The best inkjet printers for the home

Canon PIXMA G1411

We consider the Canon PIXMA G1411 to be one of the best inkjet printers for the home in terms of value for money. The fact that the PIXMA G1411 has a factory CISS allows you not to worry about the financial side of printing, and the decent quality of the prints themselves is pleasing to the eye. Judging by the reviews, individual owners are completely satisfied even with photos obtained using the recommended printer. We would advise not to rely on their studio level and use the device for its intended purpose — for documentary printing and low-volume printing. It is also worth noting that inkjet manufacturers are accustomed to receiving the main profit from the sale of consumables and continuous ink supply systems do not fit into this scheme at all. Already the lineup of the first generation of the G line differed (for the worse) in the average life of its printheads, and in the devices of the third the situation worsened even more. Given the cost of replacing these components, it is more profitable to buy a new inkjet printer. Moreover, its package contains an «extra» bottle of black ink.

Main advantages:

  • low cost of printing;
  • good quality;
  • extra ink included.
Minuses:
  • slow printing in high quality;
  • regular automatic pumping and cleaning;
  • a lot of feedback about the premature overflow of the «diaper».

9.3
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

This printer is ideal for those who have to print a relatively large amount of color material at home (educational, working, methodical). The savings compared to cartridge printers are huge.

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Canon PIXMA TS704

If Canon offers us an inexpensive inkjet printer with two independent paper feeds, the possibility of very high-quality (but with nuances) photo printing in sizes up to A4, printing on labels and CDs, then there must be a catch. And there is one: the company will make up for the «lost» money later, when you go to the store for branded consumables. And the TS704 loves to “pour” ink, and how — even with original cartridges on original paper and with a “native” color correction profile that is prescribed in the system when the printer is first connected, black and pigment black are consumed excessively during photo printing, clearly darkening the photo , and the color rendition will require adjustment in most cases: it seems that, for the sake of cheapening, the spread of the real nozzle debit for printers leaving the conveyor is large, factory calibrations do not always coincide with the actual ink supply. When printing ordinary documents in b/w, the printer still consumes color ink by default — so you must first enable the «PGBK only» mode in the properties and each time answer in the pop-up window — «yes, I really want to print only pigment black , swallow you insatiable!

But this inkjet printer still deserves its place in the ranking. It regularly allows you to turn off the control over the level of ink, that is, you can not even buy a PZK, but refill native ink tanks, despite the zero level according to information from the chips. The printer supports work «over the air» using Wi-Fi, although simply pressing «print» on a computer or smartphone will not work — the tray must be pulled out manually. The print quality on formats up to A4 after fine-tuning the colors is good — with decent detail, without noticeable flaws. So for the money, a home printer is quite good, and some fiddling with settings and refilling will greatly reduce the cost of operation.

Main advantages:

  • Two paper sources (office paper cassette and multi-purpose tray)
  • Good photo quality with proper color correction settings
  • Refilling regular ink tanks does not require changing or altering chips
Minuses:
  • Even on the original consumables “out of the box”, the color rendition can be clearly “curved”
  • High ink consumption with or without reason
  • Non-motorized output tray eliminates the convenience of over-the-air printing

9.2
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

For its cheap price, in general, the printer prints well, the “manufacturer’s greed” is easily cured — so it’s worth buying home.

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Canon PIXMA TS304

Inexpensive, but practical inkjet, ideal for schoolchildren and students. The model stands out for its original appearance with a flat top cover hanging over the body. As conceived by the developers of the printer, this detail of its design should serve as a place for placing copied materials. Yes, yes, the device can make copies, just not on its own, but in collaboration with a smartphone, a special application and a proprietary cloud service. By the way, the latter also allows you to perform prepress preparation, in particular, it tries to correct the “curvature” of the image, which is why the coordinate grid on the TS304 cover is needed.

The print quality of the recommended printer is quite decent, it uses pigment inks for documents, and water-soluble inks for color images. High capacity cartridges are supported. The only serious remark concerns the maximum possible size of a photo print — only 10×15 cm.

