Best Printer For College Students
Having a reliable printer in your college apartment or dorm room is an absolute must! Trust me, it's good looking for yourself to choose one of these affordably rocking printers from my list.
That whole headless-chicken game of hunting for printers on campus was not for me, and you best believe that it won't gel well with your bustling student life.
Printer-scavenger hunts or buying off-quality printers that will break when you need them most should not be part of your Sunday nights.
Let’s have a look at the 26 best inexpensive and low-key printers running the paper game:
1. HP Tango
2. Canon 3620
3. Brother 2300
4. HP M15
5. Epson 2860
7. Epson 2760
8. HP 4155
9. HP 8025
10. HP 2755
11. HP 6978
12. Epson 4100
14. HP 9015
16. HP 7955
17. HP 8035
18. Canon G3260
19. HP M110
20. Canon TR4520
21. HP 2752
22. HP 3755
23. HP 2622
24. HP 2722
25. HP 6455
26. HP 7740
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Here are the best printers that shy student pockets can buy. Pecker up, let's dish.
This is by far the printer with my favorite aesthetics! The linen wrap that doubles as a print tray give it a sexy iPad vibe.
It's almost entirely wireless, which is particularly helpful if you speed walk to another lecture across campus but still want to print from your smartphone remotely.
This inkjet printer will not spice up your room but pepper your busy college days with productivity.
It's not only an all-in-one tri-color cartridge printer, but an all-around sassy lass; Get it!
With a triple threat form factor on a double-digit price tag, this wireless inkjet printer knows how to work it!
You'll love printing, copying, and scanning with this munchkin of a desk gadget. The 16 pages per minute (ppm) color print speed is not too shabby for under a hundred dollars.
Just wow. That's all you need to know. Jk! This compact, monochrome laser printer delivers high-quality prints at a respectable 27 ppm.
It's perfect for fine art students or students who enjoy crisp edges devoid of those pesky pixels.
Compact, ink efficient, beautiful printing quality, and just an overall banger! It has an auto on and off and lets you print wirelessly. The way it wakes up when you want to print is honestly some Skynet energy.
You can clean images from the cloud or straight from your phone at 19 ppm.
The WF-2860 has a 30-page auto feeder for your documents. Watching it take in all those pages, scan them, and have them available on the cloud is divine.
The touchscreen interface is lovely, and you'll enjoy being able to print clear, double-sided pages.
It is far from the cheapest printer on here, but it deserves mention because this duplex laser printer should give you everything you need.
The 36 ppm is an absolute heaven-send when running late for your morning lecture. It gets printing jobs done and gets them done now.
The EcoTank stays true to its name by being an economically sized tank. With an average print speed of 10 ppm, it's not the fastest, but it helps that you can queue documents and print wirelessly to be met with the files when you get back to your room.
This well-priced printer comes with free ink for six months when you subscribe to the HP+ program.
It's not very advanced but offers good quality prints at an affordable price from a reliable brand.
If you have been human and struggled to understand the printing errors when you have so many other erroneous things you would instead be struggling with, then this machine is for you! The zebra color situation can get it.
Hun, this HP inkjet printer is a snaaatch for the price! It is cloud printing enabled and allows for decent decal printing for art classes or sneaky business branding classes.
This futuristic-looking full-house printer is a bargain. Save those coupons for something else. It surprisingly takes up very little space for being a duplex printer with an automatic document feeder.
The image printing quality is another surprising bonus to this decently priced device.
A box that becomes a lovely desk addition. Being able to print wirelessly, scan, and copy using a 2.4-inch color LCD screen or your mobile device makes me forgive the moving-day box vibes.
Another excellent laser printer from this company. It has a 250-sheet paper capacity. This printer is worth every square footage with an incredible 36 ppm print speed.
Another dependable all-in-one printer from HP. The voice-activated Inkjet printer has a fast 35-page automatic feeder and a well-rounded 20 ppm. Sheeeesh! Calm right down, HP!
For some reason, I am here for the minimalist design of this lunch-box monochrome laser printer. I have a single word for the duplex, double-sided, and 32 ppm printer: Sweet!
It's corny but wireless, cost-effective, and prints a variety of paper formats. Honey, imma be as corny as I need to be.
Do curvy printers exist? Yes. Darlings, the Envy Inspire does the thiiiings even through the less-than-ideal 15 ppm. It has both wireless and wired connectivity and is compatible with Windows and Mac.
Closer to 300 dollars, it's not cheap, but being able to print in labels, envelopes, paper, cards, and glossy photo paper is helpful.
Another improvement from the HP 8000 line. The basalt color version feels lovely to touch and doesn't leave little fingerprints.
It's 20 ppm when printing black and ten ppm when printing color. It's also self-diagnosing, so, yea.
The Pixma range has the 5-ink system and is touted for having affordable ink. It does the usual spiel plus fax. Fax.
I had no idea that was still a thing, but if that's what your campus is in, then go Canon—giving the people what they want.
Another small LaserJet printer comes with the HP plus intelligent printing system. Doesn't have the best printing quality with a humble 600 x 600 resolution.
This firestick of an inkjet printer works with a wide range of operating systems. You can print from an Amazon Fire device.
You can get a refurbished version of this inkjet printer for well under a hundred bucks. Crazy because it does everything you will ever need from a printer.
Another banger for your buck. Again, the Deskjet line delivers a 19-ppm print speed and a maximum 8.5 x 14-inch print size.
It also adds a smile that comes with a limited hardware warranty of a single year. It eases the anxiety of purchasing a budget printer.
The great Deskjet lineage is continuous and loses no steam. The cute design offers everything you have come to expect from an HP printer.
24. HP DeskJet 2722
My loyal readers, lend this line your attention for one more unit. It's the usual wireless inkjet color printer. It's still under a hundred dollars but improves on some minor details.
The HP thermal inkjet technology is beginning to stride, but the 7.5 ppm is still holding it back.
Envy comes back, but this time, it's leveled up! The HP Envy Pro 6455 has all the established foundations but has improved and developed on anything the previous models were pulling behind.
It still has its issues, but it's working through firmware therapy.
With a combined maximum tray capacity of 500 sheets, this Officejet brings the horsepower of those clunky office printers into the comfort of your gum-ridden, mahogany desk. Copying, printing, scanning, and even faxing are made even quicker and cheaper.
The Officejet Pro offers higher quality laser prints at half the cost of printing older models. Air printing is optimized to effortlessly go from reading through the notes you took on your iPad to having them printed in a jiffy.
We've had all the fun going through the best printers for college students. See you later, space ranger.
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