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Please provide valuable suggestions regarding which type of printer can be selected for occasional use for Black & White 30 to 50 pages print monthly.

Whether should go for ink tank, ink jet, laser? All in one printer or single function? Kindly consider following points also:

# Cost of print per page
# Cost of Replacement supplies and Refilling.
# Other maintenance cost if any.

Searched previous posts regarding it but not found any post having proper info. General opinion from google search is to go with ink tank which is costing 10 to 20 paisa per print and it can refilled easily with ink bottle.

Brand and Model suggestions are also preferred.

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Your choice is between Ink Tank and Laser.

If you are going to take prints at least once ever week, you should go for an all in on Ink Tank. It will give you the facility of color prints and scans, whenever necessary. You can go for the Wi-fi ones, they are very convenient for printing/scanning directly from mobile phones.

You can go for the Laser printers, if you will be taking prints with long intervals, and need faster prints, and are sure you wont need color or scans.

Print costs should be similar for both.

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I am also looking for a suggestion for an All in One Ink Tank with Wifi. Anybody?

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In my area, black and white print is Rs 2 per page.
For just 50 pages, I wouldn’t buy a printer

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cocay wrote:

In my area, black and white print is Rs 2 per page.
For just 50 pages, I wouldn’t buy a printer

Your point is right @cocay but it’s very inconvenient to go out for 3-4 pages print within day or two regularly.

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dealdimer99 wrote:

Your point is right @cocay but it’s very inconvenient to go out for 3-4 pages print within day or two regularly.

That’s right. I hear Ricoh basic laser printers are cheap and good. Check them out

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Ricoh laser printers are good value for price but keep a few things in mind:
Original toner cartridges are expensive. 1.When u refill with toner powder, u also need to replace the chip(₹100) on cartridge. Otherwise printing will look faded. Also printer will sense that u r using the old cartridge and may permanently damage ur printer firmware.
2. Replacement spares for Ricoh like roller and doctor blade are not easily available (as like HP or Canon) in printer market. These will eventually wear off and require renewal.

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Best is HP1020, easy to refill and spares are the cheapest……

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Using Brother HL-L2321D Single-Function Monochrome Laser Printer with Auto Duplex Printing.
Very good duplex printer using from 2 years now.

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goldi wrote:

Using Brother HL-L2321D Single-Function Monochrome Laser Printer with Auto Duplex Printing.
Very good duplex printer using from 2 years now.

Can you please provide estimated cost print per page and any other cost of replacement supplies? @goldi

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dealdimer99 wrote:

Can you please provide estimated cost print per page and any other cost of replacement supplies? @goldi

Printed around 400 to 500 pages so far, box has 2600 pages print written on it so no money spent on anything yet except pages.

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/619706/medium/66997751591112228_9.jpg?1591112231

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goldi wrote:

Printed around 400 to 500 pages so far, box has 2600 pages print written on it so no money spent on anything yet except pages.

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/619706/medium/66997751591112228_9.jpg?1591112231

What was the price ?

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indiansoul wrote:

What was the price ?

7979/- but got @ 6794/- with the various offers available at that time.

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I am using HP MFP 126NW since May 2016. Laserjet Scanner, Copier, Printer. Uses HP 88A toner cartridge which is very common. You can get a reasonably good cartridge for round 500-600. One cartridge lasts for about 1200 to 1500 pages, text. For graphix it will be lower. Refilled cartridges are available for around 300, but never used one. It does not dry up so can be used as long as toner is available in it. Connects over wifi so can be used from laptops and even mobiles.
The scanner is generally more used than printing. Has been very useful for printing late night boarding passes. For last 2 months extensively used by my daughter for her online studies and google classroom.
For the occasional color print, I use the local shop.

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goldi wrote:

7979/- but got @ 6794/- with the various offers available at that time.

Thanks bro..
It’s available around the same price .. will try n see if any offers available

+Kg

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panchabhut wrote:

I am using HP MFP 126NW since May 2016. Laserjet Scanner, Copier, Printer. Uses HP 88A toner cartridge which is very common. You can get a reasonably good cartridge for round 500-600. One cartridge lasts for about 1200 to 1500 pages, text. For graphix it will be lower. Refilled cartridges are available for around 300, but never used one. It does not dry up so can be used as long as toner is available in it. Connects over wifi so can be used from laptops and even mobiles.
The scanner is generally more used than printing. Has been very useful for printing late night boarding passes. For last 2 months extensively used by my daughter for her online studies and google classroom.
For the occasional color print, I use the local shop.

Is this printer is WiFi enabled ??

Any suggestion for wifi enabled laser printer.

Tia

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indiansoul wrote:

Is this printer is WiFi enabled ??

Any suggestion for wifi enabled laser printer.

Tia

Yes already indicated that it connects over wifi. Also can connect via LAN, so can directly connect to the router using LAN cable.
with HP printer aap, prints can also be taken directly from mobile connected to the same wifi.

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panchabhut wrote:

Yes already indicated that it connects over wifi. Also can connect via LAN, so can directly connect to the router using LAN cable.
with HP printer aap, prints can also be taken directly from mobile connected to the same wifi.

Sorry, my bad. I got it mixed up and quoted you. I meant to ask suggestion on wifi based single utility duplex printer ..
I hope it will be cheaper than multi-utility printer ..

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indiansoul wrote:

Sorry, my bad. I got it mixed up and quoted you. I meant to ask suggestion on wifi based single utility duplex printer ..
I hope it will be cheaper than multi-utility printer ..

As you will make one time investment and the price difference is not that significant, for home use I would always suggest MFP. You will find scanning and photocopy functions are more required than the direct printing.
However, if you still want to go for only printer, then I would suggest HP M202DW. It has duplex printing, wifi & LAN and is based on same 88A cartridge.

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Bought an epson m1100 ink tank printer mrp worth 11000 for around 7000 rs. My daily printing usage is around 150-200 prints so opted for ink tank printers bcoz of cost of prints being less. And problem with epson ink tank printers (don’t know of other brands) is that error occurs a lot of time in these printers. And without knowledge one can’t solve those errors. One benefit for laser printers (I find) is that if any error occurs normal person can even solve those by switching it off and turning on again. And that doesn’t work with ink tank printers. The error remains the same until you solve it.

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Please don’t buy an inkjet printer .Those are not economical and cost more per page basis.
Go for any laser printer.

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HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3835 All-in-One Multi-function Wireless Printer

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ElonMuskTesla wrote:

Please don’t buy an inkjet printer .Those are not economical and cost more per page basis.
Go for any laser printer.

Don’t make him a scapegoat.
He said OCCASIONAL uses.
You’re suggesting him to buy a laser printer ? Seriously?

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cocay wrote:

In my area, black and white print is Rs 2 per page.
For just 50 pages, I wouldn’t buy a printer

2 rupees per page which city rolleyes

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Printer hai –
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can anyone suggest me printer used for edible photos printing??

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I need wifi printer
please suggest best printer with reasonable price and print for paper cost also low

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desiman wrote:

2 rupees per page which city rolleyes

In mumbai bro.. same in my area.. but near station shop there 0.5 Rs per page.. 😃

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In my area 2rs till 20 pages, above 20 it’s 1rs. Laser printout. I have a inkjet Epson all in one, which is lying useless, only sometimes used for scanning.

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