The best inkjet printers available, as of March 2015, are the Epson WorkForce WF-3620 , the Canon PIXMA MX922 and the HP Envy 4500, according to technology website Bestreviews.com. The Workforce WF-3620 is well suited to high-demand environments, while the MX922 and Envy 4500 are suited for individual use.
Stand-alone inkjet printers are increasingly rare as of 2015, as the dropping prices of inkjet, scanner and fax components have compelled most manufacturers to focus on all-in-one products that perform all of these function. The best modern inkjet printers therefore tend to also be competent scanners and fax machines as well. Unlike older all-in-one inkjet printers, these devices are much more affordable for most consumers, with smaller, high-quality models such as the HP Envy 4500 priced at less than $100.
The HP Envy 4500 is ideal as a personal printer for photos. Its small footprint does not compromise the quality of its printing, and it excels at photo reproduction tasks as it is capable of printing the entire surface of an 8-inch by 11-inch sheet of paper. The Canon PIXMA MX922 includes more multifunction capabilities than the Envy 4500, and has superior color reproduction capabilities due to using five inks for printing rather than the standard three or four in other printers. The Epson Workforce WF-3620 includes even more robust multifunction features and fast printing speeds, while sacrificing little quality in photo reproduction as compared to the PIXMA. It is suitable for a home office or small office environment.