If you’ve been working from home this year – as so many have – you may have discovered a newfound need for your own personal printer.
If your profession or school relies on using hard copies, and you can no longer rely on your organization’s printers to do the job, it’s time to get a printer of your own.
Understandably, you probably want to spend as little as possible while finding a printer that is also compatible with your Apple devices.
Allow us to introduce the best printers you can find under $100.
Canon Pixmas are traditionally excellent printer choices, and this affordable option manages to provide printing, copying and scanning features with prices below $100. It’s also compatible with AirPrint – Apple’s Wi-Fi Direct wireless printing protocol – and NFC, so it’s very easy to print directly from your phone or laptop without needing a cable connection. Plus, it’s compact enough to easily fit on a desk or shelf. The printer is rated at 9.9 images-per-minute for black-and-white – not the fastest speed around, but more than enough to handle your at-home tasks.
HP’s DeskJet printers have been on the market for a long, long time, but rarely are they quite this affordable. This all-in-one printer can print, scan, fax, or copy, and you can easily operate it via the HP Smart app to help save time. It can also share documents to Dropbox or Google Drive, as well as print from them if you want to set these cloud features up. The printer also includes a 35-page automatic feeder, which is great for larger projects. Print speeds are rated at 8.5 pages-per-minute black-and-white.
This compact printer takes up less room, but can still print, copy, fax, and scan as needed. The HP Smart app works here as well for printing or faxing on the move, and it’s AirPrint compatible for all your Apple devices. This model also has a 35-page automatic feeder to help larger scanning or printing projects go faster. We also really like the LCD touchscreen controls for cycling through the menu options.
Note that this is a professionally renewed model, which means it’s been refurbished by Amazon and should still work like new, while keeping the price down to under $100.
We’re not quite done with HP printers yet! This model is an ideal option if you need a photo printer under $100. It’s very compact, works with AirPrint, and can handle normal documents as well as photo-quality images, plug scanning, and copying. It can work with iCloud and Google Drive, supports mobile operation through the Smart app, and other various HP goodies. Printer speed is rated at 10ppm black-and-white, and 7ppm for color.
Are your printing needs more associated with packaging, organizing, and labeling? We suggest this advanced label printer, ideal for printing off lots of labels quickly. You can create and print directly from common applications like Word, Excel, and Outlook, and choose a variety of label sizes based on the project you’re working on. It’s also speedy – able to print up to 51 labels per minute. It’s a handy device for printing addresses for marketing materials, barcodes for products, and any other at-home business work you may have to do while social distancing!