
This review will help you to choose such an important office or studio device for working with the documents as a wireless printer. Our choice of the models is based on performance, features and functionality, rated through tests and customers' reviews.  ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type and versatility
Printer / scanner parameters
Cartridge yield/Tray capacity
Extras
 
PROS

A handy, all-in-one solution for both home and office use. Supports individual cartridge replacement.

CONS

Certain parameters, such as maximum print or scan resolution are inferior to the ones of the devices of this type. Some users report this model to work louder than the predecessor. 

OUR VERDICT

This scanner&printer solution has a performance and a set of features sufficient for the small office use. This device is also good for the home use, and for those users, who have pretty basic needs and are busy on schedule.

detailed parameters
Type and versatility
Ink Jet, color (5 colors); all-in-one
Printer / scanner parameters
Printer resolution - 9600 x 2400 dpi, print speed - up to 15 ipm (black), up to 10 ipm (color); scanner resolution -1200 x 2400 dpi; fax resolution - up to 205 × 200 dpi
Cartridge yield/Tray capacity
Standard cartridge - 350 pages and extended - 705 pages; Paper tray - 35 and 250-sheet input tray
Extras
Auto Document Fix is used for the auto image and document correction before printing them from a USB flash-drive in a standalone mode; wired Ethernet
PROS

This wireless color printer offers various standalone operation features and is capable of superseding an office scanner or a fax.

CONS

HP Officejet 4650 all-in-one wireless printer is compatible with Windows and OS X family operating systems only. There is no Linux OS support. 

OUR VERDICT

This versatile wireless printer solution with an automatic document feeder enables a user to easily print, scan, copy, and even fax documents on a single device.

detailed parameters
Type and versatility
Ink Jet, color (2 colors-black and tricolor); all-in-one
Printer / scanner parameters
Printer resolution- 4800 x 1200 dpi (color), 1200 x 1200 dpi (black), print speed - up to 9.5 ppm(black), up to 6.8 ppm(color); scanner resolution - 1200 x 1200 dpi; fax resolution - up to 300 × 300 dpi
Cartridge yield/Tray capacity
Black cartridge - 190-480 pages, the Tri-color - 165 - 330 pages; Paper tray: 100-sheet input tray
Extras
An automatic paper sensor for the printing auto-start at paper load, first page out in 18 seconds (either after the first page or after first set of ISO test pages)
PROS
An all-in-one printer with a good print speed and additional features ensuring the high-quality printing of photos.
CONS
Low printing resolution of monochrome printing. The standard cartridges are designed for the lesser pages printing comparing to the ones of other printers reviewed
OUR VERDICT
This printer will fit perfectly for the home and office use owing to the support of duplex printing and additional photo editing features.
detailed parameters
Type and versatility
Ink Jet, color (5 colors); all-in-one
Printer / scanner parameters
Printer resolution - 600 x 600 dpi, print speed - up to 16 IPM (black) at 4800 x 1200 dpi/ up to 9.0 IPM (color); scanner resolution - 1200 x 2400 dpi
Cartridge yield/Tray capacity
Standard cartridge - 300 pages and extended - 700 pages; Paper tray - 25-35 and a 100-sheet input tray
Extras
Auto duplex printing, Google Cloud Print, Air printing, Mopria printing, red eye reduction, image cropping, quiet mode
PROS
HP All-In-One Printer Remote application that is used with the printer is a freeware, so no additional expenses are necessary. This wireless inkjet printer provides a laboratory grade photo printing and can perform an e-mail scanning.
CONS
No faxing functionality, the USB cable is not included.
OUR VERDICT
An accomplished wireless printer model that has all the necessary printing functions and capabilities. The device provides a convenient wireless connection to iOS, Android or Windows Mobile-based gadgets.
detailed parameters
Type and versatility
Ink Jet, color (4 colors); all-in-one
Printer / scanner parameters
Printer resolution - 1200 x 1200 dpi (black), 4800 x 1200 dpi (color), print speed - up to 9.5 ppm (ISO black), up to 6.8 ppm (ISO color), scanner resolution - 1200 x 2400 ppi, Copy resolution - 600 x 300 dpi (black and color)
Cartridge yield/Tray capacity
Black cartridge: ~ 190 pages, Tri-color: ~ 100 pages, 100-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray
Extras
Automatic duplex printing, 2.2" Hi-Res Mono LCD touch screen, Borderless photos are printed right to the paper edges
PROS
The WF-2760 color wireless printer supports a wide range of mobile printing applications and saves up to 70% of energy comparing to laser beam printers. This Epson model is RoHS-compliant.
CONS
Might seem louder than its competitors.
OUR VERDICT
Epson has managed to produce an all-in-one printer that is excellent both in quality and speed owing to the PrecisionCore printing chip used. The chip is capable of producing up to 40 million ink dots per second greatly contributing to a high-quality printing.
detailed parameters
Type and versatility
Ink Jet, color (4 colors); all-in-one
Printer / scanner parameters
Maximum Print Resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi, print speed - up to 13.7 ppm (ISO black), up to 7.3 ppm (ISO color), Scanner Hardware Resolution - 1200 x 2400 dpi, Maximum Resolution - 9600 dpi interpolated, Maximum Copy Size - 8.5" x 14" (PC-free)
Cartridge yield/Tray capacity
Standard-capacity - Black: ~ 175 pages, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow: ~ 165 pages per color, High-capacity - Black: ~ 500 pages, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow: ~ 450 pages per color, 150-sheet input tray
Extras
30-page Auto Document Feeder for copying and scanning; 2.7-inch color touch screen; wired Ethernet; automatic duplex printing

