With Christmas and the New Year behind us, you can expect to see even more bargains in the January sales and beyond. We expect to see masses of fantastic deals throughout 2019.

In this article we focus on printers. Whether you're looking for an inkjet, laser or AirPrint-compatible printer, you don't want to spend any more than necessary, so we've gathered up the best printer deals currently available.

Of course, it doesn't stop there. If you'd like to know more about the tech discounts on offer this autumn, have a look at Best Apple deals for 2019.

Best printer deals right now

Best printer discounts: What to look for

There are two main types of printer: inkjet and laser, which are each available in either colour or mono.

If you're only (or almost entirely) going to be printing text, opt for a mono laser: this will deliver crisp text, fast output and low ink costs. If you plan to print photos (or a mixture of photos and text), we'd recommend an inkjet - but for serious photo printing look for a dedicated photo printer with separate cartridges for each colour.

It's important to factor in the cost of replenishing the toner and other consumables over the lifetime of the printer. And this is a slow-moving market, so don't discount printers from a few years ago; the latest products aren't always the best.

You'll find that most modern printers include a scanner; we'd also recommend looking for WiFi capabilities, as this means you can print from your iPhone and iPad, for example, without messing about with cables. The final things to look for are print speed, USB ports, memory card slots, high-capacity paper trays and double-sided printing.

For more detailed advice on choosing the right printer for you, take a look at our Best printer for Mac, iPad & iPhone group test, as well as Best instant photo printers.

Where to find printer deals

The following sites sell printers and are likely to offer excellent deals all year round. (We've linked to the printer sections of the websites to make your life slightly easier.)

Remember that deals don't last very long, so your best bet would be to check them regularly and act decisively when you spot a bargain.

But don't be in such a rush that you don't do research before buying. While checking reviews, find out the usual selling price, because some retailers have been known to put prices up ahead of big sales so the discounts seem more impressive.

Best printer deals

1. Canon Pixma TR8550

From: Argos

Was: £129.99

Now: £99.99  (£30 off)

This is a small, 5-ink, 4-In-One, with print, scan, copy and fax functions, smart Wi-Fi and Ethernet, perfect for a home office.

2. Canon Pixma TS6151 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £149.99

Now: £69.99  (£80 off)

This WiFi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print capable printer offers up to 15 prints per minute. It can also do automatic double-sided printing.

3. Epson Expression Photo XP-960

From: Amazon

Was: £249.99

Now: £189.00  (£60.99 off)

Want to be able to print photos as well as printing documents, scanning and photocopying? This Epson printer uses six-colour Claria Photo HD Ink to produce superior-quality, long-lasting photographs.

4. Epson XP-355 All-in-One Wireless printer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £79.99

Now: £39.99  (£40 off)

Print via Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print at up to 10ppm.

5. Canon Pixma MG5750 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £99.99

Now: £49.99  (£50 off)

Compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, this inkjet printer can also scan and copy. A great deal with 50% off.

6. Canon PIXMA TS9155 All-in-One Wireless Wi-Fi Printer (Red)

From: John Lewis

Was: £219.95

Now: £179.95  (£40 off)

Canon’s PIXMA TS9155 is a stylish and feature-packed all-in-one inkjet colour printer - and you can get it in Red.

You can print, scan or copy - and also print photographs at 4800 dpi. It incorporates 6 individual ink tanks (including Photo Blue).

It has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and supports printing from most smartphones and tablets.

7. HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £129.99

Now: £94  (£35 off)

The HP Sprocket 200 Mobile Photo Printer lets you print photos from your phone. Find out more about it and alternatives in our round-up of the best instant printers.

8. Lexmark CX310dn Multifunction Colour Laser Printer

From: ebuyer

Was: £149.98

Now: £119.98  (£30 off)

This Lexmark printer offers up to 2ppm printing and can take 250 sheets making it ideal for an office setting. It also prints 1200x1200 dpi resolution colours faithfully thanks to PANTONE calibration.

9. HP Deskjet 2630 All-in-One Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £49.99

Now: £29.00  (42% off)

This compact HP inkjet printer can print, copy and scan. It comes with a two-month trial of HP instant ink - which re-orders ink so you have it when you need it.

10. HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw

From: Amazon

Was: £189.99

Now: £144.99  (24% off)

Prints A4 up to 21 ppm in mono and up to 21 ppm in colour. Can hold 250 sheets. Print from your smartphone using the HP app.

11. Canon Pixma MG2550S All-In-One Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £44.99

Now: £24.47  (46% off)

All-In-One colour printer, scanner and copier. Prints documents and photos. Although it say it's Windows compatible you should have no difficulty getting Mac drivers from Canon's website.

12. HP PCs, Printers, Inks & Accessories

From: HP (via Student Beans)

Now: Up to 35% off

The discount includes 10% savings on Printers and 15% on Inks via a Student Beans student discount.