The 6 Best Printers for Your Home Office

3 best home office printers at Walmart Editor's picks

Grocery lists, family photos or crafts for the kids—there are so many ways home printers can come in handy these days, especially if you’re working from home or helping your children with schoolwork. Looking to buy or upgrade? Save yourself from scanning all the specs with our roundup of 2022’s best home office printers.

Our editor’s picks

Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

PPM: 8.8 monochrome, 5 colour

Colour printing ability: Yes

Mobile device printing: Yes

Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, Mopria

  • Prints high-quality documents

  • Not ideal for large print jobs

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Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

PPM: 8 monochrome, 4 colour

Colour printing ability: Yes

Mobile device printing: Yes

Connectivity: USB

  • Straightforward and easy to use

  • No wireless capabilities

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Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

PPM: 8 monochrome, 5.5 colour

Colour printing ability: Yes

Mobile device printing: Yes

Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint

  • Prints quietly

  • Not ideal for images

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Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

PPM: 10 monochrome, 6 colour

Colour printing ability: Yes

Mobile device printing: Yes

Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, Mopria

  • Ideal for large print jobs

  • No fax

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Printer type: Laser, All-in-One

PPM: 30 monochrome

Colour printing ability: No

Mobile device printing: Yes

Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, Mopria

  • Prints, scans and faxes

  • Doesn’t print colour

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Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

PPM: 15 monochrome, 10 colour

Colour printing ability: Yes

Mobile device printing: Yes

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth AirPrint, Mopria

  • Prints lab-quality photos

  • More costly to use than other models

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In this guide
Types of printers
Best Brother laser home office printer at Walmart Laser printers

Laser printers are ideal if you’re looking to print a lot of text-heavy documents like contracts and agreements.

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Best HP inkjet printer at Walmart Inkjet printers

If you want to print a variety of different documents, photos and crafts with the kids—and you want to print in high-quality colour—an inkjet printer is likely better suited to your needs. They can be expensive to use, often requiring four or more cartridges.

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Best HP all in one printer at Walmart All-in-one printers

All-in-one printers are a great choice if you have a lot of documents to sign because they typically include scanning and copying functionality. That way you can scan and return documents easily. Some even have a built-in fax machine.

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Best Canon monochrome printer at Walmart Monochrome printers

Also known as black-and-white printers, monochrome models are budget-friendly because they only use a single cartridge. They’re best for people who print out everything to read but don’t really care about print quality.

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Features to consider

When it comes time to choose the best home office printer for you, keep these factors in mind:

  • Printer speed: This is one of the most important considerations for home businesses with regular high-volume printing needs. Speed is measured in pages per minute (PPM).
  • Colour capability: A graphic designer or marketing manager who prints visuals in full colour may want to get an inkjet printer because of the wide variety of colours available. If you’re printing numerous colour documents every day, you could also benefit from a printer with a large ink tank that’s able to print up to 7,000 pages.
  • Printer connectivity: While many printers come with Wi-Fi capabilities, it’s crucial to know what mobile devices your family uses (iPhone or Android) and whether the printer is compatible. You’ll also want to know if the printer is USB-only (meaning that it must plug into a computer) or Wi-Fi, plus the devices or apps it can connect to.
  • Ink type: Ink cartridge replacement costs can really add up. If keeping ink costs low is your goal, consider a refillable ink printer. And if you want a printer specifically for high-volume business needs, a laser printer is generally more economical than an inkjet.
Best printer overall
Canon PIXMA TR4520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA TR4520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA TR4520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA TR4520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA TR4520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA TR4520 All-In-One Inkjet Printer
  • Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

  • PPM: 8.8 monochrome, 5 colour

  • Colour printing ability: Yes

  • Mobile device printing: Yes

  • Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, Mopria

This little genius of a printer does it all—and at a great price. You can print wirelessly from mobile devices or PC, and efficiently scan and fax multi-page documents using the automatic paper feeder. Plus, it’s designed with size in mind and can fit comfortably even in cramped home office spaces.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The hybrid ink system lets you print both professional-looking documents and beautiful, borderless colour photos with ease.

