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Compare the 10 Best Inkjet PrintersFebruary 2018(Last Updated 13 February 2018)

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The best inket printers on the market, ready for all your colour printing needs
Compare top brands including Epson, HP and Canon
Independent & impartial evaluation of every inkjet printer based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Inkjet Printers We Impartially Analysed: 316 Inkjet Printer Models 16,400 Inkjet Printer Reviews 1,620 Inkjet Printer Prices
To Find the Best Inkjet Printers We Impartially Analysed:
316 Inkjet Printer Models
16,400 Inkjet Printer Reviews
1,620 Inkjet Printer Prices
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#1

90

Canon MG5750

16 Reviews + 3 Awards
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$251.00

Amazon US
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Inkjet
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Sep 2015
The top scoring inkjet under $500, with a reasonable price
#2

90

HP Officejet Pro 6230

36 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$64.99

eBay
600 X 1200 DPI
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Inkjet
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Sep 2015
The best scoring inkjet under $100, with a cheap price
#3

89

HP Officejet Pro 6230

36 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$75.99

eBay
600 X 1200 DPI
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Inkjet
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Jul 2016
An award winning and fully featured 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a reasonable price
#4

88

Canon MX925

125 Reviews + 1 Award
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$156.49

Amazon US
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Inkjet
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
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#5

88

Epson EcoTank ET‑3600

17 Reviews + 1 Award
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$296.98

Amazon US
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jul 2016
A fully featured and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a reasonable price
#6

87

Canon MB2750

3 Reviews
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$209.70

Amazon US
600 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A critically acclaimed and fully featured 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a fair price
#7

87

HP DeskJet 3720

147 Reviews + 1 Award
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$34.00

eBay
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a fair price
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#8

87

HP 200 Mobile

64 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$258.00

Amazon US
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Inkjet
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Apr 2016
An award winning and fully featured 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
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#9

86

HP Officejet Pro 8740

73 Reviews + 1 Award
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$335.00

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Inkjet
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a good price
#10

86

Epson WF‑100

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$199.99

Adorama
5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2017
An award winning and fully featured 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with a good price
#11

86

HP ENVY 5540

914 Reviews
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$155.00

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and positively reviewed 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a good price
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86

HP ENVY 5540

914 Reviews
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$49.99

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Apr 2016
An excellently reviewed and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet
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#13

86

HP Officejet Pro 8710

904 Reviews + 1 Award
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$79.99

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a fair price
#14

86

Epson L310

1 Review + 1 Award
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$249.99

eBay
5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
#15

85

HP Photosmart A646

18 Reviews + 1 Award
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$179.95

eBay
2400 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2017
A fully featured and award winning 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
#16

85

Epson SC‑P800

3 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$1,192.99

Overstock
2880 X 1440 DPI
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Feb 2016
A fully featured and award winning 2880 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
#17

84

HP Officejet Pro 8720

68 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$125.00

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a reasonable price
#18

84

Canon iP2850

220 Reviews
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$55.91

Amazon US
4800 X 600 DPI
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Jan 2016
A fully featured and positively reviewed 4800 x 600 DPI inkjet printer, with a cheap price
#19

84

Canon IP7250

483 Reviews
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$39.99

Amazon US
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
The best scoring inkjet under $50, with an affordable price
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#20

83

Canon iB4020

2 Reviews + 1 Award
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$89.99

Amazon US
600 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2016
An award winning and fully featured 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a cheap price

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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 80%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Logo Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
Epson Inkjet Printers 35 $30 - $1,193 80%
HP Inkjet Printers 26 $34 - $4,190 79%
Other Inkjet Printer Brands 37 $30 - $3,347

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Envy 4520
$44.00
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OfficeJet 3830
$34.99
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Officejet Pro 8720
$125.00
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Officejet Pro 8710
$79.99
$45 cheaper
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$44.00
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$69.99
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IP7250
$39.99
$211 cheaper
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MG5750
$251.00
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EcoTank ET-3600
$296.98
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$71.95
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57% cheaper to
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$125.00
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$79.99
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$189.00
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1500W
$28.99
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L805
$429.99
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$219.00
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$69.99
$85 cheaper
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$155.00
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$284.00
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$365.00
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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 Prices

The price range of inkjet printers is from $28 to $4,190 and in total we found prices for 99 inkjet printers. A new inkjet costs on average $335 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $50 and $527. The cheapest inkjet printer that we found is the Epson 1500W at only $29, and the most expensive is the HP Z3200 at $4,190.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Lexmark inkjet printers is $3,416 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Lexmark inkjet printers start at $3,416 and the most expensive Lexmark inkjet printer costs $3,416.

The second highest average inkjet price out of all brands is HP inkjet printers with an average price of $353. HP inkjet printers range in price from $34 to $4,190.

Epson inkjets range in price from $29 to $1,193, and the average price of Epson inkjets is $325 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 316 expert reviews and 8,803 user reviews for inkjets written online and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. The top rated inkjet brand is Brother with an average rating of 95%. The second best brand is HP with 90% and the third best brand is Canon with 85%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 132 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 16 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new inkjets. Nine new inkjets were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. April was the biggest month in 2016 for new inkjets, with 21 new inkjets released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new inkjet printer releases was September, with 131 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjets drop in price by 29% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new inkjet printer costing $335, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $96.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

We found 80 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, which makes this the most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. The second most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers is 760 x 1440 DPI. We found 80 inkjet printers that are 760 x 1440 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 278 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjets which support colour printing. 95% of inkjet printers are inkjets which support colour printing.

Print Technologies

The most popular print technology amongst new inkjets is Inkjet. We found 267 inkjets that are inkjets that have an Inkjet Print technology. The second most popular print technology amongst new inkjet printers is Laser. We found 5 inkjet printers that are inkjets that have a Laser Print technology.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 132 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest inkjet printer 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 16 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjets?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on inkjets is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 49 inkjets.

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The store that most frequently offered the cheapest price on inkjets is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 37.1% of its inkjets.