September 2021

Inkjet Printers: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Printer rankings posted by key online experts, as of September 2021.

At a glance - September 2021 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Printer
TechRadar
Digital Trends
Investopedia
ZD Net
LD Products
BestReviews
Lifewire
Rtings.com
PhotoWorkout
PCMag
1
- $350
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e
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3
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5
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2
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2
- $227
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830
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1
7
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3
- $529
Brother MFCJ6945DW
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1
6
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4
- $181
Canon Pixma TR8620
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1
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4
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5
- $334
HP OfficeJet Pro 9015
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1
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-
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6
6
- $316
Canon Pixma TS8220
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4
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1
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7
- $360
Brother MFC-J995DW
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2
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3
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8
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HP Envy 5055
10
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2
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9
- $90
HP DeskJet 3755
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5
3
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10
- $150
HP OfficeJet 3830
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2
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7
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11
- $167
Brother MFC-J491DW
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6
2
12
- $280
Canon iP8720
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6
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5
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13
+1 $850
Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850
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8
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7
14
-1 $230
Canon Pixma TR150
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9
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5

We ranked HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e #1 in September 2021 because:

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

The best all-in-one inkjet printer

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ZD Net

Best overall all-in-one office printer

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Rtings.com

Cheaper Alternative

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We ranked Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 #2 in September 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

The best overall inkjet printer

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Investopedia

Best for Speed

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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 September 2021 ranking

We ranked Brother MFCJ6945DW #3 in September 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Brother MFCJ6945DW as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Investopedia

Best Overall

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ZD Net

Best all-in-one office printer with 11x17 page support

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We ranked Canon Pixma TR8620 #4 in September 2021 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:
LD Products

Best Overall

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Rtings.com

Alternative with better photo printing quality

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We ranked HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 #5 in September 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best of the best

Pros
Provides fast, high-quality black-and-white prints including duplex pages at 22 ppm. Scanner comes with auto-document feeder and handles duplex scanning and copying. Offers scan-to-email feature. Wireless connection capable.

Cons
Initial wireless setup can be challenging.

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PCMag

Best for Medium-Volume Small Offices / Editor's Choice

Pros
Fast.
Good print quality overall.
Competitive running costs.
Borderless printing.
35-sheet auto-duplexing ADF.
Attractive, compact build.

Cons
Only one paper input source.

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We ranked Canon Pixma TS8220 #6 in September 2021 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:
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-J995DW #7 in September 2021 because:

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

Best Budget Printer

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Rtings.com

Best Family Inkjet Printer

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We ranked HP Envy 5055 #8 in September 2021 because:

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

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We ranked HP DeskJet 3755 #9 in September 2021 because:

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

The best budget inkjet printer

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Investopedia

Most Compact

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We ranked HP OfficeJet 3830 #10 in September 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Inkjet Printers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
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 Brother MFC-J491DW #11 in September 2021 because:

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

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PCMag

Best for Cash-Strapped Homes and Micro Offices / Editors' Choice

Pros
Good output quality overall
20-sheet ADF, unusual in an AIO at this price
Supports borderless printing
Strong cloud and mobile device support

Cons
Cost per page is high
No memory device support
Low input and output capacities
Dated-looking control panel

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We ranked Canon iP8720 #12 in September 2021 because:

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

Best for Photos

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LD Products

Best for Photos

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We ranked Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 #13 in September 2021 because:

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

Best for Small Businesses

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PCMag

Best for High-Volume Office Printing, Including Color / 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 TR150 #14 in September 2021 because:

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

Best for Portability

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PCMag

Best for Inkjet Printing on the Go / Editors' Choice

Pros
Small footprint
Excellent print quality, especially photos
Robust mobile device support
Possible to save predefined templates onboard
Optional detachable battery

Cons
Slow output
Lacks support for flash drives
Somewhat high cost per page
Rechargeable battery is pricey

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