Best Cheap Ink Tank Printers In India

Introduction

We love how printers make our lives effortlessly a wee bit easier, but choose the wrong printer, and you will have to sort through some tough mess every day. You also need to consider the budget. This is especially true if you are a small business trying to cut costs while still hoping to maintain the quality of outputs. If you are confused about which printer option to choose, go for an ink tank printer. That’s why we have come up with a list of the top 3 best cheap ink printers in India!

This next-generation printer comprises of the latest technology and manages to lower your printing cost significantly without negatively affecting the quality of prints. An ink tank printer comes with an in-built ink tank system and has several advantages over the inkjet printers. With time, their popularity has grown significantly as well, and people are considering this printer as their first buying choice. The battle between inkjet and ink tank printer was a tough one, but it seems that the ink tank has emerged as a clear winner.

Check Out Our Top 10 Best Ink Tank Printers In India

Top 3 Best Cheap Ink Tank Printers

1. HP 115


PrinterHP 115
FunctionsPrint Only
Cost Per Print10p for B/W
18p for Colour
Print SpeedBlack~7.5 IPM
Colour~4.5 IPM
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Ink Cost~2,200 Rs
Page Yield6,000 Pages (B/W)
8,000 Pages (Colour)
DisplayNo
Ideal UserStudents
Homes
Small businesses
ADFNo
Duplex PrintingNo
OS SupportWindows XP or higher
macOS
Linux
PriceCheck Price Here

HP is a famous brand that’s been around for a long time and is known for its high-quality products and fantastic customer service. They have released the latest edition in their 100 series: HP Ink Tank 115. This printer can provide a page yield of 8000 black & white prints and 6000 coloured prints. But first, let’s talk about its core features.

  • This is a beautiful compact printer available in matte black look and can fit in even tiniest of the spaces easily.
  • The prints are clear and vivid, and we were particularly impressed with the sharp, borderless, smudge-resistant pictures that it prints.
  • While the print speed (ipm) for this printer is 7.5 pages for black and white prints and 4.5 for coloured prints, the cost per page would be 10 paise for black and white and 18 paise for coloured pages.
  • This printer doesn’t support automatic duplex printing (ADF) featurette, which was a little bummer for us. Still, if you are not into high volume printing every day, it wouldn’t be a problem for you.
  • The duty cycle of the HP 115 printer or its recommended maximum monthly print is 1000.
  • The ink tank of the printer is not only large in size but is transparent so that you can monitor and refill the ink conveniently when they finish.
  • Installation of the printer is quite easy as well, just plug in the USB cable, install the necessary drivers and you are ready to go.

Check Out Customer Reviews Of HP 115

PROSCONS
Supports Windows, Mac and Linux OS
Spill-free ink tanks
One year warranty
 No ADF
No wireless option

2. Canon G1010

 

PrinterCanon G1010
FunctionsPrint Only
Cost Per Print8p for B/W
21p for Colour
Print SpeedBlack~8.8 IPM
Colour~5 IPM
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Ink Cost~2,200 Rs
Page Yield6,000 Pages (B/W)
7,000 Pages (Colour)
DisplayNo
Ideal UserStudents
Homes
Small businesses
ADFNo
Duplex PrintingNo
OS SupportWindows XP or higher
PriceCheck Price Here

Check Out Our Canon G1010 Printer Review

Canon is a big name in the electronics industry with a very trusted product line, and it has now brought us another affordable single-function ink tank printer called Canon G1010.

  • This printer has an integrated ink tank system that’s transparent, users can easily monitor the level of ink and refill when it gets low.
  • Canon G1010 is an affordable printer with a page yield of 6000 for black and white prints and 7000 coloured prints.
  • The cost per print is 8 paise for black and white print and 21 paise for each coloured print.
  • This printer has a print speed of 8.8 ipm for black & white and 5 ipm for coloured prints, it will help you immensely, especially if you printing in bulk.
  • The printer functions the old fashioned way, which means that it’s not a wireless printer and you have to connect it through the USB cable.
  • Another notable feature is its print resolution of 4800×1200 dpi.
  • The prints are sharp, clear, and the picture prints are vivid and of impressive resolution.
  • One thing to note is that the printer is not compatible with MAC OS and you need to keep it in mind while buying the printer.
  • The printer comes with 4 ink bottles of black, cyan, magenta and yellow colour in spill-free bottles that can be refilled easily without any wastage of ink.

Check Out Customer Reviews Of Canon G1010

PROSCONS
Simple functionality
Clear, sharp printing
Affordable printer
 Doesn't support Mac OS
No ADF

3. Epson L130

PrinterEpson L130
FunctionsPrint Only
Cost Per Print7p for B/W
18p for Colour
Print SpeedBlack~8.5 IPM
Colour~4.5 IPM
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Ink Cost~2,200 Rs
Page Yield4,500 Pages (B/W)
7,500 Pages (Colour)
DisplayNo
Ideal UserStudents
Homes
Small businesses
ADFNo
Duplex PrintingNo
OS SupportWindows XP or higher
Mac OS
PriceCheck Price Here

Check Out Our Epson L130 Printer Review

Epson is considered as one of the pioneers in the field of ink tank printers with the launch of their L-series printers in the year 2014. And now the company has launched Epson L130 printer for more effective, cost affordable printing that’s ideal for homes and small offices. Its a compact, stylish printer in matte black design that wouldn’t take much of your office space. Weighing just 2.8 kgs, Epson L130 is super lightweight and not too bulky.

