Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Printing devices have long been affordable enough that anyone, not just an enterprise or organization, could afford such an acquisition. As the industry developed, gradually more interesting solutions became available – multifunctional devices (MFPs), combining three basic functions – a scanner, a printer and a copier. The editors prepared a special rating of the best, according to our specialized experts, inkjet MFPs. The best models are presented in four nominations – for home, for office, with CISS and black and white.
- Ranking of the best inkjet MFPs
- The best inkjet MFPs for the home
- Epson L4160
- Canon PIXMA G3415
- HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3835 All-in-One
- Best inkjet MFPs for the office
- Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6590DWF
- Canon PIXMA G4410
- Brother DCP-T710W InkBenefit Plus
- The best inkjet MFPs with CISS
- Epson L1455
- Canon PIXMA G2411
- Best black and white inkjet MFPs
- Epson M205
- Epson M2140
Ranking of the best inkjet MFPs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best inkjet MFPs for the home||1||Epson L4160||RUB 17,226|
|2||Canon PIXMA G3415||RUB 14 076|
|3||HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3835 All-in-One||RUB 5,120|
|Best inkjet MFPs for the office||1||Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6590DWF||RUB 60,825|
|2||Canon PIXMA G4410||RUB 21,748|
|3||Brother DCP-T710W InkBenefit Plus||RUB 16,980|
|The best inkjet MFPs with CISS||1||Epson L1455||RUB 64,448|
|2||Canon PIXMA G2411||RUB 9 800|
|Best black and white inkjet MFPs||1||Epson M205||RUB 22 360|
|2||Epson M2140||RUB 18 055|
The best inkjet MFPs for the home
In the first nomination, we will consider a mini-selection of the best, according to our experts, MFPs, the performance of which is more than enough for home needs, and at the same time they are not excessive for such an application, primarily in terms of cost.
The first place in this selection was taken by the most powerful, productive and expensive model – the optimal solution for those who, even at home, need regular high-quality color printing.
The device uses piezoelectric inkjet technology for color printing, is designed for the maximum format of A4 media, has an own dimensions of 375x187x347 mm and weighs 5.5 kg net – optimal for desktop placement. Made in a discreet, restrained design, the body is plastic, black. The front panel is equipped with a miniature 1.4 ”color LCD display. Power consumption – 12W in operation and 4.3W in standby. Working noise – no more than 50dB.
This is the highest print quality model of the other two. The maximum resolution in printer mode is 5760×1440 dpi, 1440×720 in copier mode, 1200×2400 in scanner mode.
Color speed for this model is also decent and almost the fastest in the collection – 15 A4 pages per minute. Monochrome is the fastest at 33 black and white A4 pages per minute. Time to print a color photo 10×15 cm – 69 seconds.
The printer is capable of borderless printing, automatic two-sided printing is implemented. In copier mode, you can reduce and enlarge the image up to 4 times, the number of copies per cycle – up to 99.
The media input tray can hold up to 100 sheets, and the output slot holds up to 30 sheets. It is acceptable to use paper with a density of 64 to 256 g per sq. meter.
Original color cartridges (3 pcs.) In terms of ink volume are designed for 6 thousand conditional copies each; black cartridge – up to 7.5 thousand pages. The big advantage of this model is the presence of CISS.
The printer is connected either directly via the USB 2.0 interface or via Wi-Fi. For device users Apple, support for the proprietary AirPrint technology has been implemented. To control print settings, the printer has its own web interface stitched. There is a slot for reading external flash memory cards of many standards. Original drivers are provided by the manufacturer for operating systems Windows, Mac OS, iOS.
- the highest print quality in the nomination;
- the fastest printing speed;
- there is a CISS;
- connection via 'wi-fi';
- borderless printing;
- value for money.
- it is necessary to clean the nozzles even after a short (several days) inactivity.
Canon PIXMA G3415
The second number in the ranking is an inkjet MFP from another manufacturer – the Japanese corporation Canon. This is a prominent representative of the PIXMA line, one of the most successful models, earning the most positive feedback from customers.
This model is much more compact and lighter than the previous one: 445x163x330 mm and weighs 6.3 kg. The body is plastic, black, the design is restrained but attractive. Power consumption in operation – up to 11W, while waiting – 1.2W. The nominal noise is slightly lower than that of the above-described Epson MFP – no more than 46dB. The panel is equipped with a 1.2 ”miniature LCD display.
