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HP OfficeJet 250

760 Reviews
computershopper.com Editor's Choiceitpro.co.uk RecommendedExpert Reviews Recommended

$169.99

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Apr 2019
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HP Officejet 200 Mobile

118 Reviews
computershopper.com Editor's Choice

$204.99

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Feb 2017
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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
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

 
Supports colour printing Big standard input capacity  Big standard output capacity 
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity
Big standard output capacity

$63.82

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18ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2018
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HP OfficeJet Pro

 

$129.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 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 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 Envy 7640

 

$109.00

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9ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson Expression Photo HD XP‑15000

 

$349.99

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29ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2017
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Epson SureColor P800

576 Reviews

$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 9016

 

$109.99

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
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Epson WorkForce WF7110

 

$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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Epson Expression XP4105

 

$69.99

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15ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2019
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Epson Expression XP‑4100

 

$99.98

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2019
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Epson XP960

 

$222.99

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28ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson WF‑8010DW

 

$118.86

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24ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2014
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Canon IB4020

2 Reviews

$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 WorkForce Pro WF5190

16 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 OfficeJet 3830

 

$70.00

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015

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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 86%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Epson Inkjet Printers 154 $70 - $13,995
86%
858 reviews
#2
HP Inkjet Printers 156 $64 - $2,495
81%
1,015 reviews
#3
Canon Inkjet Printers 112 $55 - $753
78%
9,214 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 40 $163 - $660
65%
73 reviews

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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

The price range of inkjet printers is from $55 to $13,995 and in total we found prices for 94 inkjet printers. A new inkjet printer costs on average $602 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $100 and $999. The cheapest inkjet printer that we found is the Canon MG2550S at only $55, and the most expensive is the Epson SureColor F2100 at $13,995.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

Xerox inkjets start at $254 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $4,655. The highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Xerox inkjets with an average price of $2,454.

Epson inkjets range in price from $70 to $13,995, and the average price of Epson inkjets is $1,043 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet brands.

HP inkjet printers range in price from $64 to $2,495, and the average price of HP inkjet printers is $426 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet printer brands.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 498 expert reviews and 10,765 user reviews for inkjet printers and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. Epson is the top rated inkjet printer brand with an average rating of 86%. HP is the second best brand with 81% and Canon is the third best brand with 78%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 145 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 27 offers. That means eBay is over 5 times bigger than Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 15 current 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 technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. February was the biggest month in 2020 for new inkjets, with seven new inkjets released that month. The biggest month in 2019 for new inkjet releases was April, with 39 new inkjets released that month. In 2018 most new inkjet printers were released in December, with 21 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

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

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $61 on a typical $602 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.

Across the range of inkjets, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of the majority of inkjets range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The inkjet printer with the fastest print speed (colour) is the HP E58650DN, which is a 50ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and is priced at $1,599.99. The inkjet with the slowest print speed (colour) is the Canon PIXMA PRO-1, which is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is on sale for $550.00.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

The most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjets is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 195 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets. The second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers is 5760 x 1440 DPI. We found 69 inkjet printers that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets.

Wi-Fis

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

The vast majority of the 480 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 411 inkjets out of 480 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 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 inkjets. 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. 89 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 inkjets 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. 61.4% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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