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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 1,400 US prices • 5,400 expert & user reviews • 400 product comparisons • 64 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Canon G1100

$30.00

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5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Canon iB4020

2 Reviews
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$141.51

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5ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Jun 2012
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Epson L805

7 Reviews

$484.99

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38ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2016
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Canon TS3150

25 Reviews
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$300.98

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
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Canon Pixma iP4200

18 Reviews
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$299.99

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20ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Mar 2017
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Kodak Verite 65

83 Reviews

$53.35

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5.1ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson WF 5190

13 Reviews
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$279.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Aug 2016
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Epson SureColor P800

24 Reviews
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$1,049.98

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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 K5400

2 Reviews
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$679.88

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15ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2008
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Epson XP‑540

37 Reviews

$98.09

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9ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2016
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Canon iP8750

105 Reviews
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$414.30

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10.4ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Nov 2015
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

65 Reviews
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$63.95

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
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HP 100

36 Reviews
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$4,786.97

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3.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2014
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Canon G1200

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$179.95

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6ppm
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May 2017
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Brother MFC‑J890DW

$192.30

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23ppm
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Jul 2016
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Canon IP4600

22 Reviews
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$299.99

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6ppm
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Epson WF‑100

15 Reviews
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$299.99

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7ppm
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760 X 1440 DPI
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Oct 2014
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Epson Stylus S21

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HP Designjet T120

6 Reviews
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$299.00

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HP OfficeJet 200

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$49.07

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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 87%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

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Epson Inkjet Printers 101 $64 - $849
87%
576 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 87 $30 - $1,000
82%
3,094 reviews
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HP Inkjet Printers 112 $35 - $16,500
80%
240 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 31 $150 - $331
76%
74 reviews

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Epson
WF-100
$299.99
More popular
Better brand
Better expert
reviews
VS
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HP
OfficeJet 200
$49.07
$251 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 19
months
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Epson
XP-960
$199.99
$214 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
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Canon
iP8750
$414.30
One more award
Faster print
speed (colour)
Two months
newer
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Epson
WF-2750
$63.86
$74 cheaper
Better brand
More popular
VS
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HP
Officejet 6950
$137.97
45% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
WF-2750
$63.86
$101 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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HP
Officejet Pro 6960
$164.50
15.5ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
WF-100
$299.99
Better brand
Expert reviews
are better
VS
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HP
OfficeJet 200
$49.07
$251 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
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HP
DeskJet 3630
$32.99
$87 cheaper
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speed (colour)
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Epson
WF-2630
$119.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Canon
iP8750
$414.30
One more award
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Epson
Expression Photo HD XP-15000
$249.99
$164 cheaper
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Two years newer
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HP
OfficeJet 3830
$59.99
$60 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
WF-2630
$119.99
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$75.00
$145 cheaper
Better brand
21% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Brother
MFC-J5330DW
$219.98
Newer by four
months
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Epson
WF-3620
$289.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$75.00
$214 cheaper
39% faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
DeskJet 3720
$45.08
$244 cheaper
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Score
VS
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Epson
WF-3620
$289.00
Better brand
6ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
WF-2630
$119.99
Better brand
VS
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HP
DeskJet 3720
$45.08
$75 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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1ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
Officejet Pro 6960
$164.50
$125 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
34% faster
print speed
(colour)
VS
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Epson
WF-3620
$289.00
Better brand
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Epson
XP-830
$178.00
Better Kagoo
Score
14% faster
print speed
(colour)
VS
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HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$75.00
$103 cheaper
Better brand
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Epson
WF-3620
$289.00
Better brand
VS
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HP
Officejet Pro 8720
$69.00
$220 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 8715
$169.95
$180 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
36% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
ET-3750
$349.99
Better brand
Seven months
newer
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HP
Officejet Pro 8720
$69.00
$151 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Brother
MFC-J5330DW
$219.98
Four months
newer
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$175.00
$152 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Brother
MFCJ6930
$326.98
8ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
Officejet Pro 8710
$75.00
$275 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
42% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
ET-3750
$349.99
Better brand
Newer by six
months
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Epson
WF-7110
$149.98
$25 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$175.00
Newer by one
year
Faster print
speed (colour)

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 97 inkjets ranging from $27 to $16,500. A new inkjet printer costs on average $579 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $55 and $680. The most expensive inkjet printer that we found is the HP Pro 8216 at $16,500, and the cheapest is the Canon G1100 at only $27.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Xerox inkjet printers is $1,682 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Xerox inkjet printers range in price from $180 to $4,655.

The average price of HP inkjets is $802 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. HP inkjets start at $35 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $16,500.

Epson inkjet printers start at $64 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $849. The third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of $281.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 406 expert reviews and 3,670 user reviews for inkjet printers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top rated inkjet printer brand is Epson with an average rating of 87%. The second best brand is Canon with 82% and the third best brand is HP with 80%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 77 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 28 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 13 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

August to October is the most common period for new inkjet printers to be released in. For the latest inkjet features you may want to consider waiting until August 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current inkjets tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month last year for new inkjet printer releases was August, with 16 new inkjets released that month. Seven new inkjet printers were released in April 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. In 2016 most new inkjets were released in October, with 26 new inkjets released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 31% on average. That means that on a typical inkjet costing $579 you could save on average $181 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.

Comparing all inkjet printers, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of the majority of inkjet printers range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The inkjet with the fastest print speed (colour) is the HP Pagewide 586, which is a 50ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and is priced at $2,299.00. The inkjet printer with the slowest print speed (colour) is the HP DesignJet T730, which is a 1.36ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is priced at $2,599.99.

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 127 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 47 inkjet printers 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.

Of the 346 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 84% of 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 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. 67 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. 87% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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