If you need a printer that is easy to set up, one that won’t cost you’re a ton to run and prints from any device, there are many options to consider. Most decent printers give you the flexibility to produce a frame-worthy photo print and can also produce copies at the press of a button. This article reviews the best all-in-one printers in Kenya.
The main question on most people’s minds is usually, how do I choose the right printer for my needs? In this article, we help you gauge the best all-in-one printers for Kenya. We focus both on quality and value to help you choose best all-in-one printers at reasonable prices.
As always, we start this article with a disclaimer. The products we recommend are based on our own analysis and not in any way influenced by any company. We provide objective reviews ALWAYS.
Top pick – Epson Ink Tank System Printer – L382
Epson were first to implement the ink tank system in their printers. The Ink Tank System basically allows you to enjoy reliable and cost-effective printing without any spillage or mess. According to Epson, the initial supply that comes with a new printer can print 13,000 black pages and 6,500 colour pages before you need to top up.
It is also decent in speed and can do 10 pages per minute in black and 5 pages per minute in colour. Among other features, it comes with a scanner and copy functionality as well. This makes it undoubtably the best all-in-one printer.
Budget Pick – HP DeskJet 2130
The HP DeskJet 2130 is a decent all-in-one printer that you can use to print, scan, and copy. For the price, though it has much slower print and copy speeds compared to the Epson L382, it can do a prettu decent job. In black and white, this printer can do about 7 pages per minute while in color it can do 5 pages per minute. This printer uses 2 cartridges – one black and 1 tri-color. The main disadvantage of the tri-color cartridge is that if one color is running low, you would need to purchase the whole cartridge.
Upgrade Pick – HP DeskJet 2630
The HP DeskJet 2630 is also an all-in-one printer that is made specifically for home use. As marketed by HP, this s a budget printer that comes with Wireless printing option. The biggest advantage of the wireless printing system is that you can print with ease from a smartphone, laptop, or tablet provided you have the HP app installed. You can also use Apple AirPrint from your Apple iOS device to print.
This printer also comes with the HP All-in-One Remote App that you can use to scan files directly to your mobile device making it easy to carry your files with you. Speed wise, this printer is similar to he HP 2130 and can produce up to 7 black pages and up to 5 color pages. It also uses two cartridges – 1 black and 1 tri-color.
Notable mention – Canon Pixma Inkjet E414
The Canon Pixma Inkjet has been lauded for being compact home printer and also has great looks. This printer can match the speed of the 2 HP printers reviewed earlier – the HP Deskjet 2130 and HP Deskjet 2630 and can print up to 8 pages in black ink and 4 pages in color. It also uses two cartridges – 1 black and 1 tri-color. We have discussed the disadvantages of the tri-color cartridge system in our earlier post. While this all-in-one printer does not have as advanced features as the earlier ones mentioned, it is still worth a notable mention because it is great value and can get the job of scanning, printing, and copying done.
Everything we recommend
Epson Ink Tank System Printer – L382
The Best All-in-one Printer
The Epson L382 is pricey at over KSh 17,000, however, it is great value for money when you consider the savings from the ink tank system.
HP DeskJet 2130
Best budget all-in-one-printer
The HP Deskjet 2130 is a value printer that comes with two cartridges – black and tri-color. It is a good option for those looking to get some quick scan, print, or copy jobs done.