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Everyone wants a good printer costing less. Usually the best inexpensive or cheap printers are the monochrome printers, either laser or inkjet variant. Available at less than $150 they can print good quality copies. Ideally suited for the home office environment, they can print large quantities faster.

For the small or home office settings, the all-in-ones are best suited as they are both cost and space saving. The top brands are Brother, Canon, Samsung which offer both color and monochrome options. Also equipped with wireless feature, these printers are capable of printing either from mobiles or when connected to WiFi networks.

As the number of features increase the cost of the printers also increase. You can also save money by opting for refilling the ink cartridges. Although the print quality may not be upto the mark, it will suffice for the regular print usage. Most of the manufacturers offers deals for exchanging the cartridges as part of their marketing strategy.

Laser printers though initially costly, work out cheaper in long run due to less frequent replacements of toner cartridges when compared to the inkjets. Plus the fact that they print faster, both colored and black/white prints makes them more suitable than inkjets.

There is no rule that only expensive printers yield good prints. For the budget conscious, there are various options to choose from in the lower priced category of printers. With different combinations of lasers, all-in-ones, inkjets one can get the best print quality of text, graphics or photos. Check out the best inexpensive or cheap printers that are listed below based on the ratings and in the increasing order of their prices.

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HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One
Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One
HP Envy 4520 All-in-One
HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter
Brother HL-L2300D
HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One
Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One
HP Envy 4520 All-in-One
HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter
Brother HL-L2300D
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Release Date
Oct 2015
Oct 2015
Oct 2015
Feb 2015
Apr 2015
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
Printer Type
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Ink Jet, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, Printer Only
Cost Per Page (Mono)
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4.7 cents
6.6 cents
3.0 cents
3.5 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
17.0 cents
13.7 cents
17.0 cents
9.9 cents

  • The HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer offers office-centric features, including faxing and an automatic document feeder, in an inkjet multifunction printer suitable for a home office.


  • This entry-level Officejet prints, scans, and copies well, and with Instant Ink, inexpensively. It’s a good value if you can tolerate its exceptionally slow print speeds.


  • I didn’t care much for these little printers because they cost too much use, but HP’s Instant Ink addresses that one huge shortcoming, well.


  • The Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One delivers better output quality than most inkjet multifunction printers, making it ideal for home use or as a light-duty personal printer.


  • This is a tough one. Canon’s three new photo printers provide additional productivity and convenience features with each product step up, but if all you want is basic photo printing, the MG5720 is a good place to start.


  • Meant for home use, the HP Envy 4520 inkjet multifunction printer delivers higher quality for photos and graphics than for text, along with faster printing for photos than for business applications.


  • This entry-level inkjet delivers sharp, well-defined output—and, with an Instant Ink subscription, does so inexpensively. It’s a handy little AIO for modest printing needs if you can tolerate the sluggish print speeds.


  • The thing is that these Envy models have been good personal or family printers all along, as long as you don’t try to print too much. This is, after all, a low-volume printer. If that’s what you need, this is a pretty good one.


  • Whether you need a shared inkjet printer for a micro office, a personal printer for any size office, or a dual home and home and home-office printer, the HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter can be a good fit.


  • This is a quick printer for the money, delivering 25 pages of black text at 17.6 pages per minute (ppm) and 24 pages of colour graphics at a slightly less impressive 4.4ppm. It was less competitive when duplexing, needing three and three-quarter minutes to print 10 sides on five sheets of A4 - the results were noticeably fainter than with one-sided prints. Otherwise, print quality was very good, with sharp black text and vice-free colour graphics.


  • The Brother HL-L2300D's small size and excellent paper handling—with a 250-sheet tray, manual feed, and duplexer—should be at the top of your list for a personal monochrome laser printer.


  • The HL-2300D is a fast and affordable entry-level laser with low running costs.