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Best HP printers of 2020: Portable, laser, all-in-one, inkjet and more

Are you looking for a new printer but unsure which one to choose? We know how difficult it can be to narrow down the wide selection of printers available on the market and choose the perfect one for your needs, so hopefully this great article we found on Tech Radar will help you out!

The best HP printers are some of the best additions to any home or office. HP is a formidable force in the printer market, being behind the world's first desktop laser printer (the LaserJet) back 1984.

Printers have come a long way since then, and HP has continued to be a driving force in the market, and it now produces some of the best printers money can buy.

HP's range of printers is impressively large, but that can also mean it's difficult to know where to start and just what features you need out of a HP printer – from copying and scanning to wireless compatibility and even voice control. But don’t fret ­– we’ve provided our recommendations of the best HP printers of 2020 below.

1. HP Laserjet Pro M15w

Category: Mono laser printer | Print speed: 19ppm | Paper sizes: Up to A4 | Paper capacity: 100 sheets | Size: 6.3 x 13.7 x 7.4in | Weight: 18.3lbs

The HP LaserJet Pro M15w is the size of a shoebox and is capable of printing a thousand documents in a snap, all with consistent output. The M15w is more affordable than other printers in its class and is especially effective for those who work from home or cramped offices due to its smaller size. Moreover, once you've sped through its straightforward initial setup using HP's Smart app, this model prints quickly and reliably - albeit with a noticeable lack of definition. There's no automatic duplex printing either, which could increase your paper cost in the long run.

The Cartridge Centre currently have the HP Laserjet Pro M15W Toner on offer at only £12.95!

2. HP OfficeJet 8015 

Category: colour inkjet 3-in-1 printer | Print speed: 18ppm | Paper sizes: A4 | Paper capacity: 225 sheets | Weight: 8.2kg

This businesslike inkjet printer can print reasonably quickly at up to 18 pages per minute for black and white pages, or 10ppm in colour and it’ll print both sides of the page automatically. It can also scan and copy thanks to its 35-sheet automatic document feed and A4-sized scanner bed. There’s room for 225 sheets of plain paper in the main paper tray and it is operated by a basic touchscreen. Self-healing Wi-Fi is built in, so you can also control it reliably from your portable device and the HP companion app. The price is temptingly low, which of course means that the ink cost here is quite high and the bundled setup cartridges don’t contain much ink. However, an Instant Ink subscription could save you up to 70% on your ongoing ink costs.

3. HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

Category: All-in-one inkjet color printer | Print speed: 39ppm | Paper sizes: Up to A4 | Paper capacity: 500 pages | Size: 12.5 x 17.2 x 26.4in | Weight: 26.4lbs

An excellent all-rounder, this all-in-one is more expensive than the competition but you pay for what you get. It offers an exhaustive list of features such as a large automatic document feeder (ADF) tray, fast printing speeds and large paper handling capacity - plus it's HP Instant Ink compatible. It sports a boxy two-tone design that's professional-looking without being boring, but be aware that it will be slightly too big to fit on some desks comfortably. It's compatible with a range of cloud-based mobile apps which thankfully means you won't have to rely on its small LCD display for many functions.

4. HP Officejet 250 All-In-One Portable Printer with Wireless & Mobile Printing (CZ992A)

Category: Portable color inkjet printer | Print speed: 10ppm | Paper sizes: Up to A4 | Paper capacity: 50 sheets | Size: 14.96 x 7.8 x 3.6 inches | Weight: 4.62

Portable printing is now an option thanks to the All-in-One 250, which crams printing, scanning and copying into a machine small enough to fit into a suitcase or backpack. It's not so light that you won't notice it, though, weighing around the same as 1.5 13-inch MacBook Pros. On the plus side, this HP model offers surprisingly sharp print quality for such a small package alongside features such as manual duplex printing, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and USB connectivity. There’s also a 10-sheet ADF, 50-sheet input tray and a rechargeable battery for true portability.

5. HP Smart Tank Plus 555

Category: colour inkjet printer | Print speed: 11ppm | Paper sizes: A4 | Paper capacity: 100 sheets | Weight: 5.14kg

HP’s latest cartridge-free inkjet printer smashes the per-page cost of colour printing and includes enough bottled ink in the box for 12,000 black pages or up to 8,000 colour. This is HP’s entry-level model in the Smart Tank line and it lacks an auto-duplex mode, sadly. However it does offer both dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE, which makes it easy to use the helpful iOS/Android companion app to set up the printer and operate it wirelessly from your smartphone. It prints surprisingly quickly at 11ppm (pages per minute) in mono, or 22ppm in draft mode and can handle almost any kind of printable media up to A4 in size.

6. HP Color Laser MFP 179fnw All-in-One Instant Ink Ready Printer

Category: 4-in-1 color laser printer | Print speed: 18ppm | Paper sizes: Up to A4 | Paper capacity: 150 sheets | Size: 406 x 363 x 344 | Weight: 30.1lbs

If you're looking for a compact and competitively priced all-in-one, this color laser printer has you covered. The 19fnw has its drawbacks - namely an inability to print on envelopes, slow color print speed and no front-facing USB ports. But if you can look past those foibles, it produces sharp prints in both mono and colour (and is Instant Ink-compatible), can photocopy and scan, and works with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print for easy wireless operation via smartphone. Its main paper tray holds an impressive number of sheets and its toner cartridges go the distance before needing to be replaced. We just wish its LCD screen was a smite bigger for easier operation.

7. HP LaserJet Pro M227fdw Laser Multifunction Printer

Category: Multifunction mono laser printer | Print speed: 30ppm | Paper sizes: Up to A4 | Paper capacity: 250 sheets | Size: 12.2 x 16 x 16 | Weight: 20lbs

Printing, scanning, copying and even faxing – the M227fdw does it all (just as long as it's in black and white). This mono printer is a great fit for offices thanks to its large paper draw and fast print speed, which churns out copy at a clip. It sports Wi-Fi connectivity (though not NFC), an ethernet port and compatibility with cloud apps for mobile printing, alongside a USB drive for printing from thumbsticks. HP reckons you'll get 30,000 pages from a single high-yield toner cartridge, making it an economical option in the long run.

8. HP DeskJet 3760

Category: AOI colour inkjet printer | Print speed: 8pm | Paper sizes: A4 | Paper capacity: 60 sheets | Weight: 2.33kg

Some clever design means this all-in-one inkjet device can print, scan and copy A4 paper even though its footprint is actually less than a sheet of A4 in depth. The rear-loading paper tray can hold media including envelopes, glossy photo paper, or up to sixty sheets of A4 and print at a rate of 8 pages per minute, or 19 in draft mode. The narrow bar scanner draws paper through, scanning each sheet at it scrolls through. There’s no duplex mode, but it does have inbuilt Wi-Fi with AirPrint compatibility. As is always the case with cheap printers, the cartridges are the killer, but this model is at least compatible with HP’s Instant Ink subscription service which mails you replacement carts at cheaper rate.

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