Unlike the previous model, it uses a different color inkjet technology – thermal. Three color water-based ink cartridges are designed for 7 thousand copies each, black pigment ink cartridge for 6 thousand copies. Like the previous model, this MFP is equipped with a CISS.
The print quality capabilities of this model are slightly more modest than those of the previous one – up to 4800×1200 dpi. The scanner has a resolution of 600×1200, scans in color with 48-bit color recognition, in b / w – 256 gray tones.
Like the previous model, this MFP is capable of borderless printing and photo printing. Work speed – up to 5 color and up to 8.8 monochrome A4 copies per minute. Time to print a color photo 10x15cm – 1 minute. The scanner reads an A4 original in 19 seconds. In copier mode, the MFP makes up to 20 copies per job.
Opportunities for the nature of the paper in this model are even slightly wider than that of the previous one – the lightest of the permissible – 64g / m2, the heaviest – 275g / m2. The capacity of the paper slot is nominally up to 100 sheets.
The communication capabilities of the MFP are the same as those of the model from Epson – direct connection to a computer via USB or wireless Wi-Fi.
The manufacturer provides proprietary drivers for operating systems Windows, iOS, Android.
- economical ink consumption;
- the quality of the resulting images;
- reliability and reliability;
- connection via 'wi-fi';
- the ratio of cost and opportunity.
- no automatic 2-sided printing.
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3835 All-in-One
And the third model of an inkjet MFP in the list of 'home' solutions is produced by the world famous manufacturer Hewlett-Packard. Thermal technology is also used here. This is the most affordable model in this category, but against the background of low cost it is quite functional.
This model is slightly larger than the previous one, but only due to the useful thing – the automatic feed tray: 450x224x364mm and weight 5.61 kg. The MFP is quite economical – only 10W of operating consumption and 2.83W of pending. The plastic case is mostly black, and in terms of design, this model is even more interesting than the previous two. The panel is equipped with a rather large b / w touch screen – 2.2 ”.
The technical print quality in this model depends on the color mode: up to 4800 × 1200 in color and up to 1200 × 1200 in monochrome. Scanner resolution – 1200 × 1200. Resolution in copier mode – up to 600 × 300, you can shift the scale up to 4 times in both directions. Scanning with 24-bit color recognition. There are separate modes for photo printing and borderless printing.
The maximum print speed in both modes – printer and copier – is the same, and is 20 pages per minute in monochrome and 16 pages in color. The interval between the submission of a job to the queue and the exit of the first print is 14 seconds for monochrome and 17 seconds for color.
The scanner is equipped with an automatic document feeder with a capacity of 35 sheets. The paper feed slot in the printing section – up to 60 sheets, output – up to 25 sheets. A wide range of media weights are allowed – from 60 to 300 g / m2.
A significant difference between this MFP from the previous two is noticeably lower performance. This is an exclusively home model without any office 'ambitions'. This is reflected both in the estimated production capacity set by the manufacturer of 1000 copies per month, and in the yield of the cartridges – black – 360 copies, tri-color – 200 copies. There is no CISS in this model either.
The connection types here are the same as for the other two MFPs in the selection – via USB or Wi-Fi. There is also AirPrint for device users Apple. This MFP can also function as a fax with 300 x 300 dots color copies with up to 99 pages of memory.
Original drivers are provided for OS families Windows, Mac OS, iOS.
- sufficiently high print quality;
- wireless connection;
- interesting design;
- scanner automatic feed mechanism;
- affordable price.
- with generally quiet printing, picks up paper too loudly during feeding.
Best inkjet MFPs for the office
The second nomination of the rating of the best inkjet MFPs is dedicated to models with significantly higher performance than the previous selection. These machines are already able to satisfy the working requirements of a small medium office. Our experts have identified three worthy MFPs of different brands in the rich market offer. Models differ significantly in resource, performance and price.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6590DWF
And the first number in this nomination is the most powerful and productive car in the selection, it is also the most expensive. This is an Epson WorkForce MFP with an estimated productivity of 65 thousand copies per month – the level of an average office, closer to a large one.
This is the largest MFP in the review – 516x514x522 mm, and the heaviest – 31 kg, but despite such dimensions, it provides for placement on the table. The power consumption is also the highest – 39W. The design is quite ordinary for this class of devices, but quite nice and modern.
