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HP Officejet Pro 6230

 
Supports colour printing Wi‑Fi  Supports borderless printing
Supports colour printing
Wi‑Fi
Supports borderless printing

$55.00

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
#2

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HP Tango X

 
Supports colour printing Wi‑Fi 
Supports colour printing
Wi‑Fi

$175.00

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8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2017
#3

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

 
Supports colour printing Big standard input capacity  Big standard output capacity 
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity
Big standard output capacity

$44.88

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18ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2018
#4

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HP OfficeJet 250

772 Reviews
Supports colour printing Wi‑Fi 
Supports colour printing
Wi‑Fi

$169.99

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Apr 2019
#5

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Epson Expression Photo HD XP‑15000

 

$349.99

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29ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2017
#6

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HP Envy 5010

 

$67.99

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017
#7

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HP Envy 7640

 

$129.01

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9ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
#8

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HP OfficeJet Pro

 

$78.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 2016
#10

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Canon iB4020

2 Reviews

$141.51

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5ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Jun 2012
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HP OfficeJet 200

 

$275.36

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2016
#11

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Epson EcoTank ET2720

 

$165.00

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2019
#12

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8022

 

$109.99

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10ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Apr 2021
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

 

$110.00

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
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Canon PIXMA TR150

94 Reviews

$245.00

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5.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 2020
#15

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HP Deskjet 2132

 
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5.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2016
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HP Designjet T120

6 Reviews

$813.35

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9.3ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
#17

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Canon Pixma iP4200

18 Reviews

$199.99

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20ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Mar 2017
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Epson SureColor P800

577 Reviews

$1,192.99

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3ppm
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2880 X 1440 DPI
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May 2015
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9016

 

$109.99

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018

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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 Epson with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Epson Inkjet Printers 156 $68 - $13,200
86%
864 reviews
#2
HP Inkjet Printers 156 $50 - $2,795
82%
1,155 reviews
#3
Canon Inkjet Printers 115 $60 - $750
77%
10,391 reviews
#4
Brother Inkjet Printers 40 $163 - $794
65%
73 reviews

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WF-100
$399.99
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$229.99
$170 cheaper
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$234.99
$412 cheaper
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MFC-J6930
$647.05
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$524.99
Better brand
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$288.30
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Tango X
$175.00
$70 cheaper
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PIXMA TR150
$245.00
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Epson
WF-100
$399.99
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$175.00
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Epson
WF-100
$399.99
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$229.99
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$234.99
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$647.05
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$499.00
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$339.96
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$289.98
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$349.00
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$1,192.99
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$813.35
$380 cheaper
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$234.99
$65 cheaper
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XP-970
$299.99
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OfficeJet Pro 9010
$124.99
$120 cheaper
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PIXMA TR150
$245.00
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OfficeJet Pro 9019
$349.00
42% faster
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ET-2720
$165.00
$184 cheaper
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Canon
PIXMA TR150
$245.00
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$169.99
$75 cheaper
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HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$400.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
36% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
ET-3750
$339.96
$60 cheaper
Newer by four
years
HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$234.99
Faster print
speed (colour)
VS
Epson
ET-2720
$165.00
$70 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by four
years
HP
Tango X
$175.00
Faster print
speed (colour)
VS
Epson
ET-2720
$165.00
$10 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Better Kagoo
Score
Brother
MFC-J6720
$227.99
25% faster
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(colour)
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OfficeJet Pro 9010
$124.99
$103 cheaper
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WF-100
$399.99
Three more
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$169.99
$230 cheaper
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ET-2720
$165.00
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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.

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.

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 98 inkjets ranging from $44 to $13,200. A new inkjet printer costs on average $538 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $65 and $794. The cheapest inkjet printer that we found is the HP Officejet Pro 8210 at only $45, and the most expensive is the Epson SureColor F2100 at $13,200.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

Xerox inkjets range in price from $254 to $4,655, and the average price of Xerox inkjets is $2,454 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands.

Epson inkjet printers range in price from $68 to $13,200, and the second highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of $917.

Brother inkjet printers start at $163 and their most expensive inkjet costs $794. The average price of Brother inkjet printers is $392 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 488 expert reviews and 12,099 user reviews for inkjet printers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. Epson is the top rated inkjet brand with an average rating of 86%. HP is the second best brand with 82% and Canon is the third best brand with 77%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 123 current offers for inkjet printers from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Adorama for whom we found 26 current offers for inkjet printers. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 15 current inkjet printer offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

Most new inkjets tend to be released between February and April. If you wait until February 2022 then you might be able to get better features on your inkjet printer. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current inkjet printers cheaper in February once the latest models have been released. February was the biggest month last year for new inkjet printers, with seven new inkjet printers released that month. 39 new inkjets were released in April 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. In 2018 most new inkjets were released in December, with 17 new inkjets 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 16% on average.

That means a saving of $84 on a typical $538 new inkjet printer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Print Speeds (Colour)

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

Across the range of inkjets, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of most inkjets range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The HP Pagewide Pro 552DW, which sells for $599.00, has the fastest print speed (colour) and is a 50ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer. 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 $2,795.00.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

We found 199 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, which makes 4800 x 1200 DPI the most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 69 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making this the second most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets.

Wi-Fis

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

Of the 485 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 417 out of 485 inkjet printers 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 Inkjets?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying inkjets. For each retailer it shows the total number of inkjets 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. 93 of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Inkjets 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. 75.6% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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