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Compare the 10 Best Inkjet PrintersDecember 2017(Last Updated 12 December 2017)

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The best inket printers on the market, ready for all your colour printing needs
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Every week we rank the best inkjet printers based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 297 Inkjet Printer Models 4,980 Inkjet Printer Reviews 1,580 Inkjet Printer Prices
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{HP ENVY 7640
$99.99
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#1

90

Officejet Pro 6230

HP Officejet Pro 6230

36 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$49.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
The top rated inkjet printer under $100, with very low running costs
#2

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MX925

Canon MX925

97 Reviews + 1 Award
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$156.49

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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
The highest scoring inkjet under $500, with great features and very low running costs
#3

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Photosmart A646

HP Photosmart A646

18 Reviews + 1 Award
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$185.00

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2400 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Jan 2017
An affordable and very economical to run 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features and an industry award
#4

82

Officejet Pro 8720

HP Officejet Pro 8720

68 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$124.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An award winning and bargain price 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs and good features
#5

81

iB4020

Canon iB4020

2 Reviews + 1 Award
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$141.51

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600 X 1200 DPI
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$0
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A top-value and award winning 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with low running costs and good features
#6

80

WF-100

Epson WF‑100

17 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$199.99

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A low cost and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with two industry awards and good features
#7

79

DeskJet 3720

HP DeskJet 3720

121 Reviews + 1 Award
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$34.00

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An award winning and top-value 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features
#8

79

EcoTank ET-3600

Epson EcoTank ET‑3600

17 Reviews
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$286.98

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Over 5 years
Jul 2016
A very economical to run and positively reviewed 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features and a good price
#10

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Deskjet 3636

HP Deskjet 3636

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$37.99

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Sep 2015
A bargain price and remarkably economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features
#11

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WF-2630

Epson WF‑2630

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$49.48

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
#12

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100

HP 100

43 Reviews + 1 Award
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$60.84

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Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A great value for money and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with average running costs and good features
#13

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OfficeJet 3830

HP OfficeJet 3830

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$39.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A remarkably economical to run and impressive value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
#14

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ENVY 7640

HP ENVY 7640

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$64.95

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Sep 2015
A very economical to run and amazingly good value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
#15

75

Envy 4520

HP Envy 4520

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$40.00

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features
#16

75

WF-2750

Epson WF‑2750

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$47.99

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Sep 2015
An affordable and very economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features
#17

74

OfficeJet Pro 8210

HP OfficeJet Pro 8210

2 Reviews
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$64.00

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Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A bargain price and good spec 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with OK running costs
#18

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ENVY 5540

HP ENVY 5540

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$44.99

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Apr 2016
An affordable and very economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features
#19

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Officejet Pro 8710

HP Officejet Pro 8710

23 Reviews
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$129.90

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Sep 2015
A good value for money and critically acclaimed 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with moderate running costs and good features
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71

MFC-J480

Brother MFC‑J480

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$50.95

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6000 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very popular and very cheap 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features and low running costs

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WF-3620

Epson WF‑3620

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$53.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An economical to run and very good value for money 4800 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with good features

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WF-7620

Epson WF‑7620

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$34.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A top-value and economical to run 4800 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with good features

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Officejet 4655

HP Officejet 4655

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$69.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and cheap 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features

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WF-7110

Epson WF‑7110

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$149.98

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600 X 600 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An economical to run and good value for money 600 x 600 DPI inkjet, with good features

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3110SFNw

Ricoh 3110SFNw

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$150.15

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3600 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An affordable and good spec 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with moderate running costs

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MFC-J4620

Brother MFC‑J4620

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$140.80

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A cheap and good spec 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with moderate running costs

68

6230 ePrinter

HP 6230 ePrinter

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$75.99

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Over 5 years
Jul 2014
An affordable and good spec 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs

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WF-2510

Epson WF‑2510

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$76.13

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and low cost 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with good features

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OfficeJet 200

HP OfficeJet 200

50 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$199.99

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and good spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only moderate value for money

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Mfc-j6920

Brother Mfc‑j6920

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$275.10

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and good value for money 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs

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203dpi

Zebra 203dpi

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$219.99

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Sep 2015
A best selling and good value for money Direct thermal Print technology inkjet, with good features

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XP-960

Epson XP‑960

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$222.99

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A cheap and good spec 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs

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Verite 65

Kodak Verite 65

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$89.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An economical to run and low cost 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features

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G1100

Canon G1100

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$75.00

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A bargain price and good spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer

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XP-8500

Epson XP‑8500

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$199.99

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Over 5 years
May 2016
A good spec and low cost 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with average running costs

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Mfc-j6720

Brother Mfc‑j6720

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$227.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A cheap and good spec 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with satisfactory running costs

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XP-630

Epson XP‑630

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$90.00

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An economical to run but only average value for money 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with good features

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DeskJet 3630

HP DeskJet 3630

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$100.00

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and extremely economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only moderate value for money

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MFC-J5620DW

Brother MFC‑J5620DW

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$180.00

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Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A good spec but middle of the road value for money 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs

58

L310

Epson L310

1 Review + 1 Award
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$249.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An award winning and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with good features but representing poor value for money

