Tested: This is the best black and white printer

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Which black and white printer is the best? And which one has the best price-quality ratio? Press and the Consumers’ Association provide an answer.


If you only want to print in black, you will soon end up with a laser printer, although there are now also ink tank printers. A laser printer produces razor-sharp texts and you do not suffer from drying ink.

The Consumers’ Association tests black and white printers for printing performance, attention to the environment, ink and toner costs and network capacities. A total of 54 black and white printers have been tested and are readily available, 29 of which are all-in ones.

Canon’s black and white printer came out as Best in the Test. The best value for money goes to Brother’s black and white printer.

The Canon i-SENSYS MF269dw is a laser printer that can scan and copy. The price makes it clear that this is a printer for people who want to print a lot. Printing is fast and the quality of the prints is very good on normal paper.

Also important: the costs of ink or toner usage are low. It becomes advantageous if you print from 210 pages per month. And a lot of paper (250 sheets) can be put in this Canon.

While the Canon i-SENSYS MF269dw scores pretty well on all counts, that’s not the case for its ability to copy. Although that still gets a pass.

This black and white printer can print, scan and copy. It is possible to print on both sides automatically. The maximum paper size is A4. There is automatic paper feed for scanning and copying. Connecting to WiFi is possible.

The Brother prints very quickly. The cost of ink and toner consumption is low. It also holds a lot of paper (250 sheets).

It is a disadvantage that the Brother cannot scan double-sided.

In this column we write weekly about household and technological appliances that have been tested by the Consumers’ Association. This is a collaboration between the independent editors of Press and the Consumers’ Association.



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