Common features of the best all-in-one printers as of 2015 include the ability to print, copy, scan, and fax documents. These printers typically also include a touchscreen interface for users.

The best all-in-one printers have multiple ways to link the printer to a computer, including through either ethernet or wireless Internet connections. Some modern printers even allow users to print pictures and documents sent wirelessly to the computer from their smartphones.

Some of the best all-in-one printers feature space for four to six ink cartridges. Compatible cartridges sometimes include photo black cartridges and gray cartridges in addition to the standard black-and-white and color cartridges. These printers typically take between 10 and 16 seconds to print a black-and-white photo, and between one minute and 52 seconds to two minutes and 40 seconds to print a color photo.

Scan times also depend on whether the document is black-and-white or color. These printers take between 10 to 22 seconds to scan a picture or document in grayscale and between 15 to 57 seconds to scan a picture or document in color.

The print and scan times are based on the printing or scanning of an 8.5 x 11-inch color photo. Print times for different photos or documents may vary.