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Black Friday printer deals — early sales and what to expect in 2021

The best Black Friday printer deals
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When it comes to useful products, the cornerstone of a home office, or just a home setup for families with kids in school is a printer. The best Black Friday deals give you plenty of chances to get a good printer for less. Whether it's an inkjet or laser printer, a single function printer or an all-in-one that can handle scanning and copying along with printing, it's an indispensable device. And in our increasingly digital world, there's nothing like one of the best printers to make things a little more real, whether it's running off hard copies of an article or printing your recent vacation photos.

Black Friday brings discounts for all sorts of products, and printers are no exception, though the deals might be a little harder to find.

But if you're having trouble finding the best Black Friday printer deals, we're here to help. We've been hunting for the best printer bargains, and are sharing the best deals below.

The best Black Friday printer deals you can get today

Epson Expression XP-4105

Epson XP-4105 small-in-one: was $99 now $49 @ Target
The Epson Expression XP-4105 is a compact all-in-one that puts printing, copying, scanning and convenient wireless connectivity into a neat little package. From documents to photo prints, the Epson does it all, and Target has it for 50% off.

HP Smart Tank Plus 551

HP Smart Tank Plus 551: was $399 now $349 @ Best Buy
HP's own refillable inkjet printer offers great printing with dark, crisp text, and get vibrant color graphics, and makes it super easy to use with dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and printing, scanning, or copying right from your smartphone. It also offers low print costs, with refillable ink tanks, and comes with spill-free refill bottle in the box with enough ink for two years of printing.

Canon PIXMA G4210

Canon PIXMA G4210: was $299 now $249 @ B&H Photo
Get great prints while saving on ink with the Canon PIXMA G4210 MegaTank printer. An integrated ink tank system makes refills a snap and keeps down the cost of printing, while still delivering print, scan, copy and fax capability. It even comes with a full set of ink, plus two extra bottles of black ink, giving you thousands of pages to print before you ever have to worry about buying more.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8210

HP OfficeJet Pro 8210: was $159 now $119 @ Staples
Skip the complexity of scanning and copying with a basic single function printer, like the HP OfficeJet Pro 8210, and inkjet printer that offers color and black and white printing, with speeds of up to 22 pages per minute. Print easily from USB storage or send tasks wirelessly from a phone or tablet. Staples has it for $40 off. (And don't worry, if Staples runs out, Best Buy has the same deal.)

Epson EcoTank ET-2720

Epson EcoTank ET-2720: was $239 now $199 @ Target
Epson's EcoTank printers are some o four favorite inkjet printers, thanks to refillable ink tanks that let you print thousands of pages without running dry, and saving you huge amounts over regular cartridge-based ink refills. On top of the ink savings, they have great printing, scanning and copying functions, making it an all-around win. Target has it for $40 off.

Canon PIXMA TS5020

Canon PIXMA TS5020: was $240 now $198 @ Adorama
For a solid home printer, the Canon PIXMA TS5020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer has plenty to offer. Print, scan and copy all from this compact device that can print over Wi-Fi, print photos right from an SD card and documents right from a USB drive. You can even print from the cloud using the Canon Pixma app. The TS5020 has a 5-ink system that delivers great color and prints, and Adorama has it for $50 off.

Black Friday printer deals — What to expect

If you're on the hunt for a good deal on a printer, Black Friday printer deals offer a great opportunity to pick up an inkjet printer or laser printer for a lower price than any other time of year.

But printers aren't the only piece of the puzzle when it comes to printing. There's also ink and toner, and some of the best deals will be bundle deals that package printer and ink together, or give you discounts on ink refills.

Manufacturers also offer ink subscription plans for automatic ink refills, and Black Friday might give you a chance to score a subscription for less.

How to find Black Friday printer deals

Your usual Black Friday shopping may focus on sites like Amazon and Best Buy, and there may be a handful of printer deals on those sites, but the majority of sales will be focused on more enticing products, like TVs and gaming stuff.

To score a great deal on a printer, or related product, pay attention to retailers that focus on office supplies. Retailers like Staples and Newegg may not be as well known for big ticket sales, but when Black Friday rolls around they're just as interested in getting shoppers in the door. If you're shopping for a discounted printer or cheap ink during the shopping holiday, these are the stores to keep an eye on.

The other place to look is on manufacturer pages. Printer makers often have their own deals on Black Friday, so check the websites for the best printer brands: Brother, Canon, Epson and HP.

Brian Westover
Brian Westover is an Editor at Tom's Guide, covering everything from TVs to the latest PCs. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he wrote for TopTenReviews and PCMag.