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Back-to-School Printer Deals 2020: Canon and HP

“Back to school” has a little less romantic flair, and perhaps a little more wariness than previous years, but students and parents still need the best tech.  That’s why top retailers are using this time of year to launch their back-to-school sales. We’re seeing great deals on laptops, TVs, smart gadgets and printers. We’ve scoured Best Buy, Amazon, Dell and others to help you discover the very best back-to-school sales. And when it comes to printers, we have a devoted guide to the best back-to-school printer deals, just for you, with some of the best brands on the market, like HP, Brother, and Canon. From this, we’ve selected our very best deals to outfit you for back to school, no matter what your needs.

Today’s best back-to-school printer deals

  • Canon Pixma TR4520 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer$60, was $70
  • HP OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer$80, was $100
  • Epson Expression Home XP-4105 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer$95, was $100
  • Canon Pixma TR8520 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer$130, was $200
  • Xerox B210/DNI Wireless Laser Printer$140, was $150
  • Brother HL-L3210CW Compact Wireless Color Laser Printer$200, was $300
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Xerox VersaLink C400 Wireless Color Laser Printer

$420 $590
No need for frequent refills as the high-performing VersaLink C400 features a 250-sheet output capacity to improve efficiency along with color printing capabilities for all your printing needs.
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Xerox WorkCentre 3345 Wireless Monochrome All-In-One Laser Printer

$400 $450
The Xerox WorkCentre 3345 printer is a simple yet fully reliable printer for all your workspace printing needs. It provides high-quality printing without a hitch, along with making scans and copies.
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Epson WorkForce WF-2850 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer

$70 $100
This Epson inkjet all-in-one printer is a good choice if you're working from home with occasional to moderate printing needs. It even features handy voice controls for hands-free printing.
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HP LaserJet MFP M234dwe Wireless All-in-One Laser Printer + 6 months free Toner

$179
Despite only being able to print black-and-white documents, the HP LaserJet M234dwe can print out several pages in a short time. This deal also includes 6 months of free toner through HP+.
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HP Neverstop 1001nw Laser Printer

$250 $280
Get the best deal on printing with HP's Neverstop Laser printer, which will only cost you less than 1 cent per page. This means you can use more toner while spending much less.
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Canon MF242dw imageCLASS Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer

$150 $230
Black-and-white laser printers are great for businesses that print a lot of non-color documents, and the compact Canon MF242dw delivers sharp results without being too big for small offices.
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Lexmark MB2236ADW Wireless All-In-One Monochrome Laser Printer

$239 $293
If all you need is a solid monochrome (black-and-white) laser printer for high-volume office printing, this wireless all-in-one unit from Lexmark will do the trick.
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HP OfficeJet 9012 All-in-One Wireless Printer

$179 $199
Complete your home office with the HP OfficeJet wireless printer. Despite having a compact design, it can still produce high-quality documents in a short amount of time.
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Canon ImageCLASS MF113w Wireless Laser All-In-One Monochrome Printer

$160 $180
Looking for an efficient, no-frills printer? This one by Canon delivers high-quality monochrome printing, making it perfect for home offices and small businesses.
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Canon ImageCLASS D570 Wireless All-in-One Laser Printer

$150 $230
This heavy-duty all-in-one can produce documents quickly -- up to 28 pages per minute to be exact. You can also connect it to your PC via wi-fi so you can print from wherever you are.
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Xerox B210/DNI Wireless Monochrome Duplex Laser Printer

$140 $150
The Brother HL-L2350DW is a compact yet highly capable monochrome laser printer with duplex capabilities for two-sided documents.
WITH ON-PAGE COUPON
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Polono USB Thermal Label Printer

$108 $160
This is a desktop-friendly thermal label printer that doesn't require you to buy ink or cartridges. It supports most direct thermal labels, including free UPS labels.
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Canon imageCLASS LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer

$139 $295
If you want a compact laser printer with the added convenience of wireless connectivity, the Canon imageClass LBP6230dw is a great pick that offers a lot of value at this hugely discounted price.
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Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

$182 $364
Print your favorite moments as 3-inch by 2-inch photos right from your Android or iOS smartphone with this portable instant Bluetooth photo printer.
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Canon ImageCLASS MF445DW Wireless Monochrome All-In-One Laser Printer

$279 $349
Got a busy small business that prints often? This all-in-one from Canon can handle all that. It can print, scan, copy, fax, and even email documents.
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Brother Business Color Laser Printer, HL-L8360CDW

