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Compare the 10 Best Inkjet PrintersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 16 January 2018)

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The best inket printers on the market, ready for all your colour printing needs
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Every week we rank the best inkjet printers based on features, reviews and price
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#1

90

Officejet Pro 6230

HP Officejet Pro 6230

36 Reviews + 2 Awards
PC Mag - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Recommended
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$49.99

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600 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
The top rated inkjet under $100, with very good features and very low running costs
#2

90

Officejet Pro 6230

HP Officejet Pro 6230

36 Reviews + 2 Awards
PC Mag - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Recommended
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$50.31

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600 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A bargain price and award winning 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with very low running costs and very good features
#3

87

MX925

Canon MX925

99 Reviews + 1 Award
druckerchannel.de - Good
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$156.49

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9600 X 2400 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
The highest scoring inkjet printer under $500, with very good features and very low running costs
#4

87

iP2850

Canon iP2850

25 Reviews
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$55.53

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4800 X 600 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A bargain price and amazingly economical to run 4800 x 600 DPI inkjet printer, with terrific user reviews and great features
#5

86

iB4020

Canon iB4020

2 Reviews + 1 Award
computershopper.com - Editor's Choice
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$99.99

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600 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
An award winning and low cost 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs and very good features
#6

85

Officejet Pro 8210

HP Officejet Pro 8210

31 Reviews
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$64.00

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2400 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A top-value and positively reviewed 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features and low running costs
#7

85

DeskJet 3720

HP DeskJet 3720

121 Reviews + 1 Award
muycomputer.com - Recommended
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$34.00

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A bargain price and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with great features
#9

84

WF-2630

Epson WF‑2630

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$49.99

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A remarkably economical to run and low cost 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with great features
#10

84

100

HP 100

44 Reviews + 1 Award
pcworld.com_techhive.com - Business Ready
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$333.63

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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$1
Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A cheap and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features and low running costs
#11

84

OfficeJet 3830

HP OfficeJet 3830

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$36.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An spectacularly economical to run and astoundingly cheap 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with great features
#12

84

Officejet Pro 8710

HP Officejet Pro 8710

23 Reviews
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$123.79

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A critically acclaimed and very cheap 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features and low running costs
#13

84

Envy 4520

HP Envy 4520

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$36.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features
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84

WF-3620

Epson WF‑3620

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$34.99

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4800 X 2400 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and top-value 4800 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with great features
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84

ENVY 7640

HP ENVY 7640

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$57.16

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A very economical to run and top-value 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features
#17

83

MX535

Canon MX535

155 Reviews + 1 Award
pcforalla.idg.se - Good Choice
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$228.00

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An award winning and good value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with very low running costs and very good features
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83

WF-2750

Epson WF‑2750

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$57.99

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and low cost 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features
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MG6851

Canon MG6851

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$69.99

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with great user reviews and features
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XP-830

Epson XP‑830

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$113.07

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and bargain price 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with great features

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ENVY 5540

HP ENVY 5540

323 Reviews + 1 Award
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$49.95

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A very economical to run and bargain price 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features

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EcoTank ET-3600

Epson EcoTank ET‑3600

17 Reviews + 1 Award
areadvd.de - Reference Award
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$299.99

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Jul 2016
An award winning and very economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with very good features and a good price

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What Are The Best Inkjet Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every inkjet printer made by each brand and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated inkjet printer brand is HP with an average rating of 80%.

Logo Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
HP logo HP Inkjet Printers 34 $30 - $3,900 80%
Epson logo Epson Inkjet Printers 41 $29 - $1,193 77%
Other brands Other Inkjet Printer Brands 45 $29 - $3,417

