Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the 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.
In the age of digital technologies, the world was predicted to soon abandon all types of physical media. Indeed, why bother buying a magazine or book when there are special sites where you can buy an electronic version of the same product? However, no: the world still needs different types of information sources, including printed ones. In this situation, it is impossible to do without color MFPs.
Due to the increased demand for integrated printing devices, the editorial staff of the magazine, together with analysts from the rankquality.com service, compiled a list of the 16 best color MFPs, dividing them into three thematic categories. The following parameters were chosen as criteria for selecting products for the rating:
- print speed and quality;
- maximum working resource;
- reliability and ease of use;
- purchase and service price;
- user and expert reviews.
- Ranking of the best color MFPs
- The best color MFPs for the small office and home
- Ricoh MP C2011SP
- OKI MC363dnw
- Brother MFC-L3770CDW
- HP Color LaserJet Pro M281fdw
- Epson L7180
- Brother DCP-T510W InkBenefit Plus
- HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5075 M2U86C
- Best color MFPs for the mid-range office
- OKI MC873dnct
- HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M577dn
- Konica Minolta bizhub C3320i
- Xerox VersaLink C405DN
- Lexmark CX522ade
- Brother MFC-L8690CDW
- Xerox VersaLink C605XL
- Canon WG7440
- KYOCERA TASKalfa 406ci
Ranking of the best color MFPs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best color MFPs for the small office and home||1||Ricoh MP C2011SP||RUB 95,500|
|2||OKI MC363dnw||RUB 35,050|
|3||Brother MFC-L3770CDW||RUB 32,735|
|4||HP Color LaserJet Pro M281fdw||RUB 40,085|
|5||Epson L7180||RUB 45,060|
|6||Brother DCP-T510W InkBenefit Plus||RUB 13,790|
|7||HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5075 M2U86C||RUB 5,440|
|Best color MFPs for the mid-range office||1||OKI MC873dnct||RUB 162 380|
|2||HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M577dn||RUB 145,905|
|3||Konica Minolta bizhub C3320i||RUB 110,594|
|4||Xerox VersaLink C405DN||RUB 55 190|
|5||Lexmark CX522ade||RUB 54,340|
|6||Brother MFC-L8690CDW||RUB 43 130|
|7||Xerox VersaLink C605XL||RUB 219,255|
|8||Canon WG7440||RUB 278,921|
|9||KYOCERA TASKalfa 406ci||RUB 178,000|
The best color MFPs for the small office and home
Ricoh MP C2011SP
RicohMP C2011SP is a versatile MFP for efficient scanning, printing and copying of documents. It supports A4 and A3 paper sizes and a wide range of weights. The machine is equipped with three trays: a bypass and two pull-out trays, which allows you to increase the base paper supply to 2300 sheets. There is automatic two-sided printing, which reduces the cost of copies.
The diagonal of the LCD in the device is 9 inches. This is an excellent result as all print status information is displayed in full. Print speed is 20 pages per minute (black and white and color). The scanner supports several types of media. The MFP also allows you to print images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, which will satisfy even the most demanding user. The functionality and performance of the device will more than cover the needs of a small office.
- equipped with a 250 GB HDD for data storage;
- large display and russified menu;
- acceptable operating speed in all modes;
- the ability to print on A3.
- bulky and expensive apparatus.
The OKI MC363dnw laser MFP combines three basic paper handling functions and supports faxing. It has a 533 MHz processor, 1 GB RAM and 8000 pages of onboard physical memory. Thanks to this equipment, the device does not hang and does not experience any problems with reduced performance at all. It is operated by means of an LCD panel and standard keys. In one minute of work, it produces up to 30 pages of documents, as well as images with a resolution of 1200x600dpi.
This MFP is capable of copying up to 99 documents in a working cycle, as well as receiving and sending scans via an Ethernet connection. It also has a Wireless Direct option to securely connect to a wireless Wi-Fi network that allows you to work with confidential files. It is a very good representative of office printers with a resource of 45,000 pages per month.
- print speed and quality.
