Updated on 3 December 2015 by

Inkjet printers are the most commonly used printers and employ two disparate technologies, continuous and drop on demand, both of write data on paper by propelling ink droplets.

Commercial and industrial inkjet printers typically use piezoelectric material in an ink chamber behind each nozzle in place of a heating element, while Continuous inkjet technology is used commercially for marking and coding products, and incorporates a thermal inkjet process

Inkjet printers are quieter and produce better quality through finer details than dot matrix printers, due to higher printhead resolution. Although inkjets consume more expensive ink, they are relatively less costly to purchase compared to laser printers.
HP is currently the largest-volume manufacturers, supplying over 90% of printers for required for technical drawings, with their Designjet range featuring an 8 colour pigment ink system. Other suppliers of inkjet printers are Epson and Canon, producing wide-format printers, sold in comparatively smaller numbers


The best inkjet printers of 2015 are typically available from HP, offering all-in-one printers with copying and faxing capabilities under the $200 price range.


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Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
Epson WorkForce WF-100
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
Epson WorkForce WF-100
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Apr 2015
Nov 2015
Mar 2015
Oct 2015
Printer Type
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Ink Jet, Dedicated Photo
Ink Jet, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Platform
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Mac OS, Windows
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
4800.0 dpi
6000.0 dpi
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.4 stars
Ease of Use
33% Positive
67% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
44% Positive
56% Negative
Quality
100% Positive
28% Positive
72% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Economy
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
22% Positive
78% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Performance
16% Positive
84% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Scanner
100% Positive

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