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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 5,500 UK prices • 6,000 expert & user reviews • 400 product comparisons • 58 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Epson XP452

£45.97

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15ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2016
#2

90

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Epson XP352

£41.98

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4.5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2016
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89

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HP Officejet Pro 6230

68 Reviews
PC Mag - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Recommended

£36.47

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
£3 Voucher
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89

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

£70.22

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Jun 2018
#5

89

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Epson XP255

£37.97

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3.1ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2016
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87

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Canon MG5750

413 Reviews
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£45.00

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9ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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89

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Epson WF7210DTW

36 Reviews
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£131.99

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20ppm
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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Aug 2017
£3 Voucher
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89

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Canon TS5050

183 Reviews
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£49.00

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9ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
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87

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Canon TS6150

89 Reviews
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£50.39

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6.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
#10

86

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Canon TS6250

5 Reviews
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£79.99

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10ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Apr 2017
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88

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Canon TR8550

47 Reviews

£51.06

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10ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
£3 Voucher
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86

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Canon MG3650S

660 Reviews

£29.98

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5.7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Sep 2015
£3 Voucher
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86

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Canon TR7550

21 Reviews

£75.73

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10ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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May 2016
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88

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Epson WFC5210DW

£145.98

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34ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2018
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88

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Epson WF2630WF

£59.99

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3ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 2015
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88

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Epson WF2010W

£33.99

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18ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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May 2013
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86

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Canon TS8150

111 Reviews
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£129.99

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10ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Oct 2016
#18

86

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Canon IP7250

329 Reviews

£38.00

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10ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
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87

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Epson WF7710DWF

189 Reviews

£161.52

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10ppm
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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Oct 2016
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87

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Canon PIXMA TS205

17 Reviews

£24.99

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2017

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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 Epson with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

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Epson Inkjet Printers 102 £20 - £2,759
86%
547 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 89 £20 - £424
81%
4,070 reviews
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HP Inkjet Printers 112 £22 - £3,895
80%
247 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 31 £36 - £427
76%
74 reviews

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Epson
XP-960
£169.99
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iP8750
£164.99
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Two months
newer
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MG2450
£21.99
£28 cheaper
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DeskJet 2130
£49.99
1.5ppm faster
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WF-100
£186.22
More popular
Two more awards
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OfficeJet 200
£150.00
£36 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Canon
MG3650
£29.98
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Envy 4527
£25.00
£5 cheaper
14% faster
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MFC-J6930
£196.98
10ppm faster
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Wf-7720dtwf
£199.99
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TS8151
£68.70
£31 cheaper
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XP-8500
£99.99
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WF-2750
£74.30
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Officejet 6950
£39.99
£34 cheaper
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Canon
TS8050
£174.97
One more award
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XP-760
£155.99
£19 cheaper
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Canon
MG3050
£21.10
£1 cheaper
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DeskJet 2620
£22.49
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Canon
MG3650
£29.98
£12 cheaper
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More popular
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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Canon
MG3650
£29.98
£31 cheaper
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XP-342
£60.52
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XP-442
£59.99
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TS5050
£49.00
£11 cheaper
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Canon
MG3050
£21.10
£21 cheaper
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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speed (colour)
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Canon
MG5750
£45.00
Better Kagoo
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More popular
Three more
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ENVY 5020
£21.95
£23 cheaper
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TS3151
£34.99
More popular
Better brand
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DeskJet 2620
£22.49
£13 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
£18 cheaper
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XP-342
£60.52
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£49.00
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£68.70
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£74.30
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£45.00
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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 Prices

The price range of inkjets is from £20 to £4,056 and in total we found prices for 227 inkjets. The average price of a new inkjet printer is £265 and 80% of inkjets are priced between £30 and £499. The Xerox 7800DN is the most expensive inkjet that we found at £4,056, and the Canon MG2550S is the cheapest at only £20.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

Xerox inkjet printers start at £4,056 and their most expensive inkjet costs £4,056. The highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Xerox inkjet printers with an average price of £4,056.

The second highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of £324. Epson inkjet printers range in price from £20 to £2,759.

HP inkjets start at £22 and their most expensive inkjet costs £3,895. The average price of HP inkjets is £313 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 424 expert reviews and 4,609 user reviews for inkjets and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. The top three inkjet brands are Epson, Canon and HP. Epson has an average rating of 86%, Canon has an average rating of 81% and HP has an average rating of 80%.

Biggest Inkjet Retailers

We found 126 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 82 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is PC World Business with 82 current inkjet offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

August to October is the most common period for new inkjets to be released in. If you want the latest inkjet printer technology you may want to think about waiting until August 2019. Also the price of the current inkjet printers may drop off just before the latest models are released in August. In August 2018, 16 new inkjets were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. March was the biggest month in 2017 for new inkjet printers, with 10 new inkjet printers released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new inkjet releases was October, with 26 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average inkjet printers drop in price by 9% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £25 on a typical £265 new inkjet if you wait 6 months before buying.

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 inkjets, the print speeds (colour) range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of most inkjets range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The HP PageWide Pro 750d, which can be purchased for £2,007.39, has the fastest print speed (colour) and is a 75ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer. The inkjet with the slowest print speed (colour) is the Canon Pro-100s, which is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is on sale for £324.99.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

The most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 129 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. We found 48 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers, making 5760 x 1440 DPI the second most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjets.

Wi-Fis

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

The vast majority of the 349 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 294 out of 349 are inkjets 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. 67 of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Inkjets for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for inkjets 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. 53.2% of their inkjet printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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