Updated on 3 December 2015 by

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 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
$500 - $1,150
$430 - $900
$250 - $250
$429
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
Apr 2015
Jul 2015
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
Platform
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
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
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
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
Ease of Use
33% Positive
67% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
55% Positive
45% Negative
Quality
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
28% Positive
72% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Economy
100% Positive
20% Positive
80% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Performance
16% Positive
84% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Scanner
100% Positive
100% Positive