What is a Wireless Printer

Wireless printers are, in essence, ordinary printers, but furnished with various wireless interfaces for maintaining a cordless connection to the data sources. Wireless printers are equipped with such commonly used wireless interfaces as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabling their use as network devices, though a standard USB connection as an alternative is present in most cases. The wireless connection has such advantages as space saving, ability to place printer remotely from a PC/notebook, and ability to restrict access to a printer for security or other reasons. These devices have a wide sphere of application: home, office, studio, laboratory, various educational establishments, etc.

Being similar to ordinary wired printers, wireless printers implement different printing technologies, in other words, they can be of inkjet or laser type. Wireless inkjet printers and wireless laser printers in their turn fall into black and white, and color printers depending on their ability to print color images.

Moreover, modern technologies advancement while enabling tight integration of various devices result in the creation of so-called multifunctional devices (MFD) or multifunctional printers (MFP), which are comprised of scanner and printer units in a single device. These all-in-one wireless printers are capable of scanning and printing out any image requiring a user to perform just a few clicks.

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What Features to Compare

As the name states, the printers are intended, first of all, for printing, thus, we need to consider the printing capabilities as the most important feature. Type and versatility determine the technology of printing that a specific wireless printer uses-inkjet or laser, monochrome or color printing. As a rule, laser wireless printers have a lower cost of operation due to lower cost of the toner in comparison with ink. Type and versatility specifications also provide information about the number of cartridges or imaging drums that are used by the specific wireless laser printer or inkjet. One should remember that modern devices are highly integrated, thus, a wireless printer can comprise a scanner and a fax. This feature determines the availability of integrated scanner in a printer device and its ability to perform scanning, printing and copying of text or images without connecting it to an external device such as PC, notebook or tablet PC. 

The other thing to look for is Printer/scanner parameters. These parameters directly affect printer and scanner (in an all-in-one solution) performance, such as a printing/scanning resolution, a printing speed (usually measured in pages per minute) according to ISO or another standard. If a device has an integrated fax, its scanning resolution and memory capacity are included in Printer/scanner parameters.   