$400 $650
This Brother laser printer offers wireless networking, automatic duplex print, and mobile and cloud printing. Print at speeds up to 33 pages per minute.
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Xerox VersaLink C405 Wireless Color All-In-One Laser Printer

$800 $980
The VersaLink C405 offers high-output color printing and a 550-sheet input tray, producing crisp documents and pictures and boosting your office's productivity.
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Canon ImageCLASS MF743Cdw Wireless Color All-In-One Laser Printer

$480 $530
This professional-grade color laser printer from Canon is equipped to handle any laser printing tasks you can throw at it, and it can do it all wirelessly to boot.
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Epson PictureMate PM-400 Wireless Photo Printer

$188 $250
If cloud computing is important to you, consider this Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected Epson PictureMate photo printer. Epson Connect and Apple AirPlay make wireless printing effortless.
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Canon ImageCLASS MF264DW All in One, Mobile Ready Laser Printer

$159 $199
With the ability to print, scan, and copy, the Canon ImageClass MF264DW is a good wireless monochrome laser printer for smaller offices (and budgets).
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HP Neverstop 1202w Wireless All-in-One Laser Tank Printer

$340 $442
The HP Neverstop 1202w laser tank printer features a built-in toner reservoir that you can refill. If you do a lot of printing, this all-in-one can pay for itself with the cash you save on toner.
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Kodak Dock Plus Portable Instant Photo Printer

$119 $130
This Kodak printer can print color photos from your smartphone in an instant on a smudge- and waterproof laminated paper.
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HP Envy Photo 7155 All in One Photo Printer with Wireless Printing

$140 $181
Bring your stunning photos to life and in the comfort of your own home with the HP Envy Photo 7155. This machine also lets you copy and scan documents with ease.
REFILLABLE INK TANK
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Epson EcoTank Pro ET-3710 Wireless Color All-in-One Cartridge-Free Printer

$310 $380
One of the drawbacks of inkjets is pricey ink cartridges. The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-3710 wireless all-in-one solves this with its large, easy-to-refill ink tanks that save money and cut down on waste.
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Canon Pixma TS3320 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer

$74 $80
One of our favorite budget all-in-one inkjet printers, this one offers a lot of bang for the buck with its wireless connectivity and all-in-one functionality.
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Brother HL-L3210CW Compact Digital Color Laser Printer

$280 $300
If you want a color laser printer but don't want to shell out hundreds for a large professional-grade unit, the compact Brother HL-L3210CW puts out excellent results for its size and price.
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Canon Maxify MB5120 Wireless All in One Printer

$247 $300
Canon's Maxify MB5120 printer is one of our top picks for a duty-grade all-in-one inkjet and is a nice upgrade pick over the cheaper Pixma line if you're looking for something with more muscle.
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Canon Selphy CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

$130
It won't replace a home printer, but for running off photos on the go, it doesn't get much handier than the Canon Selphy, which makes wireless photo printing easy with its LCD control screen.

What to look for in a back-to-school printer

Functionality is everything with a printer. The first question one needs to ask themselves when investing in such tech (we tend to keep printers for more than just a couple years) is what you’re going to need it for. Is it just printing out papers to hand in? Or will you need it for scanning, for copying and maybe faxing too? A great number of printers come with all these functions built-in, but others are more bare-bones, so it’s an important question to ask yourself. Secondly, you want to think about connectivity. Most printers now come with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth as a feature, but not all of them do. You don’t want to end up in a situation where you were depending on your printer to be able to print from your smartphone, and then find out you’re missing a connection.

Something else to think about is size. This is really key. If you’re a student heading off to college (even if you’re not leaving the house), you may want something on the smaller side, as a dorm room won’t accommodate anything much larger than the smaller sizes. This goes hand in hand with the volume you’ll need to print. If you’re handing in the occasional paper, you might need only the lowest-end, most compact device. But if you expect a heavier print load and will be producing reams of work every week, you might want to consider something more equipped for an office. Important: If you’re on the heavier-duty side, keep an eye on how much toner and ink replacements will cost you. This adds up!

Some more super functional elements: color versus black and white? Inkjet versus laser? Color tends to be more expensive and demanding, but it can also be necessary if your work requires it, or you’re looking to print images. In terms of inkjet versus laser, think of it in terms of history, in that inkjet printers use ink (laser printers use toner), which will not last as long. It fades. That said, ink tends to be better for photos and documents with color.

One last thing to consider is the fun factor. If you just want a printer for photos (say of friends, but perhaps for presentations, too), there are printers dedicated just to that function. Don’t bite off more than you need to unnecessarily. Get the one that’s right for you!

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