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The Best Home Printers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve covered tech accessories — including the best computer monitors, the best computer speakers, even the best computer graphics cards — here, we’ve rounded up the best home printers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated home printer

Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer

Nearly 250 five-star reviewers of this printer describe it as fast, especially compared to inkjet printers. One reviewer says they’re “very, very happy and shocked at how fast this sucker shoots out prints from a dead power to ready mode, especially compared to my years of waiting and waiting for damn slow and noisy inkjets.” That’s echoed by another reviewer who notes that “compared to inkjets, it prints insanely fast and the text is much cleaner.”

What one reviewer refers to as an “extremely low-maintenance and very easy-to-use printer” also earns praise as “the easiest printer and scanner I have ever set up across such a wide variety of devices,” as another puts it. The printer also features a duplex mode that “appears to print on both sides at the same time … that’s how fast it works” another owner observes. In essence, “You won’t go wrong with this printer if you can do without color.”

Best-rated (less expensive) home printer