The printing requires consumables, determined by the printing technology. Thus, color printing requires ink or toners of different colors (usually, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow for inkjet printers) while monochrome printing requires only one. In any case, a wireless printer consumes a toner or ink when printing, which brings us to the third important feature - Cartridge yield/Tray capacity. This parameter depends on the type of data being printed: a plain text page with standard borders and formatting settings results in about 5% of page surface filling with an ink/toner while tables and photos printing require up to 100% filling. That is why the Cartridge yield/Tray capacity is influenced not only by the type of cartridge used but also by the type of data sent to printing. Every wireless printer has an input paper tray, most of the printers also have an output tray. 

Modern wifi printers are quite complex devices, thus, they offer many additional options. Such options or Extras that one should consider can be both of hardware and software types. On the hardware side, wireless printers can provide users with advanced capabilities in a standalone mode, Ethernet connection, support for printing from USB-flash or memory card, etc. On the software side, Extras offer any advanced functionality: proprietary image scanning/editing features, optical character recognition for the scanned images, data saving and transferring features, etc.

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Canon PIXMA MX922

Type and Versatility

This wireless printer has a 3.0-inch LCD enabling easy viewing, selection and editing your images for simple external device-free printing. In addition to the printer itself, the device has an integrated scanner and fax. This all-in-one wireless printer by Canon is capable of high-quality color printing using an advanced 5-color ink system consisting of a pigment-based black ink, and four dye-based inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black).

Review of Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Inkjet Printer

Printer and Scanner Parameters

PIXMA 922 wireless printer&scanner supports 4.0 x 6.0-inch photo borderless printing and the color documents at 9600 x 2400 dpi maximum resolution. Built-in Auto Duplex Printing feature allows for printing on both sides of the page without turning it over manually. This wireless printer is capable of printing the black and white documents at the speed of up to 15 images per minute (up to 10 ipm for the color documents). The scanner of this device supports optical resolution of up to 1200 x 2400 dpi the built-in fax is capable of handling the documents at the resolution of up to 205 x 200 dpi. Wireless printer, scanner, copier reviews also mention the availability of the built-in fax with 100 coded speed dials and up to 250 incoming pages memory.

Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Inkjet Printer in the use

Cartridge yield/Tray capacity

This wireless color printer is compatible with individual/combo CLI-251 standard and extended XL cyan (350 pages standard/705 pages XL), magenta (337 pages/690 XL), yellow (310 pages/675 XL), black ink (1645/5350 pages XL) tanks, and pigment black PGI-250 (300 standard/500 XL pages yield) or PGI-255 XXL (800 page yield) ink tanks. The page yield estimation is made for A4 plain paper while the lower cassette of the printer has capacity of 250 sheets and the upper cassette - 20 sheets of 4” x 6” photo paper or 10 sheets of 5” x 7” photo paper.

Detailed review of Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Inkjet Printer

Extras

Auto Document Fix feature makes it possible for auto image and document correction before printing them from USB flash-drive entirely using the built-in wireless printer functionality. The wired Ethernet connection serves for connecting to a home or office network and printer sharing and the USB 2.0 interface can be used also as a data source for printing from the flash drives connected.

Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Inkjet Printer application

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Canon PIXMA MX922
Canon PIXMA MX922
 

HP Officejet 4650

Type and Versatility

Officejet 4650 model by HP is a wireless printer&scanner solution. The device provides scanning, editing and printing photos and documents directly from the high-resolution monochrome 2.2" touchscreen including 25 to 400% copy reduce/enlarge with no external devices. This all-in-one wireless printer uses 2 print cartridges (1 black, 1 Tri-color [cyan, magenta, yellow]).

Review of HP Officejet 4650 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer

Printer and Scanner Parameters

The all-in-one wireless printer by HP is capable of printing the color images at up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color resolution (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi) at the speed of up to 6.8 ppm (ISO). It handles the black and white documents at up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer) resolution at the speed of up to 9.5 ppm (ISO). This wireless printer model supports printing of borderless 4 x 6” photos and documents up to 8.5 x 11” as well as automatic 2-sided printing. The built-in copier has a memory for up to 50 copies and the scanner supports the scan resolution of up to 1200 ppi. As a comprehensive solution, this all-in-one wireless printer has an integrated fax with up to 300 x 300 dpi resolution.

