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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 ink tank, a cutting edge technology in printer and how it will save you money without compromising print quality.
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 paisa.
Knowing the efficiency of such technology well in advanced, GS has been endorsing ink tank printers since the first Epson printer with smart ink tank technology became available in Indian market. By using this opportunity, I must say when comes to a reliable review of best ink tank printers in India, GS offers some good results.
GS hosts reviews articles on Epson, Canon, Brother and HP ink tank printers. These printers are economically viable for small to large corporate offices.
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.
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.
HP Ink Tank Printer GT 5810 & 5820 (Rs. 13000 Rupees)
Let me start with the details of what HP has to showcase from its ink tank segment. Currently, HP offers two such printers namely GT 5810 and GT 5820. The latter is an upgraded version of the first one but without significant changes in function and features. Getting one of them will help you to lower monthly printing cost extensively. If HP advertisement regarding the promotion of ink tank printers were to be trusted, monthly printing cost in your office would be lowered by 95% (HP DeskJet & LaserJet is printing at the rate of 60 paisa to 2 rupees per page in color and laser).
The HP ink tank printers (essentially GT 5810 model) have a very high yield capacity. In fact, it prints 8000 color and 5000 black & white pages from one set of bottles. A set of ink bottle usually priced between 600 to 1000 rupees.
Thus HP is very right with the claim that its ink tank printers can print in color and black & white in less than 10 paisa per page. I think this is the best one can expect from a new printer technology and from an HP ink tank printer. Find a full review of HP GT 5810 is at Best Monitor LED Projector and All in Printer.
Epson L220 Color Ink Tank Printer (Rs. 9000 Rupees)
The Epson printer is multifunction so it can print, scan, and copy as well. Its print speed close to 25 pages per minute will certainly surprise you. One set of black and color bottles has an impressive yield of 4000 black & white pages and 6500 pages in color; a total of huge 10500 pages. On the front of connectivity, Epson not lived up to my expectation as the printer is limited at USB 2.0 port.
Epson L130 Ink Tank Color Printer (Rs. 7000 Rupees)
In low budget, Epson’s L130 printer is another desirable printer for small offices. It has a compact build and it is economical, too. Despite being a budget printer it offers best-quality printing, in fact, the maximum print resolution can be as high as 5740×1440 dpi. Based on smart ink tank solution, it could print close to 6000 pages. Officially the figure is 6500 pages. Just to remind here a set of color and black & white ink bottles cost less than 1000 rupees.
Read more about Epson L220 & L130 printer at Colour InkJet Printer between 5000 to 9500 Rupees.
Epson L805 Color Inkjet Printer (Rs. 20000 Rupees)
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 between 16000 to 23000 Rupees.
Epson Ink Tank Printer ET-4550 (Rs. 32500 Rupees)
How would you react if I say the new heavy duty Epson printer based on smart ink tank technology can print 11000 pages in black & white and 8500 pages in color from one set of ink bottles?
This is a multi-function printer; so it offers print, scan, copy, and fax solution as well. It is made very efficient in terms of power consumption. In fact, even at the operational pick, it will not consume more 11W energy.
The maximum print resolution the ET 4550 offers is 4800×1200 dpi and its printing speed is close to 7 pages in color and 13 pages in black & white per minute. Furthermore, its connectivity front consists of Wireless LAN and Wi-Fi direct. Learn about this heavy duty efficient printer at Advance Heavy Duty HP Epson Office Printers.
Brother DCP T700W (Rs. 13000 Rupees)
Brother, a sewing machine brand essentially, has been struggling to make its place stable in the global printer market. There are mainly two reasons of this: one Brother does make budget printer and another it keeps low investment for advertisement. In fact, as a believer of Brother Products and some worthy interactions with its printers I believe if one needs a reliable and quality printer, Brother has a solution.
With impressive 6000 pages yield, the DCP T700W is more than good for medium size offices. Its printing speed, too, is fast. On the average, 20 pages per minute and the first page is out in just 10 seconds. It is not the best printer when comes quality, but it is the printer when a large chunk of pages has to be printed keeping per page printing cost very low.
Canon Pixma G3000 (Rs. 15000 Rupees)
Canon’s decision to join 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 exploits customers really hard with costly cartridges. And, the ink tank technology puts end to their monopoly.
The Canon Pixma print machine will give close to 6000 pages printed from a set of ink bottles. And, I think this is appropriate to mention one more time, one can buy ink from third-party manufacturers by paying less than 1000 rupees.
In terms of print quality, there is no match to Canon printers. They are not the best printers, however, when comes to lowering printing cost. 40 to 60 paisa per page printing cost might sound astonishing then but is true. By the way a regular canon printer prints at the rate of 2 to 5 rupees per page. This is just glimpses, full reviews of Brother DCP T700W and Canon Pixma G3000 visit is at Canon Brother Multi-Function Printers in India.