Group test: 13 printers and all-in-ones

Brother, Canon, Epson and HP



There are many different all-in-one printers for home use on the market. We tested 11 of them, ranging from affordable entry-level models to expensive high-end ones. We also took a closer look at a couple of the more advanced printers we've tested in recent times.

Inkjet-all-ones come in all shapes and sizes, so it's important to know what you need it for before you make a choice. If you plan on printing out lots of photos on a regular basis, it's a good idea to choose a printer that's designed especially for photo-quality printing. For more administrative work such as printing out black and white documents and forms, you don't need the most advanced model and can save some money. If you work from home or run a small business and want an inkjet for daily use, the four remaining inkjet manufacturers offer business inkjet printers.

For this review we asked Brother, Canon, Epson and HP to send us three of their printers or all-in-ones in three different price classes. Affordable models, mid-range ones and more expensive high-end printers.

Brother sent us the MFC-J4510DW and the MFC-J4710DW, Canon thee PIXMA MG4250, MG6350 and MG8250, Epson the Expression Home XP-405, Expression Premium XP-700 and Expression Photo XP-850 and HP submitted the Deskjet 3520, Photosmart 6520 and Envy 120. Brother didn't have an entry-level model at the time of writing.

We also added two true photo printers to the test, the Canon Pixma Pro-10 and the Epson R3000, and we included the extremely fast inkjet-all-in-one from HP, the Officejet Pro X576dw. These are true high-end and expensive printers that are good examples of the best photo and business inkjet printers currently on the market. 

Epson Expression Photo XP-850
The Epson Expression Photo XP-850

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