Shopping for the best colour printer? A step up from budget friendly printers designed with last minute boarding passes and google maps print outs in mind, our pick of the best wireless colour printers are perfect for producing photos, diagrams, posters and more, all from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you're looking for touchscreen, a low cost-per-use or a printer designed with photo printing in mind, you're sure to find a model that fits your budget and requirements.
When you're finished browsing our pick of the best colour printers, head over to our The Hub for more expert buying guides. You can also check out our home office page if you're looking to rework your space during lockdown.
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The best colour printer is the Brother MFC-J5330DW Printer (opens in new tab), thanks to its variety of features on offer. From A3 printing to high quality photo printing, this wireless colour printer offers everything you might need from a home printer, and more.
It does have some touch screen functionality, and while this is limited compared to some other models, we think it does the job quite nicely. If you're looking for the ultimate colour printer that promises not to let you down, look no further.
Next up in our guide to the best colour printers is the Epson Expression Photo XP-960 Printer (opens in new tab). Not dissimilar from the model above, but a little more expensive, this wireless colour printer offers a slightly faster print speed at an impressive 8.5 ppm.
Its compact design is ideal for small home offices and – so long as you're not using it for professional use – it's sure to live up to all of your expectations.
Next up in our guide to the best colour printers is the Canon Pixma TR8550 Printer (opens in new tab), which is the most affordable wireless colour printer in our guide and – from our perspective – the most compact and stylish.
While it doesn't print up to A3, for most households an A4 printer will certainly suffice. And this compact model will definitely do the job whether you're expecting to print out documents, pictures and similar.
While it is more affordable than other models in our guide, it's worth considering that Canon printer cartridges are not always the most affordable. So, it's worth considering which option will work out to be the most cost effective.
The Epson EcoTank ET-7750 Printer (opens in new tab) is certainly the most expensive printer in our round up, but it also offers the bets quality colour printing. So, if you're buying a printer with the intention of printing high quality photos from home, this wireless colour printer may be for you.
Part of Epson's new eco range, this model offers refillable cartridges which not only works out to be more cost effective than traditional ink cartridges, but is also much better fort the envinronment.
If you run a business from home, the likelihood is that you need fast, reliable equipment. The Canon Maxify MB2750 (opens in new tab) allows you to send documents quickly, easily and confidentially with its built-in fax, as well as the usual: printing, scanning and photocopying.
Out of necessity, it is on the large side, but for its sheer range of uses – plus AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, and a stonking capacity of 500 sheets – it’s still our best for home workers if you have the space.
How to buy the best colour printer
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When it comes to buying the best colour printer to suit your needs, there are a few factors worth bearing in mind. These include:
Cost per use
Colour printing is notoriously expensive, so if you're planning on printing photos, posters, and more, on a regular basis, it'll be worth your time to consider cost per use.
If you want the option to print from afar – by which we mean when you're out and about, beyond wireless printing range – you'll need to ensure you opt for a colour printer with air print capabilities.
If you're buying a colour printer to complete a small home office set up, you'll want to think carefully when choosing a model, as some sizes may overwhelm the space, making it seem smaller than it really is.