Welcome to our pick of the best inkjet printers money can buy in 2022. On this page you'll find some brilliant inkjet printers that offer a more affordable alternative to laser printers.
No matter if you want a new inkjet printer to act as a home printer or office printer, we've got some excellent choices for a wide range of needs and budgets.+High-yield cartridges available+Strong print quality-No auto-duplex mode-No display
If value for money is important to your business, this plain, pale grey box could be the all-in-one printer you are looking for. In order to keep the purchase price down, it has few features, so there’s no auto-duplex mode, no multipurpose tray, no fax and no display of any kind. There’s just a scanner bed for copying documents one side at a time and a paper tray that can hold 150 sheets of A4. What it does have is the ability to accommodate unusually large inkjet cartridges, which is why the bodywork bulges on the right-hand side. Brother calls this an INKvestment Tank printer, which its answer to rival supertank printers. These high-capacity carts have higher yield that makes it more economical to run than most other cartridge-based inkjets. It also prints to a consistently high standard on both plain and photo paper.
Read our full review: Brother DCP-J1200W.Refillable ink tanks for crisp and cost effective printing Category: 4-in-1 colour inkjet printerPrint speed: 15ppmPaper sizes: up to A4Paper capacity: 250Weight: 6.8kg+Affordable ink refills+High ink/paper capacity-High initial -The ink tanks add bulk
Here we see Epson’s refillable EcoTank system refined and particularly well integrated in this four-in-one printer. With a fairly deep 250-sheet paper tray, a fax facility and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct as well, this machine would be well suited to a busy home office. It prints reasonably quickly and consistently and the initial price includes enough ink for up to 14,000 mono and 11,200 colour pages.Pricey printer proves the most economical to runCategory: mono inkjet printerPrint speed: 15ppmPaper sizes: up to A4Paper capacity: 150Weight: 3.5kg+Very economical refills +Simple/pleasing design-Slow print speed-High initial cost
It might seem like a lot to pay for such a basic mono print-only device but that £266 (around US$350) includes enough ink to print up to 6,000 pages. Epson’s EcoTank system allows you to top up with black ink from affordable refill bottles that can be recycled more easily than cartridges. The printer itself is equipped with Wi-Fi and duplex printing and it can manage a reasonable speed of 15 crisp and consistent pages per minute.Inexpensive inkjet ideal for the officeCategory: All-in-one color inkjet printerPrint speed: 36ppm (mono) Paper sizes: up to A4Paper capacity: 250 + 35 sheetsWeight: 10.2kg+Duplex A3 copying+NFC and fax -Only one paper tray-Noisy in operation
This talented four-in-one inkjet printer can dual-scan and auto duplex, which makes it a very useful copier. The fact it can do this with wide format A3 paper as well as A4 sets it apart from the crowd. It is aimed at the business user, so there’s a fax facility and also an NFC module so that you can use a smartphone to trigger and pick up your own private print jobs in a shared office. There’s an ADF (automatic document feed) for copying a stack of documents and room for plenty of paper in the main paper tray, be that A4 or A3. There’s even a handy USB Host port at the front for walk-up printing from a flash memory drive. And all this for a very competitive price.
Read our full review: Epson WorkForce WF-7715DWF.MegaTank makes this an affordable optionCategory: Color inkjet printerPrint speed: 13ppm (mono) Paper sizes: up to A4Paper capacity: 250 sheetsWeight: 6.5kg+Low running cost+Plenty of ink in box-Slow to print-Small display
Canon’s MegaTank printers go from strength to strength and this print-only device proves that refillable ink tanks are the future for inkjet printers. The Canon PIXMA G5050 can duplex print color documents, and there’s room for half a ream of paper in the main tray. It can also print detailed photos onto coated photo paper, but it can do all this at a much lower cost per page than any cartridge-based inkjet. What’s more, the box includes enough black ink for 18,000 pages and color inks for 7,700 pages.High capacity inkjet for the home office Category: colour inkjet printerPrint speed: 24ppmPaper sizes: up to A4Paper capacity: 500 sheetsWeight: 9.6kg+Broad connectivity +Strong 6-ink system-Costly cartridges-Slow print speed
Canon’s slick three-in-one printer is particularly user-friendly with its huge touchscreen display and one-touch NFC connectivity for your smartphone. There are convenient slots for an SD card and USB flash drive too. It prints and scans at high resolution and instead of four, it uses six separate ink cartridges to achieve superior fidelity when printing colour photos. It’s a somewhat expensive system, but worth it for the more professional finish.Refillable tanks makes this costly inkjet a bargainCategory: 3-in-1 colour inkjet printerPrint speed: 13ppm (mono)Paper sizes: A4Paper capacity: 250Weight: 8.1kg+Cheap to run +Neat ink tank system-Small display -No front USB
Canon’s cartridge-free printers are particularly easy to top up whenever you see the ink in the window getting low and they come with plenty more ink in the box, enough to print 7,700 full colour images, or 18,000 in black and white. It’s small enough to sit on a desk without taking over and big enough to hold 250 sheets of paper. Wi-Fi is built in, auto duplex printing is covered and both the print and scan resolutions are good and high. It also prints a beautifully bold photo and crisp text that won’t run, thanks to the use of a pigment black ink.
Read the full review: Canon Pixma G6050Budget printer with a talent for photos Category: 3-in-1 colour inkjet printerPrint speed: 15ppmPaper sizes: up to A4Paper capacity: 100Weight: 5.4kg+Low price+Dual-band Wi-FI -High ink cost -No Ethernet port
The inexpensive HP Envy 5055 (known as the Envy 5010 in the UK) all-in-one printer looks little different from inkjet models costing twice the price and it is lacking nothing in the way of features. It will print, scan and copy at high resolution and at a reasonable speed and dual-band Wi-Fi is built in. It can be controlled by a decent touchscreen, or via an excellent companion app for iOS/Android devices. A set of replacement ink cartridges costs more than the machine itself, but a subscription to HP Instant Ink keeps even this cost down.