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Best printer deals: 10+ cheap printers on sale as low as $79

Even though a lot of our content is digital and on the cloud, there’s still a big need to print documents, especially if you’re going somewhere where you can’t really rely on having a digital device. Of course, there are a huge number of printers out there from the best printer brands, and it can be hard to pick the best printers and how you should go about buying a specific one. Well, luckily, we’ve gone around and collected some of our favorite printer deals across the board so you can find the best printer that fits your needs. Also, you may want to check out these related 3D printer deals if you’ve ever wanted to get into that hobby.

Canon Pixma TR4722 — $59, was $99

Canon Pixma MX492 1
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While it isn’t one of the best all-in-one printers, it’s certainly one of the most affordable. There’s something to be said about a printer that can come in at such a low price yet still offer quality printing. This printer will work well in any home, apartment, or dorm room setting. It even goes beyond printing and is capable of making copies, scanning, and faxing. It connects easily to your devices with built-in wireless connectivity, and it can print at a rate of about nine pages per minute monochrome and four pages per minute color.

Canon PIXMA TS6420a — $70, was $130

Canon's Pixma TS6420a is a compact and nice-looking printer.
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Another great option from Canon is the PIXMA TS6420a, a budget-oriented printer that’s surprisingly fast and can do up to 13 monochrome images per minute. It’s also very small and easy to fit in smaller spaces and the fact that it’s lightweight means that it’s easy to move around. It’s easy to set up, and photo prints aren’t too bad, although the bigger issue is that the ink is quite expensive, so the upfront savings end up being paid down the line when you have to grab yourself some ink.

Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 — $100, was $190

Epson's Expression Home XP-6100 is a compact home printer with copying and scanning capabilities.

If you need a printer that’s a bit faster and more consistent across color and monochrome prints, then the Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 is the way to go. It can manage a lightning-fast 11.3 pages per minute for colors and 15.8 for monochrome, so it’s great if you need things printed quickly. It also has a really impressive scan resolution that goes as high as 9600 dpi, and the 30-sheet output tray means you can let things print and not worry about them too much. Connectivity is also good, and you have several options from Wi-Fi to ethernet.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 — $125, was $140

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2

An interesting and fun option for a printer is the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2, which is essentially a tiny little portable printer that creates photos similar to those that would come out of an instant camera. These 2 x 3-inch Polaroid-like prints print pretty quickly at around 12 seconds per image and will give you that same nostalgic development time experience where you wait to see what the photo looks like. While it doesn’t require any sort of ink cartridge, it does only work with Fujifilm’s Instax Mini instant film, so you are require to buy that only.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8139e — $190, was $260

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e All-in-One Printer against a white background.

If you’re looking for a printer that can tackle heavier print loads, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8139e is a good place to start your search. It’s capable of printing up to 20 pages per minute in black and up to 10 pages per minute in color.With the HP Smart app you can print, scan and copy from your phone, and you can do it from anywhere. This printer is capable of printing at professional quality levels, which is good for things like forms, reports, brochures and presentations. It also has an automatic document feeder.

Epson EcoTank ET-2850 — $220, was $350

Epson didn't reduce the EcoTank ET-2800's print quality despite the low price.
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While old-school printers need a cartridge to function, there is a new type of printer that will free you from the usual issues of having to deal with cartridges. Reservoir or Tank printers like the Epson EcoTank ET-2800 have a reservoir of ink in various colors, which you can refill if and when you need to. This one, in particular, comes with four different colors of ink and can make some really high-quality photo prints with 1200 dpi resolution scans thrown in to boot.

HP Smart Tank 7301 — $290, was $420

HP Smart Tank 6001

Another solid option for a tank-based printer is this HP Smart Tank 7301, which has slightly faster print speeds than the Epson version, with up to 12ppm for black and white printing and up to 7ppm for colored print. It has a similar 1200 x 1200 scan resolution and a 600 DPI copy resolution, so it’s about standard for what you’d expect in this price range. Also, HP’s included inks should last you up to 8,000 colored pages and 6,000 black pages which is quite a lot considering most printing at home probably won’t reach that in a few years.

Canon MAXIFY MegaTank GX6021 — $450, was $700

Canon MAXIFY MegaTank GX6021

If you like the idea of a tank-based printer but need high-volume printing, then you’ll be happy to know that those options exist, like this excellent Canon MAXIFY MegaTank GX6021. It can do 15 ppm of color printing and a whopping 24 ppm of monochrome printing. Not only that, but the provided inks will last you up to 6,000 black pages and up to 14,000 color pages, which is substantial, plus it can hold up to 350 sheets of paper for continuous printing, which is a handy thing to have for high-volume printing.

More printer deals we love

There are a ton of great printer models out there. Check out these hot deals for more luck on a great printer:

  • Epson EcoTank ET-2800 Supertank Inkjet —
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 9135e color —
  • Lexmark MC3224dwe color —
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