Retailers like Currys PC World and AO have big discounts on printers right now, so it's a great time to pick one up cheap. 

Whatever you're after: A4, A3, inkjet, laser, multifunction there's something here for you.

There are lots of printer deals worth checking out at Currys. Meanwhile, Ryman also has discounts across a wide selection of printers

Whether you're looking for an inkjet, laser or AirPrint-compatible printer, you don't want to spend any more than necessary, so check out our round-up below on the best deals currently available.

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 usually have printer 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 Christmas 2019 printer deals

1. Epson Ecotank ET-2600 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £229.99

Now: £169.99  (£60 off)

This printer comes with enough ink for up to two years' printing. It works with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print and can also be used as a copier and scanner.

2. Epson EcoTank ET-3750

From: Currys

Was: £349

Now: £299.99  (£49.01 off)

Unlike most inkjet printers, Epson's EcoTank range has large tanks which hold enough ink to last for up to two years. And with almost £50 off, the 3750 is a good deal.

3. HP Envy 5030 All-in-One Printer - Alexa-enabled

From: Amazon

Was: £69.99

Now: £54.99  (£15 off)

Save on this all-in-one printer which you can control through the Amazon Alexa smart assistant. You also get three months worth of ink through HP's Instant Ink programme.

4. HP Sprocket 220

From: Currys PC World

Was: £119.99

Now: £69.99  (£50 off)

Print wherever you are with this pocket-sized mobile printer with Bluetooth. See our round up of the best instant printers.