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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 4,000 US prices • 850 expert & user reviews • 510 product comparisons • 19 industry awards • Score breakdown
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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

$219.95

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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 200

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

$249.99

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2016
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HP Envy 7640

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

$129.00

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9ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

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

$76.63

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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 Pro 6230

 

$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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Epson WorkForce Pro WF5190

6 Reviews

$279.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Aug 2016
#8

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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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HP Tango X

 

$166.00

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8ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2017
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HP DeskJet 3630

 

$76.03

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6ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9010

 

$139.99

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18ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2018
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Epson 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 Envy 4502

 
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5.2ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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HP Deskjet 1000 J110a

 

$87.99

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5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Aug 2013
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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 XP‑4100

 

$93.00

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Jul 2019
#18

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Epson EcoTank ET4700

 

$299.99

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15ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Dec 2017
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HP Deskjet 2132

 

$129.95

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5.5ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2016
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HP Designjet T120

 

$289.00

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9.3ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016

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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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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 84%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Epson Inkjet Printers 148 $68 - $1,599
84%
201 reviews
#2
Canon Inkjet Printers 109 $70 - $729
78%
473 reviews
#3
Brother Inkjet Printers 40 $163 - $275
65%
73 reviews
#4
HP Inkjet Printers 155 $52 - $5,399
41%
4 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

In total we found 93 inkjets ranging from $49 to $5,399. On average, a new inkjet printer costs $463 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $84 and $839. The HP DesignJet Z5200 is the most expensive inkjet printer that we found at $5,399, and the HP Envy 5010 is the cheapest at only $50.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

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

Epson inkjet printers range in price from $68 to $1,599, and the average price of Epson inkjet printers is $491 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands.

The average price of HP inkjet printers is $460 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands. HP inkjet printers range in price from $50 to $5,399.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 133 expert reviews and 701 user reviews for inkjets and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. Epson is the top rated inkjet printer brand with an average rating of 83%. Canon is the second best brand with 78% and Brother is the third best brand with 65%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 214 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Adorama with 27 offers. That means eBay is over 7 times bigger than Adorama when it comes to inkjet printers. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 14 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

We looked at the release dates for new inkjets over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any noticeable trend. The biggest month last year for new inkjet releases was April, with 37 new inkjet printers released that month. December was the biggest month in 2018 for new inkjet printers, with 20 new inkjet printers released that month. In 2017 most new inkjet printers were released in September, with 29 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

New inkjets drop in price by an average of 11% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical inkjet printer costing $463 you could save on average $50 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.

The print speeds (colour) of inkjets range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of the majority of inkjets range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The inkjet with the fastest print speed (colour) is the HP Pagewide Pro 552DW, which is a 50ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and sells for $549.00. The Canon PIXMA PRO-1, which is available at $729.00, has the slowest print speed (colour) and is a 1ppm 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.

The most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 177 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 66 inkjets 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 470 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 378 inkjets out of 470 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 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. 145 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. 67.8% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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