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Should You Buy an Epson Inkjet Printer?

Updated 20 October 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an Epson Inkjet Printer?

Epson is one of the most popular inkjet printer brands as well as being well known for its projectors, scanners and photo printers.

If you are thinking about buying an Epson inkjet printer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of inkjet printer brands is compiled by analysing over 6,100 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 430+ inkjet printers.

Epson are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $27 for the XP-860 which has a print speed (colour) of 7.2ppm and is a 5760 x 1440 inkjet printer and go up to $1,193 for the SureColor P800 which has a print speed (colour) of 3ppm and is a 2880 x 1440 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Epson inkjet printer is $268.

Epson are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning inkjet printers.

Is Epson the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?

So are Epson inkjet printers any good? We give every inkjet printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all inkjet printers we are able to impartially rank all the inkjet printer brands.

Epson is ranked the No. 2 best inkjet printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Epson is the 2nd best inkjet printer brand out there.

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
186 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
275 reviews
#3
Japan
83%
83%
4,518 reviews
#4
Japan
72%
72%
74 reviews
#5
Ricoh
59%
59%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
56%
56%
0 reviews
#7
Lexmark
United States
52%
52%
3 reviews
#8
Zebra
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Epson inkjet printers compare to the other inkjet printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All inkjet printer Brands
Epson Inkjet Printers

There's a wide selection of Epson inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with 20 Epson inkjet printers currently on the market in the US. Epson also have better reviews than the typical inkjet printer brand, with the average rating of a Epson inkjet printer being 83%.

The average review score for a Epson inkjet printer is 83%.

Epson have a number of great features including EcoTank and Epson Connect which sets them apart from the competition.

Epson inkjet printers tend to be cheaper than most other inkjet printer brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$279
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,099
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$268
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $172,999
Price Distribution of Epson Inkjet Printers

What Do the Epson Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Epson inkjet printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Epson and then compared this to the other inkjet printer brands.

Epson logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
20
4 stars
23
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
140
4 stars
39
3 stars
8
2 stars
8
1 star
9
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its inkjet printers than most other inkjet printer brands.

Over 93% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Epson inkjet printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 81% respectively across all Inkjet Printer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Epson inkjet printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other inkjet printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Epson HP Brother Ricoh
Expert Reviews logo
87%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
12 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
81%
14 reviews
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
85%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
79%
10 reviews
76%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
82%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
72%
9 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
8 reviews
komputer.dk logo
72%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
74%
7 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
88%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
60%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
52 reviews
74%
15 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
77%
188 reviews
82%
44 reviews
81%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
52%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Inkjet Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 12 industry awards for Epson inkjet printers. The table below compares the number of awards given to Epson to other popular inkjet printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Epson has won 12 awards for its inkjet printers.

Compare all award winning inkjet printers

Number of Awards Canon Epson HP Brother Ricoh
Expert Reviews logo
10
1
1
1
PC Mag logo
1
1
2
1
computershopper.com logo
2
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
Trusted Reviews logo
4
itpro.co.uk logo
3
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
alphr.com logo
2
hardware.info logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
1
druckerchannel.de logo
2
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
stuff.tv logo
1
photoreview.com.au logo
1
ztop.com.br logo
1
pcpro.co.uk logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
Other Expert Sites
4
2
Total
41
12
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Epson Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 6,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson inkjet printers. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the majority of Epson inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think Epson inkjet printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Epson inkjet printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Epson inkjet printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The printer is sturdy without rocking a desk
Bhphotovideo.com
sturdy printer does everything a home office or small business printer needs to do
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

Not for those looking for a heavy duty printer or for someone who cares about high image quality
techradar.com/au/
The drawers feel heavy duty
Bhphotovideo.com

Features to Look Out For On Epson Inkjet Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Epson inkjet printers that set them apart from the competition. These include EcoTank and Epson Connect.

Epson EcoTank

Epson inkjet printers that feature EcoTank include the Epson ET2750 ($249), the Epson EcoTank ET4700 ($244) and the Epson ET2700 ($220).

Epson Connect

Epson inkjet printers that feature Epson Connect include the Epson EcoTank ET2710 ($327) and the Epson ET4750 ($498).

Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink

Epson inkjet printers that feature DURABrite Ultra Ink include the Epson WF2750 ($46).

What is the Best High End Epson Inkjet Printer?

Epson ET2750

$249.00
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Epson ET2750
5760 X
1440
DPI
15ppm
PRINT SPEED
33ppm
PRINT SPEED
4
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
100 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT
30 Sheets
STANDARD
OUTPUT

If you're looking for a high end Epson inkjet printer then the Epson ET2750 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $249.

Features We Love:
EcoTank
5760 x 1440 DPI
Fast print speed (black) (33ppm)
Supports colour printing
Wi-Fi

A fully featured but only average value for money 15ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It has a Wi-Fi and a print speed (black) of 33ppm, supports colour printing and is 5760 x 1440 DPI.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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The cheapest price that we could find for the ET2750 in the US is $249.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Epson Inkjet Printer?
Is Epson the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?
What Do the Epson Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Inkjet Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Epson Inkjet Printers?
Features to Look Out For On Epson Inkjet Printers
Epson EcoTank
Epson Connect
Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink
What is the Best High End Epson Inkjet Printer?

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