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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every inkjet printer on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 288 inkjet printers, 4,370 reviews and 1,680 prices. Last updated 14 November 2017.

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Zebra 203dpi
$178.97
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Verite 65

Kodak Verite 65

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$38.95

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
An extremely good value for money and very economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features

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Verite 65

Kodak Verite 65

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$93.81

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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and astonishingly good value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features

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3110SFNw

Ricoh 3110SFNw

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$150.15

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3600 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
A very cheap and good spec 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with satisfactory running costs

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3110SFN

Ricoh 3110SFN

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$207.99

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600 X 1200 DPI
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Over 5 years
Sep 2015
A good spec but average value for money 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with average running costs

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203dpi

Zebra 203dpi

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Sep 2015
A best selling but only middle of the road value for money Direct thermal Print technology inkjet, with good features

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Cs725dte

Lexmark Cs725dte

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$1,578.00

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Mar 2016
An expensive to run and middle of the road spec 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, representing not very good value for money

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HP Officejet 4655
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Officejet 4655
$89.99
18% cheaper to
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$178.97
$99 cheaper
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Canon Pro100
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$277.49
Colour printing
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ET-2650
$229.99
Colour printing
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$178.97
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Ricoh 3110SFN
Ricoh
3110SFN
$207.99
$224 cheaper
Colour printing
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$432.00
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$432.00
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$150.15
$282 cheaper
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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 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.

Photo Printing

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.

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.

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

The price range of inkjet printers is from $29 to $3,900 and in total we found prices for 92 inkjet printers. The average price of a new inkjet is $355 and the 80% of inkjet printers are priced between $50 and $613. The cheapest inkjet printer that we found is the Canon MG2520 at only $29, and the most expensive is the HP Z3200 at $3,900.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Lexmark inkjet printers is $1,578 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Lexmark inkjet printers start at $1,578 and the most expensive Lexmark inkjet printer costs $1,578.

The average price of HP inkjets is $385 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. HP inkjets start at $30 and the most expensive HP inkjet printer costs $3,900.

Epson inkjets range in price from $35 to $1,245, and the average price of Epson inkjets is $382 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet printer brands.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 207 expert reviews and 3,925 user reviews for inkjet printers and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. The top rated inkjet printer brand is Brother with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Canon with 86% and the third best brand is Epson with 73%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 121 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest inkjet printer retailer is Amazon US with 56 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon US when it comes to inkjet printers. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 28 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new inkjets. In 2016 most new inkjet printers were released in April, with 20 new inkjet printers released that month. September was the biggest month in 2015 for new inkjet printers, with 132 new inkjet printers released that month. The biggest month in 2014 for new inkjet releases was July, with 18 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 34%. On a typical new inkjet printer costing $355, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $122.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

760 x 1440 DPI is the most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 74 inkjets that are 760 x 1440 DPI inkjets. We found 73 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, making 4800 x 1200 DPI the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers.

Colour Printing

This indicates whether the inkjet printer is capable of printing in colour, or whether it's limited to black and white only.

The vast majority of the 264 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo are inkjet printers which support colour printing. 250 inkjet printers (95%) are inkjet printers which support colour printing.

Print Technologies

Inkjet is the most common print technology amongst new inkjet printers. We found 251 inkjet printers that are inkjets that have an Inkjet Print technology. We found 6 inkjets that are inkjets that have a Laser Print technology, making Laser the second most popular print technology amongst new inkjets.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 121 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest inkjet printer retailer is Amazon US with 56 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon US when it comes to inkjet printers. Adorama is the third biggest retailer with 28 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjets?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on inkjets is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 55 inkjets.

Proportion of Inkjets for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest inkjet printer prices (found to be cheapest for 45.5% of its inkjet printers).

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