Trending Inkjet Printer Comparisons

Epson WF-100
Epson
WF-100
$258.19
Better brand
55% cheaper to
run over five
years
Better PC Mag
review score
VS
HP Officejet Pro 6230
HP
Officejet Pro 6230
$49.99
$208 cheaper
Expert reviews
are vastly
better
Better Expert
Reviews review
score
HP Envy 4520
HP
Envy 4520
$36.00
$34 cheaper
User reviews
are slightly
better
Expert reviews
are slightly
better
VS
HP DeskJet 3630
HP
DeskJet 3630
$69.99
Better PC
Welt.de review
score
35% cheaper to
run over five
years
Canon IP7250
Canon
IP7250
$39.99
$131 cheaper
A bit better
user reviews
VS
Canon MG5750
Canon
MG5750
$171.00
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
More popular
Better Expert
Reviews review
score
Epson EcoTank ET-3600
Epson
EcoTank ET-3600
$299.99
$64 cheaper
Colour printing
VS
Epson ET-4500
Epson
ET-4500
$364.00
£0 cheaper to
run over five
years
Canon iP8750
Canon
iP8750
$387.00
5% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Canon IX6850
Canon
IX6850
$219.00
$168 cheaper
More popular
HP OfficeJet 3830
HP
OfficeJet 3830
$36.00
$14 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
VS
Epson WF-2630
Epson
WF-2630
$49.99
Better brand
HP Officejet Pro 6230
HP
Officejet Pro 6230
$49.99
$105 cheaper
More popular
VS
HP ENVY 5540
HP
ENVY 5540
$155.00
43% cheaper to
run over five
years
HP Officejet Pro 8710
HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$123.79
$116 cheaper
More popular
VS
HP Officejet Pro 8725
HP
Officejet Pro 8725
$239.99
8% cheaper to
run over five
years
Epson XP-960
Epson
XP-960
$222.99
£0 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Canon IX6850
Canon
IX6850
$219.00
$4 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
Epson 1500W
Epson
1500W
$28.99
$358 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
VS
Canon iP8750
Canon
iP8750
$387.00
Better brand
Brother MFCJ6530
Brother
MFCJ6530
$178.88
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
VS
Brother MFC-J5330DW
Brother
MFC-J5330DW
$167.99
$11 cheaper
More popular
HP ENVY 5540
HP
ENVY 5540
$155.00
$16 cheaper
User reviews
are appreciably
better
VS
Canon MG5750
Canon
MG5750
$171.00
More popular
Two more awards
Better brand
Canon MX495
Canon
MX495
$90.26
$54 cheaper
Better brand
27% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Epson WF-2630WF
Epson
WF-2630WF
$144.71
More popular
Epson L805
Epson
L805
$429.99
31% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Canon Pro100
Canon
Pro100
$203.10
$227 cheaper
Better brand
Epson XP-960
Epson
XP-960
$222.99
$164 cheaper
9% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Canon iP8750
Canon
iP8750
$387.00
More popular
Better brand
Epson XP-900
Epson
XP-900
$198.84
$20 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
VS
Canon IX6850
Canon
IX6850
$219.00
More popular
Better brand
HP DeskJet 3630
HP
DeskJet 3630
$69.99
£0 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Epson WF-2630
Epson
WF-2630
$49.99
$20 cheaper
Better brand
Epson ET-4500
Epson
ET-4500
$364.00
15% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Epson ET-3750
Epson
ET-3750
$349.99
$14 cheaper
Colour printing
Canon MX925
Canon
MX925
$156.49
Cheaper to run
by £0 over
five years
More popular
Better brand
VS
HP Officejet Pro 8710
HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$123.79
$33 cheaper
Better
Digitalfotofora
lla.se review
score
Epson XP-760
Epson
XP-760
$247.65
45% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Epson XP-8500
Epson
XP-8500
$199.99
$48 cheaper
More popular

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is duplex printing?
ADuplex printing is the ability to print on both sides of the paper - either simultaneously, or automatically turning the paper over to print on the other side. It means you can utilise both sides of the paper.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is an envelope feeder?
AAn envelope feeder allows you to load up a quantity of envelopes, which are then pulled into the printer to have addresses/names/etc printed directly onto them, rather than having to use labels.

Inkjet Printer Buying Guide

There are 2 main types of printers available on the consumer market - inkjet and laser printers. Both have strengths and weaknesses, and your choice will largely depend on what you plan on using your printer for. This guide will concentrate on information about inkjet printers - for a detailed rundown of laser printers, please see the guide under the Laser/LED printer category.

So, inkjet printers. As the name would suggest, these printers function by squirting a thin, focussed stream of black & coloured ink onto the page. This process makes inkjet significantly slower than laser printers, however there are capable of printing far more vivid colours, higher detail photos, and are generally far more preferable for colour-dependant printing.

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Ink Cartridges

Inkjet printers are generally cheaper than laser printers, however they have significantly higher running costs. This is because the individual ink cartridges used for the printing (usually 4 - black, yellow, magenta & cyan) are expensive to purchase, and are used up far quickly than toner cartridges for laser printers. Therefore though inkjet printers may seem like a good bargain when you first buy them, they may be a false saving if you only print black and white documents - a laserjet will save more money in the long term.

