High-Quality Inkjet Printers

High-Quality Inkjet PrintersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best inkjet printers designed for very high quality printing
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IP7250

Canon IP7250

358 Reviews
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£44.98

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Over 5 years
May 2016
The highest scoring high-quality inkjet printer around, with low running costs and very good user reviews
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WF-2010W

Epson WF‑2010W

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£33.99

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Over 5 years
Feb 2016
An affordable and very economical to run 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with very good features
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IP7250

Canon IP7250

358 Reviews
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£42.40

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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
A best selling and bargain price 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with very good features and low running costs
#4

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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
#5

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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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MX925

Canon MX925

97 Reviews + 1 Award
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£119.99

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Sep 2015
A bargain price and award winning 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs and very good features
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WF-3620

Epson WF‑3620

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£37.49

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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
A bargain price and very economical to run 4800 x 2400 DPI inkjet, with very good features
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WF-2630WF

Epson WF‑2630WF

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£39.99

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Over 5 years
Jan 2016
An amazingly economical to run and best selling 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with very good features and a staggeringly fair price
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WF-2510WF

Epson WF‑2510WF

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£39.99

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Feb 2016
A best selling and bargain price 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs and great features
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WF-3725

Epson WF‑3725

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£79.98

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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Over 5 years
Nov 2015
An excellent value for money and very economical to run 4800 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with very good features
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XP-442

Epson XP‑442

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£32.99

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Sep 2015
An affordable and very popular 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with good features and very low running costs
#13

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XP-335

Epson XP‑335

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£20.00

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Sep 2015
The cheapest high-quality inkjet printer around, with good features
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XP-342

Epson XP‑342

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£39.00

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Sep 2015
A best selling and low cost 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printer, with very low running costs and good features
#14

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WF-7210DTW

Epson WF‑7210DTW

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£148.98

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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Over 5 years
Aug 2017
The newest fast-printing inkjet printer available, with low running costs
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IX6850

Canon IX6850

78 Reviews
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£140.09

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Over 5 years
Jan 2016
A very highly rated and very popular 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with low running costs and a cheap price
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WF-2010

Epson WF‑2010

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£48.00

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A very economical to run and affordable 760 x 1440 DPI inkjet, with good features
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MX725

Canon MX725

23 Reviews
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£89.99

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Sep 2015
A very cheap and very economical to run 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with great features and user reviews
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L310

Epson L310

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£152.71

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XP-345

Epson XP‑345

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£30.00

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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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High-Quality 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.

High-Quality Inkjet Printers

All the printers in the group have been designed to print at a far higher quality than the average. This means you can generate far better looking prints - the colours will look better and deeper, the ink coverage will be more even, and the overall quality will be far better and more professional. This is especially important for graphics-heavy prints or photos. It's important to note that higher print qualities will result in a slightly slower print speed, but nothing too troublesome.

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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.