- relatively cheap renewable cartridges;
- resource for 45 thousand sheets per month.
- increased noise level.
The Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser Multifunction Printer is a combination of compact size and affordable color printing speed. It produces up to 24 prints per minute with a preheat of up to 14 seconds. It has automatic two-sided printing and can be remotely controlled using the AirPrint option.
The maximum print resolution in the device is 2400x600dpi. LED technology guarantees high quality prints. All information about the status of work is displayed on the touch screen with a diagonal of 3.66 inches. The only drawback of the model is a small monthly load, which is only 1500 sheets.
- low noise level – 47 dB;
- ease of customization;
- the possibility of two-sided auto-printing;
- Air Print remote control technology.
- small amount of monthly load.
HP Color LaserJet Pro M281fdw
A classic MFP for a small office that includes all the basic functions. It prints at 21 pages per minute and scans at 26 pages in the same time frame. The maximum resolution of the image for output is 1200×1200 dpi, therefore, the device can also be used in printing offices.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro M281fdw draws 342 watts from the network. At the same time consumption in standby mode is reduced to a modest 8W, which is very good for energy savings. The noise level during operation is slightly increased, but is within the tolerance and is 50 dB. It should also be noted the relatively small resource of cartridges (1300 pages of color and 1400 – b / w) and quite decent 40 thousand pages per month.
- acceptable print speed;
- large working resource;
- low power consumption in standby mode;
- ergonomics and reliability.
- average quality of copying colored text;
- driver problems on Windows.
Inkjet MFP with original Epson L7180 CISS for home and medium office. Provides the ability to print on A3 paper. However, one should not place too high hopes on this function, because the speed of such printing leaves much to be desired. But the speed when working with A4 is not bad – you get 28 pages per minute.
As for the scanner, it allows you to get scans at a speed of 10 images per minute. The strongest point of this model is the cartridge yield. Color toner is enough for 5000 pages, and b / w – 8000. The paper weight tolerance is wide and fits in the range from 64 to 300 g / sq. m. Also worth noting is the totally low power consumption: only 13 W in the operating cycle. In general, this is a device that can be safely recommended for purchase.
- a large supply of ink in cartridges;
- very low power consumption;
- wide range of acceptable paper weight;
- compact and lightweight;
- can work with A3 format.
- there is a problem with the cartridge detection system.
Brother DCP-T510W InkBenefit Plus
Another compact printer, scanner and copier machine that uses piezoelectric inkjet printing technology. If you want a relatively cheap and simple MFP for home, then this is one of the best options to choose from. Let's say right away: the printing speed is slow. It produces only 6 pages of colored text per minute, and the first print out time is 18 seconds.
Copying is also a weak point – just 2.7 pages per minute. But the quality is higher than that of the previous representatives of the rating. The resource of cartridges is enough for 5 and 6.5 thousand color and black-and-white sheets, respectively. The device is controlled by a 2.7-inch LCD panel, and during a duty cycle it consumes no more than 14 watts of energy. If you need a temporary workhorse, take it. If you want a permanent printer, then you should take a closer look at laser models.
- saving ink thanks to the inkjet printing method;
- long resource of cartridges;
- low price;
- acceptable dimensions;
- low power consumption.
- very slow printing and copying.
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5075 M2U86C
HPDeskJet Ink Advantage5075 Compact 3-in-1 MFP with 2.2-inch LCD. The printer has a function of two-sided printing in color with a maximum resolution of 4800×1200 dpi. It produces up to 17 color pages per minute of operation, and the time until the first print is 19 seconds.
The device scanner produces up to 3 color images per minute. It is extremely small, so it is advisable to use it only at home. The resource of cartridges is 200 and 360 pages (in color and b / w, respectively). In one working cycle, it consumes only 14 watts of energy, and this is the only significant plus along with compactness.
- high quality images;
- acceptable print speed (for an inkjet printer);
- low power consumption;
- monthly load of 1250 pages;
- compact and lightweight model.
- small ink supply in the cartridge;
- scanning speed.
