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Cost Efficient Printer For Your Home and Office

Printers have become an integral part of offices as well as homes. Unfortunately when we purchase a printer, it is not just the cost of the printer which is a concern but also the costs of the ink, the paper and of course the repairs! If you are confused about choosing the right printers that meets all your need and as well as keeps your pocket happy, here are a few suggestions.

1) Canon ImageClass MF3010

This compact component plays three roles, that of a printer, a scanner and a copier. With a print memory of 64MB (shared), this all-in-one printer is perfect for home and office use. Given its memory capacity and print speed of 20 ppm, it is a great option for offices with multiple computers. This printer uses A4 size paper and has a resolution of 600 x 400 dpi, Monochrome laser copy type, and supports operating systems like Windows 7/ XP/ 2000 and VISTA.

2) Epson WorkForce 845

High printing speeds, good quality and cost efficiency are the three main attributes of the Epson WorkForce 845 which suit the needs of offices as well as printing at home.This printer scans and copies as well. The printer has wireless networking, auto-duplexing, mobile printing which means you can print data from your phone by using Epson’s Connect cloud printing and last but not the least, you can directly print pics captured from your camera using the PictBridgecompatible USB printing port! A bonus feature, you can save up to 40% printing costs by using the Extra High capacity ink cartridge.

3) Samsung ML-2525W

Fast and simple, wirelessly connected, print speed of 24 pages per minute, 250 sheet input capacity, AnyWeb Print software and a sleek streamline body, make this printer a cost efficient feature loaded, printer. The AnyWeb Print software is a unique feature which gives you the liberty of selecting, dragging and dropping a variety of content from the web without the need of resizing or editing. The printer has a monthly duty cycle of 12000 and is compatible with operating software like Mac Os X 10.3~10.6, Windows XP/7/2000 and VISTA.

4) HP LaserJet Pro P1106

This dependable and inexpensive printer saves your money in terms of printing as well as using less energy with its unique Instanton Technology and the HP Auto On/Off technology. The printer gives 19 prints per minute with smooth graphic images and crisp texts. With a 150 sheet paper tray, you can print on paper up to legal size, labels, cardstock, envelopes and also transparencies. This compact printer has a 266 MHz processor, a USB 2.0 port and is compatible with Windows 7/ Server 2008/XP/VISTA, Mac and Linux.

5) Brother HL – 2240D

Even though it is not a multifunction printer, it does a brilliant job of printing texts and graphics with a resolution of 600 dpi! The HL-2240D has a toner saver mode which will reduce the usage of the toner saving you a few bucks. The printer has an 8 MB onboard memory, 200 MHz processor, USB interface, and has the capacity to print at 24 ppm. The printer also has a separate slot feeder where small media like labels and envelopes can be printed. The print has a 250 sheet tray and duplexer and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.

6) Kodak ESP 5250

This compact printer does the job of copying and scanning along with printing vivid colour documents, lab quality photos and sharp texts. It has a convenient built-in Wi-Fi, 6-ink system and a capacity to print 30 ppm. The cost efficiency of this printer arises from the super low ink costs compared to many other printers.This printer is compatible with Windows 7/XP/VISTA and Macintosh OS.

7)Epson Stylus NX430

Small, inexpensive yet powerful, the Epson Stylus NX430 is an all-in-one printer which can print, scan and copy. This printer is fast, efficient and prints great quality graphics and sharp text. The printer gives the option of printing from iOS and Android based devices using the Epson iPrint software application. Other than these features this printer is Wi-Fi enabled and has virtual button orientation. The printer is compatible with Windows 7/XP/VISTA and Mac OS.

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I work with MySmartPrice is a price comparison website that helps users find the best price for Mobile phones , Books, Cameras and lots more including Deals and Coupons. I am a graduate of State University of NewYork, University @ Buffalo with an MS degree in Management. I also possess as an MBA degree in Marketing from Amrita School of Business. I have a Btech in electronics from JNTU, Hyderabad.



  1. myles

    March 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Ohh it is a really very affordable printer , I would consider it for my next buy. thanks @author 😉

  2. Jeff

    March 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Here in out country, there are stores that can modify the printer’s cartridges so that you can install an extension ink tank. Then you can just refill your ink using a more cheaper ink solution. Really cost effective. ^_^

  3. Sudipto

    April 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Hey Ashwin,
    Nice post with great information and Thanks for sharing this list of cost efficient printer as in todays time its become very difficult to select a good printer which also come at low budget.

  4. Luis

    April 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations, Ashwin. I’ll be sure to keep these models in mind the next time I need a new printer 🙂

  5. mawin29

    April 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    thank you

  6. lyaidi

    August 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    what is wireless printer

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