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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every inkjet printer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 287 inkjet printers, 3,490 reviews and 10,000 prices. Last updated 13 October 2017.

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#1 Canon MG5750

MG5750
hardware.info - Great Valueitpro.co.uk - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Best Buy
The highest scoring inkjet under £50, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
96
Reviews
3 Awards
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
82
Age
2 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£0 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
4800 X 1200 DPI
Inkjet
Sep 2015
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PC World Business logo
Currys £49.99
Amazon UK £60.50
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£107.00

#2 HP 352dw

352dw
The highest scoring fast-printing inkjet printer around, with OK running costs and excellent expert reviews
88
Reviews
4 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Age
1 Year Old
61
Running Costs
£3 / 10 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
2400 X 1200 DPI
Inkjet
Jun 2016
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Amazon UK £107.00
Misco £227.94
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#3 Canon TS8050

TS8050
Les Numeriques.com - 5 Star
The highest scoring high-quality inkjet printer on the market, with very low running costs and very good features
91
Reviews
1 Award
94
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
9600 X 2400 DPI
Inkjet
Sep 2015
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John Lewis logo
Currys £99.99
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#4 Canon TS5050

TS5050
Les Numeriques.com - awarditpro.co.uk - RecommendedExpert Reviews - Recommended
A very popular and affordable 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with good features and very low running costs
91
Reviews
3 Awards
96
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£0 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
4800 X 1200 DPI
Inkjet
Sep 2015
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Staples logo
Amazon UK £64.98
Argos £69.99
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£79.99

#5 Canon TS6050

TS6050
Les Numeriques.com - 5 Star
A low cost and award winning 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with very low running costs and good features
91
Reviews
1 Award
93
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
4800 X 1200 DPI
Inkjet
Sep 2015
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Argos logo
Amazon UK £90.20
Staples £116.39
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#6 Canon MX925

MX925
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A very popular and award winning 600 x 2400 DPI inkjet printer, with good features and a very cheap price
92
Reviews
1 Award
91
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
82
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
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#7 Epson Expression Premium XP‑645

Expression Premium XP-645
The cheapest fast-printing inkjet printer on the market, with great features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Age
1 Year Old
84
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
5760 X 1440 DPI
Inkjet
Jul 2016
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#8 Canon IP7250

IP7250
The lowest running cost high-quality inkjet printer around, with good features
85
Reviews
356 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
9600 X 2400 DPI
Inkjet
Sep 2015
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£70.31

#9 HP OfficeJet Pro 8210

OfficeJet Pro 8210
A very good value for money and very popular 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs and very good features
93
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
62
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
1200 X 1200 DPI
Inkjet
Apr 2016
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Transparent logo
Amazon UK £75.98
Ebuyer £77.13
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£39.99

#10 Canon MG4250

MG4250
A low cost and top-rated 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with good features and low running costs
87
Reviews
811 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
76
Running Costs
£1 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
4800 X 1200 DPI
Inkjet
Sep 2015
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Inkjet Printer Brands

Find out how inkjet printer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their inkjet printers. Click on a link to compare all inkjet printers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
HP logo HP Inkjet Printers 68 £22 - £3,000 78%
Epson logo Epson Inkjet Printers 65 £20 - £2,879 76%
Canon logo Canon Inkjet Printers 42 £22 - £3,502 73%
Brother logo Brother Inkjet Printers 31 £80 - £3,500 81%
Other brands Other Inkjet Printer Brands 6 £35 - £1,772

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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 Printer Prices

Inkjet printers range in price from £20 to £3,503 and in total we found prices for 217 inkjet printers. The average price of a new inkjet printer is £320 and 80% of inkjets are priced between £35 and £798. The Canon G1100 is the most expensive inkjet that we found at £3,502, and the Epson XP-335 is the cheapest at only £20.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The average price of Lexmark inkjet printers is £1,593 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Lexmark inkjet printers range in price from £1,414 to £1,772.

Epson inkjet printers start at £20 and the most expensive Epson inkjet printer costs £2,879. The second highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of £391.

The %8highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Brother inkjets with an average price of £359. Brother inkjets start at £23 and the most expensive Brother inkjet costs £3,500.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 167 expert reviews and 2,806 user reviews for inkjets from across the internet and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top rated inkjet 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 80%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 201 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest inkjet printer retailer is PC World Business with 103 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than PC World Business when it comes to inkjets. BT Shop is the third biggest retailer with 99 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any noticeable pattern in the release month for new inkjets. 18 new inkjet printers were released in February 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. In 2015 most new inkjets were released in September, with 133 new inkjets released that month. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new inkjet printers, with 18 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 9%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £30 on a typical £320 new inkjet by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

Amongst new inkjets, the most common maximum resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 74 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets. We found 70 inkjets that are 760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making this the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjets.

Colour Printing

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

Of the 260 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers which support colour printing. 240 out of 260 are inkjet printers which support colour printing.

Print Technologies

Amongst new inkjets, the most frequently found print technology is Inkjet. We found 246 inkjets that are inkjets that have an Inkjet Print technology. Laser is the second most popular print technology amongst new inkjet printers. We found 6 inkjet printers that are inkjets that have a Laser Print technology.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 201 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, PC World Business for whom we found 103 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is BT Shop with 99 current inkjet offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjet Printers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest inkjet printer prices (found to be cheapest for 43 inkjet printers).

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 21.4% of its inkjet printers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest inkjet shop.

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