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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 4,700 US prices • 6,200 expert & user reviews • 490 product comparisons • 65 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

68 Reviews
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$77.63

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
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HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

 

$189.00

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19ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

 

$129.95

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
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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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HP Deskjet 1112

 

$59.95

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Jul 2015
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HP OfficeJet 3830

 

$60.00

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Sep 2015
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Epson SureColor P800

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$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 8210

 

$63.71

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Jun 2018

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8022

 

$139.99

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10ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
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HP DeskJet 3630

 

$59.99

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6ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9019

 

$374.99

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2019
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HP Designjet T120

 

$269.00

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9.3ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
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HP Officejet Pro 8710

 

$317.28

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27ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9010

 

$250.29

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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HP Deskjet 3550

 
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HP OfficeJet 200

 

$287.40

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May 2016
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HP DeskJet 2130

 

$63.83

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5.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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HP DeskJet 3720

 

$63.83

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4ppm
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HP PageWide Pro 477dw

 

$449.99

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55ppm
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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 143 $52 - $5,399
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 140 $139 - $1,795
83%
272 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 103 $59 - $800
78%
4,521 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 35 $163 - $275
65%
73 reviews

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MG2550
$103.92
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$246.95
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IX6850
$312.68
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TS3150
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XP-960
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$374.99
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SureColor P800
$1,192.99
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Designjet T120
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WF-2750
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TS3150
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Envy 5010
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WF-2750
$299.99
$17 cheaper
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Officejet Pro 8710
$316.57
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TS3150
$439.10
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DeskJet 2622
$74.96
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TS3150
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Officejet Pro 7720
$279.99
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$257.21
$118 cheaper
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ET-2720
$375.00
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WF-7110
$149.98
$39 cheaper
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$189.00
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TS3150
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$222.99
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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 Printer Prices

In total we found 75 inkjet printers ranging from $48 to $5,399. The average price of a new inkjet is $521 and the 80% of inkjets are priced between $78 and $925. The HP Envy 5010 is the cheapest inkjet printer at only $49, and HP DesignJet Z5200 is the most expensive at $5,399.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

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

The average price of HP inkjets is $549 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet brands. HP inkjets start at $49 and their most expensive inkjet costs $5,399.

The average price of Epson inkjet printers is $468 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Epson inkjet printers range in price from $139 to $1,795.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 407 expert reviews and 4,740 user reviews for inkjets and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of inkjet. HP is the top rated inkjet brand with an average rating of 86%. Epson is the second best brand with 83% and Canon is the third best brand with 78%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 256 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 27 offers. That means eBay is over 9 times bigger than Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Target is the third biggest retailer with 17 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any clear pattern in the release month for new inkjets. The biggest month last year for new inkjet releases was July, with 14 new inkjet printers released that month. In December 2018, 20 new inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. 22 new inkjets were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjet printers drop in price by 10% in the first 6 months after release.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $51 on a typical $521 new inkjet printer 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 477dw, which is on sale for $449.99, has the fastest print speed (colour) and is a 55ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. The Canon PIXMA PRO-1, which sells for $800.00, has the slowest print speed (colour) and is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

Amongst new inkjet printers, the most frequently found maximum resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 166 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 63 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers.

Wi-Fis

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

The vast majority of the 438 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 376 out of 438 inkjets 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 Inkjet Printers?

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. 201 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 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. 78.5% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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