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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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Canon ImageCLASS MF113w Wireless Laser All-In-One Monochrome Printer

$130 $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 LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer

$125 $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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Lexmark MC3224dwe Multifunction Color Duplex Laser Printer

$133 $380
Combine the multi-functionality of an all-in-one printer with two-sided color printing capabilities and you've got the extremely versatile and surprisingly affordable Lexmark MC3224dwe.
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Canon Pixma TR4520 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

$80 $100
Just need a reliable and uncomplicated printer? The Canon Pixma TR4520 is a solid, simple, inkjet printer, scanner, and copier with wireless printing functionality.
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Canon D1620 Wireless Black-and-White All-In-One Laser Printer

$499 $995
This is an all-around, monochrome laser printer that offers just about everything you'd need including wireless printing and the ability to print on both sides without you having to turn it over.
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Epson Expression Home XP-4105 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer

$50 $100
With this printer, you can quickly set up and print straight from your smartphone. Produce high-quality photos and documents with low-priced ink cartridges, and scan and copy with ease.
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Brother Business Color Laser Printer, HL-L8360CDW

$353 $650
Brother business color laser printer with wireless networking, automatic duplex print, mobile and cloud printing. Print at speeds up to 33 pages per minute.
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Kodak Dock Plus Portable Instant Photo Printer

$130 $150
This Kodak printer can print color photos from your smartphone in an instant on a smudge and water proof laminated paper.
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Epson EcoTank ET-4700 Wireless Supertank with ADF Printer

$240 $260
If you frequently print from mobile devices, this wireless printer is for you. It can support printing from iOS and Android devices and can print up to 10 images per minute.
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Brother HL-L3210CW Compact Digital Color Laser Printer

$200 $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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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 imageCLASS D1650 Laser Printer

$425 $600
If your workspace needs a reliable laser printer that can handle bulk printing with ease, the Canon imageCLASS D1650 is a powerful machine that can print up to 45 pages per minute for quick output.
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Xerox VersaLink C500 Laser Printer

$600 $770
The Xerox VersaLink C500 printer is a simple yet fully reliable printer for all your workspace printing needs. It can provide high quality printing without a hitch, making it a steal at any budget.
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Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer

$50 $80
Our favorite budget all-in-one inkjet printer offers a lot of bang for the buck with its wireless connectivity and multi-functionality, and it's even more attractive on sale.

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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