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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 8,500 UK prices • 6,100 expert & user reviews • 440 product comparisons • 65 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Canon TS5050

183 Reviews
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£69.98

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9ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2019
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Epson WorkForce WF7210DTW

36 Reviews
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£141.50

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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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Epson WF2830DWF

£64.80

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18ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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Epson XP6100

£80.30

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15.8ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2017
£3 Voucher
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Epson Expression XP4100

£50.91

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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 TS705

9 Reviews

£48.49

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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‑6105

£104.00

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32ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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May 2017
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

£69.99

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18ppm
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Jun 2018
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Epson WFC5210DW

£147.91

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34ppm
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Jan 2018
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Canon IP8750

144 Reviews
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£179.00

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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 Expression XP3100

£46.29

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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Canon TS8250

12 Reviews

£142.60

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10ppm
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Dec 2017
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Epson Expression XP2100

£46.99

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15ppm
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Apr 2018
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Canon MG5750

417 Reviews
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£65.99

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9ppm
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Sep 2015
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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 WFC5290DW

£138.99

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34ppm
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Jan 2018
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Canon TS6150

89 Reviews
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£99.99

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Oct 2016
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Canon TS6250

5 Reviews
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£108.74

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10ppm
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Apr 2017
£8 Voucher
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Epson ET2750

£229.98

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15ppm
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Canon TS5150

136 Reviews

£59.99

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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 127 £30 - £3,895
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 121 £34 - £1,794
83%
271 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 101 £31 - £479
79%
4,529 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 34 £81 - £361
65%
73 reviews

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XP-960
£199.00
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iP8750
£179.00
£20 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Canon
MG3050
£35.89
£4 cheaper
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DeskJet 2620
£39.98
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Brother
MFC-J6930
£239.99
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Wf-7720dtwf
£215.00
£25 cheaper
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Epson
WF-100
£195.92
Two more awards
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HP
OfficeJet 200
£170.84
£25 cheaper
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Canon
iP8750
£179.00
£70 cheaper
One more award
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Epson
Expression Photo HD XP-15000
£249.00
Two years newer
Better brand
18.6ppm faster
print speed
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Canon
MG5750
£65.99
Better Kagoo
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ENVY 5020
£49.98
£16 cheaper
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Epson
WF-2750
£91.48
£14 cheaper
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Officejet 6950
£105.22
Better Kagoo
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Canon
TS5050
£69.98
Better Kagoo
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ENVY 5020
£49.98
£20 cheaper
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Canon
MG3650
£34.99
£59 cheaper
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Envy 4527
£93.99
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14% faster
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
£184.62
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Brother
MFC-J6530
£80.80
£104 cheaper
23% faster
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
£184.62
A lot faster
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WF-7710DWF
£158.65
£26 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Canon
MG3050
£35.89
£6 cheaper
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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Canon
MG3650
£34.99
£7 cheaper
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
Better brand
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TS8151
£89.00
£11 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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1ppm faster
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(colour)
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Epson
XP-8500
£99.99
Better brand
Newer by two
months
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
£184.62
Better brand
More popular
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Brother
MFC-J5330DW
£116.92
£68 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Newer by four
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Canon
MG5750
£65.99
£24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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awards
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HP
ENVY Photo 7134
£89.98
Six months
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Canon
MG3650
£34.99
£15 cheaper
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ENVY 5020
£49.98
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Canon
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£89.00
10% faster
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ENVY Photo 7134
£89.98
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HP
OfficeJet Pro 7740
£184.62
£30 cheaper
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£215.00
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WF-2750
£91.48
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Officejet Pro 6960
£30.00
£61 cheaper
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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

Inkjet printers range in price from £30 to £3,946 and in total we found prices for 222 inkjet printers. A new inkjet costs on average £267 and 80% of inkjets are priced between £48 and £479. The Xerox 7800DN is the most expensive inkjet that we found at £3,946, and the HP Officejet Pro 6230 is the cheapest at only £30.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

Xerox inkjet printers range in price from £3,946 to £3,946, and the average price of Xerox inkjet printers is £3,946 which is the highest average price of all inkjet brands.

HP inkjet printers range in price from £30 to £3,895, and the average price of HP inkjet printers is £361 which is the second highest average price of all inkjet brands.

The average price of Lexmark inkjet printers is £287 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands. Lexmark inkjet printers start at £287 and their most expensive inkjet costs £287.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 398 expert reviews and 4,756 user reviews for inkjet printers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top three inkjet brands are HP, Epson and Canon. HP has an average rating of 86%, Epson has an average rating of 83% and Canon has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

We found 235 current offers for inkjet printers from eBay making it the biggest inkjet retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, BT Business Direct for whom we found 207 current offers for inkjet printers. The third biggest retailer is BT Shop with 168 current inkjet offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

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

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

New inkjet printers drop in price by an average of 7% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

A typical new inkjet costs on average £267. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £20.

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 inkjets range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The inkjet with the fastest print speed (colour) is the HP Pro X451dw, which is a 55ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and currently retails for £278.84. 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 and is on sale for £185.00.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

Amongst new inkjets, the most popular maximum resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 149 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. The second most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjets is 5760 x 1440 DPI. We found 58 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers.

Wi-Fis

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

Of the 398 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 338 inkjets out of 398 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 inkjet printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of inkjet printers 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. 107 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. 45.5% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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