Best color MFPs for the mid-range office
A real complex for printing documents, supporting A3 format. OKI MC873dnct is based on relatively weak system components: 800 MHz processor, 1260 MB RAM and 250 GB hard disk. However, this does not affect the stability of work – you can use four functions of this device at once (including fax).
All processes are controlled using a 7-inch display with push buttons. Print and copy speed for A4 size is 35 sheets per minute and scan speed is 50 images in the same time range. The resource of cartridges in the device is enough to print 7 and 7.3 thousand pages of documents (b / w and color, respectively). The disadvantage of the model is its overall dimensions and heavy weight – otherwise the purchase is more than justified.
- work with A4 and A3 formats;
- large control screen;
- high degree of reliability;
- large working resource;
- quite easy to maintain.
- bulky and heavy device for floor placement.
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M577dn
A state-of-the-art, high performance MFP capable of meeting the needs of medium to large offices The built-in processor has a frequency of 1200 MHz, and the amount of internal memory is 1792 MB (in the maximum configuration – 2560 MB). It has a large 8-inch color display – it's such a good tablet with an intuitive interface and easy-to-use menus. In general, the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M577dn was created primarily for the convenience of users, not forgetting about other characteristics of a good printing apparatus.
The resource of b / w and color cartridges is 6 and 5 thousand pages, respectively, but their cost is quite high. Print, copy and scan speed is 38 sheets per minute with first print out in 6 seconds. Due to the equipment with a large display and the general set of working capabilities, the MFP consumes a lot of power from the network: about 690 W. It is also distinguished by the high cost of purchase and maintenance. But rest assured: the costs are definitely worth it.
- 8-inch control screen;
- a large supply of ink in cartridges;
- low noise level (51 dB);
- uninterrupted operation and performance.
- high purchase and service costs;
- high power consumption.
Konica Minolta bizhub C3320i
MFP with a very long resource, combining 4 standard functions of a printing device. It is based on a 4-core processor with 4 GB of RAM, which ensures proper performance and prompt processing of requests. In particular, thanks to this, the output of the first color print is carried out within 7 seconds after starting. In just a minute, the machine can print up to 33 sheets and scan up to 56 images.
But the main advantage of Konica Minolta bizhub C3320i lies under the body. The imaging drum is designed to print 155,000 pages. The resource of the cartridge and toner is 9 and 13 thousand pages, respectively. Acceptable paper weight is also heavy: 60 to 210 gsm. m. The only nuance of the model is associated with the size and bulkiness: it is very heavy compared to all other competitors.
- full volume cartridges included;
- low power consumption (380 W);
- acceptable system equipment (+16 GB of hard disk memory);
- stable and fast work.
- 38.4 kg of weight.
Xerox VersaLink C405DN
VersaLinkC405DN is a good laser MFP for home and office. It is capable of producing a high-quality print on paper with a density of 60 to 220 gsm. m. Touch 5-inch display has an intuitive interface. Therefore, a wide range of people will be able to use the device. Color printing speed is 35 pages per minute, which is quite standard.
The monthly newspaper load is 80 thousand pages. A 2-core 1.05 GHz processor, coupled with 2 GB of RAM, is responsible for the speed and stability of the printer. Also worth noting is the ability to wirelessly connect iOS and Android for fast file transfer to print. But, perhaps, the most important plus of the model is the complete package of Xerox ConnectKey presets. Thanks to it, you can create a complex ecosystem in the office.
- increased resource of cartridges and drum;
- the presence of the NFC system;
- large working resource;
- Xerox ConnectKey ecosystem;
- the possibility of remote printing from platforms Android and iOS.
- has a problem detecting color cartridges.
The device from the '4 in 1' series with solid functionality and a set of characteristics. In the top-end configuration, it has 6 GB of internal memory. In the base one – only 2 GB with a 4-core processor at 1.2 GHz. Thanks to this equipment, the speed and stability of the system is achieved under multitasking load. Print speed is 33 pages per minute for color and 30 pages per minute for scanning in the same amount of time.
