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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: 286 Inkjet Printer Models 16,600 Inkjet Printer Reviews 1,610 Inkjet Printer Prices
To Find the Best Inkjet Printers We Impartially Analysed:
286 Inkjet Printer Models
16,600 Inkjet Printer Reviews
1,610 Inkjet Printer Prices
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#1

90

Canon iB4020

2 Reviews + 1 Award
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$89.99

Amazon US
600 X 1200 DPI
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Inkjet
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Jun 2016
The best scoring inkjet printer under $100, with marvellous features
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#2

86

HP DeskJet 1112

198 Reviews
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$36.98

Overstock
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jul 2015
The top scoring inkjet under $50, with a cheap price
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#3

86

Canon MG5750

16 Reviews + 3 Awards
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$158.00

Amazon US
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
The highest scoring inkjet under $500, with a reasonable price
#4

85

HP Officejet Pro 6230

93 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$64.99

eBay
600 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a good price
#5

84

Epson SureColor P800

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$1,113.97

eBay
2880 X 1440 DPI
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May 2015
A best selling and multi award winning 2880 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with great features and a reasonable price
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#6

84

Canon MX925

125 Reviews + 1 Award
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$246.62

Amazon US
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet, with a good price
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84

Epson EcoTank ET‑3600

17 Reviews + 1 Award
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$299.99

Amazon US
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jul 2016
A fully featured and critically acclaimed 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a reasonable price
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#8

84

HP OfficeJet 200

64 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$238.00

eBay
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a reasonable price
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83

HP DeskJet 3720

147 Reviews + 1 Award
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$49.00

eBay
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a good price
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83

Epson WF‑100

17 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$192.50

Amazon US
5760 X 1440 DPI
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Oct 2014
An award winning and fully featured 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer
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83

HP Officejet Pro 8740

73 Reviews + 1 Award
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$335.00

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a good price
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83

Canon iP8750

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$352.00

Amazon US
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Nov 2015
A positively reviewed and fully featured 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet, with a reasonable price
#13

82

Canon IX6850

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$219.00

Amazon US
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Jan 2016
A fully featured and very highly rated 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet, with a reasonable price
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82

HP ENVY 5540

914 Reviews
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$49.99

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A top-rated and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
#15

82

Epson L310

1 Review + 1 Award
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$249.99

eBay
5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with a fair price
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82

HP Officejet Pro 8710

904 Reviews + 1 Award
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$142.37

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
A fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a good price
#17

81

HP Officejet Pro 8720

68 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$169.98

eBay
1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet
#18

81

Canon MX535

155 Reviews + 1 Award
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$237.00

Amazon US
4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
An award winning and fully featured 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet
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81

Canon iP2850

220 Reviews
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$56.30

Amazon US
4800 X 600 DPI
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Jan 2016
A positively reviewed and fully featured 4800 x 600 DPI inkjet
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80

Canon IP7250

483 Reviews
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$39.99

Amazon US
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
A positively reviewed and fully featured 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer

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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 78%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Logo Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
HP Inkjet Printers 28 $37 - $4,190 78%
Epson Inkjet Printers 34 $30 - $1,795 76%
Other Inkjet Printer Brands 31 $30 - $3,416

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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 Printer Prices

Inkjet printers range in price from $28 to $4,190 and in total we found prices for 93 inkjet printers. A new inkjet printer costs on average $337 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $49 and $430. The most expensive inkjet printer that we found is the HP Z3200 at $4,190, and the cheapest is the Epson 1500W at only $29.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

Lexmark inkjets range in price from $1,416 to $3,416, and the average price of Lexmark inkjets is $2,416 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands.

HP inkjet printers start at $35 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $4,190. The second highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is HP inkjet printers with an average price of $367.

The third highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Epson inkjets with an average price of $294. Epson inkjets start at $29 and their most expensive inkjet costs $1,193.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 313 expert reviews and 7,821 user reviews for inkjet printers from across the internet and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. Brother is the top rated inkjet printer brand with an average rating of 95%. HP is the second best brand with 90% and Canon is the third best brand with 85%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 127 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 36 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is Adorama with 16 current inkjet printer offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

Most new inkjet printers tend to be released between February and April. That means that most of the latest inkjet printer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2017 for new inkjet printer releases was February, with nine new inkjets released that month. April was the biggest month in 2016 for new inkjets, with 17 new inkjets released that month. In September 2015 125 new inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

New inkjets drop in price by an average of 28% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new inkjet printer costing $337, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $96.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

We found 75 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers, which makes this the most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 70 inkjets that are 760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making this the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new 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.

The vast majority of the 248 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo are inkjets which support colour printing. 107% of inkjet printers are inkjets which support colour printing.

Print Technologies

Inkjet is the most common print technology amongst new inkjets. We found 235 inkjets that are inkjet printers that have an Inkjet Print technology. The second most frequently found print technology amongst new inkjet printers is LED. We found 3 inkjet printers that are inkjet printers that have an LED Print technology.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

We found 127 current offers for inkjet printers from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is over 3 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 36 current offers for inkjet printers. The third biggest retailer is Adorama with 16 current inkjet printer offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjets?

The cheapest retailer by number of inkjet for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 47 inkjet printers.

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 37% of its inkjet printers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest inkjet printer retailer.