As much as we try not to print on paper, some tasks and processes in life still require a printout or two, or 50 sometimes. Running to the nearby stationery store to get them may not always be convenient or even possible. That’s why it makes sense to get a basic single-function inkjet printer, especially if you print at home often. Here are four budget inkjet printers that are designed for home and home-office use. They can all print in monochrome or colour without tearing a hole in your wallet. Check them out. It’s important to note that these products are recommended based solely on their specifications and availability on Amazon.in.
The HP Deskjet 1112 is easily one of the cheapest inkjet printers out there in the market. It’s a single-function model that connects to the PC via the bundled USB cable. Like most inkjet printers, it comes with black and tri-colour ink cartridges. The HP 803 cartridge combo has a page yield of 190 pages. The printer is designed to print a maximum of 1,000 pages per month. Each monochrome printout from it costs Rs 4.8 and each colour printout costs Rs 6.6. All in all, the HP Deskjet 1112 is a convenient and affordable printer that you can’t go wrong with.
The HP Deskjet 1115 may not be the most affordable budget inkjet printer in the market but it is one of the most economical to run. Each monochrome printout from it costs Rs 1.4 and each colour printout costs Rs 4.5. The HP Deskjet 1115 supports HP 680 monochrome and tri-colour cartridges. Because the cartridges are branded ‘Ink Advantage’ by HP, they result in lower printing costs than regular ones. When connected to a PC over USB, you can expect the first page to be out in about fifteen seconds after sending the print command.
The Pixma TS207 is one of Canon’s most affordable inkjet printers in the market. It connects to PCs over USB and prints at about 7.7 pages per minute in monochrome and 4 pages per minute in colour. It supports all typically used paper sizes, including A4 and Legal. The Canon Pixma TS207 is capable of duplex printing manually, which is useful for making booklets and brochures. The Pixma TS207 uses PG-745 S/XL and CL-746 S/XL ink cartridges, which yield up to 180 pages each.
The Canon Pixma TS307 is a single-function inkjet printer that goes one step ahead of the basic Canon models by offering wireless connectivity, which can liberate you from the fixed USB cable. The wireless printing function is particularly useful if you intend to print not just from your PC but also from your smartphone and tablet over Wi-Fi. It can print about 7.7 pages per minute in monochrome and 4 pages per minute in colour. The Pixma TS307 uses PG-745 S/XL and CL-746 S/XL ink cartridges, which yield up to 180 pages each.