Thursday, 14 April 2016

5 Great Wireless Printers - 2016 Edition

Plugging your PC into your printer is so old school. We joke. But it should be noted that wireless printers are increasingly on the rise because of the flexibility they give you to print wherever you want, print from your mobile devices and don’t require you to have cables lying about. Though wireless printing has existed for over a decade, only recently have these Wi-Fi enabled machines emerged as a go-to for homes and small offices.

Many print manufactures and third party developers have also created apps that offer mobile printing support, allowing you to print from iOS, Android and other devices as well as supporting print jobs from cloud-based services.

But which wireless printer is right for you? Well here is our list of wireless printer models that make the cut for 2016:

Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One

This affordable all-in-one is ideal for a home office and won’t break the bank either. It prints, scans and copies. It has duplexing capability – which means double sided printing so you can also save on paper costs. What it lacks is the ability to fax but with a scanner, why not just scan and send the doc via email? In any case, the Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One delivers bang for your buck – given that its output quality far exceeds most inkjet multifunction printers in this price range.

HP Officejet Pro6230 ePrinter

The HP Officejet Pro6230 is a great in-expensive option if what you’re looking for is an inkjet printer to use at home or for a micro-office. Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct enabled, you can also easily print from mobile devices even if you don’t connect it to a network via cloud printing. With a low cost per page and the ability to duplex your print jobs, it’s perfect for light-duty personal and home use.

Dell Printer E310dw

This compact laser printer is suitable for small offices needing fast print speeds and support for mobile printing. It functions well as a shared printer in a micro office, at a reasonable price point and has Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities. The E310dw’s mobile printing support adds greater convenience allowing iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices to connect through a Wi-Fi access point to print. There is also cloud-printing support available in this model.

Canon imageClass MF227dw

The Canon imageClass MF227dw is the perfect option for a small office requiring a multifunction laser printer. This baby scans, prints, copies and faxes, as well as allows for double sided printing. The automatic document feeder is an added bonus on top of its Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity abilities. You can scan docs to your PC or print and fax from your PC, and it also works as a standalone copier and fax machine. Mobile printing and scanning features let you scan and send docs to Android and iOS devices. It’s a great option for small offices looking for an all in one laser printer machine.

HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw

This colour laser printer is an excellent fit for small offices that want a high-quality output, fast speed printer that supports Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections. You can also print from a USB memory key and from your mobile devices using HP Web apps. The front panel touch screen allows you to access HP Web apps and print documents from select websites including Google Docs and Dropbox. The major advantage of this machine is the output quality of the documents and the speed with which it prints plus the built in duplexer.