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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 1,500 US prices • 64,000 expert & user reviews • 390 product comparisons • 280 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

96 Reviews
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$45.00

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
The highest rated inkjet under $100, with a great spec.
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HP OfficeJet 3830

668 Reviews
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$34.99

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A critically acclaimed and bargain price 3.5ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with a great spec.
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Epson WF‑2750

1,562 Reviews
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$49.99

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4.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A remarkably cheap and classic 4.5ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with a very good spec.
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HP OfficeJet 200

121 Reviews
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$119.95

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2016
A very good value for money and fully featured 7ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer. It has outstanding features, it's superb value for money and very easy to use.
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HP Officejet Pro 8710

1,871 Reviews
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$69.94

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27ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A bargain price and award winning 27ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with a great spec.
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HP Envy 7640

2,074 Reviews
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$50.00

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9ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
The highest rated inkjet printer under $500, with a great spec.
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HP Envy 4520

3,193 Reviews
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$39.99

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6.8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
An affordable and classic 6.8ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with a very good spec.
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HP DeskJet 3720

259 Reviews
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$60.00

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A great value for money and award winning 4ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with a very good spec.
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

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$59.99

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Oct 2013
A low cost and fully featured 18ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer.
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Epson XP‑830

1,914 Reviews
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$102.97

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32ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
A breathtakingly fast print speed and astoundingly cheap 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with a great spec.
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Canon iP4500

28 Reviews
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$41.77

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24ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Apr 2015
A top-value and multi award winning 24ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with a very good spec. It has good features, produces good quality prints and it's superb value for money.
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Brother MFC‑J4620

740 Reviews
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$162.73

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20ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Sep 2015
This inkjet printer is superb value for money, very easy to setup and very easy to use. It's a top-value and award winning 20ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with a great spec.
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HP Officejet 5740

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$142.99

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8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
An affordable and fully featured 8ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with many positive recommendations.
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HP Designjet T120

6 Reviews
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$299.00

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9.3ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
The best rated inkjet under $1,000, with a great spec.
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HP Envy 5540

2,749 Reviews
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$50.00

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8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
An award winning and impressive value for money 8ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with a great spec.
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HP DeskJet 3630

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$30.00

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6ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and low cost 6ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with many positive recommendations.
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Epson XP‑6000

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$79.99

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8.2ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Oct 2016
An affordable and fully featured 8.2ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with lots of owner recommendations.
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HP Officejet 6950

87 Reviews
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$137.07

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24ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Sep 2015
A critically acclaimed and affordable 24ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with a great spec.

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Epson L300

2 Reviews
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$44.09

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9ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Oct 2015
An affordable and critically acclaimed 9ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet, with a great spec.

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Epson WF‑2510

194 Reviews
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$72.03

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18ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
A classic and low cost 18ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer, with a great spec.

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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 89%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
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HP Inkjet Printers 102 $30 - $3,229
89%
17,089 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 83 $42 - $1,000
83%
9,380 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 31 $150 - $340
81%
4,653 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 98 $27 - $950
81%
23,095 reviews

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

The price range of inkjets is from $26 to $4,655 and in total we found prices for 99 inkjets. A new inkjet printer costs on average $319 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $42 and $550. The Xerox 7800/DN is the most expensive inkjet that we found at $4,655, and the Epson XP-860 is the cheapest at only $27.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The average price of Xerox inkjets is $2,454 which is the highest average price of all inkjet brands. Xerox inkjets start at $254 and their most expensive inkjet costs $4,655.

The average price of Canon inkjets is $313 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet brands. Canon inkjets range in price from $42 to $1,000.

HP inkjet printers range in price from $30 to $3,229, and the third highest average inkjet price out of all brands is HP inkjet printers with an average price of $302.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 1,043 expert reviews and 53,253 user reviews for inkjet printers and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top rated inkjet printer brand is HP with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Canon with 83% and the third best brand is Brother with 81%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 81 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 20 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 12 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

We couldn't see any prominent trend in the release dates for new inkjets over the last 3 years. The biggest month last year for new inkjet releases was April, with seven new inkjet printers released that month. In 2016 most new inkjet printers were released in October, with 27 new inkjet printers released that month. 121 new inkjet printers were released in September 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

New inkjet printers drop in price by an average of 37% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new inkjet costing $319, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $119.

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 inkjet printers, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 63ppm. The print speeds (colour) of the majority of inkjet printers range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The HP Pro X451dw, which can be purchased for $69.95, has the fastest print speed (colour) and is a 55ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. The inkjet printer with the slowest print speed (colour) is the HP Photosmart A646, which is a 2.1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is on sale for $74.99.

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 118 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers, which makes this the most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 46 inkjet printers that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making 5760 x 1440 DPI 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.

Of the 329 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 271 out of 329 inkjet printers are inkjet printers 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 inkjets. 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. 69 of their inkjet printer 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. 85.2% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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