May 2022

Inkjet Printers: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Printer rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2022.

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Printer
Rtings.com
The Street
Digital Trends
LD Products
Investopedia
BestReviews
Lifewire
PhotoWorkout
TechRadar
PCMag
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- $365
Canon Pixma TS8220
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4
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2
- $1662
Brother MFC-J6935DW
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3
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HP OfficeJet 3830
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4
- $243
Canon Pixma TR8620
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5
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HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e
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6
- $638
Brother MFC-J995DW
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2
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7
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HP Envy 6055
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3
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8
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HP Envy 5055
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10
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9
- $629
Canon TS9521C
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5
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10
- $416
Epson XP-15000
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6
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11
- $490
HP OfficeJet 250
The HP OfficeJet 250 is good for casual photos. Produced images have a decent amount of detail with impressively accurate colors. The printer lets you connect to USB, WIFI and Bluetooth from your laptop or computer. It's affordable to print photos, but replacing the color cartridge can get expensive, especially if you plan on printing in color a lot.
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12
- $1359
Brother MFCJ6930DW
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13
- $399
Canon Pixma TS9520
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We ranked Canon Pixma TS8220 #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Canon Pixma TS8220 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best All-in-One

Pros
SD Card support
Hands-free printing

Cons
No NFC or Ethernet support
Slow document printing

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Lifewire

Best All-in-One

Pros
SD Card support
Hands-free printing

Cons
No NFC or Ethernet support
Slow document printing

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PhotoWorkout

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We ranked Brother MFC-J6935DW #2 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Brother MFC-J6935DW as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best Overall

Pros
Low operating costs
Extensive paper capacity
Excellent print quality

Cons
Large and heavy

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Lifewire

Best Overall

Pros
Low operating costs
Extensive paper capacity
Excellent print quality

Cons
Large and heavy

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Inkjet Printers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Inkjet Printers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2022 ranking

We ranked HP OfficeJet 3830 #3 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best Budget

Pros
Light, compact design
Amazing quality photo prints
Document feeder for copying

Cons
Tri-color cartridge drains quickly
Small control panel

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Lifewire

Best Budget

Pros
Light, compact design
Amazing quality photo prints
Document feeder for copying

Cons
Tri-color cartridge drains quickly
Small control panel

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PhotoWorkout

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We ranked Canon Pixma TR8620 #4 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Canon Pixma TR8620 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Photo Inkjet Printer

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LD Products

Best Overall

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We ranked HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e #5 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Cheaper Alternative

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Digital Trends

The best all-in-one inkjet printer

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We ranked Brother MFC-J995DW #6 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Street

Runner up

Pros
Versatile paper handling ability
Adjustable up to 150 paper tray
Offers automatic duplex printing
An automatic document feeder is available

Cons
Proper cleaning and care is needed for a long term ink storage

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LD Products

Best Budget Printer

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We ranked HP Envy 6055 #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best Wireless

Pros
Automatic duplex printing
Configurable shortcuts for faster workflow

Cons
Driver installation isn't exactly intuitive

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Lifewire

Best Wireless

Pros
Automatic duplex printing
Configurable shortcuts for faster workflow

Cons
Driver installation isn't exactly intuitive

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We ranked HP Envy 5055 #8 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PhotoWorkout

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TechRadar

Budget printer with a talent for photos

Pros
Low price
Dual-band Wi-FI

Cons
High ink cost
No Ethernet port

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We ranked Canon TS9521C #9 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best for Photos

Pros
Excellent print quality
Robust connectivity

Cons
No NFC or Ethernet support
Slow prints

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Lifewire

Best for photos

Pros
Excellent print quality
Robust connectivity

Cons
No NFC or Ethernet support
Slow prints

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We ranked Epson XP-15000 #10 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best Wide Format

Pros
Excellent photo quality
Small and lightweight

Cons
Running costs are high
Slow print speeds

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Lifewire

Best Wide Format

Pros
Excellent photo quality
Small and lightweight

Cons
Running costs are high
Slow print speeds

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We ranked HP OfficeJet 250 #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 27 Jan 2021)
The HP OfficeJet 250 is good for casual photos. Produced images have a decent amount of detail with impressively accurate colors. The printer lets you connect to USB, WIFI and Bluetooth from your laptop or computer. It's affordable to print photos, but replacing the color cartridge can get expensive, especially if you plan on printing in color a lot.
A more detailed summary:

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-in-One printer is designed to be very portable so you can bring it around with you when traveling for business. It has a removable, rechargeable battery for when you don't have a power outlet near you, and it has great connectivity options or Bluetooth, WIFI and USB. It has great color accuracy and produces decently-detailed photos. It isn't very affordable to print in black due to the very low page yield, so the cost of replacing the cartridges can quickly surpass the price of the printer itself.

Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Most Portable

Pros
Excellent photo quality
Fast printing and scanning speeds
LCD touchscreen

Cons
USB cable not included
Relatively big and bulky for a mobile wireless printer

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Lifewire

Most portable

Pros
Excellent photo quality
Fast printing and scanning speeds
LCD touchscreen

Cons
USB cable not included
Relatively big and bulky for a mobile wireless printer

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We ranked Brother MFCJ6930DW #12 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best for Speed

Pros
Incredible speed
Low running costs
Good overall print quality

Cons
Graphical printing is a bit muddy

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Lifewire

Best for speed

Pros
Incredible speed
Low running costs
Good overall print quality

Cons
Graphical printing is a bit muddy

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We ranked Canon Pixma TS9520 #13 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best for College Students

Pros
Two 100-sheet paper trays
Lots of connectivity options

Cons
High run cost

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Lifewire

Best for College Students

Pros
Two 100-sheet paper trays
Lots of connectivity options

Cons
High run cost

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