Which Printers Would We Recommend For You To Buy?
When it comes to choosing a new printer, it can be a real headache. With all the pros and cons you need to consider, it can become a minefield of conflicting information, depending on who you talk to!
We have taken the time to identify, research and recommend the following three printers. We consider them amongst the best currently available to get you printing efficiently, economically and with as little fuss as possible! Be sure to click the links to see if any of the cartridges or printers are currently on sale!
Canon PIXMA TS5051 All-in-one Printer
Our first recommendation goes to the Canon PIXMA TS5051 £59.99 (RRP £99.99), for affordability and reliability. Similarly to the Canon PIXMA MG5750, the TS5051 requires the same bargain PGI-570/CLI-571 cartridges. It is a compact printer, with wireless features allowing you to print directly from your phone, tablet or PC which is getting ever more important for home users.
When it comes to navigating and operating the TS5051 - the redesigned user interface works hand-in-hand with the wireless connectivity to ensure high quality, stress-free printing, on a budget.
Unlike the MG5750 below, the Canon PIXMA TS5051 does feature a rear paper feed and a lower tray so it's good news for those printing photos! It also allows for easy printing, scanning and copying thanks to the clear 6.2cm screen and simple array of buttons on the dash.
Overall, this printer serves the purpose of making printing easy, while providing excellent quality, all at an affordable price. The printer is a neat, understated little package, but has all the features we feel a home user would need.
Canon PIXMA MG5750 All-in-one Printer
Our next recommendation is Canon PIXMA MG5750 at £59.99 (RRP £99.99) This printer was first released 4 years ago and is still being produced today, albeit only from Currys/PC World. The printer regularly fluctuates in price between £49.99 and £99.99 so it's definitely worth snapping up at the lower end of the range.
It requires the PGI-570/CLI-571 cartridges, which are both affordable and reliable. We sell the extra capacity cartridges from this range and as it stands, is still one of our most popular ranges! Whether you need to print, scan or copy - this printer can do it all and is ideal for home users.
It's easy to navigate, control and connect with the MG5750 as you can print directly from your phone, tablet or computer using the wireless system built into the printer. The MG5750 remains our top pick for printers due to the availability and price of both the cartridges and the printer itself. You will be printing in no time.
The only disadvantage we can see is the lack of a rear paper feed, which may limit your choices when it comes to photo printing on thicker paper.
Brother MFC-J497DW All-in-one Printer
The final printer we would recommend belongs to the Brother family. The Brother MFC-J497DW (RRP £89.99) fits the criteria of being affordable, reliable and easy to navigate. This printer requires the LC3213 cartridges, which like the printer, are cheap and cheerful whilst also maintaining high quality consistently throughout your printing.
The Brother MFCJ-497DW is not shy of effective features, with one of them being built-in Wi-Fi to enable an unchallenging experience when it comes to connecting your electrical devices. An impressive component of the MFCJ-497DW is the USB port which allows you to directly print from the USB - meaning you wouldn't even need to use any other device to print! As well as the standard print, copy and scan functions, this model provides the ability to fax.
With a 100 page paper tray capacity and print speeds of up to 27 pages per minute (Black) and 23 pages per minute (colour), you won't be left waiting to complete those larger print jobs!