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Best Ink Tank Printers in India: Print in Color at 10 Paisa per Page

Growing a small business into a big company requires relentless effort, smart decisions, and cost cutting every possible way. Small business owners must be vigilant about unnecessary expenses. Although I believe if one puts a small effort in doing excel audit of the expenses on the monthly basis will identify the linkages that could be plugged easily.

Printing documents, presentation and envelopes are every hour need in offices. Compact printer, an essential gadget in every office, and should be selected after a careful comparison of available alternatives in a budget. If you have not opted for a smart printer, this is possible that your current one will swallow a significant chunk of the monthly fund for the regular expenses.

This article helps you to understand about the ink tank printer technology. Printers based on this latest technology reduces per page print cost without compromising print quality. Actually, the idea of this article popped up when I saw HP printer ads. The ad promotes HP ink tank printers: lower per page printing cost to 10 paise.

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Knowing the efficiency of ink tank technology well in advance, this website has been endorsing ink tank printers since the first Epson printer with smart ink tank technology became available in the Indian market. For an in-depth review of the best ink tank printers in India market, The Gadgets Shiksha is the best website. This website hosts several reviews articles for covering latest ink tank printers of top brands Epson, Canon, Brother, and HP.

► What is Ink Tank Printer technology?

Japanese giant Epson is the pioneer of making the ink tank technology available in printers. Because of an early lead, it has the best ink tank printers in market today. I must acknowledge though despite being the first to promote the technology, Epson has been fair in terms of pricing of its products. One can buy an Epson ink tank printer as low as 7000 rupees.

In 2014 when Epson unveiled first two ink tank printers L355 and L555, it was not big news in printer world, though. In fact, Epson effort was termed marketing gimmick to promote its new range of products. However, Epson with its ink tank innovation was sure that sooner or later costly cartridge would become extinct and users will bind trust on this reliable concept, a printer with an ink reservoir.

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A Printer based on the concept of ink tank technology comes with an attached tank that carries ink bottles for black and colors. And a printer header executes your print command by using the ink. Printing a large volume of papers in your office, currently, ink tank printers are the best economical solution to rely on. It is still not being a viable solution for home use where printing volumes are very less.

Above all the ink tank technology is a big setback on the monopoly of printer manufacturers. An ink tank printer will free you from prisoner of designer cartridges promoted by your printer’s manufacturer. You can buy a set of ink bottle from third-party suppliers at much lower price. In fact, no longer your printer manufacturer can even force you to pay whatever they wish to extract for a set of cartridge.

In addition, because of ink tank technology, your new printer will be working as long as you find them convenient to work with. You will not be forced to give up a working efficient printer just because the manufacturer has stopped making the suitable cartridge.

► Canon Pixma G4010 Ink-Tank Color Printer (Rs. 16000)

Currently, one of the best ink-tank printers in India market is the Pixma G4010 from the house of Canon. It is an outstanding multifunction print. It can print, copy, scan, and fax. I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that it the best office printer under 20000 Rupees. This canon printer, not only can print legal size paper but also scan and copy. Yes, you read it correctly. Canon G4010 printer comes with ADF and through ADF it can scan and copy legal size papers. That is a rare feature on multifunction printers.

Canon claims for per page print cost on this multifunction color printer to be below 21 Paisa. As per the brand, laser print out cost is only 8 Paisa and color print out cost is 21 Paisa. But that is in the ideal cases. Real life use is not an ideal case. My guess is that the print cost of laser printout on this canon ink tank printer would anything below 15 Paisa and color print out cost below 50 Paisa.

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In the Gadgets Shiksha office, we use HP ink tank printer. Therefore, we know for sure that irrespective of brands, all ink-tank printers are able to reduce per page print cost below 50 paise. Thus, if you are looking for a perfect multifunction printer below 20000 Rupees to print at 10 Paisa per page, do consider Canon G4010 ink tank printer. Everything about this printer is excellent expect its print, copy, and scan speed. Its print speed is 8 pages per minutes; a slow printer, indeed. You can read more about this canon multifunction printer at here.

► Epson 361 Fast Ink-Tank Printer (Rs. 9700)

The Epson printer is one of the best multifunction printers for office and business use. The kind of feedback I got from those who bought it after this website had recommended it, suggests Epson L361 is the best printer in 10000 Rupees currently. This is a fast printer. It can print 33 pages in black and 15 pages in color in ideal conditions. As per the manufacturer, the ink tank printer can bring down your print cost to as low as 25 Paisa for color printout.

I would recommend this printer for business use. The manufacturer also ships a set of four inkbottles with the printer. A Xerox center charges ten to fifteen rupees for color printout and two to three rupees for laser printout. The set of inkbottles is enough to recover money spent on buying the printer. If there is enough footfall at your shop, you recover your investment within three to six months. After that whatever covers will be 100% profit.

Epson L220 (Rs. 9000): This multifunction printer can print, scan, and copy. Its print speed close to 25 pages per minute will undoubtedly surprise you. One set of black and color bottles has an impressive yield of 4000 black & white pages and 6500 pages in color.

Epson L130 (Rs. 7000): In the low budget, L130 printer is another excellent printer for small offices. It offers best-quality printing. Based on the smart ink tank solution, it can print close to 6000 pages from a set of inkbottles.

The cost of inkbottles set (for bottles) for Epson printers is in between 600 and 1500 Rupees. A detailed review of the recommended ink tank printers is at here.

