Printers are exactly the sort of slightly-boring purchase that people love to save money on, because otherwise they're pretty hard to get excited about. 

The good news is that you can usually find big printer deals all year - not just during big sales events like Black Friday and Boxing Day. The bad news is that not all deals are created equal, and some can be downright misleading - so read on to find out how to spot the biggest bargains.

Best printer deals right now

What to look for in printer deals

There are lots of different types of printers available, which can make it really tricky to decide which is right for you. It’s worth first noting that the printer market moves very slowly, so the latest printer isn’t always the best.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the price of the printer is just the beginning. You’ll also need to consider ink costs, and check print speeds and photo printing capabilities too. Often what looks like a great value printer is actually an attempt to lock you into overpriced ink, so you might save money in the long-run by spending a little more upfront.

Most modern printers are multifunction all-in-one devices that can scan and copy documents in addition to your standard printing capabilities. Some include a fax machine, too.

Look out for Wi-Fi-enabled printers, as these are incredibly useful for when you need to print from mobile devices or a new laptop or PC. Also consider whether they have USB ports or memory card slots for easier photo printing.

For more advice on which printer to buy, visit our best printer 2018 round-up.

We’d recommend spending some time deciding which features you’re most interested in to make sure you pick up a printer that’s going to be able to do all of the things you need it to.

It’s also a good idea to set a budget and take a look at how much the type of printer you are interested in generally sells for. It has been highlighted in previous years that some retailers have put up their prices just before the big sale to make the deal seem even better, so do your research to make sure you don’t get tricked.

Where to find printer deals

We’re bringing you our carefully curated list of the best printer deals right here, but here are a few retailers you can check out for yourself for printer deals:

If you're hoping to catch one of Amazon's limited-time Lightning Deals, we'd recommend signing up for the 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime. Not only will this get you free next day delivery, but you'll also get access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members.

You can sign up to the Prime trial here.

Best printer deals

1. HP Envy 4527 Printer

From: Currys on eBay

Was: £59.99

Now: £35  (£24.99 off)

2. Brother HL-3140CW Wireless Colour Laser Pritner

From: Argos

Was: £179.99

Now: £107.99  (£72 off)

Argos currently has this printer from Brother on clearance.

3. HP Envy 5020 Wireless All-in-One Printer

From: eBay

Was: £79.99

Now: £59.99  (£20 off)

4. Epson Expression Home XP-245 Wi-Fi Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £59.99

Now: £38.98  (£21 off)

5. Epson WorkForce printer

From: Amazon

Was: £95.40

Now: £59.99  (£35.41 off)

This WorkForce 2630WF printer from Epson has over £35 off at Amazon.

6. HP LaserJet Pro M227fdw

From: Amazon

Was: £265

Now: £215.99  (£49 off)

7. Brother MFC-J5330DW

From: Amazon

Was: £190.80

Now: £123.48  (£67.32 off)

This fantastic offer also includes setup inks!

8. Canon Pixma TR8550

From: Amazon

Was: £199.99

Now: £112.99  (£87 off)

9. Canon Pixma MG2550S All-In-One Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £44.99

Now: £23.98  (£21 off)

10. HP Deskjet 2632 All-in-One Printer

From: Amazon

Was: £39.99

Now: £24.99  (£15 off)

11. HP Officejet Pro 8725 All-in-One

From: Amazon

Was: £211.99

Now: £143.99  (£68 off)

12. HP Pavilion 14in Laptop with DeskJet 2620 Printer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £579.99

Now: £429  (£180 off)

This HP Pavilion laptop comes 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. You also get a free printer. It's a a great bundle for back to school season.