The model has a wide tolerance for paper weight – from 75 to 200 g / sq. m. Because of this, it is often purchased for work in printing houses and medium printing centers. Unfortunately, the resource of the cartridges is small (for 1.5 and 2 thousand pages in color and b / w), but this is 'cured' by installing an external ink supply mechanism. Even with additional hardware costs included, the CX522ade is under the market average. Therefore, this MFP can be safely recommended for purchase.
- speed and equipment;
- 85 thousand sheets of monthly load;
- acceptable price;
- wide tolerance for paper weight.
- high noise level (56 dB);
- low resource of cartridges.
Compact laser printer with 9.3 cm LCD touch screen. Has a user-friendly graphical interface that facilitates navigation through the menu. The device interfaces with systems Windows and MacOS, which makes it suitable for use in all mid-level offices.
The print and scan speed of the Brother MFC-L8690CDW is 31 and 56 pages per minute, respectively. Moreover, the improved scanning resolution is 19200×19200 dpi. There are few machines on the market that can scan as many images in this quality. Note the function of duplex printing and the presence of an automatic feed mechanism. The model tray can hold 300 sheets. The general tolerance for the load on the printing organ is 40 thousand A4 sheets per month.
- high speed and excellent quality of scanning;
- low noise level;
- acceptable workload resource;
- attractive price.
- bulky and heavy (27.9 kg).
- The best color MFPs for the large office
Xerox VersaLink C605XL
The Xerox VersaLink C605XL is slower than the Canon model, but shows better results in terms of reliability and working life. It only works with A4 documents, printing, scanning and copying at 53 sheets per minute. Before the first print comes out, you have to wait only 10 seconds (5 seconds for a copy) – this is a good result for an MFP in a large office.
This machine has a wide paper weight tolerance ranging from 60 to 220 gsm. m. The paper tray holds up to 3250 sheets for output and up to 1000 for supply. The device also includes a sorter – a module that sorts documents in a mode specified by the operator. The resource of the imaging drum is 40 thousand pages, and the cartridges – 6 thousand, respectively. The general tolerance for printing per month is 120 thousand pages, which will allow maintaining a high workflow.
- lightweight (32.1 kg) and moderately fast MFP;
- the presence of a sorter;
- 4 GB RAM and a 1050 MHz processor;
- large working resource;
- high degree of reliability.
- not found.
Inkjet MFP for large office, designed to print up to 100 thousand pages per month. Its advantage over the previous competitor lies in the ability to work with A3 format using a printer and scanner. Printing speed is 70 sheets per minute, and the first print has to wait no more than 6.5 seconds.
In turn, the Canon WG7440 copier and scanner operate at speeds of up to 40 pages per minute. In one cycle you can get up to 999 copies of one document, and this is a normal figure for devices of this class. The device can print on paper with a density of 52 to 256 g / sq. m, and the resource of its cartridges is enough for 16.5 thousand color and 20 thousand black and white pages of text. We also note that the MFP consumes only 110 W of energy during operation, and this makes it one of the most economical in our rating.
- low power consumption:
- large tolerance for paper weight;
- high print speed:
- improved scanner resolution 9600×9600 dpi.
- not found.
KYOCERA TASKalfa 406ci
Not the most expensive MFP with laser printing technology, combining as many as four functions. It is located on the floor and weighs as much as 48 kg, consuming up to 752 watts from the mains. Print speed in printer mode is 40 sheets per minute with an initial warm-up time of 24 seconds. Automatic paper feed comes from a 3,100-sheet tray and output to a smaller 500-sheet box.
The scanner inKYOCERATASKalfa406ci is a flatbed with a broaching mechanism, designed to print 40 color and 60 black pages per minute. The copier, in turn, allows up to 999 copies per cycle. The machine also has a fax function, which is realized by connecting to the Ethernet network. The resource of color and b / w cartridges is 15,000 and 20,000 pages, respectively. There is a tolerance for printing on cards, labels, glossy and matte paper, as well as on rolls.
- not prone to paper jams and jams;
- reasonable price of cartridges;
- the ability to scan network;
- fast work.
- to use a network scanner, a special utility must be launched, which may not detect the device the first time;
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.