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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 10,000 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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£57.88

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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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£139.66

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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

£59.99

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18ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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Canon TS8250

12 Reviews

£89.99

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10ppm
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Dec 2017
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Epson Expression XP2100

£38.71

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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 TS705

9 Reviews

£51.69

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Jan 2019
£3 Voucher
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Epson Expression XP4100

£48.40

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5ppm
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5760 X 1440 DPI
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Apr 2018
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Epson Expression XP6105

£75.00

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32ppm
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May 2017
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Epson XP5105

4 Reviews

£49.00

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7.5ppm
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Dec 2016
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

68 Reviews
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£30.00

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
600 x 1200
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Oct 2016
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Epson WF7720DTWF

33 Reviews

£199.99

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Jul 2016
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Canon TS6250

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£99.98

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Apr 2017
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Epson Expression XP3100

£43.56

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HP Officejet Pro 8210

£69.98

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18ppm
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2400 x 1200
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Jun 2018
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HP Envy 5010

£37.00

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7ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Nov 2017
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Canon MG5750

416 Reviews
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£45.00

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Sep 2015
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Epson WFC5210DW

£147.91

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34ppm
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Epson Expression Photo HD XP‑15000

£249.00

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29ppm
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Epson XP352

£43.60

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Epson XP6100

£76.99

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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 120 £34 - £1,794
83%
275 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 98 £31 - £629
79%
4,502 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 34 £65 - £361
66%
74 reviews

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£184.99
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iP8750
£199.00
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£30.69
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£32.00
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£195.92
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£151.16
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£199.00
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£249.00
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£45.00
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£49.98
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£33.95
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£75.00
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MG3050
£30.69
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DeskJet 3630
£42.09
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£57.88
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£125.00
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£120.79
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OfficeJet Pro 7740
£125.00
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MFC-J6530
£129.99
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MG3650
£33.95
£16 cheaper
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£49.98
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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

We currently list 243 inkjets ranging from £30 to £3,946. A new inkjet printer costs on average £249 and 80% of inkjet printers are priced between £40 and £449. The cheapest inkjet printer that we found is the HP Deskjet 2632 at only £30, and the most expensive is the Xerox 7800DN at £3,946.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Price Range

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

The second highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is HP inkjet printers with an average price of £310. HP inkjet printers start at £30 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs £3,895.

Epson inkjet printers range in price from £34 to £1,794, and the third highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is Epson inkjet printers with an average price of £266.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 404 expert reviews and 4,728 user reviews for inkjets and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of inkjet printer. 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 Retailers

We found 298 current offers for inkjets from eBay making it the biggest inkjet printer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, BT Business Direct for whom we found 213 current offers for inkjets. The third biggest retailer is BT Shop with 174 current inkjet printer offers.

When Are Most New Inkjets Released?

July to September is the most common period for new inkjets to be released in. For the latest inkjet printer technology you may want to consider waiting until July 2020. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current inkjets cheaper in July once the latest models have been released. Eight new inkjet printers were released in July 2019 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. In August 2018, 16 new inkjets were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. In 2017 most new inkjets were released in September, with 21 new inkjets released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, inkjets drop in price by 10%.

That means that on a typical inkjet printer costing £249 you could save on average £24 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.

The print speeds (colour) of inkjets range from 1ppm to 75ppm. The print speeds (colour) of most inkjet printers range from 1ppm to 7ppm. The HP Pro X451dw, which is priced at £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 Canon PRO100S, which is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet and is priced at £471.92.

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 145 inkjet printers that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjets, which makes this the most frequently found maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most popular maximum resolution amongst new inkjet printers. We found 57 inkjet printers 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 394 new inkjet printers currently listed on Kagoo, the vast majority are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 85% of 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 Inkjet Printers?

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 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. 115 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 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. 38.6% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.