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12 incredible printers you can buy for any budget

You don't need to drop hundreds of dollars to have a great printer

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If you've been avoiding adding a printer to your work-from-home setup for a while now, now's the time. It's tax season, companies are increasingly embracing remote work, and chances are you'll need (or have needed) a printer at some point. Luckily, there are plenty of printers on the market that will work for almost any price point, depending on what your budget looks like and what your overall printing needs are. We find that a lot of lower-range printers were going in and out of stock quickly, so be sure to grab the model you want before it's gone.

Check out 12 of the best printers to buy based on your budget.

Printers under $50

1. A low-maintenance printer at a great cost

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First up, a sturdy option.

The adorably named Epson Expression Small-in-One Printer is perhaps not the most versatile of printers out there, but it performs well for the price and offers standard features that will allow you to accomplish your basic printing needs. With mobile device access as well as automatic two-sided printing, this is a great option if you're looking to get a basic printer for your home office.

Get the Epson Expression Home Wireless Small-in-One Printer from Target for $49.99

2. A tiny standout all-in-one inkjet printer

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Easy to squeeze in next to your monitor.

This all-in-one printer from Canon is extremely compact, making it a perfect addition to a small home office. It's designed to interact seamlessly with your web-based devices and mobile devices, and offers borderless printing for photos. Reviewers did note that the setup took some time and the printer could be quite loud, so keep that in mind before you buy.

Get the Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer from Target for $49.99

3. A no-frills option that can fit any work from home setup

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Another day, another great Canon.

Another standout from the Canon Pixma line is currently available at B&H Photo under $50. The Pixma TS202 inkjet printer can print at high resolutions, has fast printing speeds, and is more than small enough to become part of your home office setup. Reviewers noted that the ink can get a bit pricey, which might offset the low cost somewhat.

Get the Canon Pixma TS202 Inkjet Printer from B&H Photo for $44.99

Printers under $100

4. A laser printer you can rely on

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Compact, but mighty.

Brother makes some excellent printers, and the Brother Monochrome Printer is a great option if you need a black-and-white printer that is optimized to handle large jobs and run efficiently. We talked about it in our roundup of printers at similar price-points and it continues to garner excellent customer reviews, with many people noting how fast and quiet it was.

Get the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer, HL-L2320D from Staples for $99.99

5. A sturdy inkjet printer from Canon

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Have your pick of the Pixma printers.

Canon is a well-respected name in the world of budget printers, and this PIXMA printer from Canon does not disappoint. This powerhouse printer will allow you to print, scan, and fax efficiently, and is compact enough to suit most home offices. Reviewers loved how well this printer handled printing photos but noted that it ran through ink fairly quickly.

Get the Canon - PIXMA TR4520 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer from Best Buy for $99.99

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6. A versatile, easy-to-use all-in-one printer

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Simple, clean, and undeniably useful.

If you enjoy wireless printing but also rely on USB printing, this all-in-one printer from Epson has you covered. Reviewers adored this simple, clean printer model for its versatility and simplicity, but some noted that it should be set up on a sturdy surface as it can move around a bit during printing.

Get the Epson - Expression Home XP-4100 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer from Best Buy for $99.99

Printers under $150

7. Our second favorite HP printer

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The envy of all other printers.

The HP Envy line is popular for many reasons, and the Envy 6055 is our editors' favorite printer option on a budget. The HP Envy 6055 comes complete with Bluetooth technology for easy printing, two-sided color printing, and capability for borderless photos and documents.

Get the HP Envy 6055 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink-Ready Inkjet Printer for $129.99

8. A great all-in-one color inkjet printer

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Easy to install and easier to use.

The HP OfficeJet 8022 printer is a great choice if you're looking for a wireless all-in-one printer that can handle the stresses of daily use and a large volume of documents. Reviewers recommended the OfficeJet 8022 for its minimal footprint and easy installation—several people mentioned that you should have the HP Smart App installed prior to setting up the printer.

Get the HP OfficeJet 8022 Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer from Walmart for $139

9. A tiny printer with a powerful output

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A printer Pam Beasley would approve of .

Small is mighty where this printer is concerned. The HP LaserJet Pro is a great printer, copier, and scanner that can fit in even a cramped workspace. Reviewers loved this printer for its cost-saving ink usage and efficiency, noting that the WiFi capability made it very easy to install.

Get the HP LaserJet Pro M15w M118DW Printer from Walmart for $129.99

Printers under $200

10. Our favorite HP printer

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Our favorite printer puts its best foot forward.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e All-in-One topped our list of best printers of 2021, and for good reason. While this printer rings in just beneath the $200 mark, the features make it more than worth it. We loved this printer for its versatility—it'll print high-quality images and text on many kinds of paper. In addition, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e is extremely easy to use and prints things remarkably quickly and quietly.

Get the HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e All-in-One Printer from HP for $199.99

11. A printer designed to make printing easy

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Brother, we love.

Another compact printer option, the Brother Work Smart MFC-J397DW Printer is made to last. Boasting wireless Cloud capabilities as well as 6000 x 1200 dpi, automatic 2-sided printing, and more, the Work Smart is an excellent choice if you and others plan on printing from home, especially if you plan on printing large volumes of materials, especially photos.

Get the Brother MFC-J497DW Inkjet Multifunction Printer from Walmart for $178

12. Another great monochrome printer

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Little, but fierce.

Brother's Compact Monochrome Laser printer is built for efficiency. If you're not planning on printing a lot of photos but still have a high printer output in mind, this double-sided wireless printer would be a great fit. All the features are designed with working from home in mind, and the 250 sheet paper capacity prevents needless refilling of the printer tray. Reviewers loved this printer for their home offices and homeschooling setups and recommended it for its easy setup and size.

Get the Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer, HL-L2340DW from Walmart for $164.90

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