Main advantages:

  • It is possible to print via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;
  • supports a wide range of cloud services;
  • conditionally able to copy;
  • there are XL cartridges;
  • small dimensions and weight.
Minuses:
  • the maximum format when printing pictures is 10×15 cm;
  • single color cartridge;
  • print speed is slow
  • Bluetooth connection for iOS devices is not supported.

9.0
/ ten
Rating

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Epson L805

A very popular inkjet printer for the home, the Epson L805 is suitable for both document and photo printing. An important advantage, of course, is the Wi-Fi interface, which allows you to get by with a minimum of wires when connecting. Also, the manufacturer has finalized the design of the CISS used, so the Epson L805 does not need to block the ink supply during transportation (the eight hundredth model had a special lever for this purpose, which many remembered too late). In addition, when refilling the printer, you no longer need to enter unique consumable codes.

Original branded ink is water-soluble, therefore, especially small print in printed documents will be fuzzy. Nevertheless, Epson L805 can be recommended as a good general-purpose home color printer with a low printing cost.

Main advantages:

  • excellent print quality;
  • low ink consumption;
  • wireless connectivity.
Minuses:
  • relatively expensive consumables;
  • no software control of ink residue.

8.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

An excellent inkjet printer for those who decide to get rid of unnecessary wires and want to print from any device with Wi-Fi.

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The best inkjet printers for the office

Epson L1800

The acclaimed abbreviation of CISS — «continuous ink supply system» — has revolutionized inkjet printing, allowing to significantly reduce the cost of a copy. There was even a whole line of Epson Print Factory devices and the Epson L1800 printer is its brightest representative. A compact, easy-to-use, semi-professional inkjet printer with 6-color high-speed printing and original high-quality CISS is perfect for the office, photo labs, and amateur photographers.

Main advantages:

  • print speed — 38 color pages per minute;
  • high resolution (5760*1440 dpi) and excellent print quality;
  • print time for a color photo 10 * 15 cm — 12 seconds;
  • color cartridge resource — 1800 pages;
  • resource of a black-and-white cartridge – 9900 pages;
  • regular CISS.
Minuses:
  • lack of network interfaces;
  • noisy.

9.1
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Regular CISS pleases the eye. The best inkjet printer — prints fast, like a Kalashnikov. Color rendition is excellent. Only I advise you to use original ink and high-quality photo paper. And all the raids are from the manufacturers of Chinese CISS, with which you definitely won’t get into trouble.

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Canon PIXMA iX6840

Budget version of a large-format inkjet photo printer. Like most other Canon devices, it has a far from impressive printhead resource. Theoretically, it is replaceable. In practice, it is very problematic to separately purchase a high-quality PG, not to mention its cost in comparison with a new printer. Another point that can influence the decision to purchase PIXMA iX6840 is the high complexity of self-installing CISS. To reduce the cost of printing on the recommended device, it is best to use refillable cartridges and normal compatible inks. Color reproduction is correct, wireless connection is supported. With a not very high load, it will serve faithfully. On the other hand, not any matte photo paper is suitable for this printer, it works very slowly. All in all, ideal for designers and printing A3 color charts.

Main advantages:

  • decent enough quality of photo printing;
  • Affordable price for A3 printer.
Minuses:
  • installation of CISS is problematic and impractical;
  • modest print head resource;
  • there are nuances with the selection of photo paper;
  • low operating speed.

8.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I immediately switched to alternative German inks and now I have only one problem — refilling cartridges. I have a photo studio and this model, in principle, suits me.

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Epson M1140

Continues our review of the best inkjet printers Epson M1140 — the only black and white printer in our ranking. The Epson Factory M series is ideal for printing large quantities of monochrome documents in a small office. The solid volume of the ink container guarantees the minimum cost of each print, and the ease of refilling allows you not to depend on the efficiency of servicemen. If the laser printer needs to warm up after being idle, the inkjet is ready to use at any time. And the features of operation, such as the drying of heads, do not threaten office equipment from the very beginning.

