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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 5,000 UK prices • 6,400 expert & user reviews • 420 product comparisons • 62 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Epson WF7710DWF

189 Reviews

£135.28

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10ppm
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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Oct 2016
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Epson WF7210DTW

36 Reviews
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£137.00

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20ppm
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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Aug 2017
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

£83.00

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
2400 x 1200
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Jun 2018
£3 Voucher
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Epson XP6105

£79.00

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32ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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May 2017
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Epson XP452

£49.99

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15ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2016
£3 Voucher
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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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Canon PIXMA TS705

£49.85

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15ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2019
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Epson XP352

£37.97

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4.5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2016
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Canon IP7250

369 Reviews

£49.99

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10ppm
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9600 X 2400 DPI
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Sep 2015
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Epson WF4720DWF

£115.05

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20ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2016
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Epson WFC5210DW

£139.57

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34ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jan 2018
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Epson Expression Photo HD XP‑15000

£259.00

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29ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2017
£3 Voucher
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Epson XP5105

4 Reviews

£45.00

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7.5ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2016
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Epson XP255

£35.00

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3.1ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Dec 2016
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HP DeskJet 2630

£29.00

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6ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017
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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
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Canon PIXMA TS205

17 Reviews

£23.99

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4ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Dec 2017
£20 Voucher
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HP Officejet Pro 7720

£84.00

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34ppm
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1200 X 1200 DPI
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Mar 2016
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Epson WF7720DTWF

33 Reviews

£206.20

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10ppm
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4800 X 2400 DPI
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Jul 2016
£10 Voucher
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Epson ET2750

£224.99

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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Sep 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 HP with an average rating of 86%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

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HP Inkjet Printers 117 £20 - £3,895
86%
186 reviews
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Epson Inkjet Printers 104 £20 - £2,879
85%
547 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 90 £22 - £449
79%
4,469 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 32 £85 - £376
66%
74 reviews

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XP-960
£188.00
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iP8750
£179.00
£9 cheaper
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WF-100
£191.86
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OfficeJet 200
£156.00
£36 cheaper
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£28.89
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£21.00
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£165.59
£41 cheaper
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£206.20
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£29.95
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£25.00
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£68.70
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£79.97
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£99.99
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£147.77
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MG3650
£29.95
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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TS8050
£174.97
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XP-760
£155.99
£19 cheaper
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Canon
MG5750
£45.00
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20% faster
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ENVY 5020
£20.00
£25 cheaper
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Canon
MG3050
£28.89
£13 cheaper
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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XP-442
£97.82
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TS5050
£49.00
£49 cheaper
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TS5050
£49.00
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ENVY 5020
£20.00
£29 cheaper
Better brand
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TS8151
£68.70
10% faster
print speed
(colour)
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ENVY Photo 7134
£44.95
£24 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Epson
WF-2750
£69.99
Better Kagoo
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Officejet Pro 6960
£39.99
£30 cheaper
15.5ppm faster
print speed
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MG2550
£20.00
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£21.00
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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

The price range of inkjet printers is from £20 to £3,895 and in total we found prices for 226 inkjet printers. The average price of a new inkjet is £240 and 80% of inkjets are priced between £30 and £447. The HP ENVY 5020 is the cheapest inkjet printer at only £20, and HP DesignJet Z5200 is the most expensive at £3,895.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Epson inkjet printers is £313 which is the highest average price of all inkjet printer brands. Epson inkjet printers range in price from £20 to £2,879.

HP inkjets range in price from £20 to £3,895, and the second highest average inkjet price out of all brands is HP inkjets with an average price of £296.

Zebra inkjets range in price from £210 to £210, and the average price of Zebra inkjets is £210 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 388 expert reviews and 4,983 user reviews for inkjet printers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. The top three inkjet printer brands are HP, Epson and Canon. HP has an average rating of 86%, Epson has an average rating of 85% and Canon has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

The biggest inkjet retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 126 current inkjet offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 82 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to inkjet printers. PC World Business is the third biggest retailer with 82 current offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

August to October is the most common period for new inkjet printers to be released in. If you wait until August 2019 then you might be able to get better features on your inkjet printer. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current inkjets tend to drop off when the next models are released. 16 new inkjets were released in August 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. In August 2017, 13 new inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new inkjet printer releases. In 2016 most new inkjet printers were released in October, with 26 new inkjet printers released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Printer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 10% on average. That means a saving of £23 on a typical £240 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 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 and sells for £278.84. The inkjet with the slowest print speed (colour) is the Canon PRO100S, which is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is on sale for £374.99.

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

Maximum Resolutions

Maximum printing resolution.

We found 132 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, which makes 4800 x 1200 DPI the most common maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 48 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjets, making this the second most popular 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 358 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo are inkjets with a Wi-Fi. 84% of inkjets 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 inkjets. 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 Inkjet Printers 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 prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's inkjet 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 prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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