2020’s Best Home Printers

Looking to replace your home printer? If so, you might be scouring the internet, trying to find the best home printer for your needs. Doing research is good as it can help you to find the types of printers you are after (and rule out the ones that aren’t as suitable). 

There are many different types of home printers out there, from inkjet machines through to laser printers. Some print both black and white and colour pages, while others print just black and white. There are also printers that are better at handling photograph production for those looking to print their happy snaps at home. You should also be sure to work out the size of the pages you wish to print… is standard A4 okay, or are you wanting to print pages up to A3+?

Today, we take a look at five different printers that we think you may want to consider when searching for the best home printers in Australia of 2020. We have tried to shine the spotlight on printers that are suitable for home use, and have received good reviews and ratings. 

 

Canon PIXMA TS9160


This printer has made it onto our lists a few times. This affordable printer is compatible with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and PIXMA Cloud Print for simple printing. It can print black and white pages at speeds of up to 15 pages per minute (ppm), and colour pages at speeds of up to 10ppm. This printer can also print 4” x 6” borderless photographs at speeds of up to 17 seconds per photo. The Canon PIXMA TS9160 also allows users to print designs on a CD face. This model comes in grey or red, so you can choose the colour that best suits your home aesthetic. This machine weighs just 6.7kg, and has a 5” touchscreen that lets you perform basic printing functions, plus add filters to photographs! This printer received a 4.5-star review on Tom’s Guide. The PIXMA TS9160 is available for around A$185. 

Canon PIXMA TS9160 Specifications:

 

  • Canon PIXMA TS9160 Ink
  • Copy – Yes
  • Fax – No
  • Scan – Yes
  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Black – 15
  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Colour – 10
  • Printing Resolution (dpi) – 4800 x 1200
  • Scanning Resolution (dpi) – 2400 x 4800
  • AirPrint – Yes
  • Duplex printing – No
  • Print From Memory Card – SD
  • Wireless – Yes
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty – 1 Year
  • Individual ink tanks – Yes

 

HP Envy 5030


Looking for a 3-in-1 machine that won’t break the bank? The HP Envy 5030 is currently around A$65. This machine can print, scan, and copy, plus produce photo prints. It can print black and white A4 documents at speeds up to 10ppm and colour A4 pages at speeds of up to 7ppm. The HP Envy 5030 can also scan colour A4 pages at speeds up to 3ppm and black and white A4 pages at speeds up to 7ppm. This machine also has a 2.2” hi-res mono LCD screen and weighs just 5.41kg. The HP Envy 5030 currently has a 4.5-star rating on The Good Guys. 

HP Envy 5030 Specifications:

 

  • HP Envy 5030 Ink
  • Copy – Yes
  • Fax – No
  • Scan – Yes
  • Photo – Yes 
  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Black – 10
  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Colour – 7
  • Printing Resolution (dpi) – 1200 x 1200
  • Scanning Resolution (dpi) – up to 1200
  • AirPrint – Yes
  • Duplex printing – Automatic
  • Wireless – Yes
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty – 1 Year
  • Individual ink tanks – No

 

HP LaserJet Pro M15w

 

The M15w is an entry-level laser printer from HP. It exclusively prints black and white pages, so it’s worth ensuring you won’t need to be printing colour before making your purchase. This machine has an 8,000 page-per-month duty cycle, making it ideal for homes that do a fair amount of black and white page printing each month. Maybe you work from home and need to print lots of pages or have a large family that includes a lot of university or high school assignment printing, this printer can handle the workload! The M15w can print black and white A4 pages at speeds up to 19ppm. The printer also comes with a handy starter toner pack. This machine is currently around A$119. The M15w received a 4-star rating from Tech Radar. 

HP LaserJet Pro M15w Specifications:

 

  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Black – 19
  • Printing Resolution (dpi) – 600 x 600 x 1
  • AirPrint – Yes
  • Duplex printing – No
  • Wireless – Yes
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty – 1 Year

 

Epson EcoTank ET-4700


This all-in-one printer is capable of printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Some ink is included with this model, providing you with up to 3,600 pages in black and white and 6,500 pages in colour. It has a 1.44” LCD screen, and the machine is compatible with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Epson Connect. It can print black and white pages at speeds up to 10ppm and colour pages at speeds up to 5ppm. The Epson EcoTank ET-4700 weighs 5kg, and can print pages up to A4 in size. It also received a 4-star review from PC Mag.

Epson EcoTank ET-4700 Specifications:

 

  • Epson EcoTank ET4700 Ink
  • Copy – Yes
  • Fax – Yes
  • Scan – Yes
  • Photo – No 
  • Colour – Yes
  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Colour – 5
  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Black – 10
  • Printing Resolution (dpi) – 5760 x 1440
  • AirPrint – Yes
  • Duplex printing – No
  • Wireless – Yes
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty – 1 Year
  • Individual ink tanks – Yes

Brother HL-L2300D


The Brother HL-2300D is a monochrome laser printer that has automatic duplex printing. If you are looking for a printer that simply prints black and white documents, this could be a machine to consider. This printer can produce A4 black and white pages at speeds of up to 26ppm. It weighs 5.9kg and has a recommended monthly print volume of between 250 and 2000 pages. The Brother HL-L2300D is available for around A$129. It received a 5-star review from Tech Radar, and a 4-star review from PC Mag.

 

Brother HL-2300D Specifications:

 

  • Pages Per Minute (PPM) – Black – 26
  • Printing Resolution (dpi) – 2400 x 600
  • AirPrint – Yes
  • Duplex printing – Yes
  • Wireless – Yes
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty – 1 Year

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about some of the home printers that are on the market! When it comes to finding the best home printer for your needs, there are many factors to consider, such as whether you require colour printing, and whether you want a laser or an inkjet printer. With a little bit of research, you should be able to narrow down your search and find a printer that suits your needs!