Good Printers (Recommended)

To be Good: The printer should offer good value for money and solid performance in all or most areas it was designed to perform. Low cost or compatible cartridges should be available to keep running costs as low as possible. Printers will be down-graded and excluded from being 'Good' rated if they use 'planned obsolescence' to significantly reduce the life of the printer.

We recommend the printers listed below which have acheived a rating of 'Good'.

Brother DCP-195C
BrotherDCP-195C Printer

Bottom of the range Brother printer offers good value and low running costs.

Brother DCP-6690CW A3 Printer
Brother DCP-6690CW A3 Printer Reviews

Amazing value for an A3 printer, scanner, and copier. Slightly let down by print quality and speed, but almost great!

Brother DCP-J315W
Brother DCP-J315W
Cheap to run with decent print speed and quality. Features LCD colour screen and memory card station.

Brother MFC J625WD
Brother MFC J625WD
A good all round printer with fax which is cheap to run.

Brother MFC-J6710DW
Brother MFC-J6710DW

A3 printer that is cheap to run, but initial purchase price high compared to other models.

Canon Pixma IX6550 A3 Printer
Canon Pixma IX6550 A3 Printer Review

Budget A3 printer with cut-down features but good performance.

Canon Pixma MG5350
Canon Pixma MG5350 Review

Very good printer but other models in the range offer better value.

Canon Pixma MX885 AIO
Canon Pixma MX885 Review

Attractive small office printer with fax and paper handling facilities.

Canon Pixma Pro 1 A3
Canon Pixma Pro 1 A3 Review
The latest flag ship photo printer from Canon with 12 ink system.

Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II
Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II Reviews

Pigment Ink based system produces stunning A3 prints but set-up can be complicated.

Epson Stylus Photo PX660
Epson Stylus Photo PX660 Printer Review

Only just good enough for this list. Has slow print speeds and no network ability.

Epson Stylus Photo R1400
Epson Stylus Photo R1400 Reviews

Very good quality A3+ printer but not great.

Epson Stylus Photo 2880
R2880 Reviews

Stunning A3+ printer but subject to head cleaning issues and high running costs.

HP Officejet 7500a e-All-In-One
HP Officejet 7500a Reviews

Paper feed issues spoil review.

Lexmark Interact S605 Printer
Lexmark Interact  S605 Reviews

Offers good value for money and solid performance now that price has been reduced. Will accept compatible cartridges if you do not perform Lexmark update!


The following printers were close to acheiving 'Good' status but were let down by one or more failings...

NEW HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-In-One
HP Photosmart Wireless e-AIO
NEW Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD

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