Wirecutter.com spent more than 300 hours researching and testing laser printers over the past seven years, and we’ve come away convinced that the best choice for a full-featured laser printer is the HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw. Of the 40 current laser printer models we considered in 2018, it’s the most reliable and least annoying to use of the bunch, and it can print just about anything most people would want, with beautiful results.
If you need a laser printer that can handle any print job—from tax forms and labels to envelopes and corporate reports—the HP Color LaserJet Pro M254dw is hard to beat. Its easy-to-use touchscreen interface and HP Smart software really stand out from the competition and make setup and daily use far less frustrating than with other printers we’ve tried. It produces crisp black text and vibrant full-color graphics with equal ease. The M254dw is also faster than competing models, pumping out around 17 single-sided pages per minute, and it has a convenient bypass slot that makes printing on envelopes and other odd-sized media easy.