Apple device users, like any IT user will need to print physical hard copies of documents and photos. Printing from a Mac, iPad and iPhone couldn’t be simpler with new printers entering the market offering AirPrint and Wi-Fi capabilities.
AirPrint or Wi-Fi?
Having the ability to connect to an AirPrint-enabled printer means you can print your files without needing to download and install printer drivers. It's simple, intuitive and mobile. Many world-leading manufacturers support AirPrint, offering high-speed printing, superior quality colour and all-in-one products, that also provide scanning, copying and faxing functionality.
Wi-Fi-enabled printers may not be AirPrint compatible, but will still work with iOS devices. However, it might mean installing an App or drivers onto your device.
Inkjet or laser?
If you plan to print a combination of photos and text we would advise using an inkjet printer, as it produces high quality print quickly and accepts many types of paper. If you will be printing just text, then opt for a mono-laser printer, due to low ink costs, quality print and high print speed.
Total cost of ownership
The price of restocking printer cartridges and other consumables should also be considered over the lifespan of the printer, providing you with the total cost of ownership. You can also check how many pages the printer would expect to print before the cartridge runs out on the manufacturers page yield.
Here’s a list of the best printers suggested by our experts:
HP OfficeJet Pro 8725
Inkjet | Wi-Fi and AirPrint| All-in-one
- HP OfficeJet Pro 8725HP OfficeJet Pro 8725.
- Print, scan, fax and copy.
- 50% less cost per page than lasers.
- Print up to 3x as many pages with optional Original HP high-yield ink cartridges.
- Speed through print jobs, using superfast two-sided printing.
- Scan digital files directly to email, network folders, and the cloud with preloaded business apps.
HP Envy 5030
Inkjet | Wi-Fi and AirPrint | All-in-one
- Print, scan and copy with fast speeds.
- Automatic two-sided printing.
Canon PIXMA TS8150
Inkjet | Wi-Fi | All-in-one
£122.16 (+ VAT)
- Print, scan and copy documents and photos.
- 6 single ink.
- Wireless and cloud connectivity.
- Create superb photos and crisp text documents in seconds.
- Scan using the Canon app.
Canon i-SENSYS LBP151dw
Laser | Wi-Fi | All-in-one
- Delivers outstanding speed.
- Connect the printer to an Ethernet or Wi-Fi network.
- The All-in-one print cartridge provides maintenance-free operation.
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