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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 6,200 US prices • 6,100 expert & user reviews • 440 product comparisons • 64 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP OfficeJet 3830

$45.00

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

$69.99

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
2400 x 1200
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Jun 2018
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HP Deskjet 1112

$49.99

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5.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jul 2015
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

68 Reviews
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$50.00

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
600 x 1200
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Oct 2016
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Epson XP‑6000

$119.00

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8.2ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Oct 2016
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HP Officejet Pro 8710

$80.00

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27ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Envy 5010

$45.00

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017
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Epson WF2750DWF

$45.99

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4.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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85

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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
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84

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Epson WF‑7620

$56.99

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10ppm
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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP OfficeJet 200

105 Reviews
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$150.00

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2016
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HP DeskJet 3630

$40.00

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6ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP DeskJet 3720

$44.75

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Officejet 5740

$89.99

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8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Envy 4520

$45.00

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6.8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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HP DeskJet 2130

$44.95

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5.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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HP Officejet 4655

$49.99

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6.8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Deskjet 3636

$44.99

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6ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Deskjet 3550

$60.00

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3.5ppm
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Dec 2999
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Epson XP‑830

$135.00

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32ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015

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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 127 $40 - $5,399
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 120 $46 - $1,145
83%
275 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 98 $142 - $700
79%
4,498 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 34 $80 - $300
66%
74 reviews

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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$129.99
$335 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot faster
print speed
(colour)
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WF-7710DWF
$465.24
Three years
newer
More popular
Better brand
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Canon
TS3150
$298.06
More popular
One more award
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Deskjet 2632
$50.80
$247 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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OfficeJet 7110
$149.99
$19 cheaper
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Canon
IX6850
$169.25
Better Kagoo
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Three years
newer
Faster print
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Epson
XP-960
$222.99
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Canon
IX6850
$169.25
$54 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Canon
MG2550
$47.89
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DeskJet 2130
$44.95
$3 cheaper
Better brand
1.5ppm faster
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OfficeJet 3830
$40.49
$49 cheaper
Better brand
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Epson
WF-2630
$89.90
Better Kagoo
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HP
DeskJet 3630
$40.00
$50 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
WF-2630
$89.90
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Canon
MG5750
$149.72
More popular
Three more
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Faster print
speed (colour)
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HP
Envy 5010
$45.00
$105 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Two years newer
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HP
Envy 5640
$225.00
Better brand
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Canon
MG5750
$149.72
$75 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Three more
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HP
OfficeJet 3830
$40.49
$6 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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WF-2750
$45.99
19% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Officejet Pro 8710
$80.00
$320 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Epson
ET-3750
$399.99
Newer by four
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SureColor P800
$799.00
Better Kagoo
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More popular
Five more
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HP
Designjet T120
$399.00
$400 cheaper
Newer by 18
months
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
XP-830
$135.00
More popular
Better brand
14% faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$80.00
$55 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
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Epson
WF-2750
$45.99
$104 cheaper
Better brand
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Canon
MG5750
$149.72
Better Kagoo
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More popular
Three more
awards
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Canon
MG5750
$149.72
Better Kagoo
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More popular
Three more
awards
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HP
Envy 5030
$70.40
$79 cheaper
18 months newer
Better brand
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 8715
$349.00
$51 cheaper
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ET-3750
$399.99
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$149.98
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$20 cheaper
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$45.99
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Officejet Pro 8710
$80.00
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$99.98
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$149.72
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$247.45
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Envy 5030
$70.40
$177 cheaper
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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 98 inkjets ranging from $39 to $5,399. A new inkjet printer costs on average $328 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $50 and $496. The HP DeskJet 2622 is the cheapest inkjet at only $40, and HP DesignJet Z5200 is the most expensive at $5,399.

Inkjet Printer 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 brands.

The average price of HP inkjets is $305 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet brands. HP inkjets range in price from $40 to $5,399.

Epson inkjets range in price from $46 to $1,145, and the third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Epson inkjets with an average price of $286.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 409 expert reviews and 4,719 user reviews for inkjet printers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. The top three inkjet printer brands are HP, Epson and Canon. HP has an average rating of 86%, Epson has an average rating of 83% and Canon has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 277 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 151 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Target is the third biggest retailer with 19 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

The most common period for new inkjets to be released in is between July and September. For the latest inkjet features you may be best waiting until July 2020. Also the price of the current inkjets may drop off just before the latest models are released in July. Eight new inkjet printers were released in July 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. August was the biggest month in 2018 for new inkjet printers, with 16 new inkjet printers released that month. In 2017 most new inkjet printers were released in September, with 20 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 14%.

That means that on a typical inkjet printer costing $328 you could save on average $46 by waiting 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.

The print speeds (colour) of inkjet printers 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 $649.99, 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 Canon PIXMA PRO-1, which is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and can be purchased for $700.00.

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 145 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, which makes 4800 x 1200 DPI the most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 57 inkjet printers that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers, making 5760 x 1440 DPI the second most popular 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 394 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 335 out of 394 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 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. 219 of their inkjet 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 inkjet printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of inkjet prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's inkjet prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 79.1% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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