  • Straightforward duplex (two-sided) printing can potentially halve the amount of money you need to spend on paper.

  • The free Canon Print app means you can easily print just about anything from your mobile device.

Cons
  • The smaller footprint results in lots of fold-out panels and paper trays you may find yourself fiddling around with.

  • The print speed is fine for small jobs, but not well suited for high volume output.

The draw
It's perfect for me. Connects to all my computers and cellphones without all the cables. Does everything I need.
-Alli, Walmart customer
The downside
The main issue I had was setting it up on Wi-Fi. I needed to call my Internet provider and get them to fix my IP address. If you are not tech savvy you may run into the same issues I had.
-Frazman007, Walmart customer
Best budget printer
Canon PIXMA MG2525 All-in-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA MG2525 All-in-One Inkjet Printer Canon PIXMA MG2525 All-in-One Inkjet Printer
  • Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

  • PPM: 8 monochrome, 4 colour

  • Colour printing ability: Yes

  • Mobile device printing: Yes

  • Connectivity: USB

If all you need to do is make hard copies of the kids’ homework, scan receipts for expenses and print the occasional photo, this model fits the bill. It’s basically plug-and-play with most Mac and Windows computers, and maintenance (ink replacement, clearing occasional jams) is a snap. A great pick for a home office on a budget.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • High resolution scanning (up to 600 x 1,200 dpi) and printing (up to 600 x 4,800 dpi) helps capture fine details in documents and photos.

  • At just 7.5-inches tall, you can tuck this printer into a pretty small nook if necessary.

  • Intuitive physical buttons keep things simple, making it easy to order copies in colour or black and white with a couple taps.

Cons
  • No Wi-Fi means this printer must be tethered to the device from which you’re printing.

  • This printer is simplex only, which means printing on the back sides of pages will require multiple print jobs and a bit of paper shuffling.

The draw
Very easy to assemble, and it works amazing for home use and schoolwork.
-Anonymous, Walmart customer
The downside
A good printer for the money, but the printer is not wireless and can only be used with a USB cord.
-Me in ns, Walmart customer
Best all-in-one printer
HP DeskJet 3772 All-in-One Printer HP DeskJet 3772 All-in-One Printer HP DeskJet 3772 All-in-One Printer HP DeskJet 3772 All-in-One Printer HP DeskJet 3772 All-in-One Printer
  • Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

  • PPM: 8 monochrome, 5.5 colour

  • Colour printing ability: Yes

  • Mobile device printing: Yes

  • Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint

HP bills this compact productivity machine as the world’s smallest all-in-one printer and there’s good reason to believe them. The scanner is cleverly designed to feed from the top (cutting out some of the upper bulk of traditional all-in-ones) and its paper trays and hatches fold up neatly.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The LCD display provides useful information on wireless connectivity, ink levels and number of copies/pages remaining.

  • Operation is exceptionally quiet, so your voice and video calls won’t be interrupted.

  • Wireless connectivity lets you connect and control your printer from mobile devices, smart speakers, and more.

Cons
  • Copy resolution tops out at 300 x 300 dpi, which is fine for text but not ideal for images.

  • The scanner must be fed individual paper sheets, which means you can’t scan a magazine or book page without tearing it out first.

The draw
A perfect little home printer. Great size, quiet. Very pleased with this purchase. Would highly recommend."
-GigiJoan, Walmart customer
The downside
It's a standard mini printer. The only drawback I've found is that you cannot scan anything rigid.
-Henri H, Walmart customer
Best economical printer
Canon PIXMA G3260 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer Canon PIXMA G3260 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer Canon PIXMA G3260 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer Canon PIXMA G3260 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer Canon PIXMA G3260 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer Canon PIXMA G3260 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer
  • Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

  • PPM: 10 monochrome, 6 colour

  • Colour printing ability: Yes

  • Mobile device printing: Yes

  • Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, Mopria

Paperless office? What’s that? You like to kick it old school with hard copies. But printer ink gets pricey. That’s why Canon came up with MegaTank printers like the PIXMA G3260, which uses sets of ink bottles with up to 30 times the capacity of traditional cartridges. Canon reckons you can save more than $2,000 on ink just with the included bottles!

