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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 5,700 UK prices • 5,900 expert & user reviews • 450 product comparisons • 63 industry awards • Score breakdown
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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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Apr 2018
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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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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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Jul 2016
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Epson XP‑5105

£109.99

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Epson WFC5210DW

£147.91

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Canon PIXMA TS5350

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£69.99

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Canon PIXMA TS6350

£119.99

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Canon MG5750

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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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Canon TR7550

21 Reviews

£95.34

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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.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
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HP Inkjet Printers 130 £35 - £3,895
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 124 £34 - £3,295
83%
271 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 103 £32 - £499
79%
4,522 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 35 £85 - £361
65%
73 reviews

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XP-960
£216.99
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iP8750
£199.00
£18 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Brother
MFC-J6930
£296.70
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Wf-7720dtwf
£226.85
£70 cheaper
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WF-100
£195.92
Two more awards
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OfficeJet 200
£196.54
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Canon
TS3151
£116.15
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DeskJet 2620
£39.99
£76 cheaper
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Canon
MG2550
£32.49
£8 cheaper
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DeskJet 2620
£39.99
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£62.35
£68 cheaper
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ENVY Photo 7134
£129.99
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£143.23
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£174.84
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
£143.23
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MFC-J6530
£269.99
23% faster
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WF-2750
£91.48
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Officejet 6950
£79.99
£11 cheaper
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Canon
MG3650
£35.99
£6 cheaper
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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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

In total we found 219 inkjets ranging from £32 to £3,946. The average price of a new inkjet printer is £308 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between £50 and £607. The Canon MG2550S is the cheapest inkjet printer at only £32, and Xerox 7800DN is the most expensive at £3,946.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

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

HP inkjets range in price from £35 to £3,895, and the second highest average inkjet price out of all brands is HP inkjets with an average price of £413.

The third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of £326. Epson inkjet printers start at £34 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs £3,295.

Inkjet Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 400 expert reviews and 4,747 user reviews for inkjet printers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. HP is the top rated inkjet brand with an average rating of 86%. Epson is the second best brand with 83% and Canon is the third best brand with 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet printer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 209 current inkjet printer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is PC World Business with 111 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than PC World Business when it comes to inkjets. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 93 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

The most common period for new inkjets to be released in is between July and September. If you want the latest inkjet technology you may be best waiting until July 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current inkjets tend to drop off when the next models are released. 10 new inkjet printers were released in July 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. August was the biggest month in 2018 for new inkjets, with 17 new inkjets released that month. In September 2017, 21 new inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

New inkjets drop in price by an average of 8% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £25 on a typical £308 new inkjet by waiting 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.

Comparing all inkjets, 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 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 and currently retails for £278.84. The Brother DCPJ1100DW, which is priced at £264.79, has the slowest print speed (colour) and is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer.

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 inkjet printers, the most frequently found maximum resolution is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 150 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most popular 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 inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 348 inkjet printers out of 407 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 Inkjet Printers?

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. 85 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. 40.7% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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