Printers can often found at bargain basement prices, but if you have a home office, you should take a moment to consider your options before rushing out to buy a cheap model at random.
Whether you’re looking for a high-quality photo printer, or an all-in-one unit that can scan and fax documents, HP has a range of printers that can cater to your needs. To help you pick the best one for you, we’re looking at a selection of the best HP printers for 2020.
OfficeJet 5255 All-in-One Printer
Even if you only need a home printer for casual use, it’s worth investing just a little extra for a unit that will deliver a broad list of features and consistent performance.
The HP OfficeJet 5255 All-in-One Printer offers print, copy, scan, fax and photo printing capabilities in a single use for $139.99 (on sale for $79.99 at the time of writing). It also connects to your home Wi-Fi for wireless printing. And using the HP Smart app, you’re able to wirelessly print from social media or cloud storage. You can also easily order new replacement ink with the app.
Two-sided printing is supported, and with a print speed of up to 10 ppm (pages per minute) for black text documents, it runs at a decent rate when given larger jobs.
ENVY 5055 All-in-One Printer
The HP ENVY 5055 All-in-One printer is much like the OfficeJet 5255 All-in-One Printer, but cuts out the fax machine for those who either already have fax capabilities or never intend to use them.
With the fax component gone, you not only save space, but also a little money. The ENVY 5055 is around $10 cheaper than the OfficeJet during normal pricing at $129.99.
Despite its slightly more compact size, the ENVY 5055 delivers the same print and picture quality as its Officejet counterpart, the same wireless features and the same print speed performance.
Tango X Printer
The HP Tango X printer is a sleek, compact photo and document printer designed to integrate seamlessly into the family home environment.
More of a lifestyle printer, the Tango X is a great choice for printing photos straight from your smart devices, which can be done while at home or remotely via the HP Smart app.
The cell phone app features a suite of convenient smart features, including voice activated printing, and the ability to scan documents with your cell phone camera and send it to your printer, from anywhere at any time.
With borderless printing up to 5×7 inches, the Tango X can also be used to create great frame-able family photos in just a few seconds. It’s also slim enough to blend into your home with none of the bulk usually associated with home printers.
ENVY Photo 7855 All-in-One Printer
The ENVY Photo 7855 incorporates the versatility of an all-in-one home office printer with crisp photo printing capabilities for the family album.
It features borderless printing at up to 8.5×11 inches, and connectivity with cloud, social media and smartphone galleries for online printing of all your pictures.
Further enhancements include USB and SD media slots for printing directly from portable storage media. You’ll also find two separate trays that can automatically deploy the correct print media for a given job.
HP Sprocket 200 Printer
If you have no interest whatsoever in home office utility, and you just want to print dozens of fun-size photos to stick all over your walls and share with friends, the HP Sprocket printer is for you.
This compact little printer is roughly the size of a cell phone, making it incredibly portable. It puts out 2×3 inch photos and stickers that can be printed directly from your phone — no computer required. Download the Sprocket app and you’ll be able to customize your photos before printing them.
You can also create and print from shared photo albums on Google Photos, and view a shared print queue in augmented reality on your phone.Then print your photos wirelessly via Bluetooth onto HP Zink Sticky-Backed Photo Paper.