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Prints up to 6,000 black and white pages or up to 7,700 colour pages per ink bottle set (replacement bottle kits cost around $80).

  • Tank windows on the front corners of the printer allow you to see where ink levels are at.

  • The paper feeder can handle 100 sheets at a time, reducing the need to reload.

  • Connect via tried-and-tested USB or your choice of wireless apps, including both Airprint (Apple) and Mopria (Android).

Cons
  • Printing on both sides of a page requires setting a second print job and reloading the paper.

  • No fax functionality means this model is probably a no-go for doctors and accountants.

The draw
These printers are the only way to go thanks to their ink tanks. Setup was quick and easy. I was printing within 15 minutes of taking it out of the box.
-Papuaprincess, Walmart customer
The downside
The one thing that surprised me was this printer does not print double-sided automatically. You have to manually turn the page over and replace it in the printer.
- Colin, Walmart customer
Best laser printer
Canon imageCLASS MF267dw Monochrome Laser Printer Canon imageCLASS MF267dw Monochrome Laser Printer Canon imageCLASS MF267dw Monochrome Laser Printer Canon imageCLASS MF267dw Monochrome Laser Printer
  • Printer type: Laser, All-in-One

  • PPM: 30 monochrome

  • Colour printing ability: No

  • Mobile device printing: Yes

  • Connectivity: USB, Wi-Fi, AirPrint, Mopria

This traditional laser office printer is a do-it-all workhorse (assuming you don’t need to print in colour). With print, copy, scan and fax functionality, pretty much all of your paper productivity needs are accounted for. Just make sure you have enough space before buying—this one’s a bit of a beast.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Copier-style LCD and physical inputs provide plenty of printing options without needing to connect to a device.

  • You can choose from a variety of toner cartridge options, including the high-capacity (21,000-page yield) Drum 051.

  • The hidden 250-page cassette fits so much paper you might forget where it is by the time you need to reload it.

  • Quiet mode keeps the noise to a minimum on longer jobs.

Cons
  • No colour printing option makes this model unsuitable for photo enthusiasts.

  • It’s big enough that it might well require its own shelf (with plenty of vertical clearance).

The draw
Solid, good quality machine. I have only used it a few times so far but the printing is super fast.
-Shelly, Walmart customer
The downside
My main complaint is the lack of support from Canon. We were trying to scan to an email and could not figure it out. I called Canon and could not get a live person on the phone no matter how hard I tried.
-BrettsGrandma, Walmart customer
Best photo printer
Canon PIXMA TR8620 Wireless Home Office All-in-One Printer Canon PIXMA TR8620 Wireless Home Office All-in-One Printer Canon PIXMA TR8620 Wireless Home Office All-in-One Printer Canon PIXMA TR8620 Wireless Home Office All-in-One Printer
  • Printer type: Inkjet, All-in-One

  • PPM: 15 monochrome, 10 colour

  • Colour printing ability: Yes

  • Mobile device printing: Yes

  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth AirPrint, Mopria

This flagship home office inkjet printer from Canon does pretty much everything you’d want a home printer to do, including photo prints that come close to lab quality. It works splendidly with all sorts of photo stock, from double-sided matte to magnetic, and you can print instantly via Bluetooth from your phone or supported camera.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The 4.3-inch colour touchscreen makes setup, managing print jobs and conducting maintenance duties easier.

  • Support for auto duplex printing means you can make the most of your paper, including double-sided photo sheets.

  • Sleek, slim design makes this model a handsome addition to any home studio.

Cons
  • Per page printing cost is pricey, even for an inkjet (PCMag.com estimates 7 cents for each monochrome page).

  • Requires five separate ink tanks, so it may seem like you’re constantly replacing cartridges.

The draw
Excellent print quality, easy set-up, very good photo and card stock results. Wi-fi setup was effortless with good connectivity to my mobile devices as well. Very capable printer for the price.
-Carlos A, Walmart customer
The downside
Great photos of my paintings on photo paper and presentation paper. I'm hoping I don't burn through the ink really fast.
-SMansel, Walmart customer
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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.
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