Best Wireless Printers

Connecting a printer to your PC or network doesn't mean you have to worry about finding the right cables and hooking everything up. Instead, why not use Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or NFC for simple, clutter-free connections to all your devices? To help you decide which wireless printer is right for you, I've rounded up a bunch of the best for a variety of uses and environments.

Canon Pixma TS6020

Canon Pixma TS6020

Considering you can find a Pixma TS6020 for about $70, this might be near the top of your list based on price alone. It was chosen by Tom's Guide as the best overall all-in-one printer:

The Pixma TS6020 offers a lot of bang for the buck, with loads of features and high performance across the board. Its image quality is very high. And although color printing costs are roughly average for an inkjet printer, text printing costs are low.

Connect your devices over Wi-Fi for super simple printing no matter where your pictures are saved, and control things on the printer with a five-inch touch display. Dual paper trays mean you don't have to switch out plain and photo paper, and five separate ink cartridges provide a great looking photo. An SD card reader is just the icing on the cake.

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Brother HL-L5200DW

Brother HL-L5200DW

Anyone in the market for a monochrome laser printer should consider the Brother HL-L5200DW (about $190). This thing spits out up to 42 prints per minute, it will automatically print on both sides of a page, and it has a 250-sheet tray. PCMag awarded this printer an Editors Choice, stating in its review:

Among its strengths are its blazing speed, its good output quality led by above-par text, good standard and excellent optional paper capacity, multiple wired and wireless connectivity choices, and a low running cost.

You can connect the printer to your Wi-Fi network to let all connected devices print to it, or connect with USB or Ethernet in times when Wi-Fi isn't available. If your device is compatible, you can even take a more "direct" route with Wi-Fi Direct.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One

When they're in the market for a new printer, plenty of people want something that can serve multiple purposes. It's taking up room in your home or office, so why not get something that scans and copies at the same time? The OfficeJet Pro 8720 from HP (about $200) is exactly that. It was selected by The Wirecutter as the best all-in-one inkjet printer on the market:

With worry-free installation, great software, cheap ink, and sharp results, this printer is easily the least annoying all-in-one you can buy. When it comes to printers, that's really saying something.

You can replace color cartridges separately so you waste less ink, there is a 250-sheet paper tray, and the photo prints come out faster and cleaner than most other all-in-one options that sit around the same price. You can connect directly with USB or wirelessly with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct or NFC.

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Canon SELPHY CP1200

Canon SELPHY CP1200

Printers can be big and bulky, and not everyone has the room in their home or office for such a device. This is especially true if all you want to do is print your photos. The SELPHY CP1200 from Canon (about $150) is only 7.1 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall without the paper tray attached, and the entire thing weighs only 2.5 pounds. Because of its size, it cannot print anything larger than 4-by-6-inch photos, but for many people, that's all they need.

This printer was awarded an Editors Choice award by PCMag for these reasons:

Canon's Selphy CP1200 photo printer offers a winning mix of low price and running costs, portability, multiple connection choices, and good print quality.

A 2.7-inch LCD display on top of the printer lets you tweak settings as you see fit, and Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity let you ditch the cables.

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Epson WF-2760

Epson WF-2760

Budget all-in-one printers can get pricey fast, but Epson's WF-2760 sits around the $80 mark. It includes a scanner, copier, fax, and printer, and you can connect with Wi-Fi or NFC. Tom's Guide chose this printer as the best budget inkjet, stating:

The Epson WF-2760 is a well-priced and versatile machine that performs well across the board. It's fast at both printing and copying, and delivers very high print quality on both plain paper and specialty media. It offers both a document feeder and duplexer, though a second paper tray would add to its convenience.

The paper tray can hold up to 150 sheets, a 2.7-inch touchscreen lets you control things from the printer, and it will automatically print both sides of a sheet of paper. Setup is quick and easy, and each ink cartridge can be swapped out individually.

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More printers

Take a look at our other roundups for more great printers, or jump over to our guide to connecting a wireless printer to your Windows 10 PC.

Updated March 19, 2018: We refreshed this list to ensure you're still getting a collection of the best wireless printers available.