best printers for online learning

The shift to online learning has been an educational experience for us all. While no one knows what will happen when everyone goes back to school, it’s good to start sourcing out the tech and tools we’ll need right now. One of the things that surprised me the most about online learning this spring was how often we used our printer. Whether you’re in elementary school, high school, or university, you’ll need to print off worksheets, term papers, images for projects, and so much more. To speed up these everyday offline tasks, it’s so important to have one of the best printers possible.

Zip through printing with an inkjet printer

best printers inkjet

An inkjet printer is a staple in most homes, and I believe inkjets are one of the best printers for online learning. These printers are easy to set up and maintain, they print fast, and they let you connect to and print from your printer in ways that go beyond just plugging in a cable.

Take the Epson WorkForce Pro as an example. One of the lastest Epson WorkForce models, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720, is an all-in-one inkjet that can print, scan, copy, and if you need to, fax. It can print up to 20 pages per minute in black and 10 pages per minute in colour.

Having a speedy inkjet means if your son or daughter needs to send in a worksheet quickly, you can print it, work on it, scan it, and upload it to their teacher, all without glitches or delay.

With an Epson printer, you can also install DURABrite Ultra ink cartridges for the brightest, sharpest images possible. You can print from anywhere in your home too, because this printer supports AirPrint, Wi-Fi, and NFC. There’s also wired Ethernet and USB as an option for connection, and you can use the Epson app to print right from your phone.

Print more with a Supertank printer


One of the most impressive printers I’ve ever tried is a Supertank printer. A Supertank printer uses ink bottles instead of ink cartridges, and you refill ink tanks on your printer as needed. With a Supertank printer you can print up to 4500 pages without refilling, and one ink bottle can last up to two years.

If you’re a student who needs to print term papers or special projects, you’ll love having a Supertank printer. They cut your ink costs and have all of the same great features you’ll find on an inkjet printer including all-in-one options, built-in Wi-Fi, and app printing.

Do you need a scanner too?

scanners for online learning

While all-in-one printers will have a scanner built-in, there are quite a few reasons why you might want to have a scanner ready for online learning this fall. A scanner can scan at up to 600dpi, so it’s a great tool to digitize everything from homework to contracts or photos. Scanning is simple with a 50-page auto document feeder, and you can scan your document and make it an editable PDF. That’s a great option for school worksheets you’d like your child to complete on the computer.

When you’re not using it for online school, you can scan and organize all your physical copies of family photos.

Online learning takes place primarily on the computer, but for printing, copying, scanning, and more, you can’t underestimate the convenience of having one of the best printers at home. Take a look at all of the printers and scanners Best Buy offers in-store and online. They’ve made it safe to shop in whatever way you’d like, and they’ve taken precautions so you have the best back to school shopping experience possible.

Be sure to check out the Back to School hub for all of your back to school supplies.

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