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The best all-in-one printer or multi-function printer (MFP) excels in quick printing, faxing, scanning and copying functions, all in a single case.

All-in-ones are Multi Function Printers which are typically much cheaper than individual copying, faxing, printing and scanning devices put together, not to mention more space saving. Most of them have all the essential features like auto duplex printing, meaning it prints both sides of the paper and saves on paper cost; and auto document feeders, which feed sheets one after the other automatically.

Additionally, look for a printer which has the paper capacity suitable to your needs. The more basic models hold 100 to 250 sheets although that might not be sufficient for heavy printing needs, in which case you could choose one with larger capacity or just additional paper feeders.
Furthermore, MFPs are generally ideal for non-professional photos; laser M models offer great high speed and are great if you donâ??t require graphics too frequently; while inkjets are best for colour graphics and are available for around $100. MFPs also incorporate 24-bit colour scanners that are capable of scanning business documents, charts as well as artwork; however, if you need professional quality scanning at 48-bit scans, youâ??ll have to purchase a separate high quality scanning unit.

The best all-in-one-printers are pretty affordable and offer you memory card slots and Wi-Fi access along with an LCD display to preview your documents before printing.

Check out our list of best MFPs 2015, top rated by some of the best printer reviewers around the web.

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Epson WorkForce ET-4550

Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One


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Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
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Jul 2015
Oct 2015
Printer Type
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
1-pass color
Platform
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
4800.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
6000.0 dpi
4800.0 dpi

  • - As a straight MFC, the Epson Workforce ET-4550 is perfectly capable, if not particularly speedy.
    - The side of each ink tank is translucent, so you can easily see exactly how much ink you have.
    - Coverage on those pages was very crisp, however.


  • The Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer costs a lot for a personal multifunction printer (MFP), but it comes with all the ink most users will ever need.


  • Based on Epson's new EcoTank ink system, this otherwise low-volume inkjet delivers the lowest CPPs we've seen from any consumer-grade or small-business printer.


  • This small and efficient laser all-in-one prints well and quickly, but the cost per page and limited paper handling render this an occasional-use model.


  • I really liked this compact, well-built little laser, but as an advocate of low-consumable costs I can’t really condone per-page toner costs this high on a $400+ printer. Other than that, the M277dw is one capable little laser printer.


  • A good fit as a personal multifunction printer or for light-duty, shared use in a small office, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw delivers high-quality text and graphics, fast speed, and mobile printing support.


  • The Brother MFC-J5270DW has very flexible paper handling facilities and both business and photo features making it a versatile device. We found some problems with the print quality in
    duplex copies and had some paper misfeeds. The default photo print mode is also surprisingly slow. These drop-offs can be worked around, though, and otherwise, this is a good business inkjet.


  • Let’s face it, there are a bunch of strong-performing business printers out there; choosing one isn’t easy. The good news is that as long as you keep your eye on the ink cost, most of them, including this MFC-J5720DW, should serve you well.


  • The Brother MFC-J5720DW inkjet multifunction printer delivers decent speed and output quality. More importantly, it offers a low running cost and has the ability to print at up to 11 by 17 inches.


  • Aimed at personal use or shared use in a micro office, the Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW delivers better overall output quality than most monochrome laser multifunction printers.


  • This inexpensive mono-laser all-in-one has unusually fast print speeds, plus a host of convenience features. Our only quibble is with the toner cost.


  • The Samsung Xpress M2885FW is a good printer that's fast, compact and low in toner cost, plus, it uses NFC to print documents wirelessly from smartphones and tablets. That said, we would have preferred a larger display to make the numerous functions easier to navigate through.


  • The Envy 5540 is a good budget buy if colour is your priority, but it isn't designed for demanding workplaces.


  • Designed as an inkjet multifunction printer primarily for home use, the HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer can print, scan, copy, print through the cloud, and print directly from mobile devices.


  • The Envy 5540 is good value for people who need to produce a lot of colour documents or photo prints, and provides good quality for such a low-cost printer. However, simple mono text documents remain relatively expensive and there are cheaper options available if you need to print a lot of mono documents on a regular basis.


Top 5 all-in-one printer:

  1. Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
  2. HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
  3. Brother MFC-J5720DW
  4. Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
  5. HP Envy 5540 All-in-One