This model uses piezoelectric printing technology. Resolution capabilities of this model are limited to an upper limit of 4800 × 1200 in printer mode and 600×1200 in copier mode. Scanner resolution – 1200 × 2400. Estimated resource of ink cartridges – 7 thousand standard copies for color and 4 thousand copies – black. Color ink – water-based, black – pigment.
One of the factors behind the outstanding productivity of this model is its high print speed – 34 copies per minute, and 22/21 pages per minute – copying (first print out after 7 seconds). There is a photo printing function. Automation of scanning is also a big plus – the scanner is equipped with a 1-sided device for auto-feeding of sources. Also, this model has an automatic 2-sided printing mode. In copier mode, it is permissible to change the scale up to 4 times both in plus and minus, with a step of 1%. Up to 99 copies can be printed within one job.
The media reservoir options are as follows: feed – 580 sheets standard and 1581 maximum; issue – 250 standard and maximum. There is a separate 1-sheet slot for manual feed. It is allowed to use paper from 64 to 256 g per square meter of density.
This model also has an integrated fax function with a resolution of 200 × 200 and PC Fax as software.
To efficiently meet office needs, the MFP provides all the most popular connection methods: by wire to USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and AirPrint. NFC support is provided for special functions.
The manufacturer provides original drivers for OS families Windows and iOS.
- resource and productivity;
- print quality;
- automatic feed mechanism for the scanner;
- high capacity of trays;
- three connection methods including Ethernet and Wi-Fi;
- NFC support.
- high price.
Canon PIXMA G4410
Next in our ranking is an inkjet MFP with a lower performance, but almost the same print quality and at a price three times cheaper than the previous model. Inkjet technology is used here already thermal, rather than piezoelectric.
This model is much more compact and lighter than the previous one – 445x197x330mm dimensions and 7.3 kg net weight. Power consumption is very modest – up to 10W in operation and 0.9W in standby. The operating noise is above average, but tolerable – 53.5 dB. The design of the device is classic, the color scheme is matte black.
With regard to print quality in terms of resolution, this model has exactly the same capabilities as the previous one: 4800×1200 – printer, 600×1200 – scanner and copier. Likewise, the MFP can 'print' borderless photos. The scanner has a color sensitivity of 24 bit and 256 shades of gray. The MFP can be used as a color fax with a resolution of 300×300 dots with a memory of up to 50 pages.
As for the speed of inkjet printing, this MFP is significantly inferior to the above model: 5 and 8.8 prints per minute for monochrome and color, respectively, in printer mode; 1 minute to print a 10x15cm photo; 19 seconds – scanning of A4 source in monochrome and color. The capacity of the copy cycle is 99 copies of one original. The scale can be adjusted up to 4 times.
The mechanism for automatic delivery of originals is designed for 20 sheets. Paper feed slot – up to 100 sheets. The allowable density is from 64 to 275 grams per square meter.
In terms of cartridge life, this model is practically in no way inferior to the previous solution due to the presence of CISS. The estimated capacity of the reservoirs corresponds to 7,000 conventional copies for color and 6,000 for black (pigment ink).
The communication capabilities of the model are sufficient for office needs – you can connect via USB, Wi-Fi or AirPrint.
Official Canon drivers released for Windows – family and operating systems Apple – Mac OS and iOS.
- print quality;
- compactness and weight;
- connection via 'wi-fi';
- nice classic design.
- some users are unhappy with the noise.
Brother DCP-T710W InkBenefit Plus
And the third inkjet MFP in the nomination of the rating of the best office device according to the version is another “Japanese” production of a relatively young, but managed to earn the indisputable authority of the international corporation Brother.
In terms of dimensions and weight, this MFP is generally comparable to the previous solution – 435x195x380mm and 8.8kg, respectively, and at a price it is almost a quarter cheaper. In operation, the device is more demanding on electricity – 14 W (3 W – pending), but a little quieter – up to 50 dB. The printing technology is piezoelectric, like the first model in the nomination. In terms of performance, this MFP is the most modest of the other two and can successfully meet the needs of a small office.
This model has other indicators of inkjet resolution – 6000×1200 in printer mode, 1200×600 – copier, 2400×1200 dpi – scanner (19200×19200 – improved). Ultra-high performance is the result of intelligent algorithms implemented by the developers of the Brother company.
