We all like to keep the costs of printing as low as possible, so when looking for a new printer this article on the best budget printers 2014 may help you…
I have listed, in my professional opinion, the top 5 home user budget printers for purchase in 2014. You will discover a mix of both laser and inkjet printers that I feel offer great value in terms of initial printer cost, document/image print quality and the ongoing cost of printing your documents.
I am sticking to an initial purchase price of below £100 R.R.P (and as with all budget printers, these models do not posses all the features that may be found on printers costing over £150.) You will also spot two printers that were listed in the Best Budget Printers 2013 article I wrote last year.
NOTE: ALL PRICES WERE CORRECT ON – 15TH MAY 2014
They are listed in no particular order….
Brother DCP-J152W Inkjet
The DCP-J152W is one of the lower cost Brother Multi Function Printer (MFP) models, but is still a well equipped inkjet printer for the home and small business.
If you are tight on space then you are going to really like the small footprint of this printer. It provides all the usual features for a Multi Function Printer (MFP) such as printing, scanning and copying and is also fully WiFi enabled too. It’s easy to print directly from Apple iOS, Blackberry, Android and Windows mobile devices and Apple iOS devices also benefit from being able to you scan documents on your printer and view them on your mobile device. Fast black and white printing is a great feature of this Brother printer.
The Brother DCP-J152W A4 All-In-One Colour Multifunction Wireless Inkjet Printer is currently on sale at Amazon.co.uk (15th May 2014) for £75.62 & FREE Delivery in the UK
This printer takes the LC123 series of Brother ink cartridges, we also sell lower cost compatible ink multipacks too. View the entire range: BROTHER DCP-J152W Ink Cartridges
Canon Pixma MG5550
The Canon Pixma MG5550 Colour All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer is currently on sale at Argos.co.uk (15th May 2014) for £69.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK
This printer takes the CLI-551 series of Canon ink cartridges, we also sell lower cost compatible ink multipacks too. View the entire range: Canon Pixma MG5550 Ink Cartridges
Epson Expression Home XP-412
The EPSON Expression Home XP-412 All-In-One Colour Wireless Inkjet Printer is currently on sale at Argos.co.uk (15th May 2014) for £89.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK
This printer takes the T18 (Daisy) series of Epson ink cartridges, we also sell lower cost compatible/recycled ink multipacks too. View the entire range: Epson Home XP-412 Ink Cartridges
Brother HL-1110 Mono Laser
The Brother HL-1110 Mono Laser Printer is currently on sale at Amazon.co.uk (15th May 2014) for £59.68 & FREE Delivery in the UK
This printer takes the TN-1050 series of Brother toner cartridges. View the entire range: Brother HL-1110 Toner Cartridges
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Printer
A 18ppm mono laser printer from HP that first appeared in March 2010.
This HP Laserjet Pro P1102w is a compact mono laser printer designed for the home user/home office. You can print on a wide variety of media types including card stock, transparencies, labels and envelopes, using the 150-sheet paper tray and 10-sheet priority input slot. First page printing in as little as 8.5 seconds.
Save energy and money with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off technology—intelligence that can turn your printer on when you need it and off when you don’t.
With built in wireless connectivity: HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint and Wireless Direct Print, this is a great budget laser mono printer that will cost you £85.05 at Argos.co.uk with free UK delivery.
This printer takes the HP 85A series of Hewlett Packard toner cartridges. View the entire range: HP Laserjet Pro P1102W Toner Cartridges
CANON Selphy CP900
In closing this article I thought I would mention a unique printer from Canon called the Selphy CP900. Not either a laser or ink jet, this compact photo printer uses a process called dye sublimation to put the image on the paper (transfers minute amounts of solid dye from a coated film to the paper). This is essentially a dedicated photo printer that prints via USB, PictBridge and wireless printing direct from phones and tablets.
If you are looking fo a dedicated photo printer for all those treasured family pictures, currently stuck on your phone, then this could be the printer for you.
The Selphy CP900 Photo Printer is currently on sale at Amazon.co.uk (15th May 2014) for £79.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK
This printer takes the specialist Selphy Photo Cartridges.