Best Prime Day printer deals 2020: Only hours left to score the hottest offers

If you’re a college student, business owner, or freelance worker, then Amazon Prime Day is a very special time of the year. Amazon’s 48-hour blowout is matched only by Black Friday and Cyber Monday when it comes to tech bargains, and while Prime Day is officially behind us, these leftover Prime Day deals are still offering up some of the hottest discounts you’ll see on high-end electronics before 2021 arrives — but right now, you’ve only got a few hours left before the sale is over for good.

Some of the most slept-on discounts this year have been Prime Day printer deals, and you have a short time left to score excellent discounts on the fastest, most reliable laser and ink-jet printers on the market. Printers aren’t just printers in 2020 — today’s models are smart and internet-connected, with value-added features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networking, mobile printing, and more. They’re just what any small business, home office, dorm room, or remote workstation needs, and there are some juicy deals still available on printers from top brands like Canon, Brother, and Epson if you move quickly.

Today’s best Prime Day printer deals

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Lexmark MB2236ADW Wireless All-In-One Monochrome Laser Printer

$158 $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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Lexmark C2325dw Color Duplex Laser Printer

$269 $341
Whether you just need high-volume monochrome prints, two-sided prints, or color prints, the Lexmark C2325dw duplex laser printer can handle it all for a modest price.
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Pantum Monochrome L2300DW Laser Printer

$104 $116
Looking for an efficient no-frills printer? This one by Pantum delivers high-quality printing, be it black-and-white or full color. It can also print up to 1,500 pages before the toner becomes empty.
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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.
FOR PRIME MEMBERS
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HP ENVY 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer

$100 $130
If cloud computing is important to your photo printing, consider this printer. this Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected HP inkjet photo printer is Alexa compatible and connects to the cloud via Wi-Fi.
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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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HP LaserJet Enterprise M553dn Color Laser Printer

$659 $799
Even laser printers are compact and consumer-friendly now, but if you still need something more duty-grade (and capable of color prints, at that), the LaserJet Enterprise M553dn is built for work.
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HP - Smart Tank Plus 651 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer

$420 $450
This all-in-one printer really can do it all: Color and black and white printing, faxing, scanning, and even mobile printing.
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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 SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

$100 $130
Print colorful, high-definition photos anywhere with this compact Canon wireless printer. It comes with a 3.2-inch LCD screen that lets you access all the options you need, including setting sizes.
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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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Canon D1620 Wireless Black-and-White All-In-One Laser Printer

$359 $509
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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ROLLO Label Printer

$200 $300
This is a commercial-grade thermal label printer that doesn't require you to buy ink or cartridges. It supports most Thermal Direct Label including free UPS labels.
WIRELESS PRINTER
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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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Epson Expression Home XP-4105 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer

$95 $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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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.

Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?

If you’re looking for a printer for your home office needs, we recommend shopping on Prime Day rather than waiting until Black Friday. With massive shipping delays and increased demand, there’s a good chance that the product you want won’t be available during Black Friday or even Cyber Monday. There’s also a possibility that Amazon fails to restock most of these printers before Black Friday since the two events are stacked so closely to each other. Jump on these Prime Day printer deals as early as you can and upgrade your home office performance.

Are any Prime Day printer deals too good to be true?

There are a lot of printers out there and most of them are on sale this Prime Day. Before you invest in a new printer be sure to do a little bit of research ahead of time. If you see a great deal on an off-brand printer you might be tempted to purchase it — but don’t. Stick to the brands you know like Canon, HP, and Brother. Also, be sure to check the reviews of your chosen printer before buying it to avoid any kind of disappointment when your new printer arrives.

How to choose a printer

Follow these tips to help you decide on which printer to invest in from these Prime Day printer deals.

Inkjet or Laser: These are the two types of printers available on the market. Inkjet printers — like the name implies– use wet ink applied to paper, which then dries rapidly. Laser printers use toner which bonds to the paper for a more efficient and quick result. Laser printers are great if you do a lot of printing daily because it’s faster but it’s only cost-efficient if you print in monochrome. Laser color printers tend to be expensive, and expensive to operate. Inkjet color printers often dominate the market as you can use them to print anything from detailed charts to simple pictures. They’re also pretty fast and more cost-effective than laser color printers.

All-in-one printers: These printers do everything from printing to scanning to faxing. They’re also space-saving since you can get more out of one device. If you’re looking for a home printer, go for a multifunctional, all-in-one model. They’re usually not pricey and will get the job done easily.

Connectivity: Some printers, especially from companies like HP or Canon can be connected over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for easy printing. This saves you the time of connecting a USB cable to your printer making daily printing more efficient for you.

Additional specs: A few specifications to keep in mind are your printer’s duty cycle and pages printed per minute. Duty cycle is the number of pages your printer can bang out in a month, make sure your expected number of printed pages is less than this to avoid wear and tear. An average PPM for monochrome printing is about 15-20 pages per minute, so try to get a printer that matches or rivals this number.

Compact printers: For those of you running a paperless home, go for a smaller, portable printer. Portable printers we recommend are the Canon Pixma iP110 and the HP Tango X. Both are extremely compact and can get a quick print job done when you need it. They also connect wirelessly to your phone or laptop.

For additional buying tips check out our printer buying guide.

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