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Canon TS5050

183 Reviews
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£90.36

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9ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2019
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Canon PIXMA TS705

9 Reviews

£59.00

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15ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2019
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Epson Expression XP‑4100

£56.24

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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Canon PIXMA TS8350

4 Reviews
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£149.99

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17ppm
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Aug 2019
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

£130.29

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18ppm
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Jun 2018
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Epson Expression XP3100

£49.99

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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86

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Epson Expression Photo HD XP‑15000

£249.00

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29ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2017
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Epson WorkForce WF7710DWF

£174.84

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10ppm
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Feb 2019
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Canon IP8750

144 Reviews
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£189.00

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10.4ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Nov 2015
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Epson ET2750

£229.98

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15ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2017
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Epson Expression XP2100

£47.23

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15ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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Canon PIXMA TS3350

3 Reviews

£42.93

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4ppm
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Aug 2019
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Epson WF7720DTWF

33 Reviews

£199.00

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10ppm
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Jul 2016
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Epson XP‑5105

£109.99

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Dec 2016
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Epson WFC5210DW

£147.91

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34ppm
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Jan 2018
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Canon PIXMA TS5350

1 Review

£69.99

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17ppm
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Canon PIXMA TS6350

£119.99

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Aug 2019
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Canon MG5750

410 Reviews
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£62.35

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Sep 2015
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HP Officejet Pro 8218

£124.97

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18ppm
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Sep 2016
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Canon TR7550

21 Reviews

£95.34

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May 2016

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What Are The Best Inkjet Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every inkjet printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated inkjet printer brand is HP with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

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HP Inkjet Printers 130 £35 - £3,895
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 124 £34 - £1,794
83%
271 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 103 £32 - £499
79%
4,523 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 35 £85 - £361
65%
73 reviews

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£296.70
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£226.85
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£199.00
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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.

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.

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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.

Inkjet Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Inkjet Printer Prices

Inkjet printers range in price from £32 to £3,946 and in total we found prices for 217 inkjet printers. The average price of a new inkjet is £286 and 80% of inkjets are priced between £50 and £499. The Xerox 7800DN is the most expensive inkjet that we found at £3,946, and the Canon MG2550S is the cheapest at only £32.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Xerox inkjets with an average price of £3,946. Xerox inkjets start at £3,946 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs £3,946.

The average price of HP inkjet printers is £382 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet brands. HP inkjet printers start at £35 and their most expensive inkjet costs £3,895.

The average price of Epson inkjets is £290 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands. Epson inkjets start at £34 and their most expensive inkjet costs £1,794.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 401 expert reviews and 4,747 user reviews for inkjets and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top rated inkjet printer brand is HP with an average rating of 86%. The second best brand is Epson with 83% and the third best brand is Canon with 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

We found 204 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, PC World Business for whom we found 107 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is BT Shop with 88 current inkjet printer offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

July to September is the most common period for new inkjet printers to be released in. If you want the latest inkjet features you may want to think about waiting until July 2020. Also the price of the current inkjets may drop off just before the latest models are released in July. The biggest month in 2019 for new inkjet printer releases was July, with 10 new inkjet printers released that month. August was the biggest month in 2018 for new inkjets, with 17 new inkjets released that month. In 2017 most new inkjet printers were released in September, with 21 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjets drop in price by 8% in the first 6 months after release.

A typical new inkjet printer costs on average £286. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £23.

Print Speeds (Colour)

'Print Speed' measures how long it takes the inkjet printer to print a single colour A4 page at normal quality.

Across the range of inkjet printers, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of the majority of inkjet printers range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The HP Pro X451dw, which is on sale for £278.84, has the fastest print speed (colour) and is a 55ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet. The inkjet printer with the slowest print speed (colour) is the Brother DCPJ1100DW, which is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and is on sale for £264.79.

A faster print speed means the inkjet printer is more efficient and can manage larger print jobs faster.

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

4800 x 1200 DPI is the most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 150 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjets. We found 62 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets.

Wi-Fis

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the laser printer has a support for wireless communications or not.

The vast majority of the 407 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 349 out of 407 inkjet printers are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi support on a printer allows you to easily print your documents from wherever you are - no wired connection needed.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Inkjets?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying inkjets. For each retailer it shows the total number of inkjets where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying inkjet printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 79 of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Inkjet Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for inkjet printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of inkjet printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's inkjet printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 38.7% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.