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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 5,700 US prices • 6,100 expert & user reviews • 430 product comparisons • 63 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

68 Reviews
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$77.63

10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
600 x 1200
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Oct 2016
#4

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HP DeskJet 3630

$40.00

6ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP DeskJet 3720

$38.13

4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Officejet Pro 7720

$139.99

34ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 2016
#7

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HP Envy 7640

$129.01

9ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson WF2630WF

$85.99

3ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
#9

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HP Officejet 5740

$69.99

8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
#11

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

$69.99

18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
2400 x 1200
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Jun 2018
#12

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Epson SureColor P800

33 Reviews
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$1,192.99

3ppm
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2880 X 1440 DPI
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May 2015
#13

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HP Tango X

$187.00

8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2017
#15

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HP DeskJet 2130

$33.12

5.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Envy 4520

$45.00

6.8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
#17

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Epson WF2750DWF

$74.13

4.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Deskjet 3636

$49.99

6ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson WF2830DWF

$87.50

4.5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018

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HP Pro X451dw

$50.99

55ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
2400 x 1200
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Nov 2010

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HP Officejet Pro 8710

$80.00

27ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015

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Epson L120

$50.00

4.5ppm
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720 X 720 DPI
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Apr 2017

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HP Envy 4502

$69.00

5.2ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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HP Envy 5010

$55.00

7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017

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What Are The Best Inkjet Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every inkjet printer 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 86%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

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HP Inkjet Printers 125 $29 - $5,399
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 116 $27 - $1,193
83%
275 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 95 $28 - $499
79%
4,530 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 37 $80 - $275
66%
74 reviews

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MG3650
$40.54
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DeskJet 3630
$40.00
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$179.99
$287 cheaper
More popular
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WF-7710DWF
$467.15
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XP-540
$94.82
$53 cheaper
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MG5750
$147.99
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MG3650
$40.54
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DeskJet 3720
$38.13
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TS3150
$174.31
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$275.49
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$149.99
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IX6850
$180.17
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XP-960
$222.99
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$180.17
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$46.64
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$33.12
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OfficeJet 3830
$29.99
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WF-2630
$85.99
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DeskJet 3630
$40.00
$46 cheaper
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WF-2630
$85.99
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Envy 5640
$225.00
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MG5750
$147.99
$77 cheaper
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MG3650
$40.54
$59 cheaper
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Envy 5540
$99.97
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DeskJet 3720
$38.13
$19 cheaper
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WF-3620
$56.99
6ppm faster
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OfficeJet 3830
$29.99
$44 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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WF-2750
$74.13
19% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Officejet Pro 8710
$80.00
$320 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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ET-3750
$399.99
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MG3650
$40.54
$35 cheaper
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Officejet 3831
$75.96
Better brand
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SureColor P800
$1,192.99
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$756.13
$437 cheaper
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WF-2750
$74.13
$74 cheaper
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$147.99
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ET-3750
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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 Prices

We currently list 99 inkjet printers ranging from $26 to $5,399. On average, a new inkjet printer costs $363 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $45 and $499. The most expensive inkjet that we found is the HP DesignJet Z5200 at $5,399, and the cheapest is the Epson XP860 at only $27.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Xerox inkjets with an average price of $2,454. Xerox inkjets range in price from $254 to $4,655.

The average price of HP inkjet printers is $411 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. HP inkjet printers range in price from $29 to $5,399.

Epson inkjets range in price from $27 to $1,193, and the average price of Epson inkjets is $268 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 396 expert reviews and 4,764 user reviews for inkjet printers and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of inkjet. HP is the top rated inkjet brand with an average rating of 86%. Epson is the second best brand with 83% and Canon is the third best brand with 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 291 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 135 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Target is the third biggest retailer with 17 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

The most common period for new inkjets to be released in is between August and October. In August 2018, 16 new inkjets were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. December was the biggest month in 2017 for new inkjets, with 14 new inkjets released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new inkjet printer releases was October, with 29 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 29% on average.

A typical new inkjet printer costs on average $363. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $106.

Print Speeds (Colour)

'Print Speed' measures how long it takes the inkjet printer to print a single colour A4 page at normal quality.

The print speeds (colour) of inkjets range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of the majority of inkjets range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The inkjet printer with the fastest print speed (colour) is the HP Pro X451dw, which is a 55ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and is priced at $50.99. The inkjet with the slowest print speed (colour) is the HP DesignJet T730, which is a 1.36ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is on sale for $2,480.60.

A faster print speed means the inkjet printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

Amongst new inkjets, the most frequently found maximum resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 143 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. We found 55 inkjet printers that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making this the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers.

Wi-Fis

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the laser printer has a support for wireless communications or not.

The vast majority of the 388 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 330 inkjets (85%) are inkjets with a Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi support on a printer allows you to easily print your documents from wherever you are - no wired connection needed.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjet Printers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying inkjet printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of inkjet printers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying inkjet printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 246 of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for inkjets by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of inkjet printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's inkjet printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 84.5% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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