December 2022

Inkjet Printers: Meta Ranking Report

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

Summary

As of 1 Dec 2022, Brother MFC-J1205W takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed printer with 2 expert endorsements. 1 experts out of 2 recommended it as the '#1 printer' this month. It is followed by Canon Pixma TS8220 and Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 , with 2 and 2 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - December 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Printer
LD Products
BestReviews
TechRadar
PhotoWorkout
Rtings.com
Digital Trends
PCMag
Gadget Review
Lifewire
The Street
1
- $114
Brother MFC-J1205W
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1
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4
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2
- $375
Canon Pixma TS8220
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1
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4
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3
- $950
Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850
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-
-
-
1
-
6
-
-
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4
+1 $69
Canon Pixma MG3620
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-
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-
5
-
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6
-
5
5
+1 $648
Brother MFC-J995DW
2
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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
6
+1 $400
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e
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-
-
-
2
3
-
-
-
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7
+1 Check price
HP OfficeJet 3830
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-
-
-
-
-
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3
2
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8
+1 $80
Epson XP-4100
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3
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4
-
-
16
- $700
Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550
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8
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3
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17
- $271
Brother MFC-J491DW
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6
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5
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18
- $350
Epson XP-15000
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7
-
-
-
-
6
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We ranked Brother MFC-J1205W #1 in December 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Brother MFC-J1205W as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Larger cartridges give this inkjet an advantage

Pros
High-yield cartridges available
Strong print quality

Cons
No auto-duplex mode
No display

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Rtings.com

Best Budget Inkjet Printer

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We ranked Canon Pixma TS8220 #2 in December 2022 because:

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

Great for simple controls

Pros
High-quality LCD touchscreen
6-color ink system for superior color prints
Works with voice control

Cons
The rear feeder tray could make it difficult to store on a shelf

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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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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

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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 December 2022 ranking

We ranked Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 #3 in December 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Inkjet Printer

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PCMag

Best High-Volume Office AIO / Editors' Choice

Pros
Two years of unlimited ink
Very low running costs
Terrific print quality
Auto-duplexing ADF
PrecisionCore 4S printhead
Excellent mobile connectivity options
Two-year warranty with registration

Cons
High initial purchase price

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We ranked Canon Pixma MG3620 #4 in December 2022 because:

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

Best Cheap Inkjet Printer

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Gadget Review

Best Budget

Pros
Easy to set up
High-quality scanner
Quick color copies

Cons
No display screen
Two-sided printing is slow
9.9 pages per minute print speed (slowest on our list)

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The Street

Pros
Provide an excellent detailed and clear image
Pretty compact and doesn’t take too much space

Cons
Difficult to install ink in the printer

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We ranked Brother MFC-J995DW #5 in December 2022 because:

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

Best Budget Printer

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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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We ranked HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e #6 in December 2022 because:

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

Best Upper Mid-Range Inkjet Printer

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Digital Trends

The best all-in-one inkjet printer

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We ranked HP OfficeJet 3830 #7 in December 2022 because:

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

Best Value

Pros
2.2-inch touchscreen
Up to 20 ppm print speed
Auto document feeder

Cons
No separate photo tray
No scan to email
No auto 2-sided printing

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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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We ranked Epson XP-4100 #8 in December 2022 because:

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

Great for saving space

Pros
Instant-dry ink for photo prints
Wireless connectivity and voice activation
Large paper tray that accepts 100 sheets

Cons
The supplied ink cartridges may not last very long

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Gadget Review

Best 2-sided printer

Pros
High-quality prints
Built-in 2.4” color touchscreen
Easily print from phone or table

Cons
Must buy Epson ink
Up to 10 pages per minute print speed (1 of the slowest on our list)
Paper jams easily

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We ranked Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 #9 in December 2022 because:

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

Great for high-quality bulk printing

Pros
Superb and detailed print quality
Low-cost ink system with a high print yield
Excellent 4.3-inch touchscreen

Cons
Quite a large and bulky printer

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PCMag

Best Photo and Wide-Format Home Printer / Editors' Choice

Pros
Prints borderless from 4 by 6 inches to 13 by 19 inches
Exceptional output quality
Relatively fast printing speeds for its class
Low running costs
First two years of ink are free

Cons
Purchase price is a little steep

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We ranked Brother MFC-J491DW #10 in December 2022 because:

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

Great for simple ink changes

Pros
Compact and lightweight design
Multiple connection options
High-yield ink cartridges to reduce running costs

Cons
The control panel could be a little basic

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Gadget Review

Best Value

Pros
Automatic duplex printing
Cloud connectivity
Up to 12 pages per minute print speed

Cons
Uses ink for its routine maintenance schedule
All inks must be installed for the printer to print
Slow printing

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We ranked Epson XP-15000 #11 in December 2022 because:

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

Great for HD photo prints

Pros
6-color Claria ink system for greater depth
It supports wireless, USB, and Ethernet connections
Large input and output tray capacity

Cons
The display screen is relatively small

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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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