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Should You Buy an Epson Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 25 August 2020
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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 6,200 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 480+ inkjet printers.

Epson are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $150 for the WF-7110 which has a print speed (colour) of 18ppm and is a 4800 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $11,450 for the SureColor F2100 which has a print speed (colour) of 45ppm and is a 1440 x 1440 inkjet printer. The average price of a new Epson inkjet printer is $1,117.

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
87%
87%
272 reviews
#3
Japan
80%
80%
4,181 reviews
#4
Japan
72%
72%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
60%
60%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
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

Epson have better reviews than the typical inkjet printer brand, with the average rating of a Epson inkjet printer being 83%. Epson also have a number of great features including EcoTank which sets them apart from the competition.

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

There's a smaller selection of Epson inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with only 19 Epson inkjet printers currently on the market in the US. Epson inkjet printers also tend to be more expensive than most other inkjet printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$210
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $4,699
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$1,117
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,949
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
22
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
138
4 stars
38
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 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.

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
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
18 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
86%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
81%
13 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
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
14 reviews
90%
1 review
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%
7 reviews
komputer.dk logo
72%
5 reviews
89%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
74%
7 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
6 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
4 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
alphr.com logo
83%
4 reviews
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
88%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
54 reviews
74%
15 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
78%
197 reviews
83%
43 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 received by 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
11
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
42
12
5
1
1

How Reliable Are Epson Inkjet Printers?

We checked over 6,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson inkjet printers. 10 of these reviews 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

sturdy printer does everything a home office or small business printer needs to do
Bestbuy.com
have a sturdy
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

Not for those looking for a heavy duty printer or for someone who cares about high image quality
Techradar
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.

Epson EcoTank

Epson inkjet printers that feature EcoTank include the Epson EcoTank ET4700 ($289) and the Epson ET2750 ($600).

Epson Claria Photo HD Ink

Epson inkjet printers that feature Claria Photo HD Ink include the Epson XP960 ($223).

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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 Claria Photo HD Ink

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