Document? Research paper? Voucher? One thing that would be convenient to have at home or at the office is a printer. Sure we could go to the shop to have something printed, but with the ongoing pandemic and companies like Epson, Canon, or Brother releasing great printers, why would we do that?
There are several types of printers to choose from, which can make choosing one difficult. So to help you find the right printer for you, we made you this article! You will find everything you need here, from our top recommendations for the best printers in the Philippines to a buying guide and other great products to add to your workspaces.
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|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy, Fax With ADF|
|Best for||Home or Office Use|
|Cartridge||Epson T948 and T950 Inks|
|Paper Sizes||8.5 x 13”, Legal, Letter, A4, Executive, B5, A5, A6, B6, 5 x 7”, 16:9 wide, 4 x 6”, Envelopes: #10, DL, C6, C4|
|Functions||Duplex Print, Copy, Scan, Fax|
|Best for||Business, Office, or School Use|
|Cartridge||Lexmark High Yield Cartridge|
|Paper Sizes||A6, Oficio, 7 3/4 Envelope, 9 Envelope, JIS-B5, A4, Legal, A5, Letter, Statement, Executive, Universal, DL Envelope, Folio, 10 Envelope|
|Best for||Photo Printing, Scrapbooking|
|Cartridge||Dedicated Canon Selphy Ink Cartidge|
|Paper Sizes||Postcard (4.0" x 6.0"), L Size (3.5" x 4.7"), Card Size (2.1" x 3.4"), Square Label (2.1" x 2.1")|
|Functions||Print, Copy, Scan|
|Best for||Small to Medium Businesses|
|Cartridge||HP GT53 Black and GT52 CMY|
|Paper Sizes||A4; B5; A6; DL envelope|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Best for||Portable Printing, Office Use|
|Cartridge||HP 62 Black and Tri-Color|
|Paper Sizes||A4, A5, A6, B5 (ISO), B5 (JIS), envelopes: (A2, C5, C6, DL), photo (10 x 15 cm L, 2L), Japanese Postcard, Ofuku Hagaki|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Best for||Document or Photo Printing, Home and Office Use|
|Cartridge||Refillable Ink Canon GI-790|
|Paper Sizes||A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8x 10", Envelopes (DL, COM10), Square (5 x 5"), Business Card, Custom size (width 55 - 215.9 mm, length 89 - 676 mm)|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Best for||Office Use|
|Cartridge||Epson High-Yield Pigment Ink Bottle|
|Paper Sizes||Legal, Indian-Legal (215 x 345 mm), 8.5 x 13", Letter, A4, 16K (195 x 270 mm), B5, A5, B6, A6, Hagaki (100 x 148 mm), Envelopes: #10, DL, C6|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Best for||Students and Office Use|
|Cartridge||Brother Ultra High Yield Ink Bottles|
|Paper Sizes||A4, Letter, Executive, A5, A6, Photo 4"x6", Indexcard 5"x8", Photo 5"x7", C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch, Photo-3.5"x5"|
|Functions||Square Photo Printing|
|Best for||Hobbies, Scrapbooking|
|Cartridge||Laser Exposure System|
|Paper Sizes||62mm x 62mm|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Best for||Students and Home Offices|
|Cartridge||HP Black and Ti-Color Ink Cartridges|
|Paper Sizes||A4; B5; A6; DL Envelope, and Anything From 89 x 127 to 215 x 279 mm|
WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Wi-Fi Duplex All-in-One Inkjet Printer
MX321adn Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer
Selphy Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Smart Tank 519
OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-in-One Printer
EcoTank Monochrome M2140 All-in-One Ink Tank Printer
DCP-T720DW Ink Tank Printer
DeskJet Ink Advantage
Designed to Handle Large-Scale Print Jobs
Monochrome Laser Printer Built for Productivity
Print High-Quality Photos Anywhere
Best for Printing Borderless Brochures and Flyers
A Portable Printer for That Can Fit in a Backpack
Made for High-Volume Printing at a Low Running Cost
Delivers Fast Print Speeds in Laser-Quality Text
Compact Printer for Home and Office Use
From Smartphone to Square Photo Prints
All-in-One Printer Great for Daily Use
|Price Starts at||₱13,995||₱28,000||₱8,500||₱9,295||₱20,790||₱9,195||₱10,595||₱12,950||₱9,499||₱3,949|
|Functions||Print, Scan, Copy, Fax With ADF||Duplex Print, Copy, Scan, Fax||Print Photos||Print, Copy, Scan||Print, Scan, Copy||Print, Scan, Copy||Print, Scan, Copy||Print, Scan, Copy||Square Photo Printing||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Best for||Home or Office Use||Business, Office, or School Use||Photo Printing, Scrapbooking||Small to Medium Businesses||Portable Printing, Office Use||Document or Photo Printing, Home and Office Use||Office Use||Students and Office Use||Hobbies, Scrapbooking||Students and Home Offices|
|Cartridge||Epson T948 and T950 Inks||Lexmark High Yield Cartridge||Dedicated Canon Selphy Ink Cartidge||HP GT53 Black and GT52 CMY||HP 62 Black and Tri-Color||Refillable Ink Canon GI-790||Epson High-Yield Pigment Ink Bottle||Brother Ultra High Yield Ink Bottles||Laser Exposure System||HP Black and Ti-Color Ink Cartridges|
|Paper Sizes||8.5 x 13”, Legal, Letter, A4, Executive, B5, A5, A6, B6, 5 x 7”, 16:9 wide, 4 x 6”, Envelopes: #10, DL, C6, C4||A6, Oficio, 7 3/4 Envelope, 9 Envelope, JIS-B5, A4, Legal, A5, Letter, Statement, Executive, Universal, DL Envelope, Folio, 10 Envelope||Postcard (4.0" x 6.0"), L Size (3.5" x 4.7"), Card Size (2.1" x 3.4"), Square Label (2.1" x 2.1")||A4; B5; A6; DL envelope||A4, A5, A6, B5 (ISO), B5 (JIS), envelopes: (A2, C5, C6, DL), photo (10 x 15 cm L, 2L), Japanese Postcard, Ofuku Hagaki||A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8x 10", Envelopes (DL, COM10), Square (5 x 5"), Business Card, Custom size (width 55 - 215.9 mm, length 89 - 676 mm)||Legal, Indian-Legal (215 x 345 mm), 8.5 x 13", Letter, A4, 16K (195 x 270 mm), B5, A5, B6, A6, Hagaki (100 x 148 mm), Envelopes: #10, DL, C6||A4, Letter, Executive, A5, A6, Photo 4"x6", Indexcard 5"x8", Photo 5"x7", C5 Envelope, Com-10, DL Envelope, Monarch, Photo-3.5"x5"||62mm x 62mm||A4; B5; A6; DL Envelope, and Anything From 89 x 127 to 215 x 279 mm|
If you still need help picking out a printer from the choices above, check out the buying guide below. In it, we discuss some of the things to consider before purchasing a printer for home or office use.
