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HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

 
Supports colour printing Big standard input capacity  Wi‑Fi 
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity
Wi‑Fi

$165.02

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
#2

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HP OfficeJet 250

 
Supports colour printing Wi‑Fi 
Supports colour printing
Wi‑Fi

$169.99

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Apr 2019
#3

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

 
Fast print speed (colour)  Supports colour printing Big standard input capacity 
Fast print speed (colour)
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity

$74.99

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18ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2018
#4

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HP Officejet Pro 6230

 
Supports colour printing Wi‑Fi  Supports borderless printing
Supports colour printing
Wi‑Fi
Supports borderless printing

$77.63

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
#5

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Canon PIXMA TR150

8 Reviews
in.pcmag.com Editor's Choice

$199.98

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5.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 2020
#6

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Epson SureColor P800

33 Reviews

$895.00

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3ppm
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2880 X 1440 DPI
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May 2015
#7

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HP OfficeJet Pro

 

$49.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 2016
#8

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HP OfficeJet Pro 7740

 

$219.99

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19ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP OfficeJet 200

 

$198.05

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2016
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HP Tango X

 

$169.99

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8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2017
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HP OfficeJet 3830

 

$85.00

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
#12

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HP Envy 7640

 

$118.00

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9ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Envy 5640

 

$67.34

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8ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Envy 5010

 

$69.39

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017
#15

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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 OfficeJet 7110

 

$249.90

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8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2013
#17

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HP OfficeJet Pro 9016

 

$109.99

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
#18

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Epson WorkForce Pro WF5190

14 Reviews

$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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HP PageWide Pro 477dw

 

$525.00

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40ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Dec 2018

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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.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
HP Inkjet Printers 156 $52 - $2,495
86%
186 reviews
#2
Epson Inkjet Printers 154 $100 - $14,900
82%
272 reviews
#3
Canon Inkjet Printers 111 $53 - $824
78%
4,147 reviews
#4
Brother Inkjet Printers 40 $163 - $353
65%
73 reviews

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XP-960
$222.99
$235 cheaper
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A lot faster
print speed
(colour)
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iP8750
$458.48
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$219.99
$133 cheaper
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MFC-J6930
$352.93
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speed (colour)
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$219.99
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TS3151
$297.01
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Wi-Fi
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Envy 5010
$69.39
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Tango X
$169.99
$29 cheaper
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$199.00
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L805
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iP8750
$458.48
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$136.00
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TS3150
$297.01
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Envy 5010
$69.39
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$136.00
$69 cheaper
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$205.00
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$249.90
$209 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Canon
iP8750
$458.48
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newer
19% faster
print speed
(colour)
HP
OfficeJet Pro 9010
$119.98
$79 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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PIXMA TR150
$199.00
One more award
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$895.00
Five more
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iP8750
$458.48
$437 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
42% faster
print speed
(colour)
HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$219.99
$238 cheaper
Better brand
Faster print
speed (colour)
VS
Canon
iP8750
$458.48
Better Kagoo
Score
Two months
newer
HP
Tango X
$169.99
$35 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
VS
Epson
ET-2720
$205.00
Better Kagoo
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years
Better brand
HP
Envy 5010
$69.39
$31 cheaper
23% faster
print speed
(colour)
VS
Epson
XP-4100
$99.98
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
Better brand
Canon
PIXMA TR150
$199.00
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Newer by 11
months
VS
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OfficeJet 250
$169.99
$29 cheaper
Better brand
Faster print
speed (colour)
Epson
WF-2010W
$362.11
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot faster
print speed
(colour)
VS
HP
Envy 5010
$69.39
$293 cheaper
Five years
newer
HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
$219.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Faster print
speed (colour)
VS
Epson
ET-2720
$205.00
$15 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Better brand
Brother
MFC-J6930
$352.93
$106 cheaper
A lot faster
print speed
(colour)
VS
Canon
iP8750
$458.48
Better Kagoo
Score
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Two months
newer
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$219.99
Better Kagoo
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speed (colour)
VS
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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.

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 Prices

We currently list 90 inkjets ranging from $49 to $14,900. On average, a new inkjet costs $579 and 80% of inkjets are priced between $80 and $824. The Epson SureColor F2100 is the most expensive inkjet printer that we found at $14,900, and the HP OfficeJet Pro is the cheapest at only $50.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

Xerox inkjet printers start at $254 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $4,655. The average price of Xerox inkjet printers is $2,454 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands.

The average price of Epson inkjet printers is $1,005 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Epson inkjet printers range in price from $100 to $14,900.

HP inkjets range in price from $50 to $2,495, and the third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is HP inkjets with an average price of $381.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 388 expert reviews and 4,385 user reviews for inkjets and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top three inkjet printer brands are HP, Epson and Canon. HP has an average rating of 86%, Epson has an average rating of 82% and Canon has an average rating of 78%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 160 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is over 5 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Adorama for whom we found 30 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 15 current inkjet printer offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

February to April is the most common period for new inkjet printers to be released in. 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. February was the biggest month last year for new inkjet printers, with seven new inkjet printers released that month. In 2019 most new inkjet printers were released in April, with 37 new inkjet printers released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new inkjet printer releases was December, with 22 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjets 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 $59 on a typical $579 new inkjet 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 inkjets, 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 Pro 750d, which is a 75ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and can be purchased for $799.99. The Canon PIXMA PRO-1, which currently retails for $824.00, 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.

4800 x 1200 DPI is the most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 183 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 70 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.

The vast majority of the 479 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 415 inkjet printers out of 479 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 Inkjets?

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. 101 of their inkjet printer 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. 63.1% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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