HP Officejet 4650 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer in the use

Cartridge yield/Tray capacity

This HP wireless color printer is compatible with standard HP 63 Black Ink (approximately 190 page yield according to the vendor) and HP 63 Tri-color Ink (approx. 165 pages) cartridges, as well as with HP 63XL Black Ink (approx. 480 pages), HP 63XL Tri-color Ink (approx. 330 pages) cartridges of extended capacity. Officejet 4650 office wireless printer is equipped with a 35-sheet automatic document feeder and 100-sheet input tray.

Detailed review of HP Officejet 4650 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer

Extras

This wireless inkjet printer&scanner is equipped with an automatic paper sensor, thus, you do not need to use an external device or even touchscreen controls to start /resume the performance of a print task. The device is capable of performing the first page out as fast as in 18 seconds (either after the first page or after the first set of ISO test pages).


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HP Officejet 4650
HP Officejet 4650
 

Canon MG5720

Type and Versatility

This wireless printer has a convenient 2.5-inch LCD screen for viewing the edited photos before printing. This MFP model has a scanner thus, it can be used as a copying device. Canon MG5720 wireless printer uses five individual ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, pigment black), which provide color reproduction in a wide range.

Review of Canon MG5720 Wireless All-In-One Printer

Printer and Scanner Parameters

Canon MG 5720 color printer shows a good printing performance for both documents and photos at up to 12,6 IPM (black) and 9,0 IPM (color) speed and the maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dots per inch for the color images, and 600 x 600 dots per inch for the monochrome ones. The MG 5720 wireless color printer supports an automatic 2-sided printing function, so you don't have to manually flip every paper sheet. In addition, the printer enables you to perform the borderless printing of 4 x 6" photos and up to 8.5 x 11"-sized documents borderless printing. The scanner offers the scanning at the common resolution of 1200 x 2400 dots per inch.

Canon MG5720 Wireless All-In-One Printer in the use

Cartridge yield/Tray capacity

The printer is supplied with a standard set of 5 individual ink cartridges of PGI-270 and CLI-271 models, which will provide the printing of up to 300 pages. In addition, Canon MG5720 printer supports the compatible cartridges with an extended capacity, the PGI-270 and CLI-XL 271 XL models, thereby increasing the page yield to 700 pages. This wireless printer tray houses of up to 100 standard-size sheets or 20 photo paper sheets of 4 x 6" size.

Detailed review of Canon MG5720 Wireless All-In-One Printer

Extras

The printer offers a very useful feature for printing the photos - red eye reduction application before the printing. Besides the printer supports the quiet mode for reducing the noise produced and the auto power off function. The device supports convenience printing features via the Google Cloud Print, Air Print and Mopria Print application that can be run on Android and iOs-powered gadgets.

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Canon MG5720
Canon MG5720
 

HP 4520 All-in-One Wireless

Type and Versatility

This HP Envy 4520 wireless printer refers to so-called all-in-one devices. The printer supports standard monochrome printing, color printing, documents and images scanning, copying and color photos printing. The multitude of supported functions and printing modes speaks for a versatility of this wireless printer, which ensures its effective use in a home environment, for example, for printing color family photos or using the printer in an office (for printing contracts, certificates, reports, etc.).

Review of HP 4520 All-in-One Wireless Color Photo Inkjet Printer

Printer and Scanner Parameters

HP Envy 4520 All-in-One wireless printer offers rather high quality and performance parameters. Owing to the installed 360 MHz CPU, the printer enables you to perform monochrome printing at 1200 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution at the speed of 9.5 pages per minute (ISO). Talking about the color printing, the HP wireless inkjet printer prints at 4800 x 1200 dpi at the speed of up to 6.8 pages per minute (ISO). The scanning resolution is also fairly high (1200 x 2400 dots per inch). The copying resolution is 600 x 300 dpi for both monochrome and color copying, so you can get quite decent copies of the papers you need. This wireless inkjet printer can print on A4, A5, B5, DL, C6, A6 paper.

