If you are wondering how HP inkjet printers compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 480+ inkjet printers by objectively and impartially analysing over 6,100 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
HP are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular inkjet printers. Their inkjet printers start at $52 for the DeskJet 3630 which has a print speed (colour) of 6ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 inkjet printer and go up to $5,399 for the DesignJet Z5200 which has a print speed (colour) of 29ppm and is a 1200 x 2400 inkjet printer. The average price of a new HP inkjet printer is $521.
HP are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular inkjet printers.
Is HP the Best Inkjet Printer Brand?
So are HP 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.
HP is ranked the No. 1 best inkjet printer brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that HP is the actually best inkjet printer brand out there.
Let's look at how HP inkjet printers compare to the other inkjet printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All inkjet printer Brands
HP Inkjet Printers
There's a wide selection of HP inkjet printers available compared to other inkjet printer brands, with over 40 HP inkjet printers currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $521, HP inkjet printers also tend to be more expensive than most other inkjet printer brands however they are still a popular choice with consumers.
The average review score for a HP inkjet printer is 86%.
HP have better reviews than the typical inkjet printer brand, with the average rating of a HP inkjet printer being 86%. HP have a number of great features including Instant Ink Ready which sets them apart from the competition.
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price $393
Price Distribution of All Inkjet Printers
No. Of Inkjet Printers
Average Price $521
Price Distribution of HP Inkjet Printers
What Do the HP Inkjet Printer Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every HP inkjet printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for HP and then compared this to the other inkjet printer brands.
HP has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its inkjet printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.
Over 86% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for HP 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 HP 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have HP Inkjet Printers Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 industry awards for HP inkjet printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by HP to other popular inkjet printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 6,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP inkjet printers. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP inkjet printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think HP inkjet printers are reliable.
So, most people think that HP inkjet printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for HP inkjet printers that mention reliability:
They do tough duty pretty well at work
Features to Look Out For On HP Inkjet Printers
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of HP inkjet printers that set them apart from the competition. These include Instant Ink Ready.
If you're looking for a high end HP inkjet printer then the HP PageWide Pro 477dw takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $449.99.
Features We Love:
Very fast print speed (colour) (55ppm)
Fast print speed (black) (40ppm)
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity (500 sheets)
Big standard output capacity (300 sheets)
A print speed (colour) and fully featured 1200 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with a good price. It has a Wi-Fi, a print speed (black) of 40ppm and a standard output capacity of 300 sheets and supports colour printing.
Value for Money
The cheapest price that we could find for the PageWide Pro 477dw in the US is $449.99 and in total we found 6 prices for it.
A bargain price and fully featured 18ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. It has a Wi-Fi, a standard input capacity of 250 sheets and a standard output capacity of 150 sheets and supports colour printing.
Value for Money
The cheapest price that we could find for the Officejet Pro 8210 in the US is $63.71 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.