Unsurprisingly, this past year has led to a rise in home printing. You may have put off buying a printer in the hope of getting back to office working, but it seems unlikely we’ll return to this full-time soon – if ever. Black Friday might be the best time to bite the bullet.
Whether you need to print off text-heavy work documents or image-packed homework for your kids, in the run up to the day itself (27 November) we’ll be highlighting deals on printers to meet different needs.
All of the deals we list will be carefully selected by our experts to make sure that the saving is genuine, rather than the retailer using sneaky tactics to make the discount seem bigger than it really is.
And we’ll only highlight deals on printers that score well in our independent tests, though we’d advise you take a look at our full reviews to make sure it gets top marks on the things that really matter to you.
Pick a printer that will prove its worth in the long run, combining great prints with low running costs. Read our printer reviews here.
Best Black Friday cheap printer deals
All-singing all-dancing printers can cost several hundred pounds, but there are a lot of affordable ones on the market. If you don’t need to print very regularly and flawless quality isn’t the be all and end all, a budget model might be good enough.
However, a cheap purchase price doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll cost you less in the long run. Some of the cheapest models to buy could actually cost you a small fortune in running costs. Find out why buying a cheap printer could sometimes prove a false economy, and how you can pick a printer that’s a bargain in the short and long term.
We’ll be looking out for the best Black Friday deals to help you save even more on already-affordable models, and adding them here.
We do the calculations to tell you just how much each printer might cost you to run. Read our guide on the best cheap printers to buy and run.
Best Black Friday wireless printer deals
Wireless printing can make things a lot easier, with no risk of misplaced cables or and no need to set up your printer right next to your computer.
Choosing a printer with wireless options is also great if you often print from your mobile, or tablet, rather than just your laptop or PC. Look out for Apple AirPrint, Google CloudPrint and partner apps which allow this.
Check back soon for a round up of the best Black Friday deals on wireless printers.
Wireless printing isn’t the be all and end all, especially if the print quality isn’t up to scratch. Find out which wireless models impressed us across the board in our top five best wireless printers guide.
Best Black Friday all-in-one printer deals
If you want a full ‘office’ experience at home, an all-in-one printer is what you’re looking for. These will scan and copy, and sometimes fax, as well as print.
They might be a bit bulkier than standard models, so you might have to make a bit of space. Some of the more expensive all-in-one printers also have extra features such as an automatic document feeder, which saves you the tedious task of scanning pages individually.
We’ll be looking out for the best deals on all-in-one-printers this Black Friday, so you might even be able to get your hands on a more expensive all-in-one model with extra features, for less.
Check out the top five best all-in-one printers here.
Best Black Friday A3 printer deals
If you need to print off bigger documents or media, such as magazine and textbook pages, photos or graphics, an A3 printer is ideal.
But bigger sizes can take more time to print, and more space to notice shoddy printing – which is why it’s important to buy an A3 printer which speedily churns out high-quality prints.
A3 printers tend to cost more than their A4 counterparts, so a good deal is key. We’ll be updating this page with the best discounts on A3 printers this Black Friday.
See a round up of the top five A3 printers which wowed in our tests here.
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This story was originally published on 12 November 2020. We’ll keep updating it whenever we spot new printer deals that our experts believe are worth it.