Update for March 2017: We went back over our picks for the best all-in-one printers and these still stand as the top options.

Best overall

Dell Color Cloud H625cdw

Dell Color Cloud H625cdw

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Ideal for a small office that demands heavier usage, the Dell Color Cloud H625cdw can do everything larger office models can. The 4.3-inch touch screen is customizable with clear and user-friendly presets. It can print up to 25 pages per minute, and the laser printer handles image and text equally well. The 300-sheet paper capacity can be upgraded to 850 with an additional paper tray.

Bottom line: If your needs require a little more fire power in the printing department, this Dell machine offers just that.

One more thing: The printer can even store document templates for convenient access.

Why the Dell Color Cloud H625cdw is the best all-in-one solution

The Color Cloud H625cdw can handle some seriously heavy usage, which is exactly what any office owner needs. The unit is also a solid pick for the home too, especially for busy households where constant printing is happening for work, home and schoolwork. There's also the added scanner, photocopying and faxing functionality to boot.

There's a 4.3-inch touchscreen, which is practically the size of a smartphone these days, and through it everything can easily be configured on the fly for your various print and scanning jobs. Presets are included to allow for user-friendly printing, which pounds out papers at up to 25 pages per minute. It's also laser printing technology, so you know you're getting solid quality on each sheet of paper.

Fear not if the 300-sheet capacity isn't enough — an additional paper tray can be deployed to stretch that limit all the way up to a massive 850. Say goodbye to changing the paper tray every ten minutes. It's $299.99, so while it isn't the most affordable all-in-one solution, it's still well worth the investment if cheaper printers just don't cut it. And you get what you pay for.

Double-sided

Canon imageCLASS MF229 dw

Canon imageCLASS MF229dw

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The Canon imageCLASS MF229 can print and fax two-sided documents up to 50 pages at a time. Approximately 28 pages will print per minute in black and white, and the whole system has a compact footprint that makes this laser printer ideal for a small home office. Wireless connectivity happens with the Canon Mobile Printing app, free for download with purchase. It's a great unit.

Bottom line: The imageCLASS MF229 dw is an ideal all-in-one for a small office or home.

One more thing: Like many printers these days, you'll receive an ink cartridge to get you started.

More affordable

Epson WorkForce WF-3620 wireless all-in-one printer

Epson WorkForce 3620

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Epson's WorkForce WF-3620 prints in color at roughly 10 pages per minute, or in black and white at 19 pages per minute. This inkjet printer connects wirelessly to computers or mobile devices or with a USB connection to a single computer. The automatic document feeder has a capacity of 30 sheets of paper, and the total tray capacity is 250 sheets.

Bottom line: It's a more affordable option when it comes to printing, scanning and faxing.

One more thing: You'll be able to take full advantage of mobile printing with two paper trays.

Compact

Brother MFC-J680DW

Brother MFC 680dw

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Brother is a brand with loyal followers, and the MFC-J680DW is a solid example of why. It can hold a healthy 100 sheets in its paper tray and has a 20-sheet automatic document feeder for scanning and copying — and it prints black and white pages at 12 per minute, or color pages at 10 per minute. The smaller paper capacity means that this inkjet is better suited to a small home office that prints in smaller batches.

Bottom line: It's great if you need an inexpensive, no-frills solution that gets the job done. Just keep the rest of the paper ream nearby.

One more thing: Brother iPrint & Scan is a free app that enables mobile device printing.

Picture perfect

Canon PIXMA MX922

Canon PIXMA MX922

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Canon's PIXMA MX922 inkjet all-in-one is perfect for small home or office spaces. The emphasis with this printer is on photo quality, so if your office documents generally include images or if you find yourself doing much of your own picture printing after a family vacation, it's a good overall investment. With a 250-sheet paper capacity and a 30-page automatic document feeder, you can print and fax for the whole work day.

Bottom line: Should you need to print out photos as well as documents, this is an ideal machine.

One more thing: A separate photo paper tray holds 20 sheets for 4x6 photos.

Heavy duty

HP Officejet Pro 8620e

HP Officejet Pro 8620e

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The HP Officejet Pro is a jack-of-all-trades in your office or at home, and it can handle heavy duty usage. That's great because the Instant Ink subscription is available with an HP purchase, and it's more affordable than buying individual cartridges. A 250-sheet paper capacity means you won't be constantly refilling the paper drawer to get your jobs done. It prints 21 pages per minute in black and white, 16 in color, and the auto-duplex function creates two-sided pages in batches of 50 pages.

Bottom line: It's a solid workhorse when it comes to medium printing in the office or the home.

One more thing: Supports NFC touch-to-print functionality.

Conclusion

While the Dell Color Cloud H625cdw took our No. 1 position for the best all-in-one printer, scanner and fax machine, there are numerous solid choices available. You should shop around, see what capacities, print speeds, feature sets and prices suit your requirements.

Best overall

Dell Color Cloud H625cdw

Dell Color Cloud H625cdw

See at Dell

Ideal for a small office that demands heavier usage, the Dell Color Cloud H625cdw can do everything larger office models can. The 4.3-inch touch screen is customizable with clear and user-friendly presets. It can print up to 25 pages per minute, and the laser printer handles image and text equally well. The 300-sheet paper capacity can be upgraded to 850 with an additional paper tray.

Bottom line: If your needs require a little more fire power in the printing department, this Dell machine offers just that.

One more thing: The printer can even store document templates for convenient access.