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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 6,300 US prices • 6,100 expert & user reviews • 440 product comparisons • 65 industry awards • Score breakdown
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

68 Reviews
PC Mag - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Recommended

$49.99

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
600 x 1200
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Oct 2016
#2

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HP OfficeJet 3830

$49.99

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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86

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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
#4

86

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HP DeskJet 3720

$40.00

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
#5

86

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HP Envy 5010

$56.20

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017
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85

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

$74.99

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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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83

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HP Tango X

$199.99

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8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2017
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83

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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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83

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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
#10

82

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Epson XP6000

$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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82

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HP Officejet 5740

$69.00

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8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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81

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Epson EcoTank ET2720

$199.00

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2019
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HP Deskjet 3550

$60.00

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
2400x1200
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Dec 2999
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Canon IX6850

106 Reviews

$175.19

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10.4ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Jan 2016
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Epson XP960

$222.99

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8.5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Canon PIXMA G1200

4 Reviews
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$149.00

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6ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2017
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HP DeskJet 2622

$40.00

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5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2017
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80

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HP DesignJet T520

$1,000.00

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9ppm
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Nov 2017
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80

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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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Sep 2015
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Epson WF7110DTW

$149.98

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2014

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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 121 $80 - $9,800
83%
271 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 101 $142 - $456
79%
4,529 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 34 $119 - $275
65%
73 reviews

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Epson
ET-7750
$649.99
Better brand
More popular
39% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Canon
PIXMA PRO-10S
$465.87
$184 cheaper
Two months
newer
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HP
OfficeJet 7110
$149.99
$25 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
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Canon
IX6850
$175.19
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
XP-960
$222.99
More popular
Better brand
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Canon
IX6850
$175.19
$48 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by five
months
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HP
OfficeJet 3830
$49.99
$167 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
WF-2630
$216.93
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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HP
DeskJet 3630
$40.00
$177 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
WF-2630
$216.93
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Epson
XP352
$254.19
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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HP
Envy 5010
$56.20
$198 cheaper
Newer by 11
months
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
SureColor P800
$1,192.99
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Five more
awards
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HP
Designjet T120
$409.00
$784 cheaper
Newer by 17
months
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Canon
TS3150
$321.35
One more award
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Epson
XP352
$254.19
$67 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Canon
IX6850
$175.19
$24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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HP
Officejet Pro 7720
$199.00
A lot faster
print speed
(colour)
Better brand
Two months
newer
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Canon
TS3150
$321.35
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
One more award
VS
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HP
Envy 5030
$60.10
$261 cheaper
Newer by five
months
Better brand
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Epson
XP352
$254.19
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
25% faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
Envy 5030
$60.10
$194 cheaper
Three months
newer
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HP
DeskJet 3630
$40.00
$281 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
Better brand
VS
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Canon
TS3150
$321.35
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Newer by one
year
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Epson
ET-7700
$549.99
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
4.9ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
VS
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Canon
PIXMA PRO-10S
$465.87
$84 cheaper
More popular
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HP
Envy 4520
$45.00
$65 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Brother
MFC-J480
$109.99
Faster print
speed (colour)
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HP
Envy 4520
$45.00
$65 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Brother
MFC-J480
$109.99
Better Kagoo
Score
3.2ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
WF-7110
$149.98
$49 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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HP
Officejet Pro 7720
$199.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 18
months
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Canon
TS3150
$321.35
One more award
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HP
Tango X
$199.99
$121 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Epson
WF-7110
$149.98
$105 cheaper
Better brand
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$255.00
Better Kagoo
Score
One year newer
1ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Canon
TS3150
$321.35
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
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HP
Envy 5010
$56.20
$265 cheaper
Newer by 13
months
Faster print
speed (colour)
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$255.00
Better brand
36% faster
print speed
(colour)
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XP-960
$222.99
$32 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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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

Inkjets range in price from $39 to $9,800 and in total we found prices for 81 inkjets. The average price of a new inkjet is $502 and the 80% of inkjets are priced between $59 and $550. The HP DeskJet 2622 is the cheapest inkjet at only $40, and Epson SureColor F2100 is the most expensive at $9,800.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

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

The second highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of $681. Epson inkjet printers start at $80 and their most expensive inkjet costs $9,800.

The third highest average inkjet price out of all brands is HP inkjets with an average price of $376. HP inkjets start at $40 and their most expensive inkjet costs $5,399.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 398 expert reviews and 4,756 user reviews for inkjets and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. HP is the top rated inkjet printer brand with an average rating of 86%. Epson is the second best brand with 83% and Canon is the third best brand with 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 268 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Adorama for whom we found 141 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 15 current inkjet printer offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

The most common period for new inkjets to be released in is between July and September. If you want the latest inkjet printer technology you may want to consider waiting until July 2020. 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 in 2019 for new inkjet releases was July, with nine new inkjet printers released that month. In August 2018, 17 new inkjets were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. 21 new inkjets were released in September 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjets drop in price by 11% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical inkjet costing $502 you could save on average $57 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.

Across the range of inkjet printers, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of most inkjet printers range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The HP Pagewide Pro 552DW, which currently retails for $549.00, has the fastest print speed (colour) and is a 50ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer. The inkjet printer with the slowest print speed (colour) is the HP Envy 5030, which is a 3ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and currently retails for $58.57.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

4800 x 1200 DPI is the most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 149 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets. We found 58 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making this the second most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets.

Wi-Fis

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

Of the 398 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 85% of 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 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. 218 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. 81.3% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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