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XP-860

Epson XP‑860

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$199.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec but moderate value for money 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with OK running costs

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MFC-J4620DW

Brother MFC‑J4620DW

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$129.79

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1200 X 600 DPI
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Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A good spec but moderate value for money 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with moderate running costs

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Pro100

Canon Pro100

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$299.00

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Over 5 years
Nov 2015
An economical to run and good spec 4800 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only moderate value for money

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ET-2550

Epson ET‑2550

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$219.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, but representing only average value for money

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Officejet 5740

HP Officejet 5740

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$142.99

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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and economical to run 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, but representing only average value for money

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QL-1060N

Brother QL‑1060N

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$239.75

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A good spec but average value for money LED Print technology inkjet printer

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ET-2650

Epson ET‑2650

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$229.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, but representing only moderate value for money

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XP-830

Epson XP‑830

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$99.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, but representing not very good value for money

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3110SFN

Ricoh 3110SFN

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$207.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec but only moderate value for money 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with average running costs

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Mfc-j680dw

Brother Mfc‑j680dw

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$144.38

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Over 5 years
Mar 2016
A good spec and very popular 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs but representing poor value for money

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SC-P800

Epson SC‑P800

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$1,192.99

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2880 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An award winning and good spec 2880 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with satisfactory running costs but representing poor value for money

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ENVY 5540

HP ENVY 5540

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$155.00

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and good spec 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing not very good value for money

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ET-3750

Epson ET‑3750

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$349.99

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Over 5 years
Apr 2016
A good spec and very economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, but representing inferior value for money

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WF-5190

Epson WF‑5190

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$279.99

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec but inferior value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs

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Officejet Pro 8725

HP Officejet Pro 8725

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$240.95

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec but not very good value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with average running costs

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PRO WF-6090

Epson PRO WF‑6090

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$399.00

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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An average spec and poor value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with OK running costs

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MFC-J5330DW

Brother MFC‑J5330DW

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$199.99

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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A not very good value for money and average spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with OK running costs

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MFC-J4420DW

Brother MFC‑J4420DW

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$183.98

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Jan 2016
A not very good value for money and middle of the road spec 1200 x 600 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs

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ET-4550

Epson ET‑4550

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$568.88

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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
The top rated inkjet under $1,000, but representing inferior value for money

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1500W

Epson 1500W

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$486.87

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Sep 2015
An economical to run but only middle of the road spec 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, representing poor value for money

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Officejet 7510

HP Officejet 7510

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$223.99

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Sep 2015
An average spec and poor value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with OK running costs

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Find out how inkjet printer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their inkjet printers. Click on a link to compare all inkjet printers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
HP logo HP Inkjet Printers 30 $30 - $3,900 76%
Epson logo Epson Inkjet Printers 25 $35 - $1,193 80%
Other brands Other Inkjet Printer Brands 28 $29 - $2,213

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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

The price range of inkjet printers is from $29 to $3,900 and in total we found prices for 82 inkjet printers. A new inkjet costs on average $375 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $48 and $750. The HP Z3200 is the most expensive inkjet printer that we found at $3,900, and the Canon MG2520 is the cheapest at only $29.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Lexmark inkjet printers with an average price of $1,896. Lexmark inkjet printers start at $1,578 and the most expensive Lexmark inkjet printer costs $2,213.

The average price of HP inkjet printers is $465 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. HP inkjet printers start at $30 and the most expensive HP inkjet printer costs $3,900.

Epson inkjet printers range in price from $35 to $1,193, and the third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of $303.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 208 expert reviews and 4,701 user reviews for inkjets available online and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of inkjet. Brother is the top rated inkjet brand with an average rating of 89%. Canon is the second best brand with 85% and Epson is the third best brand with 73%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 148 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest inkjet retailer is Amazon US with 61 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon US when it comes to inkjets. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 31 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any clear trend in the release month for new inkjet printers. 20 new inkjet printers were released in April 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new inkjet releases was September, with 131 new inkjets released that month. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new inkjets, with 18 new inkjets released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, inkjets drop in price by 32%. That means that on a typical inkjet printer costing $375 you could save on average $119 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

760 x 1440 DPI is the most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 78 inkjet printers that are 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers. We found 75 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, making this the second most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers.

Colour Printing

This indicates whether the inkjet printer is capable of printing in colour, or whether it's limited to black and white only.

The vast majority of the 270 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo are inkjet printers which support colour printing. 255 out of 270 inkjet printers are inkjet printers which support colour printing.

Print Technologies

Amongst new inkjet printers, the most frequently found print technology is Inkjet. We found 257 inkjet printers that are inkjet printers that have an Inkjet Print technology. We found 5 inkjet printers that are inkjets that have a Laser Print technology, making this the second most popular print technology amongst new inkjet printers.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

We found 148 current offers for inkjet printers from eBay making it the biggest inkjet retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 61 current offers for inkjet printers. The third biggest retailer is Adorama with 31 current inkjet offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjet Printers?

With the cheapest price on 73 inkjets, eBay is most frequently the cheapest inkjet store.

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of inkjet printer for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 49.3% of its inkjets.

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