HP 4520 All-in-One Wireless Color Photo Inkjet Printer in the use

Cartridge yield/Tray capacity

This HP Envy All-in-One wireless printer comes with two standard ink cartridges, one of which contains black ink and the other one – color ink. The capacity of the black ink cartridge allows printing about 190 pages before it needs replacement. The color ink cartridge contains enough ink for printing approximately 100 pages with color images. If necessary, you can purchase an additional cartridge set. HP wireless printer is compatible with original HP 63 (black, color ink) cartridges of extended capacity.

Detailed review of HP 4520 All-in-One Wireless Color Photo Inkjet Printer

Extras

The important features of this wireless color printer include an automatic duplex (i.e. two-sided) printing. Another advantage this wireless printer offers its users is a big monochrome touchscreen display, which enables convenient control of printing parameters and is very informative. For a quick and convenient synchronization with mobile devices, the printer manufacturer has developed the HP Eprint freeware mobile application, which is available for many platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows mobile. Such compatibility empowers you to control this wireless printer and perform printing practically from any part of the world. Worth mentioning is the feature of applying a color ink on the whole surface of a paper sheet (leaving no blank borders).

HP 4520 All-in-One Wireless Color Photo Inkjet Printer application

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HP 4520 All-in-One Wireless
 

Epson WorkForce WF-2760

High Quality at High Speed

The Epson WorkForce WF-2760 all-in-one wireless printer is a very versatile printing device, which offers the features of documents scanning, copying and faxing. Usually, such versatility comes at the price of  speed and performance but it is definitely not the case for the WF-2760 wireless printer. The high performance of this wireless printer was made possible by the implementation of the PrecisionCore technology. This new technology makes use of a revolutionary high-density print chip that is capable of generating up to 40 million precise dots per second with stunning accuracy, thus producing images of professional quality at lightning speeds. As the manufacturer states, the innovative PrecisionCore Micro TFP (Thin film) printing chip by Epson underlies the PrecisionCore technology. Performance-wise the new iteration of the printing chip exceeds its predecessor the Epson MicroPiezo TFP, which has been used in large-format printer devices only. However after a large-scale research and laboratory testing the company decided to start implementing the Epson PrecisionCore Micro TFP into all tiers of Epson products starting from large-format commercial printers to office models.

Review of Epson WorkForce WF-2760 All-in-One Wireless Color Printer

A Few Interesting Facts About the Company

At the first glance, there is nothing of particular interest in the history of a company known all over the world as a printer manufacturer. To start with, the Epson company emerged 72 years ago and at the beginning specialized in clock works production. Truth be told at that time the company bore the Daiwa Kogyo Ltd name. It is worth noticing also that the Suwa city, which the company was founded in, still remains the Epson headquarters. In 1962 some of the company personnel was engaged in time tracking at Tokyo Olympic Games. Right after the completion of the Olympics the results of Epson’s corresponding research and development were implemented and the world saw a first mini-printer, which was called ЕР-101. Almost five years of hard work have yielded amazing results. The new printer came out to be much more lightweight than any other available on the market then. In fact, the creation of the first mini-printer gave the company a new name - Epson. Ep-son or the son (offspring) of the well-known original EP printer. In 1993 the Epson Stylus 800 model was trialed by space. This Epson printer was sent to outer space on the board of Discovery spaceship. Summing up our short retrospective journey into history we would like to mention that the Epson company got into the Guinness book of records. It happened in 1993. That was the year of creation of the smallest robot. The micro robot was called Epson Monsieur. As for today, the Epson brand has been enjoying the title of the world leader in projector apparatuses manufacture and sales for several years already. That is why the company maintains two main lines of production. Along with the wired and wireless printers, the Epson company produces optical projectors and 3LCD matrices used in the most projectors by other vendors. To learn more about the best optical projectors available on the market today please check our Home theater projectors review.

Epson WorkForce WF-2760 All-in-One Wireless Color Printer in the use

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Detailed review of Epson WorkForce WF-2760 All-in-One Wireless Color Printer

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