Cheap Ink Printers That Really Work

When you have an important document that you need a physical copy of, a printer can save the day. With a few clicks, you have a copy to give to a client, file away in your personal records, or just post up as a reminder. It comes at a high costs, however, as ink isn’t exactly cheap.

Some brands of ink are cheaper than others, however. This may mean that you sacrifice quality, but that’s not necessarily the case. Here are six of the top printers that won’t make your wallet squeal every time you need to purchase more ink.

Epson EcoTank ET-4760

For most typical printers, it requires the use of ink cartridges, which don’t last long before you’re getting a notification that you document can’t print because you’ve already run out of ink. When you’re on a time crunch, this can be extremely frustrating. That’s where the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 comes in.

Rather than ink cartridges, it uses ‘ink tanks.’ The ink tanks are much cheaper, because they are bigger and last much longer. In fact, you’ll pay an average of one cent per page.

The other good news is that the ink tanks are easy to refill. For those who know the frustration of trying to get a cartridge into a printer, only to have it fail to recognize the cartridge, being able to fill a bottle is much less dramatic.

On the flip side, the bottles tend to take up a lot of space in the printer, which means less room for paper. If you don’t print much, this isn’t a big deal. If you’re printing hundreds of pages at a time, however, you may need to stick close, so you can refill the paper.

The other frustrating part is that the printer is slower than other types, so if you need documents fast, this may not be the printer for you.

HP ENVY Photo 7155 All-in-One Printer

For those who need crisp, beautiful, professional looking photos, they’re all too aware of how costly they can be to print off. There are plenty of sites you can use now, but that’s not always convenient as you have to wait for the photos to be mailed to you. This can be especially slow around the Holidays, as the site is swarmed with others who need photos printed quickly as well.

The HP Envy Photo 7155 All-in-One printer can help solve this problem. It may not be perfect, as the setup process and installation can be a bit difficult, especially for those who aren’t tech gurus, but the high quality pictures and cheap ink make up for this.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e All-in-One Wireless Printer

Many businesses need a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer. It’s more convenient when you can get it all-in-one. Even if you don’t need all these yet, the time may come when you may require it, so why not buy it now?

What’s really nice about this printer is the fact that it can scan double-sided documents. This saves you time as you don’t have to scan, remove the paper, flip it over, and then scan the other side.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 90254 can also print 24 black and white pages per minute, and 20 colored pages. For those who need papers printed sooner rather than later, this can save you a lot of stress.

The cost of ink can be lowered by getting an HP ink subscription. The first two months are free, and then it costs $0.99 a month after the trial ends.

The major downside to this printer is that its many functions means it can be a little bulky. It’s also prone to paper jams.

Brother MFC-J460DW, All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer

More than one business owner has only discovered they need more ink when it runs completely out. For some products, you can simply run out to your local office supply store and buy more. If they have it in stock, that is. If they don’t, you’ll have to order it online, and wait for it to arrive. In the meantime, you either have to find another place to print, or wait until the ink is delivered.

Brother has solved this problem with the MFC-J460DW thanks to the Amazon Dash replenishment program. If you choose to enable this program, when the printer senses it’s running low on ink, it will order it for you. This means you don’t have to keep checking.

This printer also earns points for its fast printing speed, ease of use, price that doesn’t break the bank, and the way it effortlessly connects to the cloud, your mobile products, and desktops.

Where it fails to impress is the fact that it’s not as efficient as other printers. It also requires more maintenance.

Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer

If you’re looking for a wireless printer that also has USB connectivity, the Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer is a great choice. It prints out high-quality documents, so you don’t have to worry about streaks on your important documents. The ink is also cheap. The major problem is that this printer tends to go through ink more frequently, so it may not be the best option if you have to print frequently. For anyone who only prints occasionally, it might be an ideal choice.

Brother MFC-J995DW

This printer isn’t exactly fast. It can print up to 12 black and white pages per minute, and only 10 colored. It makes up for the slow speed with an ink tank, however. The ink can last up to a year, meaning you don’t have to check every few days to see what your ink levels are at.

The other downside is the fact that it’s a bit loud. This means it may not be ideal for a business that requires the noise level to be lower, unless it’s placed in a room where the sound is muffled. It can save business owners quite a bit of money, however, as they don’t have to worry about spending money on ink cartridges. The fact that it’s easy to set up and use are also great points.

For more tips about how to save money, or IT techs who are dedicated to helping take your business to the next level, contact us today.

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