Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over but there are still good deals to be found on printers. Whether inkjet, laser, or multi-function, you can find some of the best sale discounts here along with our expert buying advice.  

For instance, you can often find great printer deals at Currys and Ryman, which has discounts across a wide selection of printers. Argos has several printers for under £50 too.

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 of February 2021

1. Canon Pixma TS5151

From: Currys PC World

Was: £59.99

Now: £49.99  (£10 off)

It might only be £10 but it makes this already affordable Canon even more affordable. 

  • Colour inkjet
  • Wi-Fi
  • 6.2cm colour screen

2. HP LaserJet Pro M15w

From: Amazon

Was: £89.99

Now: £77  (£13.99 off)

Those looking to print a high volume of documents and need them quickly can get a bargain on this laser printer from HP.

  • Laser
  • Up to 18 ppm
  • Wi-Fi

3. Epson EcoTank M1100 A4 Mono Inkjet Printer

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £169.97

Now: £99.97  (£70 off)

Laptops Direct currently has £70 off this black and white inkjet printer. It's eligible for free delivery in most of the UK.

  • Multi-function
  • Mono inkjet
  • 32ppm (pages per minute)
  • 100,000-page warranty

4. Canon Pixma TS6351

From: Currys PC World

Was: £120.99

Now: £99.99  (£21 off)

This all-in-one Canon printer is now under £100 and includes the handy Fine cartridge system where inks and print head are combined in a single unit. This also can offer faster printing speeds.

  • Multi-function
  • Colour inkjet
  • Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print

5. Canon Pixma G3501 MegaTank

From: Currys PC World

Was: £199.99

Now: £179.99  (£20 off)

This stylish model from Canon will yield good value for money in the long run with its refillable tanks which you can see the levels of from the outside.

  • Inkjet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Includes full set of ink

6. Canon Selphy Square QX10

From: Currys PC World

Was: £199

Now: £139  (£60 off)

There's a chunk off this pocket-size smartphone printer from Canon. There's also an optional bundle which comes with an ink and paper set.

  • Mobile instant printer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Compatible with iOS & Android

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.

Student discounts for printers

If you're a student you can also save on printers from various retailers. We've highlighted a few major retailers here.

First up, HP offers 10% off printers and ink. Here's how to get the HP student discount.

Ryman also has a 10% student discount, which applies both online and in-store services such as photocopying and printing. You'll need to sign up via Unidays to verify your student status.

Cartridge People offer a 10% off to students via Student Beans.

Here's our full guide to Unidays.

Best printer deals right now