With Black Friday upon us, we’re already seeing a lot of great Black Friday printer deals ready to be bought up. So if you’re looking to pick up a printer for the first time or aren’t familiar with them, we encourage you to check out our primer on Inkjet versus laser to get a better sense of which one you might need. It’s also worth looking at our roundup of the best photo printers since they tend to be designed slightly differently than most printers and are made to take loads of color cartridges. Finally, it’s also a good idea to look at other Black Friday deals for things you can pair with your printer.
Black Friday Deals: Top 5 Printer Deals
HP DeskJet 2734e — $50, was $85
The HP DeskJet is probably one of the most common printers you’ll find, and while it’s not one of the best cheap printers you can get, it comes close. Given that it’s a very budget-oriented printer and scanner combo, it is rather basic and mostly works best for those who don’t have a ton of printing to do every month. It is capable of printing in both monochrome as well as colors. The printer has a resolution of 1200×1200 DPI for blacks, and 4800×1200 for color, so you can still get some quality. There’s also a 1200 x 1200 DPI resolution scanner on board if you need to scan and copy. The mobile app can be printed directly from the printer via Apple AirPrint, Chrome OS and HP Smart app. This is an amazing feature for a product in this price range. As if that wasn’t enough, this deal throws in nine months of Instant Ink, so it’s one of the best Black Friday printer deals if you don’t do a ton of printing and need something cheap.
Epson WorkForce Pro — $130, was $200
The Epson WorkForce Pro is a heavy-duty printer that offers a great balance of features and cost. It even makes it onto our list. The WorkForce Pro is designed for small businesses, or those who work out of their home and need a larger print volume at high quality. The 250-sheet capacity of the WorkForce Pro is impressive. It can print 21 monochrome pages per minute and 11 color pages per minute. That’s a very fast speed. It also has a handy screen you can control and print from, as well as their Epson app, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of connecting it to a PC. It can also print on two sides if desired, which is a plus.
Epson EcoTank ET-2800 — $200, was $230
Although most people are familiar with cartridge-based printers, the trend towards cartridge-free has been quite evident in recent years. That means you don’t have to waste cartridges when just one color of ink finishes, and instead, you can top up the colors as they’re used. The ET-2800 is an entry-level cartridge-free printer, but it’s still a good one, especially if you need something for your family or small office space. You get five pages per minute of color and 10 pages per minute of monochrome, which isn’t too bad, especially since it’s higher quality prints, even in monochrome. It also comes with a flatbed scanner, and a comprehensive control panel. You can connect it directly to a PC instead.
Epson EcoTank ET-3830 — $330, was $400
Moving up a notch, the ET-3830 is a lot fancier, with the slightly lower-end model making it on our list of best printers, so while this one is somewhat pricier, it’s worth the cost. The ET-3830 has a faster print speed of 8 monochrome pages and 15 colour pages per minute, and a larger 250 sheet tray. It also has all the different types of connectivity you’d expect for a high-end printer, from ethernet to Epson iPrint and Mopria. There’s also a slightly more complex front panel that gives you a few more control options over the ET-2800. The ET-3830 is the best choice if you are looking for something for your office. Between this and the HP Smart Tank 7301, it’s probably one of the best Black Friday printer deals on the list when it comes to bang for your buck.
HP Smart Tank 7301 — $350, was $460
Epson isn’t the only cartridge-free player in the game, with the HP Smart Tank 7301 being a pretty good contender in both price and quality. It can print nine colors and 15 monochrome pages per min, which is slightly quicker than the Deskjet. The print resolution is 1200X 1200 DPI for blacks, and 4800X 1200 for colour. Scan resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi, although sadly, it doesn’t have a big screen like the Epson for easier copying and scanning. You can easily set up a print job without worrying about where the printer paper will be placed. You can also control the printer from your smartphone or computer using both wired connectivity and wireless.
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