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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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Laserjet printer anytime…
not to worry about ink
Best for frequent usage

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jettypocof1143 wrote:

inkjet is fine for occasional print..do some research if that printer you are buying support ink refilling it will save some money… wi-fi printer is handy but if you have a wifi router you can still convert a normal printer in to wifi printing capacity

How?

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Any suggestion on printer with small in size for occasional use with xerox/scan and wifi option. At home I don’t have specific place for printer and looking to take printout when required for my kids education purpose and displace after taking printout.

Any suggestion on printer which easily portable, even kids.

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paisa42 wrote:

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i have the same printer hp 1050 j410 , its cartridge is so costly around 800 Rs. and print around 50-60 pages around, and it cost Rs. 7 per page

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saloni.sharma1 wrote:

i have the same printer hp 1050 j410 , its cartridge is so costly around 800 Rs. and print around 50-60 pages around, and it cost Rs. 7 per page

Quality kaise h waise

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V.Helpful thread

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anzis wrote:

Any suggestion on printer with small in size for occasional use with xerox/scan and wifi option. At home I don’t have specific place for printer and looking to take printout when required for my kids education purpose and displace after taking printout.

Any suggestion on printer which easily portable, even kids.

I am using this. Good option.

https://www.amazon.in/Brother-DCP-T420W-Printer...

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Printers are only doing printing. Nothing else. So it’s just a waste to have a printer.

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mas143forever wrote:

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

Hi I recently bought Epson L130 ink tank printer, only printing option is available in that. Quality of print is good and also printing is cost effective. U will get up to 5000 printouts from that ink cartridge

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If you can find HP 1115 Ink Advantage Deskjet Printer at around 3k then it could be a reasonably good buy for occasional usage even with new Ink Advantage cartridges later on!

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I use printer occasionally. My experience with inkjet cartridge printer was bad. So, I would suggest ink tank printer even if it costs more.

I had HP Deskjet 1510 which is an all-in-one with scan, copy & print. Probably around 2 to 3K when I bought. Their cartridges used to cost around Rs. 500. Company claimed 120 pages for black ink; but in fact, I got around 50 pages only. And colour cartridges are the worst. Ink got dried up, I think. It stopped printing colour and printed only in green grinning I had installed a new black ink cartridge and didn’t use it for around 6 months. HP software says ink is full, but print out will be only blank. Googled and tried few steps to clean cartridge and no use. Now, printer is useless. I didn’t want to waste money on buying new cartridges.

Now, I bought a new ink tank printer itself. About scanning & copying (xerox), that was a rare use for me. Scanning is easier with mobile apps. Earlier camscanner and now, switched to microsoft lens. So, now I have a single function printer (without scan & copy). Its Canon Pixma G1020 costed Rs.10K. VFM. And I thought of using Google cloud print for printing from mobile (wireless). But came to know that Google stopped it sad Tried few alternatives. Mobility Print seemed good free option, but it stopped working after first time. There was Ezeep but it needs credit card; don’t want to risk. Anyone got suggestions on making my USB printer wireless?

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skansari72 wrote:

In my area 0.5 rs if you print both sides

Matlab aage peeche dono maaro 50 paise mein….. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye CHEAP in all ways!! laughing laughing joy

Sorry! aap to sanskari hain, humne dekha nahi tha! Lol 🤣

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If you are having wifi router with usb port than search on youtube you will get solution.

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pnagaraj wrote:

I use printer occasionally. My experience with inkjet cartridge printer was bad. So, I would suggest ink tank printer even if it costs more.

I had HP Deskjet 1510 which is an all-in-one with scan, copy & print. Probably around 2 to 3K when I bought. Their cartridges used to cost around Rs. 500. Company claimed 120 pages for black ink; but in fact, I got around 50 pages only. And colour cartridges are the worst. Ink got dried up, I think. It stopped printing colour and printed only in green grinning I had installed a new black ink cartridge and didn’t use it for around 6 months. HP software says ink is full, but print out will be only blank. Googled and tried few steps to clean cartridge and no use. Now, printer is useless. I didn’t want to waste money on buying new cartridges.

Now, I bought a new ink tank printer itself. About scanning & copying (xerox), that was a rare use for me. Scanning is easier with mobile apps. Earlier camscanner and now, switched to microsoft lens. So, now I have a single function printer (without scan & copy). Its Canon Pixma G1020 costed Rs.10K. VFM. And I thought of using Google cloud print for printing from mobile (wireless). But came to know that Google stopped it sad Tried few alternatives. Mobility Print seemed good free option, but it stopped working after first time. There was Ezeep but it needs credit card; don’t want to risk. Anyone got suggestions on making my USB printer wireless?

If you are having wifi router with usb port than search on youtube you will get solution.

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dealdimer99 wrote:

If you are having wifi router with usb port than search on youtube you will get solution.

Nope. No USB port.

For now, I wrote a small program to run a file web server in laptop connected to printer. Then uploading file on local URL via mobile. And this will trigger print.

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Go for HP 1020 . Purchased back in 2005 or 2006. still going perfectly fine without any issues . Occasional use . Refilled powder once . And no other expenses

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In all cases I will recommend only Laser Printer (avoid Inkjet)
Choose from any cheapest model of HP or Canon.

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I am using Canon MG3070 inkjet from last 3 months. Works perfect so far. I got it from Reliance digital in INR 4000. The package contains 1 black & 1 color cartridge which holds very less ink(say 50-60 pages). You can either refill it or get new cartridge for 600(black one). Its wifi, so you can print from mobile or computer from anywhere in range.

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I’m using epson 3150 wifi printer.. so far no issues.. 4 bottles of ink costs approx 800 and company claims 7000 black and approx 5000 color printouts…
using it for past 1 month almost and printed approx 300 pages… only once some of the pages came half printed else working fine…

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Please suggest printer with mobile wifi print, without connecting to computer

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I don’t think for occasionanl use cost of print per page matters!
Get a multi function  color printer with wifi

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Ink tank is best for home and occasional use. Recently bought canon 3010. It’s really good. In built wifi makes easier by printing with mobile and pc

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For occasional use.. go to the nearby copier place.. contribute to the environment..

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Please do not waste your money on printers, if it is for occasional use. Please take the printouts from shops which is very cheaper as the dimer papa_kancha said.

If you have money to spend, please go with ink tank printer (Durable than Deskjet printers, less maintenance cost and multifunction program) or laser printer (durable and almost zero maintenance cost, but you will get only monochrome prints).

Please do not go with low cost Deskjet printers which uses pair of ink cartridges (1 black and 1 color) which is expensive and it dries quickly if you do not use it very often, then you may need to refill them or replace them, also the cost of one printout is more than taking the printouts outside.
The cost of new set of cartridge is around 1.5k (you can take up to 400 prints), and it comes to refilling, the cost would be around Rs.500/- for both color and black (you can take up to 200 prints, if you take frequent prints, if you take less printouts and leave it idle, the cartridges will dry and you may end up refilling again).
Some people charge around Rs.300/- for refilling both black and color, but it will not last for long, it will give only less printouts.

I have a Deskjet printer which I bought for very less cost (around Rs.3000/- in a sale) in my home and had very bad experience with it by refilling and replacing cartridges.

Hope it helps.

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