Fast-Printing Inkjet Printers

Fast-Printing Inkjet PrintersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best inkjet printers specialising in very fast printing
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WF 5190

Epson WF 5190

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£166.89

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Jun 2017
The highest scoring fast-printing inkjet printer on the market, with a reasonable price and two industry awards
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Expression Premium XP-540

Epson Expression Premium XP‑540

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£49.99

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Jul 2016
A fully featured and very good value for money 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with very low running costs
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PageWide 352dw

HP PageWide 352dw

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£99.99

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Dec 2016
The highest scoring high-capacity inkjet printer available, with moderate running costs
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Expression Premium XP-645

Epson Expression Premium XP‑645

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£70.33

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Jul 2016
A fully featured and affordable 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs and superb expert reviews
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XP-6005

Epson XP‑6005

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£79.98

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May 2016
A fully featured and bargain price 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs
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WF-4725

Epson WF‑4725

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£99.98

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Sep 2015
An excellent value for money and very economical to run 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with great features
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WF-7210DTW

Epson WF‑7210DTW

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£148.98

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Aug 2017
The newest fast-printing inkjet printer available, with low running costs
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MFCJ5335

Brother MFCJ5335

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£129.00

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Sep 2015
The most economical fast-printing inkjet printer on the market
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XP-830

Epson XP‑830

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£38.00

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Sep 2015
The cheapest fast-printing inkjet printer available
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PageWide Pro 452dw

HP PageWide Pro 452dw

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£258.99

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Over 5 years
Oct 2016
A top-quality and relatively new 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with OK running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
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MFCJ6530

Brother MFCJ6530

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£70.00

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Sep 2015
A fully featured and best selling 1200 x 4800 DPI inkjet, with a fair price and low running costs
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Officejet Pro 6960

HP Officejet Pro 6960

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£60.00

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Sep 2015
An affordable but moderately out of date 600 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with low running costs and good features
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MFCJ4625

Brother MFCJ4625

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Jan 2016
A fully featured but 2 year old 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs and an affordable price
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452dwt

HP 452dwt

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£340.17

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Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A relatively new and top of the range 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
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MFCJ5625

Brother MFCJ5625

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£128.80

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Sep 2015
A fully featured but slightly out of date 6000 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with OK running costs and a cheap price
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WF-6090DW

Epson WF‑6090DW

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£350.00

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A top-quality but 2 year old 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with alright running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
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PageWide Enterprise Color 556xh

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556xh

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£823.95

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Dec 2016
A fairly new and powerful 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money
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PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

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Dec 2016
A relatively new and powerful 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs but representing only moderate value for money
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452dw

HP 452dw

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May 2016
A fully loaded but 2 year old 2400 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money

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WF-6090D2TWC

Epson WF‑6090D2TWC

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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.

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Fast-Printing 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.

Fast-Printing Inkjet Printers

All the printers in the group have been designed to print far quicker that the average. This allows you to finish a large print job in a significantly shorter amount of time. This print speed is measures against an average print quality, however if you want to print even faster, lowering the print quality should increase the speed of printing.

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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 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.

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.

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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.

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.