In terms of speed, this model does not compare with the described solution from Epson, but still slightly surpasses the previous inkjet MFP from Canon: 12 and 10 images per minute for b / w and color in printer mode with the release of the first copy after 14 seconds; scanning 4.38 sec color and 3.5 sec monochrome at 100 dpi. Color recognition – 24 bit. The ADF holds up to 20 originals. Borderless photo printing functions are provided. In copier mode, you can print up to 99 copies of one original per cycle, and you can also change the ratio in 1% increments up to 4 times in both directions.
The paper feed trays hold 151 sheets for feed, 50 sheets for output and 1 sheet for manual loading. Recommended paper – from 64 to 300 grams per square meter in density.
This model also has a built-in CISS, thanks to which a significant resource of ink tanks is provided – conventionally 5 thousand prints – color and 6.5 thousand – monochrome.
Communication capabilities are similar to the previous model – connection via USB, Wi-Fi and via Apple AirPrint technology. The MFP has a built-in user-friendly web interface.
The manufacturer provides standard drivers for the systems Apple Mac OS and iOS, as well as the Windows family.
- ratio of opportunities and prices.
- high resolution, including increased logical resolution of the scanner;
- automatic feed mechanism for the scanner;
- web interface;
- wireless printing and AirPrint.
- relative noise.
The best inkjet MFPs with CISS
Among the considered inkjet MFPs in two nominations of the rating, almost all are equipped with CISS, which gives each model a powerful advantage. However, experts decided to single out a couple of models with CISS on board in a separate category. These inkjet MFPs are polar in performance and price, respectively – recommended for a variety of purposes.
The first model in this mini-category is a high performance inkjet MFP from Epson. The cardinal difference of this model not only from the neighboring one in the nomination, but also from all of the above is the maximum format. Here it is A3 – the device can be used not only for printing documents and small-format visual products, but also for the production of posters, visual materials for presentations, as well as for more productive brochure production. The printing technology is piezoelectric.
The dimensions of the device – 666x418x486 mm – can be considered quite compact, considering the maximum print format. The weight of the MFP, although significant – 23 kg – is lighter by a third compared to the above-mentioned productive model from Epson. Implies placement on a table. The panel is equipped with a large 4.3 ”LCD display. In operation, the MFP consumes up to 20W of energy (9.1W – idle) and works quite quietly – up to 44dB.
Opportunities for technical quality are as follows: 4800×1200 – printer resolution limit, 1200×2400 – scanner and copier resolution; 1200×600 – maximum fax resolution.
The speed of the MFP is one of the highest: in terms of A4 format – 32 pages per minute in monochrome and 20 in color; 69 seconds – production of one 10×15 cm photo; there is 2-sided printing, activated automatically. The scanner is equipped with an automatic feeding mechanism for originals based on the maximum A3 size, including in two-sided mode. The capacity of the automatic feeder is 35 sheets. Up to 99 copies of one original can be made in one cycle.
The paper feed hopper holds up to 250 sheets of paper; delivery slot – up to 125 sheets. Recommended paper from 64 to 256 grams per square meter in density. CISS provides 7.5 thousand conventional prints for color tanks and 6 thousand prints – to black. The fax memory is designed for 550 color scans.
In terms of communication, this model is an office model in all respects, as it supports all popular methods of connecting and sending a print queue: USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and AirPrint. There is a card reader for SD flash memory, direct print mode.
Official drivers are provided by the manufacturer for systems iOS, Mac OS and family Windows.
- A3 format;
- print quality;
- Quiet enough work;
- double-sided automatic feed mechanism for the scanner;
- print speed;
- inexpensive original ink;
- Ethernet and Wi-Fi connection.
- high price.
Canon PIXMA G2411
The second inkjet MFP with CISS is the exact opposite of the previous one in terms of price, but at the same time it is not the cheapest one on the market. Including the model in the rating, our experts were guided, first of all, by the optimal balance of decent quality, efficiency, fault tolerance and the lowest possible price against the background of all these requirements.
This device is already much more compact than the previous one – 445x163x330 mm, and lighter – 6.3 kg. In operation, it consumes only 9W and 0.6W in idle. The noise, however, is slightly increased – up to 53.5 dB.
