Ever since HP created the first desktop laser printer — the LaserJet — in 1984, the company has been producing great devices.
In fact, HP remains a major player in the printer market, and the best HP printers are some of the best printers money can buy today.
One of the great things about HP’s printers is that the company has a huge range of them. This means that home users, students, photographers and business owners (and many others) will be able to find an HP printer that is perfect for their needs.
However, while HP’s range of printers is impressively large, it can also mean that it’s hard to know where to start and what features you need from an HP printer – from copying and scanning to wireless. As far as compatibility and even voice control. But don’t worry—we’ve provided our recommendations of the best HP printers below.
- See also our guide to the best all-in-one printers
The HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1202nw is the first printer to feature a refillable toner tank instead of a disposable cartridge. It’s a win for both the environment and your print budget, which can cost up to 60% less than regular toner cartridges. This inexpensive all-in-one lacks an auto-duplex mode, but for basic monochrome printing and copy duty, the total cost of ownership is hard to beat. There is enough black toner in the box for 5,000 pages and refueling is as simple as injecting the toner into the printer from a syringe-type canister.
Read full review: HP Neverstop Laser MFP 1202nw
An excellent all-rounder, this all-in-one is more expensive than the competition but you pay for what you get. It offers a wide list of features like 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 going to look professional without being boring, but keep in mind that it will be a bit large to fit comfortably on some desks. It’s compatible with a range of cloud-based mobile apps, thanks to which you won’t have to rely on its tiny LCD display for many functions.
Read full review: HP Officejet Pro 9025 All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Portable printing is now an option for the All-in-One 250, which makes printing, scanning, and copying in a machine small enough to fit in a suitcase or backpack. It’s not light enough that you won’t notice it, however, as it weighs roughly the same as the 1.5 13-inch MacBook Pros. On the plus side, this HP model delivers surprisingly sharp print quality for such a small package, along with features like 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.
HP’s latest cartridge-free inkjet printer lowers the per-page cost of color printing and includes enough bottled ink for 12,000 black pages or up to 8,000 colors in the box. This is HP’s entry-level model in the Smart Tank line and lacks an auto-duplex mode, sadly. Although 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 fast at 11ppm (pages per minute) in mono or 22ppm in draft mode and can handle almost any type of printable media up to A4 in size.
The HP Envy Pro 6420 is a compact and inexpensive inkjet with all the features you could ask for from a home office printer. It can print, scan, copy and even fax (via your smartphone). Print speed is slow but steady and it can print and photocopy stacks of up to 35 pages with its inbuilt ADF (automatic document scanner). Instead of an Ethernet port, you have both built-in Bluetooth and self-healing Wi-Fi, making mobile printing through HP’s iOS/Android app particularly easy. Having only two ink cartridges (one for color, one for black) is convenient, but it may not be cost-effective if you use a particular color more heavily.
Read full review: HP Envy Pro 6420
An update to the entry-level Designjet T120, the T125 is one of the best large-format printers that offers detailed multi-format printing (or MFP) at an affordable price. Ideal for printing CAD or construction drawings (or A3 photos for framing), it’s excellent at printing high quality graphics in color, and works great in mono, too. Its print resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi is high enough quality to meet most needs, and its other features include a card reader, Wi-Fi connectivity, the ability to print from mobile devices, and easily replaceable CMYK ink. Cartridges are included.
Printing, scanning, copying, and even faxing – the M227fdw does it all (as long as it’s in black and white). This mono printer is great for offices due to its large paper draw and fast print speed, which churns out copies in a single clip. It sports Wi-Fi connectivity (though not NFC), an Ethernet port and compatibility with cloud apps for mobile printing, along with a USB drive for printing from thumbsticks. HP believes you’ll get 30,000 pages from a single high-yield toner cartridge, making it an affordable option in the long run.
Read full review: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227fdw
Some clever design means this all-in-one inkjet device can print, scan, and copy A4 paper, even if its footprint is actually less than a sheet at A4’s depth. The rear-loading paper tray can hold media including envelopes, glossy photo paper, or sixty sheets of A4 and can print 8 pages per minute or 19 in draft mode. The narrow bar scanner stretches the paper, scanning each sheet on it and scrolling through it. There’s no duplex mode, but it does have inbuilt Wi-Fi with AirPrint compatibility. As is always the case with cheap printers, cartridges are the killer, but this model is at least compatible with HP’s Instant Ink subscription service that mails you replacement carts at an affordable rate.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw is a mid-priced multifunction laser printer that’s so well featured, can fit almost any small to medium-sized office, and live up to expectations. It’s compact, there’s room to add more paper trays as needed, and it prints as fast as 22 pages per minute for color or monochrome documents. There is an automatic document scanner to copy 50 pages, fax, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct. It’s compatible with Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint and has a USB port on the front for walk-up printing or scanning to a thumb drive. In short, it can do everything (except duplex scan) and it does everything very well.