Best A3 Printers

When you’re in the market for an A3 printer, the large array of options can make the process feel a little daunting. One way to help narrow down your choices is to ask some important questions, to help work out which is the best A3 printer for your needs.

For example, do you want an A3 size printer that has multifunction capabilities? If so, you may be best to look for the best A3 printer, scanner, copier for your needs. How much money do you wish to spend on an A3 printer? Is there a maximum weight limit you’re looking for when deciding which A3 printer is best for you? Do you require colour as well as monochrome printing? Would you prefer a laser or inkjet machine?

Below we take a look at five different A3 printers, including weighing their pros and cons and listing their specifications, to help you on your journey to find the best A3 printer for your needs.

 

Epson WorkForce WF-7710

 

The Epson WorkForce WF-7710 is an A3 printer that comes equipped with a 4.3” colour touchscreen. This machine can print, scan, fax and copy pages up to A3 in size. The WF-7710 can print A4 monochrome pages at speeds of up to 18 ppm, colour at speeds of up to 10 ppm, and 4 x 6” photographs at speeds of around 52 seconds. This A3 printer has Wi-Fi, and is compatible with Epson Connect, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print. The WF-7710 can print at a resolution of up to 4800 x 2400 dpi, weighs 18.7 kg, and costs approx. $259 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Has A3 printing, scanning and copying
– Affordable

Cons
– Weighs 18.7 kg
– Not fast at printing photos

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Epson Warranty
Printing Technology: On-demand Inkjet
Max A4 Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 18 ppm
Max A4 Colour Printing Speed: Up to 10 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi
Max paper size: A3

 

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

 

 

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 is a wireless, multifunction, A3 printer. This machine is capable of printing, scanning, copying and faxing up to A3 size. When in General Office Mode, the 7740 can print both monochrome and colour A4 pages at speeds up to 34 ppm, and can print at resolutions up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. This A3 printer has mobile printing capabilities and is compatible with HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, however, it also comes with a 1.5 metre USB cable for wired-printing. The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 weighs 19.5 kg, and costs approx. $299 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Has A3 printing, scanning and copying and faxing
– Fast printing speeds

Cons
– Weighs 19.5 kg
– Bulky

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Printing Technology: Thermal Inkjet
Max A4 Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 34 ppm
Max A4 Colour Printing Speed: Up to 34 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Max paper size: A3

 

Brother MFC-J6930DW

 

The Brother MFC-J6930DW is capable of printing, scanning, copying and faxing documents up to A3 in size. This multifunction machine comes with a built-in NFC reader, automatic duplex printing, and Wi-Fi capabilities. The MFC-J6930DW is equipped with a 9.3cm touchscreen and is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. This A3 printer can print monochrome A4 pages at speeds up to 22 ppm, colour A4 pages at speeds up to 20 ppm., and is capable of printing resolutions up to 1200 x 4800 dpi. The Brother MFC-J6930DW weighs 23.6 kg, and costs approx. $429 AUD.

Pros
– Built-in NFC reader
– Automatic Duplex printing 

Cons
– Weighs 23.6 kg
– Not the cheapest A3 printer

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Max A4 Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 22 ppm
Max A4 Colour Printing Speed: Up to 20 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 1200 x 4800 dpi
Max paper size: A3

 

Epson Expression XP-15000

 

 

The Epson Expression XP-15000 is a 6 colour inkjet, A3 printer. This printer is capable of printing borderless photographs up to 13 x 19” in size and comes equipped with a 2.4” colour LCD screen. The XP-15000 can print A4 monochrome documents at speeds up to 9.2 ppm, A4 colour documents at speeds up to 9 ppm, and borderless 4 x 6” photographs at speeds up to 27 seconds. This printer can do automatic duplex printing, is equipped with Wi-Fi and compatible with Apple AirPrint and ePrint. Weighing just 8.5kgs, the XP-15000 is the lightest A3 printer on this list. The Epson Expression XP-15000 costs approx. $499 AUD. 

Pros
– Lightweight at just 8.5 kg
– Automatic duplex printing 

Cons
– Slow printing speeds
– Not the cheapest A3 printer

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: On-demand Inkjet
Max A4 Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 9.2 ppm
Max A4 Colour Printing Speed: Up to 9 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi
Max paper size: A3

 

Canon PIXMA Pro-10s

 

 

The Canon PIXMA Pro-10s is an A3 printer capable of printing resolutions up to 4800 x 2400 dpi. It can also scan and copy, is equipped with Wi-Fi, and compatible with PIXMA Cloud Link, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. The Pro-10s can produce A3 prints at speeds up to 5 min 20 seconds and features three dedicated monochrome inks for black and white photo printing. This A3 printer also features 10 individual inks and is capable of printing onto CD and DVD faces. The Canon PIXMA Pro-10s weighs 20 kg and costs approx. $846 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Can print onto faces of CDs and DVDs
– Has 10 individual inks 

Cons
– Expensive
– Weighs 20 kg

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Max A4 Monochrome Printing Speed: Unsure
Max A4 Colour Printing Speed: Unsure
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi
Max paper size: A3