On the subject of cartridges, there are two main types of ink cartridges used for these printers - dye and pigment inks. While there isn’t a massive difference between the two, dye inks give more vivid and brighter colours, whereas pigments inks are more resilient, and less prone to fading. However recent improvements to both types of ink have shortened the gap between them, meaning you won’t really go wrong with either choice of ink type.

Print Speed

Inkjet printers are significantly slower than their laser printing cousins. However even within inkjet printers, there is a significant variety in print speeds - some models of inkjet printer can take double the time to print a page when compared to newer and more efficient models. All of our printers have detailed stats on the number of pages they can print a minute, broken down into black and white, colour, photo, etc. This will allow you to make the best decision as to the printer that best suits your needs.

Print Quality

When choosing an inkjet printer, print quality is among the most important considerations. The output quality of the printers on our site are measured in dots per inch (dpi) - higher dpi printers use more ink in denser configurations. This allow for far more detail and colour depth to be packed into every inch of the printing, leading to far higher quality prints.

It is also important to consider the number of print nozzles when choosing an inkjet printer. The more nozzles a printer has, the higher the density of ink it can apply to the page. Printers with a very high number of nozzles will be more expensive than other models, but you will gain far higher-quality prints from it, so it may well be worth the expense.

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While not as high quality as dedicated photo printers, inkjet printers are still effective at printing high-quality photos - far more so than laser printers. If you are interested in using your inkjet to print photos, it would be best to look for the printer with the highest print quality (dpi and colour depth). You will also need specialist photo paper to get the best results from photo printing - this paper is thicker and has a glossy coating that is specifically designed to stop the inks from blotting or merging, and provide a professional-level result when printing photos at home.

Connectivity

Most models of inkjet printers have several different network connectivity options to make printing easier and more efficient. Ethernet connectivity is now a common feature in modern printers - so data can be transferred over a network without having to plug your computer into the printer directly. This makes it far easier to share printers with groups: the printer can be placed in a central area and used freely by everyone around.

Additionally, many models of inkjet printer also have wifi and/or bluetooth connectivity. These options mean that you do not even have to use a wire to use the printer - data can be transferred over wireless connection.

Finally, the newest models of printers have support for cloud or app printing. These options allow you to send a document to print from anywhere in the world - from a browser over the cloud, or from an app on your smartphone. While you will pay more money for these options, the convenience they provide may be worth the extra expenditure.

Inkjet Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Inkjet Printer Prices

In total we found 94 inkjets ranging from $29 to $3,900. A new inkjet costs on average $384 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $50 and $761. The cheapest inkjet printer that we found is the HP DeskJet 1112 at only $30, and the most expensive is the HP Z3200 at $3,900.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Lexmark inkjets with an average price of $2,546. Lexmark inkjets start at $1,578 and the most expensive Lexmark inkjet printer costs $3,514.

The average price of HP inkjets is $444 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. HP inkjets start at $30 and the most expensive HP inkjet printer costs $3,900.

The average price of Epson inkjets is $341 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Epson inkjets range in price from $35 to $1,195.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 209 expert reviews and 4,731 user reviews for inkjet printers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. Brother is the top rated inkjet brand with an average rating of 89%. Canon is the second best brand with 85% and Epson is the third best brand with 75%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 121 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest inkjet retailer is Amazon US with 34 offers. That means eBay is over 3 times bigger than Amazon US when it comes to inkjet printers. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 27 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

Most new inkjet printers tend to be released between February and April. If you want the latest inkjet printer technology you may be best waiting until February 2018. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current inkjets cheaper in February once the latest models have been released. February was the biggest month last year for new inkjet printers, with 10 new inkjet printers released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new inkjet printer releases was April, with 19 new inkjets released that month. In September 2015 131 new inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjets drop in price by 32% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $123 on a typical $384 new inkjet printer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

The most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets is 760 x 1440 DPI. We found 80 inkjets that are 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers. The second most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 76 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets.

Colour Printing

This indicates whether the inkjet printer is capable of printing in colour, or whether it's limited to black and white only.

Of the 275 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjets which support colour printing. 260 out of 275 inkjet printers are inkjets which support colour printing.

Print Technologies

We found 263 inkjets that are inkjet printers that have an Inkjet Print technology, which makes this the most frequently found print technology amongst new inkjets. We found 5 inkjet printers that are inkjets that have a Laser Print technology, making Laser the second most common print technology amongst new inkjet printers.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 121 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 34 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is Adorama with 27 current inkjet offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjet Printers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest inkjet printer prices (found to be cheapest for 62 inkjets).

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest inkjet printer prices (found to be cheapest for 51.2% of its inkjet printers).