We all know the importance of a good printer in our daily life. Printers have been around for a long time and sure make routine work convenient as we don’t have to run at the Xerox store all the time. So, for anyone looking to buy an affordable printer for their home office or to just make things easy, we present the 5 best printers under Rs 5000.
1. HP DeskJet 2131 All-in-One Printer – Rs. 2,299
First up on the list we have a printer that has gotten quite a lot of attention in all E-Retail sites. The Deskjet 2131 is an extremely affordable All in One Printer that comes with a plethora of functions. The printer has been designed with looks and simplicity in mind. You can easily print, scan and copy with just a touch of a button. The lightweight compact design will ensure you can fit this little guy easily in your office or home desk without compromising much on space.
Since the printer is in the affordable section, special care has also been taken to ensure the cartridges for the printer last twice as long compared to conventional printers. The HP printer assistant that the company provides with every printer also helps save money on every page you print. However, keep in mind that 2131 will not be able to match laser printing quality but for the average home user, this is not bad at all.
- Print Speed: 7.5 ppm (black and white), 5.5 ppm (colour)
- Paper capacity: 60 sheets
- Maximum print resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi
- Number of print cartridges: 2 (1 black, 1 Tri-color)
2. Ricoh SP 111 Monochrome Jam-free Laser Printer – Rs. 3,669
Next up on the list is a laser printer that surprisingly comes under the 5K list. The Ricoh SP 111 is a printer that comes in the lower range of laser printers but still manages to provide decent performance and quality.
Ricoh has claimed that the SP 111 is completely jam free which just might make the difference between you buying this or not. Keep in mind though, that the SP 111 is Monochrome which essentially means that it won’t be able to print colour pages. If you’re looking for a laser printer that prints in colour mode, you’ll have to expand your budget a lot since they work on supply and demand.
The SP 111 is a relatively heavy (10 KG) compared to normal Deskjet or inkjet printers but that’s only because of the laser mechanism it possesses. Although heavy in size it still isn’t that big in the measurement scale meaning you can easily place it in your work area. The SP 111 also comes with an inbuilt fan which will allow you to print your documents without disturbing others or yourself. Definitely, go for this one if an affordable laser printer is what you’re looking for.
- 1200*600 DPI
- High-Speed USB2.0
- Windows XP Home Edition, XP Professional, XP Professional x64 Edition, Vista, Win7, Win8, Server2003/2008/2012
- JAM FREE PRINTER
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3. Canon Pixma E477 All-in-One Inkjet Wi-Fi Printer (White/Blue) – Rs. 4,199
Canon is well known for its efficient Inkjet printers and the Pixma E477 is no different. Inkjet printers are best used for printing colour photographs and portfolios. Even though they will print normal documents, all the same, a Deskjet is recommended for the latter. So, the Pixma is for all the peeps out there who are more focused on the visual side rather than textual.
The Pixma E477 comes armed with Cannon’s latest printing technology that gives efficient affordable printing. The E477 is wireless which means you can easily connect it to your home Wi-Fi and use that to wirelessly print your photos and documents. A software initiative called Pixma Cloud Link also gives you the option to print directly from online sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. You can also print directly from your smartphone by installing an application called Selphy from the Play Store.
Even though the E477 goes a little higher in terms of cost, it still manages to make that up with its low-cost cartridges and efficient printing.
- Upto 4800X600 dpi print resolution
- 600X1200 dpi scan resolultion-CIS
- ISO print speed 8.0/4.0 ipm(Bk/Clr)
- Ink Efficient Cartridge
- Black-400 pages
- Colour 180 pages
- PIXMA printing solutions, google cloud print- Access point mode
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4. HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3636 All-in-One Printer (K4U05B) – Rs. 4,999
Both the printers now are actually fighting a head to head battle because both the models are made with almost identical specs and by the same company too. The Deskjet 3636 is an All in One printer which is on the premium side of printers and this is because systems under the hood have been beefed up to give faster printing output and extremely low cost.
The 3636 provides page output of up to 21 pages per minute which is significantly high compared to low-end models. The printer also boasts of a page cycle of 1,000 duty cycle which is impressively high and only goes to show off its durability. The printer is also completely wireless so you can easily print anything from your mobile or PC without unnecessary cables.
As this printer stands on the very edge of the budget, we recommend you to check the next one out before you finalise on anything.
- Print speed: Up to 8.5/6ppm (ISO) (Black/Color)
- 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
- Resolution(best): Black: Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered
- Dpi Color: Up to 4800 x 120 optimized dpi
- Scanning via HP Photosmart Software
- Mobile integration, wifi multitasking
- Duty Cycle: Up to 1,000 pages
- 60-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray
- One free cartridge in the box worth Rs.475/-
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5. HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3835 All-in-One Multifunction Printer – Rs. 4,999
Last on the list and the direct competitor the previous 3636, the Ink Advantage 3835 is a Flipkart exclusive which has received a lot of attention online. The 3835 comes from a new line of printers HP launched which specifically combat the problem of high printing cost and expensive cartridges.
The 3835 uses HP 680 colour and black and white cartridges which are touted to be extremely cost efficient and high quality. The printer is also an All in One which gives the user the freedom to scan, copy, print etc. The 3835 has received a lot of positive reviews over its high printing speed and it’s extremely cost efficient methods.
Flipkart is currently offering a lot of offers on this model including a flat discount of Rs. 1,000 which ought to sweeten the pot for any customer on the lookout for a new printer. If you prefer better looks and more efficient printing, do consider the 3835 as a buy.
- Max Print Resolution (Colour)
- 4800 x 1200 dpi
- Max Print Resolution (Mono)
- 1200 x 1200 dpi
- Duty cycle (monthly, A4)
- 1000 pages
- First Print Out Time (Color)
- 17 sec
- First Print Out Time (Mono)
- 14 sec
- Cost per Page (Color) – As per ISO Standards: Rs. 3.66
- Cost per Page (Black)- As per ISO Standards: Rs. 1.15
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So this was our list of the 5 Best Printers Under Rs 5000. Check it out and let us know if you have any more models for consideration down in the comments below.