Ink Station – Best All-In-One Printers

If you’re looking for a printer that does more than just print, then you may be after an all-in-one. All-in-one printers (also known as multi-function printers) are generally also capable of scanning, copying and even faxing. 

When searching for the best all-in-one printer for your needs, it’s good to ask yourself a few questions to work out what you will be requiring it for. For example, are you the type of person who gets annoyed by cables and loves the wireless revolution? If so, then it might be best to look for the best all-in-one wireless printer for what you are after. Are you looking for an all-in one Inkjet or an all-in-one laser printer? Would monochrome suffice, or are you after colour printing too? How many pages do you need to print per month? What is your maximum weight for a printer? What kind of budget are you looking at?

Below we’ve compiled a list of five all-in-one printers to get you started on your search for the best-all-in one printer for your needs. 

 

Brother Wireless MFC-J5330DW

The MFC-J5330DW is a wireless, Inkjet printer that offers printing of documents up to A3 in size. This printer has automatic duplex printing for sizes up to A4, and can print at speeds of 22ppm for black and white pages and 20ppm for colour. The MFC-J5330DW can also scan, copy and fax pages up to A4 size, and is equipped with WiFi Direct and a 6.8cm LCD touchscreen. It weighs 16.9kgs, putting it on the heavier side, as far as the weights of printers on this list, and is capable of printing photos up to 13 x 18 cm. This printer is relatively affordable, costing approximately $295 AUD. 

Pros
– Can print up to A3 size
– Relatively fast printing speeds

Cons
– Only faxes, copies and scans up to A4
– Heavy 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 22 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 20 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 1200 x 4800
Max paper size: A3 for printing, A4 for copying, scanning and faxing

https://www.brother.com.au/en/home/all-printers/printers/mfc-j5330dw

 

HP OfficeJet 6956 All-In-One

The OfficeJet 6956 is an all-in-one printer suited for those on a budget, coming in at a price of approximately $138 AUD. The 6956 has printing, scanning, copying, faxing and photo printing capabilities and is compatible with HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint and Wireless Direct printing. It comes equipped with a 5.58cm LCD and can print at resolutions of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi. This machine is capable of printing A4 black and white pages at speeds of up to 29 ppm, and colour at speeds of up to 24 ppm, and is lightweight, weighing just 7.7kg. 

Pros
– Affordable
– Fast printing speeds

Cons
– Only prints up to A4 sizes
– Not the most lightweight machine

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 29 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 24 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 1200
Max paper size: A4

https://www8.hp.com/au/en/printers/product-details/product-specifications/13403317

 

Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank

Epson’s ET-7750 is an all-in-one printer capable of printing photos and documents up to A3 in size. It offers cartridge-free printing, and comes with up two years of ink in the box (or enough to print up to 14,000 colour or 9,000 black and white pages). The ET-7750 has a 2.7 inch colour LCD screen, dedicated photo and paper trays, and is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. It offers printing, copying, scanning and faxing, with print speeds of 13 ppm for black and white pages, 10 ppm for colour, and can print 4 x 6” photos in approximately 27 seconds. At around $999 AUD it’s one of the more expensive all-in-ones on this list.

 

Pros
– Up to two years free ink included
– Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print compatible

Cons
– Pricey
– Relatively slow printing speeds

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 13 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 10 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 5760 x 1440
Max paper size: A3

https://www.epson.com.au/products/ecotank/ET-7750.asp

 

Canon PIXMA TS5060

The PIXMA TS5060 is an all-in-one machine that offers printing, scanning and copying functions. It can also print photos up to 8 x 10” in size, and can produce 4 x 6” borderless photo prints in approximately 39 seconds. It comes with a built-in SD card reader, has built-in WiFi, and is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. It’s a lightweight machine, weighing in at approximately 5.5 kgs, and can print black and white pages at speeds of 12.6 ppm and colour at speeds of 9 ppm. A PIXMA TS5060 will set you back approx. $78 AUD, making it an all-in-one at an entry-level price. 

Pros
– Affordable
– Has a built-in SD card reader

Cons
– Only prints up to A4 in size
– Relatively slow printing speeds

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Printing Technology: FINE Cartridge
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 12.6 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 9 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 1200
Max paper size: A4

https://www.canon.com.au/printers/pixma-ts5060

 

Brother MFC-L6700DW

The MFC-L6700DW is an all-in-one monochrome laser printer with printing speeds of up to 46 ppm. It can print, scan, copy and fax, and has a 12.3cm touchscreen. It’s also equipped with wireless and WiFi Direct, and is compatible with Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint. It has automatic duplex printing and scanning, and is designed for high volume printing environments, with a recommended monthly duty cycle of up to 5000 pages. The MFC-L6700DW weighs 17kg and costs approximately $1099 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Automatic duplex printing and scanning
– Fast printing speeds

