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Should You Buy an Epson Inkjet Printer?

Matthew
Updated 17 February 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 6,000 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 440+ inkjet printers.

Epson are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $80 for the XP-6100 which has a print speed (colour) of 15.8ppm and is a 5760 x 1440 inkjet printer and go up to $13,025 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 $328.

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%
271 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
4,547 reviews
#4
Japan
74%
74%
73 reviews
#5
Ricoh
59%
59%
6 reviews
#6
Xerox
57%
57%
0 reviews
#7
Lexmark
United States
53%
53%
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, Claria Home Ink 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
$375
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $5,449
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price
$328
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,899
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 90% 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
Expert Reviews logo
85%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
13 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
83%
15 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
12 reviews
90%
1 review
Techradar logo
81%
9 reviews
80%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
9 reviews
76%
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
73%
6 reviews
kotimikro.fi logo
75%
3 reviews
89%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
5 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
72%
5 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
88%
3 reviews
88%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
88%
2 reviews
89%
2 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
67%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
computerbild.de logo
76%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
52 reviews
72%
13 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
33%
1 review
Average
78%
185 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
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 6,000 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

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, Claria Home Ink and Epson Connect.

Epson EcoTank

Epson inkjet printers that feature EcoTank include the Epson ET2700 ($220), the Epson EcoTank ET4700 ($280) and the Epson EcoTank ET-3750 ($0).

Epson Claria Home Ink

Epson inkjet printers that feature Claria Home Ink include the Epson XP352 ($251).

Epson Connect

Epson inkjet printers that feature Epson Connect include the Epson ET4750 ($466).

What is the Best High End Epson Inkjet Printer?

Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000

$389.99
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Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000
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Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000
5760 X
1440
DPI
29ppm
PRINT SPEED
29ppm
PRINT SPEED
6
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
200 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT
100 Sheets
STANDARD
OUTPUT

If you're looking for a high end Epson inkjet printer then the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $389.99.

Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Fast print speed (black) (29ppm)
Fast print speed (colour) (29ppm)
Six print cartridges
Supports colour printing

A cheap and fully featured 29ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It supports colour printing and borderless printing, has a Wi-Fi and takes 6 print cartridge.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Expression Photo HD XP-15000 in the US is $389.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Epson Inkjet Printer?

Epson WorkForce WF2830

$55.00
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Epson WorkForce WF2830
5760 X
1440
DPI
18ppm
PRINT SPEED
10ppm
PRINT SPEED
4
PRINT
CARTRIDGES
100 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $55 and with a Kagoo Score of 78 the Epson WorkForce WF2830 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Fast print speed (colour) (18ppm)
Supports colour printing
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN support

A cheap and fully featured 18ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It supports colour printing, has a Wi-Fi and is 5760 x 1440 DPI.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the WorkForce WF2830 in the US is $55.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Find the best Epson inkjet printer for you by checking our complete list of over 91 inkjet printers
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 Home Ink
Epson Connect
What is the Best High End Epson Inkjet Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice Epson Inkjet Printer?

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