Before we talk about some of the best all in one printers let's look at why they have evolved so dramatically over the last decade. The reason is that it made more sense for the big corporations such as HP, Canon Epson and Lexmark to design printers that can carry out various task such as to printing, copying, faxing and even scanning with one device instead of many. The thought process behind this is that the consumer will save money by buying only one printer with various multifunction capabilities. Let's have a look at several printers that ticks all the boxes.
The first wireless all in one printer that we are going to look at is the canon Pixma MG6150. This printer is a good all-rounder and is very user friendly with the help of its touch screen capability. The controls of the touch screen are very responsive and light up when touched.
This printer takes six CLI-526 cartridges, you can get alternative cartridges such as Jettec and they produce a multipack for £27.99 which is not only good value but are also very good compatibles. This printer can produce extremely colourful and sharp photographs at very fast speeds and the scanner is also quick, it can produce very good colourful copies. The preview screen on the printer lets you edit and remove red eye as well as many other functions.
There are various ways to print with the MG6150 for instance you can use compact flash, memory sticks and all multimedia cards via its card slot or by using the PictBridge for direct printing from your camera, lastly you can print by using canons own application for the iPhone and android devices.
Another printer which is great is the MFC-795CW Brother all in one printer. This printer has certain features that make it stand out from the crowd. It can either be wireless, Ethernet or USB which is similar to the canon. It has a 5inch wide colour LCD touchscreen that is simple and extremely responsive. What this printer has that other don't is a handset as well as colour fax capability giving it more flexibility in the office environment.
This Brother will print up to 23 pages per minute in Mono and 20 pages in colour and the copy resolution is 1200 x1200 dpi which is not bad. This printer takes four cartridges, they fit neatly at the front of the printer which makes it simple and very convenient to insert. Just like the Canon it also takes jettec compatibles.
The top of the canon range is the MG8150 Canon wireless all in one printer, it has a price tag of around £220.00 and can do almost everything apart from making a cup of tea, and it is superb value for money. HP has also produced many great all in one printers for example the HP photosmart plus is a good all-rounder, it produces great photo prints and the copy capability is extremely good. It also has a touch screen facility.