As for the quality of printing and image processing, everything here is quite high for this model: 4800×1200 in printer mode, 600×1200 – resolution of the scanner and copier. The depth of color recognition by the scanner is 48 bits.
In terms of print speed, this inkjet MFP is much inferior to the previous model: 8.8 prints per minute for monochrome and 5 for color; printing of one color photo 10×15 cm – 1 minute. Scanning speed of one original of full A4 size – 19 seconds. Up to 20 copies can be made from one original in one cycle.
The Auto Paper Reservoir has a nominal capacity of 100 sheets. CISS provides a conditional resource of ink tanks at the level of 7 thousand prints – color and 6 thousand – black. The printing technology in this case is thermal.
As for the methods of connecting the MFP to a computer, the possibilities here are very limited – you can only connect via a wire to the USB interface. However, for home use this is often quite enough.
Official manufacturer drivers are only provided for Windows.
- high resolution;
- quality of prints;
- printing photos;
- extremely affordable cost.
- drivers only for Windows.
Best black and white inkjet MFPs
The final nomination of the rating of the best inkjet MFPs according to the version is dedicated to devices capable of producing only black and white printing. Despite the wide affordability of many color models of inkjet printers and MFPs, black and white models are still in steady demand. They have their important advantages – for the most part, exceptionally high print speed, increased reliability, fault tolerance, durability, inexpensive consumables, productivity.
For printing documents in large volumes in a small and medium office, this MFP may be the best option in comparison with slower and whimsical color models, or also black and white, but laser or LED. We bring to your attention two inkjet MFPs from Epson, which are perfect for daily and rather intense workload.
Let us first consider a model with more modest technical characteristics. This MFP uses the piezoelectric printing principle. Dimensions – 435x226x377 mm, weight without packaging – 6 kg. Electricity consumption is at the level of 10W. The design implies placement on the table.
The device produces inkjet printing in quality up to 1440×720 dots – printer, and up to 1200×2400 – copier. It also scans with a resolution up to 1200×2400. Work speed – up to 34 pages per minute with the first release after 5.4 seconds. The scanner reads sources in a gray scale of 256 shades. There is a separate tray and feeder (single-sided) for automatic delivery of originals. The capacity of the auto-feeding system for sources is up to 30 sheets. Up to 99 copies can be made in copier mode. copies of the source in one queue. The original image can be scaled up to 4x in 1% increments.
The media supply reservoir holds 100 pieces. standard. The built-in CISS provides a long resource of the pigment ink reservoir – about 6 thousand conventional prints.
You can connect the MFP to a USB port on a desktop or laptop, or via Wi-Fi. For devices Apple, proprietary technology support is provided.
Original drivers are provided for iOS, Mac OS or Windows.
- image quality;
- reliability and continuity;
- automatic feeding of originals on the scanner;
- speed of work;
- Wi-Fi connection, AirPrint support.
- some users consider the price too high.
And the final position in the ranking of the best inkjet MFPs according to the version of specialized specialists is another office black and white model with slightly higher characteristics than the previous one.
Firstly, this model is larger and has a characteristic design with a large gap between the scanner 'table' and the print module. Device dimensions – 375x302x347 mm, weight – 6.2 kg. In intensive use, it consumes up to 17W of electricity. The declared noise level is no more than 56dB, which, however, is quite a lot. An LCD display with a diagonal of 3.7 ”is integrated on the panel. Estimated productivity declared by Epson is about 5 thousand prints per month. The principle of inkjet printing is piezoelectric.
The resolution of inkjet printing here is much higher than that of the above-described MFP – 2400×1200 for a printer, 600×1200 for a copier. Scanner resolution – 1200×2400.
The operating speed of this model is slightly higher than that of the previous one – up to 39 pages per minute with the release of the first one after 6 seconds. The copier works at a speed of 17 pages per minute, up to 99 copies. in one turn. The scale can be changed up to 4 times plus or minus.
The paper feed reservoir is nominally 251 sheets. Delivery compartment – 100 sheets. There is a dedicated bin for manual loading of one sheet. CISS provides a resource of capacity with pigment inks up to 6 thousand conventional prints.
You can connect the MFP only to the USB port of your computer. The manufacturer provides drivers for operating systems Mac OS, Windows and even Linux.
- speed of scanning and production of prints;
- increased resolution;
- reliability and continuity;
- inexpensive consumables.
- relative noise.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.