There are two main types of printers- inkjet and laser. But where do these two kinds differ? One is best for printing illustrations and photographs, while another is for high-volume print jobs. To know more, check out the section below.
Inkjet cartridges also tend to dry up if not used. Inkjet printers are recommended for people who often print in small batches, making it best for students or individuals who work from home. If you don’t plan on using your printer a lot, then a laser printer might be the better option.
There are two types of laser printers: color and monochrome. Color laser printers can print both colored and black and white documents or pictures, while monochrome ones only print in black and white. If you’ll be printing many documents, you might want to invest in a monochrome laser printer. Meanwhile, if you mainly want to print pictures, we suggest getting an inkjet printer as they print better resolution photos.
Another thing to take into account is the features of the printer. Some are built for printing photographs and images, while others are best for producing documents. You want to make sure that you get a printer that matches your needs and expectations.
Single-function printers only print documents, making them one of the cheapest kinds available for purchase. This type of printer is simple and easy to use and is considerably smaller compared to all-in-one printers.
Although single-function printers have no extra features, you can still print files with pictures and other illustrations. However, with a single-use printer, you cannot scan, fax, or copy documents.
As its name suggests, photo printers only print images. Photo printers are often compact and portable, and depending on the brand, they usually run on chargeable batteries. They also produce postcard-sized 4″x6″ prints.
A photo printer makes it possible for you to print photographs directly from your phone or digital camera with the help of either an application or WiFi connectivity. This printer is best for individuals who enjoy collecting photos for an album or who do other hobbies such as scrapbooking.
All-in-one or multifunction printers can copy, scan, or fax documents. You will usually see these kinds of printers in home offices or shared coworking spaces. Some recent models even allow you to print without a computer, making them all the more convenient.
These printers also tend to be bulky because of how much they can do, but since you will not need separate fax, copiers, or scanners, it may save you space in the long run. We recommend these printers for those who need to do high-volume print jobs.
Some printers run out of ink quickly, which can cause you to spend more in the long run. That is why, when selecting a printer, you must consider the type of cartridge it uses. There are three main kinds of cartridges- single-color, multiple-color, and high-yield toners.
Single color cartridges are mainly used for small photo printers, but some regular printers do carry them. They are easier to replace, but the problem if one color runs out, you would have to replace the whole cartridge. This would be a disadvantage for people who print similarly colored documents or photos.
This can cost you more in the long run, but if you’re not planning on using your printer heavily, then single color cartridges would be suitable and less of a hassle, especially for people who dislike having to replace a lot of cartridges.
Compared to single-color cartridges, multiple-color cartridges are less wasteful and will save you more money. Printers that use this type of cartridge are best for individuals who plan on printing documents with varying colors.
When it comes to multiple-color cartridges, you will only have to replace the color that runs out. You will also have the option to pick the shades of ink you want to use on your printer. Printers with multiple-color cartridges will come in handy for those in the arts and design field who often print files with vibrant hues.
Laser printers, on the other hand, use toners instead of the regular ink cartridge. They are pricier than the single-color and multiple-color cartridge types, but they take longer to run out, making them a cost-effective option.
One more thing to factor in is that you may have to replace a laser printer's drum units. Drum units are responsible for holding the image that needs printing. So before buying a laser printer, you must also consider the cost of replacing a drum unit if it begins to malfunction.
The prices of ink cartridges will differ per manufacturer. That is why we recommend comparing the cost of cartridges. More often than not, cheaper printer units usually require expensive cartridges.
You will also have to check how much the ink cartridge can print. Plenty of printer manufacturers like Brother, Epson, and Canon offer budget-friendly refillable ink bottles which can print up to 7,500 pages.
Printers usually use dye ink or pigment ink - sometimes both. One is best used for documents, while the other is best for photo printing.
However, dye inks take longer to dry, and they aren’t waterproof, so once your paper gets wet, your print will be ruined. Do take note that while pigment ink dries faster than dye ink, you still need to be careful not to touch both types of ink before allowing them to dry.
Although, when it comes to printing in color, you might be disappointed, as dye inks do much better in this regard. Pigment ink only printers are recommended for people who need a printer mainly for text documents.
You can purchase black pigment ink and colored dye ink for your printer. That way, you won’t have to worry about your photos coming out dull or your documents getting ruined!
You will not need to connect or disconnect wires in order to print, and you will be able to move freely around your house. In case your Wi-Fi starts malfunctioning, do not worry since you can still opt to connect your computer using a cable to print.
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