We recommend making a choice within the framework of the second generation of M-printers, insofar as they support duplex printing, they have higher speed and larger paper trays. Do you need a wireless or LAN interface? Then Epson M1170. Enough USB connection? Look towards model M1140.

Main advantages:

  • prints economically with pigment;
  • high resource characteristics;
  • very decent print speed;
  • automatic two-sided printing.
Minuses:
  • cost of diaper replacement.
Models in the line:
  • Epson M1140

    — interfaces: USB

  • Epson M1170

    — interfaces: Wi-Fi, Ethernet (RJ-45), USB

8.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

It is perfect for documents. Since I don’t need color photos, I don’t see the point in overpaying for a color printer.

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Epson WorkForce WF-100W

Compared to laser printers, inkjet printers consume much less energy, and some models are completely capable of operating on battery power for a long time. An interesting representative of this class of technology is the WorkForce WF-100W. The device is extremely compact, which makes it easy to take it with you on trips.

In addition to having the expected Wi-Fi interface, Wi-Fi Direct support, hotspot functionality and compatibility with major cloud services, the printer is good at being able to send print jobs using its email address. The resource of cartridges is modest, but running out of ink at the wrong time does not block the work. In a critical situation, an acceptable black tint may well be obtained by mixing the three basic colors. The capacity of a fully charged battery is enough to print hundreds of pages of text, 30-40 A4 sheets with graphic elements, or a dozen 10×15 photos.

Main advantages:

  • very light;
  • the possibility of self-replacement of the «diaper»;
  • running out of ink of any color does not block printing;
  • decent autonomy.
Minuses:
  • non-removable battery;
  • high cost per print.

8.5
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Expensive but worth it — the best inkjet printer for organizing prints in the toughest conditions.

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HP Ink Tank 115

The manufacturer positions this model as one of the most affordable inkjet printers equipped with a factory continuous ink supply system. We will not dispute this statement, but we note that, in order to reduce the price of the device, the developers had to sacrifice a lot. The same support for mobile printing, for example. But the cost of a print on the Ink Tank 115 is indeed one of the lowest among color inkjet printers. The printer is optimal for printing business documents, non-serial printing products and other business-class materials. Those. for regular but low intensity use. For printing photos, the Ink Tank 115 is definitely not worth buying. Firstly, it is not able to produce the correct black color. Secondly, there are issues with borderless printing.

Main advantages:

  • low price of a print;
  • hassle-free refilling (original ink).
Minuses:
  • low speed of work;
  • demanding on paper;
  • does not support mobile printing.

8.2
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The price is adequate. Nothing superfluous, for which winding usually goes, just fill in the ink and print.

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The best inkjet printers for professionals

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-200

Overall, Canon’s range of affordable engineering plotters is truly the best in its class. Judge for yourself. In terms of print speed, direct competitors are overtaken. They have more capacious cartridges (even standard ones, but there are also consumables with increased capacity). Only they support hot-swappable ink tanks. By the way, the innovative scheme with intermediate reservoirs allows you to «squeeze out» the ink to the last drop, and the imagePROGRAF TM series plotters work on the well-known Canon Lucia TD dyes. Another point — no one else offers affordable large-format technology with an additional matte black pigment. Finally, the “classmates” of the recommended model simply cannot print borderless and on particularly thick media (up to 0.8 mm). If you are interested in memory card support and the presence of built-in storage, pay attention to the TM-205 modification, and to work with the A0 format, you should look at the TM-300/305. Just in case, we remind you that devices from the CAD / GIS / POS segment are of little use for professional printing and photo printing.

Main advantages:

  • fast printing;
  • hot replacement of cartridges;
  • there are ink tanks of increased capacity;
  • printing without borders and on whatman paper.
Minuses:
  • accelerated wear of the print head when using compatible inks;
  • heavier than competitors.

9.4
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Bought for the office to replace a used plotter. For a couple of months now everything is fine, it works, hard worker. The touch screen is indeed more user-friendly than the push-button controls in previous models.

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