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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique inkjet printers rating which considers: 5,700 UK prices • 5,300 expert & user reviews • 400 product comparisons • 66 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Epson Wf‑8090 Dtw

£22.88

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34ppm
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4800 X 1200 DPI
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Jun 2017
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HP Officejet Pro 8210

£69.99

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18ppm
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1200 X 2400 DPI
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Jun 2018
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HP Officejet Pro 6230

65 Reviews
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£39.99

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10ppm
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1200 X 600 DPI
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Oct 2016
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Epson Wf‑7210Dtw

36 Reviews
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£131.93

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20ppm
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Aug 2017
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Epson XP452

£44.99

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15ppm
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Dec 2016
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Epson WF‑C5210DW

£137.23

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34ppm
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Jan 2018
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Canon IP7250

328 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 WF‑2010W

£33.99

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18ppm
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May 2013
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Canon TS5150

91 Reviews

£28.05

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Oct 2016
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Canon TS5050

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£49.00

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Sep 2015
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Epson XP255

£29.00

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Dec 2016
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Canon MG5750

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£61.99

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Sep 2015
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Epson XP352

£29.99

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4.5ppm
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Dec 2016
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Epson XP‑6000

£49.97

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Epson WF‑2510

£55.50

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18ppm
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Canon TS205

9 Reviews

£28.92

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4ppm
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Epson Wf‑7710Dwf

189 Reviews

£155.99

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Canon MX495

£24.61

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Epson XP‑55

£94.98

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Canon TS5051

124 Reviews

£49.98

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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 87%. Compare all award winning inkjet printers.

Rank Brand Number of Inkjet Printers Price Range Average Rating
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Epson Inkjet Printers 101 £20 - £2,759
87%
576 reviews
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Canon Inkjet Printers 87 £20 - £450
82%
3,094 reviews
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HP Inkjet Printers 112 £20 - £3,722
80%
240 reviews
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Brother Inkjet Printers 31 £88 - £419
76%
74 reviews

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Epson
WF-100
£186.39
More popular
Better brand
Better expert
reviews
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HP
OfficeJet 200
£159.99
£26 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 19
months
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Epson
XP-960
£179.99
£20 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Canon
iP8750
£199.99
One more award
Faster print
speed (colour)
Two months
newer
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Canon
MG2450
£21.99
£40 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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HP
DeskJet 2130
£62.38
1.5ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
Wi-Fi
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Canon
MG3650
£29.99
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Better brand
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HP
Envy 4527
£24.00
£6 cheaper
14% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Brother
MFC-J6930
£253.29
More popular
10ppm faster
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(colour)
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Epson
Wf-7720dtwf
£227.39
£26 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Canon
TS8151
£139.99
1ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Epson
XP-8500
£79.00
£61 cheaper
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Epson
WF-2750
£69.00
Better brand
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HP
Officejet 6950
£34.79
£34 cheaper
45% faster
print speed
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Canon
MG3650
£29.99
Better Kagoo
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More popular
Better brand
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HP
DeskJet 3630
£25.00
£5 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Canon
MG3050
£28.90
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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HP
DeskJet 3630
£25.00
£4 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Canon
MG5750
£61.99
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Three more
awards
VS
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HP
ENVY 5020
£21.95
£40 cheaper
Newer by five
months
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Canon
MG3050
£28.90
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Better brand
VS
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HP
DeskJet 2620
£20.00
£9 cheaper
Newer by 13
months
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Canon
MG4250
£20.39
£4 cheaper
Better brand
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HP
Envy 4527
£24.00
1.1ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Canon
TS8151
£139.99
Better brand
10% faster
print speed
(colour)
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HP
ENVY Photo 7134
£67.89
£72 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by one
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HP
Officejet 6950
£34.79
£27 cheaper
39% faster
print speed
(colour)
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Canon
MG5750
£61.99
Three more
awards
More popular
Better brand
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Canon
TS5050
£49.00
Better Kagoo
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More popular
Three more
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HP
ENVY 5020
£21.95
£27 cheaper
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Canon
TS3151
£37.98
Better brand
More popular
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HP
DeskJet 2620
£20.00
£18 cheaper
Faster print
speed (colour)
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Epson
WF-2750
£69.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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HP
Officejet Pro 6960
£23.99
£45 cheaper
15.5ppm faster
print speed
(colour)
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Canon
MG2550
£21.51
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HP
DeskJet 2620
£20.00
£2 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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13 months newer
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Epson
XP-6000
£49.97
£60 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Canon
TS6150
£109.99
Two more awards
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Canon
MG3650
£29.99
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ENVY 5020
£21.95
£8 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Six months
newer

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

In total we found 224 inkjets ranging from £20 to £3,722. A new inkjet printer costs on average £226 and 80% of inkjets are priced between £29 and £447. The most expensive inkjet that we found is the HP DesignJet Z5200 at £3,722, and the cheapest is the HP DeskJet 2620 at only £20.

Inkjet Brands - Price Range

The highest average inkjet price out of all brands is Epson inkjets with an average price of £300. Epson inkjets range in price from £20 to £2,759.

HP inkjets start at £20 and their most expensive inkjet printer costs £3,722. The second highest average inkjet printer price out of all brands is HP inkjets with an average price of £264.

Zebra inkjets start at £214 and their most expensive inkjet costs £214. The average price of Zebra inkjets is £214 which is the third highest average price of all inkjet brands.

Inkjet Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 406 expert reviews and 3,670 user reviews for inkjets and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of inkjet. The top three inkjet brands are Epson, Canon and HP. Epson has an average rating of 87%, Canon has an average rating of 82% and HP has an average rating of 80%.

Biggest Inkjet Printer Retailers

We found 122 current offers for inkjet printers from eBay making it the biggest inkjet retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 86 current offers for inkjet printers. The third biggest retailer is PC World Business with 77 current inkjet offers.

When Are Most New Inkjet Printers Released?

Most new inkjets tend to be released between August and October. 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. In August 2018, 16 new inkjet printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet printer releases. Seven new inkjet printers were released in April 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new inkjet releases. In 2016 most new inkjets were released in October, with 26 new inkjets released that month.

How Fast Do Inkjet Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, inkjet printers drop in price by 10%. That means that on a typical inkjet printer costing £226 you could save on average £22 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 inkjet with the fastest print speed (colour) is the Lexmark MS811dtn, which is a 63ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet printer and currently retails for £34.99. The Canon Pro-100s, which is available at £358.00, has the slowest print speed (colour) and is a 1ppm print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Le inkjet.

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 inkjets is 4800 x 1200 DPI. We found 127 inkjets that are 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printers. We found 47 inkjets that are 5760 x 1440 DPI inkjet printers, 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 346 new inkjets currently listed on Kagoo are inkjet printers with a Wi-Fi. 291 out of 346 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 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. 61 of their inkjet printer 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 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. 50% of their inkjet prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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