WE live in an increasingly digital world, but with many continuing the WFH lifestyle for the foreseeable future, you might be on the lookout for Black Friday Printer deals.
A printer is always a useful thing to have — we all know that phones can be fickle, and it might give you peace of mind to know that your tickets, contracts or copies aren’t reliant on your device’s ever-worsening battery.
*Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn’t mean you can’t find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you’re getting the best price.
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There are plenty of models available at huge discounts, from a huge number of retailers — read on to find the best models and retailers to look at this November.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday falls the day after Thanksgiving, a holiday celebrated in the US and a few other countries.
This year Thanksgiving is on the November 25, meaning that Black Friday is on November 26.
However, many retailers start their sales in the days (or even weeks) before the day itself, so it’s worth knowing what you want to nab well ahead of time.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is an online only shopping bonanza (hence the name) that takes place at the back end of the Black Friday weekend.
This year it’s on November 29, and we’re expecting most retailers to keep their deals and sales active until then — many are likely to keep sales alive until well into December.
Is Black Friday the best time to buy a Printer?
Due to the ever-dwindling place in our digital world for printers, you can usually find decent deals on them year-round.
However, Black Friday sees even more dramatic discounts, with some models likely to have more than 50% slashed off their RRP, so we’d say that it’s the best time to bite the bullet and buy a printer.
What Black Friday printer deals were there last year?
There were a number of great Black Friday printer deals for people to install in their home offices last year, offered by a number of different retailers.
Here are our highlights from 2020’s sales.
Amazon is the retailer credited with bringing Black Friday to the UK, and unsurprisingly its huge list of November 2020 deals extended to printers from a selection of great brands, as well as great deal on instant smartphone printers — a must for people who love to put memories all over their bedroom walls.
And as a bonus, a number of the printers that saw their prices slashed for Black Friday have maintained a low price tag.
- HP Neverstop Laser Printer 1202nw MFP, £225.99 – buy here
- Lifeprint Instant Printer, £59.99 – buy here
- instax 16640682 Link smartphone printer, £82.99 – buy here
Currys PC World
Currys PC world is the first name many people turn to when looking for computer accessories like printers, and for good reason: it offered a number of great Black Friday deals last year, including models from Canon and Epson.
- EPSON EcoTank ET-2720 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer, £199 – buy here
- CANON PIXMA G4511 MegaTank All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer with Fax, £229.99 buy here
- CANON PIXMA TR-4550 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer with Fax – buy here
As well as being well-known for its cameras, Canon has got a reputation for making some of the best printers around.
And come Black Friday, it isn’t adverse to offering some great deals on its machines — although discounts usually only hover around the 20% mark, that can mean big savings on printers that cost hundreds of pounds.
Being famous for its stationary, it makes sense for Ryman to sell other office essentials like Black Friday printer deals.
Come November, The retailer also does deals on home and garden equipment, laptops, office chairs and kids’ toys.
Amazingly, some of the deals Ryman offered on Black Friday have become even more generous since — for example, a HP Smart Tank Plus 559 printer that cost £199 last November now costs just £179.
- HP Smart Tank Plus 559, £199 – buy here
- HP Deskjet 2724 All in One Inkjet Printer, £34.99 – buy here
Which retailers will have the best Black Friday printer deals in 2021?
And, of course, it’d be silly not to look on Amazon, the unofficial king of Black Friday in the UK.
Is Black Friday a good time to buy a printer?
You can usually find a good deal on a printer year-round. However, they have become more-in demand over the past year due to the huge rise in home-working — some brands have claimed a 30% rise in sales of some models, meaning retailers might not be as willing to slash prices outside of traditional sale periods.
That means Black Friday could be the best opportunity to find a printer that meets your exact specifications at the best price.
Which is the best printer to buy?
According to TechRader, HP’s Envy Pro 6420 printer is the best to buy in 2021 due to its huge amount of features: it has scanning, copying, and faxing capabilities, and can be controlled from anywhere via the HP app.
We also included the Envy Pro 6420 In our roundup of the best home printers for 2021, but it is pricey. We’re also fans of the HP Deskjet 2724, which has great connectivity as well as a built in scanner — all for less than £50.
- HP Deskjet 2724, £49.99 from Argos – buy here
What is a laser printer?
Instead of using ink, laser printers use toner, which is melted onto the page using static electricity. They’re commonly found in offices, although they are suitable for home use.
The initial cost of a laser printer tends to be high than that of an inkjet. However, toner (while more expensive than ink to purchase) represents better value for money than ink, and a laser printer is much more efficient at printing documents, making it a great choice if you’re planning on hitting “print” on long contracts or your 1000-page fantasy epic.
What is an inkjet printer?
Inkjets are the printers you tend to think of in a home office — they’re small and compact, and use hundreds of nozzles to spray ink directly onto the page.
They’re slower than laser printers and ink costs more than toner in the long run, but inkjet printers are more apt at printing brightly coloured pictures, and they tend to cost less upfront.
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