Black Friday printer deals worth looking for

Consumer Reports

Printers tend not to grab the front pages of the Black Friday circulars the way TVs and tablets do. But if you're shopping for a printer, take the time to look inside, because you'll find a few promotions sprinkled throughout the ads. Here are some of the deals we found in recent circulars.

Best Buy: HP Envy 4500 all-in-one inkjet for $50 (regularly $100).

Target: HP Photosmart 5520 all-in-one inkjet for $60 (regularly $130).

Office Max:

One key component seems to be missing from the printer deals we've seen: There aren't many deals for printer ink or toner. I saw one, from Office Max, which had 20 percent off on all printer supplies, including paper, ink, and toner.

A printer's sticker price is generally the tip of the total-cost iceberg, so be sure to check our printer Ratings for calculations on ink cost per month.

—Terry Sullivan

Find the right all-in-one or laser printer for your needs and budget with our printer buying guide and Ratings. And check our holiday and gift guide for more deals and tips!



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