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A graphic printer is any printer capable of printing graphics, these are the most common and popular printers today. Good examples of these printers are inkjet and laser printers.

Almost all the printers available now have the photo/graphics printing capability. It not unusual to find the inkjets and the MFP or all in one printers leading the market in this segment, but the latest lasers are also proving their worth here.

The thing to note when buying the graphics printers is the color print quality. Improvements in the color technology has made it possible to have near original quality prints. Color ink efficiencies with better affordable replacements have made it cheaper to print photos at home or office.

Typically used by the architects, graphic designers etc who require clear, crisp colors when printing on different medias, paper sizes and types, the best graphic printers are usually inkjets. Although they are expensive because of the multiple color inks used, but for the serious professional it is well worth the money spent. These wide/large format printers are slow to print but the large dpi resolutions of 1000+ results in excellent color/black prints.

For the occasional photo printing the best graphics printers are from Canon and Epson which are available within the $100 to $400 range while the above $1000 is for the professionals, designers or photographers.

Check out the latest graphics printers of this year to get the best quality color prints from those mentioned here.

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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
Apr 2015
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 graphic 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