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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
#2

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Epson WorkForce Pro WF5190

6 Reviews
PC Mag Editor's Choicetechadvisor.co.uk Gold

$279.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Aug 2016
#3

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

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

$69.00

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Jun 2018
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HP OfficeJet 3830

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

$59.99

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3.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP OfficeJet 200

 

$207.00

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2016
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Canon Pixma iP4200

 

$120.00

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20ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Mar 2017
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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
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

 

$229.99

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
#10

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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 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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HP Designjet T120

 

$269.00

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9.3ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
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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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HP Deskjet 1112

 

$114.00

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5.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jul 2015
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HP OfficeJet 7110

 

$246.99

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8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2013
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Canon MG2520

 

$84.99

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4ppm
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Dec 2016
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HP Officejet Pro 8720

 

$549.00

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20ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Canon MG2550

 

$101.32

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4ppm
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4800 X 600 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP DeskJet 3720

 

$55.43

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson XP4105

 

$94.99

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15ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Oct 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 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 141 $89 - $1,795
86%
187 reviews
#2
HP Inkjet Printers 144 $52 - $5,399
82%
2 reviews
#3
Canon Inkjet Printers 104 $85 - $280
78%
453 reviews
#4
Brother Inkjet Printers 35 $163 - $276
65%
73 reviews

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MG2550
$102.41
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DeskJet 2620
$99.95
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MG2550
$102.41
$186 cheaper
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$288.77
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OfficeJet 7110
$229.99
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IX6850
$282.45
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$222.99
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$187.34
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$48.54
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$84.99
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$102.41
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$59.99
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WF-2750
$249.00
19% faster
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TS3150
$187.34
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Envy 5010
$48.54
$139 cheaper
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WF-2750
$249.00
$150 cheaper
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Officejet Pro 8710
$399.00
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Canon
MG2550
$102.41
Better Kagoo
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Envy 5010
$48.54
$54 cheaper
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Canon
TS3150
$187.34
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$160.52
$27 cheaper
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$276.09
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(colour)
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Envy 5010
$48.54
$228 cheaper
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 9019
$199.00
$41 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
42% faster
print speed
(colour)
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ET-2720
$239.99
Better brand
Three months
newer
Epson
WF-7110
$149.98
$203 cheaper
Better brand
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$352.99
Better Kagoo
Score
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1ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
Epson
XP-960
$222.99
$176 cheaper
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Officejet Pro 8725
$399.00
37% faster
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
$352.99
Better brand
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XP-960
$222.99
$130 cheaper
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$102.41
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$55.69
$47 cheaper
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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

In total we found 83 inkjet printers ranging from $48 to $5,399. On average, a new inkjet costs $512 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $85 and $1,193. The HP Envy 5010 is the cheapest inkjet printer at only $48, and HP DesignJet Z5200 is the most expensive at $5,399.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Xerox inkjet printers with an average price of $2,454. Xerox inkjet printers range in price from $254 to $4,655.

The average price of Epson inkjet printers is $541 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Epson inkjet printers start at $89 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $1,795.

HP inkjet printers start at $48 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs $5,399. The third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is HP inkjet printers with an average price of $533.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 95 expert reviews and 701 user reviews for inkjets and used this information to determine 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 82% and Canon is the third best brand with 78%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 232 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 26 offers. That means eBay is over 8 times bigger than Adorama when it comes to inkjets. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 14 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

The most common period for new inkjets to be released in is between July and September. That means that most of the latest inkjet technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month last year for new inkjet releases was July, with 14 new inkjets released that month. In December 2018, 20 new inkjets were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. 28 new inkjet printers were released in September 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

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

That means that on a typical inkjet printer costing $512 you could save on average $55 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 Pro 477dw, which is a 55ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is priced at $415.00. The HP DesignJet T730, which is available at $2,495.00, has the slowest print speed (colour) and is a 1.36ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet.

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 inkjets, the most common maximum resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 167 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 64 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.

Of the 441 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 380 out of 441 inkjet printers 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 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. 170 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 inkjets by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of inkjet printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's inkjet printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 73.3% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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