  • Epson L130 printer uses the innovative Micro Piezo print heads which uses mechanical pressure instead of heat. Thus ensuring long life of print heads.
  • The control panel is simple to navigate, but there is no LCD display available, only LED buttons.
  • The printer can support most types of pages ranging from A4 to DL and B5 pages.
  • The print speed of the printer is 27 ppm for black & white prints and 15 ppm for coloured prints.
  • It would cost you around 7 paise for standard print and 18 paise for coloured print.
  • The printer comes with four 70 ml ink bottles that are extremely easy to refill and can last for a long time saving you money.
  • The page yield of the printer is 6500 coloured pages and 4000 black and white pages.
  • Unlike the Canon G1010 printer, this one is compatible with most of the recent OS and can work with Windows as well as MAC devices.
  • You will get a print resolution of 5760×1440 dpi with this printer which is good enough to provide non-hazy, clear and sharp prints that do not fade easily.
  • The ink tank design of the printer is superb, and it is transparent so that you can monitor it easily and conveniently refill the ink when it finishes.
  • It is a wired printer, and you can connect it to your device using a USB cable.

Check Out Customer Reviews Of Epson L130

PROSCONS
Micro Piezo print heads
Supports both Windows and MAC OS
Affordable printer
 No ADF
No wireless option

Buyer’s guide

Why are ink tank printers better?

As already mentioned above, ink tank printers have several advantages over traditional printers. Since they come with integrated ink tanks, you can enjoy continuous printing without the need to change the ink cartridges. These ink tanks can be refilled with the respective colours via ink bottles, which are easy to do and spill-free. This not only saves your time and effort but also lowers your printing cost significantly in the long run.

The page yield of these printers is also considerably better than the standard printers. You can easily print 6000 to 7000 pages which is something not readily available with traditional printers.

Ink tank printers have separate ink tanks for each colour which are big enough to hold around 70 ml of ink. Hence, it doesn’t let you worry about running out of ink while also ensuring high-quality and vivid prints.

Features To Look Out in Cheap Printers

1. Multifunction Capability

One of the main factors that decide the price of a printer is its functionalities. The least functions it has, the less amount you have to pay. If you know your needs precisely, you can buy the right printer for your business in a cost-effective way. Since we are looking for (just) printers, we can leave other features aside. This can save you at least Rs. 3,000 – 5,000.

2. Page Yield and Ink Price

Page yield is an important factor to consider while choosing a printer, and it is a means of calculating your printing cost for each page. It implies the number of pages you can print with one ink tank. This is a standard number determined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is different for black and white and coloured prints. The page yield will help you understand how often the ink needs refilled and how much is it going to cost you. The manufacturer usually prints this number on the box of the printer; however, it might vary for different users due to several reasons.

The more page yield a printer has, the more cost-saving it is. Ink tank printers generally have more page yield than inkjet printers. And that’s why it’s considered more profitable, even though they might be more expensive initially.

In the case of inkjet printers, refilling the ink is not cheap, and in many low-cost printer versions, users find the ink cost to be more than the price of the printer. You can opt to buy ink cartridges from the third party, but the quality of the print they provide is disappointing and not up to the mark. Ink costs are pretty low for ink tank printers as they have large tanks and they can be refilled using ink bottles, and there is no need to replace the ink cartridges.

3. OS Support

Your printer must support most of the Operating systems available. Your printer won’t work until you download and install the required drivers. New printers may support old OS and vice versa. You need to check your printer’s driver booklet to make sure that it supports your OS.

Conclusion

Buying a printer is a tough task, but it’s a long term investment as well. Hence, you should research thoroughly before shortlisting any product. All of the above printers are great, cost-effective, easy to use, compact printers that will provide you with clear, sharp and vivid prints.

Asking you to choose one over the other is hard as they all have great properties and are affordable printers. These printers are fit for students, homes and small offices. And even though they lack some vital features like auto duplex feature, wireless connection, and scanning, etc…, but they still provide a lot of necessary features which are uncommon in printers of this price range. We hope that our review helped you in making your purchase decision for the next printer more informed and easy.

John M

I love computer devices of all kinds! I am particularly interested in productivity devices such as printers. I remember my first printer back in 2008, which was an awesome experience for me. I learned a lot of things after that experience. I intend to share my experience through this blog. That way I can make others understand the nuances and help them to make the right purchase decision.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Rajkumar

    I am looking for inktank printer which has the option of print, scan and copy. The major issues I am facing is whether to go for Epson L3152/50 or brother dcp t710w/510w.

    My requirements from the printers are,
    The print quality should be good for both color and monochrome
    The cost per should not be high.

    Which printer will you suggest apart from models I have mentioned above?

    1. John M

      Hi Rajkumar

      Thanks for asking. Considering your requirements, all of these printers seem correct for you. But my personal choice would be Brother DCP t510w, that’s because it has all the necessary features to be a business printer and the complaint history of Brother printers compared to other companies are far less. If you have a lot of scanning to do, then Brother DCP t710w ADF feature might help you.

      I hope I did bring clarity to your confusion.

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