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► Epson L805 Ink-Tank Photo Printer (Rs. 17000)

Epson has been trying to tap every segment of market with its efficient printers based on smart ink tank technology. The L805 is a reliable printer weighs 6kgs and measured as 547×289×187 mm. On the name of connectivity, it is equipped with USB and Wi-Fi.

This is not a multi-function printer. It consists of one capability, just printing solution in laser and color mode. As far as printing speed is concerned it is not at the best at 5 pages per minute, though. However, its operational cost is very low, a good news indeed if you are under pressure to cut cost in your office. GS team has covered Epson L805, one of the best-selling heavy-duty single function printers globally, in great details at Best Inkjet Printers under 23000 Rupees.

► Canon G3000 Ink-Tank Multifunction Printer (Rs. 12000)

Canon’s decision to join the ink tank printer market is quite surprising. According to customer’s testimony on shopping websites, Canon comes at the top in the list of printer brands that exploit customers really hard with costly cartridges. The ink tank technology, however, has put an end to such a monopoly.

Canon Pixma G3000 printer can print close to 6000 pages from a set of color and black ink bottles. The refilling cost of this printer will be around 1400 Rupees. And you will not be forced to buy ink from Canon brand only.

Canon retains its pride as the best brand for photo printer even in the Ink-tank printer market. This American brand makes reliable ink-tank printer for photo printing. Our rough estimation says that the cost of printing a regular 4×6-Inch photo sheet on a Canon ink-tank printer will be less than 2 Rupees. Whereas Canon brand claims the print cost of an A4 laser and A4 color page on any Canon ink tank printer will be less than 25 Paise. In reality, however, the per page print cost will be anything between 20 to 50 Paise. Still, it very cheap compared to the printing cost on a Canon cartridge-based printer.

You can read more about Canon G3000 at here. Also, check our video presentation on Canon G2012 ink-tank printer.

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Hi amar which is a better printer Brother MFC-T910DW All-in One…or epson L 6170
Or is there something even better than them which is ink tank, wifi direct, adf both side scan, auto dual print, color, high resolution print and scan . All in one etc


You are the Best Sir.. Your explanation is so much GOOD.
Thank you so much.


which is the best ink tank printer in below rs. 15000

Amar Kumar
Reply to  ganga

Canon 3012

Fuzail Qureshi

Hello Amar,

Your reviews are very good. Thank you for sharing the knowledge. You are helping people to choose the best suitable printers for them. Please help me to choose the suitable printer for my usage.

Need printer for Home usage. 2-3 pages per week (Colour and Black). Good Photo printing quality.
Must have: Wireless Printing, Low Printing cost and Maintenance.

Thank you.

Amar Kumar
Reply to  Fuzail Qureshi

Sir, I suggest Canon G2012.

Fuzail Qureshi
Reply to  Amar Kumar

Dear Sir,

Canon G 2012 does’t have Wireless Printing.

Please suggest printer with Wireless Printing, Low Printing cost and Maintenance.

Thank you.

Fuzail Qureshi
Reply to  Fuzail Qureshi

Missed to mentioned that I was considering Epson L3150 but after looking at your suggestions now considering Canon G3012.

Confused between between Epson L3150 and Canon G3012. Please suggest. Is there any cheaper option available?

Please suggest.

Thank you.

Jatin sharma

Thank you for your views, please suggest Ink tank printer for which original Ink is easily available , has wireless printing availability, and Ink does not dry up quickly,Thank you.

Amar Kumar
Reply to  Jatin sharma

Hi Jatin, I suggest Canon G3012.

Abdul Qayyum

Hello Amar, Hope you are well. Great piece of information and also prompt reply on all the questions thrown at you. Thanks for your efforts. I have a question regards to which company has best inkjet and and ink tank technology? Technology which doesn’t let the ink to get clogged in the head even if not used for a while? Please let me know because I am planning to buy a inkjet printer for home use just 2 to 3 pages of print in a week. I am confused with Brother or Canon or Epson. Please reply. Thanks

Amar Kumar
Reply to  Abdul Qayyum

Sir, I suggest Canon G3012. For more details check our video presentation for this laptop model.

Vardhan Gupta

Hey Amar. Great article and diversification of products.

I’m a publisher based out of New Delhi, we require to print out pamphlets and brochures in ART/Glossy paper to the tune of 150-200 pieces (colour) per week. Which of the above would you recommend w.r.t cost effectiveness? The figures you have quotes above of around 50 paise per colour page seem too low under normal conditions, under what conditions can one get colour print outs at that cost? Thanks.

Amar Kumar
Reply to  Vardhan Gupta

Sir, considering your requirement, I suggest these best-selling ink-tank printers: Epson L3150, Canon G2012, Canon G3012, and Epson L6170.

Vineet Goel

Sir pls. Guide me, I need All in one Printer under Rs. 11000, Spl. Use to print photographs.

Amar Kumar
Reply to  Vineet Goel

Canon G3000 or G2012

Praveen Prathap


For office purpose, I need an ink tank(black & white), SINGLE FUNCTION printer below ₹11,000, peferably duplex type. Please suggest the apt and best one.

Thanks in advance.


Can you tell me which printer will be best suited for me ? I am a student and will be needing it to print notes.
I have to print around 20,000 pages black and white.

Amar Kumar
Reply to  Shanky

Any Ink-Tank Printer………..I suggest Canon G2012. It comes with 6 Ink-bottles {2 Extra Black Ink Bottles} and its current price is 9000 Rupees only.