There's nothing like being asked if you can print something for work at home to throw you for a loop - rooting around for the cables to connect your modern laptop with a printer your parents bought a decade ago, or like many of us simply accepting that you don't own a printer at all.
If then, you're looking to pick up a reliable, high-quality printer, one of your top priorities is going to be the ability to print wirelessly, without worrying about any cables at all. We've rounded up some of the very best wireless printers on the market, to help you choose your next machine. Both laser and inkjet models are covered.
Our pick of the best Wi-Fi printers to buy today
Canon Pixma TR8550
Canon's Pixma line of printers goes right from the most entry-level of pricing and features to much more expensive, fully-featured models. The TR8550 is a nice blend of both of those, keeping the cost down nicely while still offering great connectivity and ease of use.
Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are present for easy printing, while the unit itself is nice and compact, all-important for any home office use. It's not exactly the fastest printer on the market, but given what you're paying you're likely to be totally pleased with its performance.
Amping up the budget a bit, Brother's MFC-J1300DW (printer names don't tend to roll off the tongue) might not look like a hugely svelte modern machine, but its performance is exemplary. It has Wi-Fi and NFC to let you print from multiple devices easily, and is an inkjet model, so can print nice and quickly.
With scanning, copying and even fax capabilities also on board, it's pretty fleshed-out and is impressive for how simple it is to use once you've set it up. It's not the cheapest, but as you'll see it's also far from at the top end of the budget scale.
Epson Expression Premium XP-6105
Epson's printer is a great way of coming back down the pricing ladder a bit - you won't find much better performance than this for a double-figure price, as far as we're concerned. Its wireless printing comes via Wi-Fi connectivity, and Epson's app for mobile printing is easy to use, too.
The machine is compact and attractive and folds up into an even smaller and less obtrusive shape when not in use. Copying and scanning round out a great feature set.
HP LaserJet Pro M227fdw
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Some people might think that the most sensible way to buy a printer is to accept that it might take up a little space, but ensure that it's got great performance to match that, and the HP LaserJet Pro M227fdw demonstrates that this is a smart position.
It's a little pricey, but HP's printer is closer to an office-style unit that prints quickly and can store much more paper than the models above before you need to refill it (the same goes for ink). As a laser printer, it's nice and fast, and although it's a bit big, you won't be disappointed as you print from Wi-Fi or NFC.
Our final printer takes us into the pricing stratosphere - we recognise that for most people it'll be way outside their budget, but if you're looking for A3 printing in the smallest body anywhere on the market, Oki's got the model for you.
With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, the C844dnw looks more like an A4 printer, given how compact it is, but is fully capable of making high-quality A3 prints, making it great for designers or artists who want to work on a slightly bigger scale. It's super fast and reliable, and might cost a bomb but will deliver undeniably superb prints.