Cons
– Heavy
– Only offers monochrome abilities

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: On-demand Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 46 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: N/A
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 1200 x 1200
Max paper size: A4

https://www.brother.com.au/en/work/products/all-printers/printers/mfc-l6700dw

 

Epson Expression XP-442

The XP-442 is a multifunction printer that supports printing, copying and scanning. This machine is also equipped with WiFi Direct, and a 2.7” colour LCD touch screen. It is capable of printing borderless 4 x 6” photographs, as well as printing 2-up, 4-up or 8-up photos to a page. The XP-442 has a built-in card slot, which allows for direct viewing, cropping, red-eye removal and printing of photos without the need for a PC. This all-in-one weighs 4.3 kg and is compatible with the EPSON iPrint mobile app, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. It can print monochrome A4 pages at speeds of up to 10 ppm, colour at speeds of up to 4.5 ppm, and 4 x 6” photos in approx. 38 seconds. The Epson Expression XP-442 costs around $78 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Affordable
– Has built-in card slots and basic photo editing capabilities

Cons
– Slow printing
– No fax function

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base Warranty
Printing Technology: On-demand Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 10 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 3.5 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 5760 x 1440
Max paper size: A4

https://www.epson.com.au/products/multifunctional/ExpressionHomeXP-442.asp

 

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 is an all-in-one machine that allows for the printing, scanning and copying of documents up to A3 in size, and faxing for documents up to 8.5 x 14 inches in size. The 7740 can also print borderless photographs, and has built-in WiFi. When in General Office Mode, this machine can print both monochrome and colour pages at speeds of up to 34 ppm. It is also compatible with HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, and has a 2.65 inch LCD screen. The 7740 has a print resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi, weighs 19.5kg and costs approximately $299 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Fast printing speeds for both monochrome and colour
– Can print, scan and copy up to A3-sized pages

Cons
– Not the lightest machine
– Bulky

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty (Return to HP/Dealer – Unit Exchange)
Printing Technology: HP Thermal Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 34 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 34 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 1200
Max paper size: A3 for printing, scanning and copying, 8.5 x 14” for faxing

https://www8.hp.com/au/en/printers/product-details/7682231

 

Brother MFC-L2730DW

The MFC-L2730DW is a monochrome laser printer with multifunction capabilities. This machine is capable of printing, scanning, copying and faxing, and has automatic duplex printing. Equipped with wireless and WiFi Direct, the MFC-L2730DW is also compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print 2.0. It has a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, and can print up to A4 size.The all-in-one can print monochrome pages at speeds of up to 34 ppm, and comes with a 6.8cm colour touchscreen. The MFC-L2730DW weighs 11.8kg and costs approximately $289 AUD. 

 

Pros
– Fast monochrome printing speeds
– Compatible with WiFi Direct, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print

Cons
– Only prints in monochrome
– Max. paper size is A4

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Return To Base Warranty
Printing Technology: Monochrome Laser
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 34 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: N/A
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 1200 x 1200
Max paper size: A4

https://www.brother.com.au/en/home/all-printers/printers/mfc-l2730dw

 

Xerox VersaLink C405

The C405 is a colour multifunction laser printer, capable of copying, printing, faxing and scanning. It is capable of printing both colour and monochrome A4 pages at speeds of up to 35 ppm, and comes with a 5 inch touchscreen. This all-in-one is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, has automatic duplex printing, and can print at a resolution of up to 600 x 600 x 8 dpi. It can hold 550 sheets of paper in its tray, plus an additional 150 in its multipurpose tray, with options for additional trays sold separately. The Xerox VersaLink C405 weighs 33 kgs and costs approximately $649 (after rebate)

 

Pros
– Fast printing speeds
– Good paper capacity

Cons
– Wireless network adapter sold separately
– Heavy

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year On-site Warranty
Printing Technology: Colour Laser
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 35 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 35 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI x DPI): Up to 600 x 600 x 8
Max paper size: A4

https://www.shop.xerox.com/versalink-c405

 

Canon PIXMA MG2560

The PIXMA MG2560 is an all-in-one with an affordable price tag. This multifunction printer costs approximately $36 AUD  and is capable of printing, copying and scanning. It has an auto power on and off function, and can print monochrome pages of speeds up to 8 ppm, and colour at speeds up to 4 ppm. The MG2560 has a quiet mode setting, and can print documents at a resolution of up to 4800 x 600 dpi. This multifunction machine can print, scan and copy documents up to A4 in size, and weighs 3.5 kgs. 

 

Pros
– Affordable price
– Lightweight

Cons
– No WiFi
– Slow printing speeds

 

Specifications
Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Printing Technology: Inkjet
Max Monochrome Printing Speed: Up to 8 ppm
Max Colour Printing Speed: Up to 4 ppm
Print Resolution (DPI x DPI): Up to 4800 x 600
Max paper size: A4

https://www.canon.com.au/printers/pixma-mg2560