One of the smartest decisions I ever made was purchasing a printer.
I reasearched a lot on the best printer in India and then bought an HP Printer-which is still working great.
I never thought a printer would be useful because in India, there are so many printing (a.k.a Xerox) shops in every neighborhood and it is quite easy to get a print during any day of the week.
When my friend first bought a printer, I thought its a waste of money but as and when I started seeing him use it, I understood the value of the printer and purchased a printer myself.
Before getting this printer, I used to go to printing shops for printing, scanning and sometimes when the print comes out wrong or you need to print another document-its the whole exercise again.
Go to the shop, wait for your turn, check all elements of the page and then check quality of print.
For me investing about INR 6000 in a printer was worth saving the time and effort.
If you are running a home business, I think a printer can help save you lot of time, effort and even money.
This is my printer which is an HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535. This model is now discontinued, but there are newer versions which are better than my printer.
These are the quality parameters I used to identify the best printer in India. I had used the same when I purchased my printer, may be it will be of use to you too.
These are 12 best printer in India which I feel you should consider in 2021.
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135 All-in-One Printer
This all in one printer is the best buy for your regular home use as well as for small businesses.
It has the facilities to print, copy, and scan. You can print pages both in black and white, and in a coloured form. Pages printed per minute are 7.5 for black and white pages and 5.5 for colour pages.
Print resolution – Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized DPI (Colour), Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered DPI (Black). It has Thermal ink technology for printing and flatbed scanner type. The cost per page is according to company standards, which is Rs. 1.15 (Black) and Rs. 3.66 (Colour).
HP DeskJet 3835 Ink Advantage Wireless All-in-One Printer
This all in one printer can be used for print, copy, scan and fax. With its perfect and compact design, it has become one of the popular printers for regular use in India.
It offers both Wi-Fi and USB connectivity. The pages printed per minute are 8.5 black and white ones, and 6 coloured ones.
The printer is also very cost efficient with Rs1.4 for black and white pages and Rs.45. for colour pages.
Canon E4270 All-in-One Ink Efficient WiFi Printer
This all in one printer can be used to print, copy, scan and for fax. It has duplex printing and can be connected to Wi-Fi, USB, Canon Selphy App, Apple Airprint, Google Cloud Print. This printer is compatible with most devices. It is also cost efficient and prints 8.8 black pages and 4.4 colour pages per minute.
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3636 K4U05B All-in-One
With this ink advantage printer, you can print, copy and scan. It can be connected with Wi-Fi, USB and HP Smart app. This printer is compatible with most devices. The compatible ink cartridge can yield up to 480 black and white pages and 150 colour pages. The printer can print 8.5 black pages and 6 colour pages per minute. It support page size A4, B5, A6, DL and envelope. It has manual duplex printing. Print resolution is up to 4800 x 1200 optimized DPI (Colour) and up to 1200 x 1200 rendered DPI (Black).
Samsung SCX-3401 Multi-Function Monochrome Laser Printer
This printer has 3 in 1 functionality that can print, copy and scan. You can save on printing expenses when you quickly switch to Eco Mode and conserve Toner, paper and energy. It prints 20 pages per minute. It has high resolution 1200X 1200 DPI print quality and innovative features like PC fax, ID Copy and Scan to E-mail functionality.
Canon Pixma G2012 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Color Printer
This all in one printer can be used to print, copy and scan and is one of the best buy for home and regular usage.
It can be connected via Connectivity: WiFi, Wifi-Direct, USB, AirPrint, Windows 10 Mobile, Mopria, Google Cloud Print, Canon Print Service, PIXMA Cloud Link and Canon Selphy.
It is compatible with windows, iOS and android devices. It can yield pages 7.7 ipm (Black), 4.0 ipm (Colour) per minute. The cost per page is Rs.7 for black and Rs.9 for colour.
Canon Pixma MG2577s All-in-One InkJet Printer
This printer offers high quality prints with a resolution of 4800 X 600. It has a total of 1, 280 print nozzles and a printing speed of 4 ipm (Black and White) and 8 ipm (Colour). It has dot count ink end sensor and flatbed scanner with 1200x 600 dpi. USB 2.0 High Speed port is available. It has additional features like automatic cleaning and compatible cartridges for higher yield.
HP DeskJet 4729 All-in-One Ultra Ink Advantage Wireless Colour Printer
This ink advantage printer has facilities to print, copy and scan. The scanner type is flat bed. It has high yield and long lasting ink cartridges. This printer has voice-activated printing feature which works with Alexa & Google Assistant. Pages per minute are 7.5 (Black & White), 5.5 (Colour) and Cost per page is 52 Paise (black & white), ₹1.01 (Colour). It also has compatible ink cartridges that can yield 1500 pages black & white) and 750 pages (Colour).
HP DeskJet 5085 All-in-One Ink Advantage Wireless Colour Printer
This inkjet printer has all-in-one functionality of print, copy and scan. It has voice-activated printing feature which works with Alexa & Google Assistant.
It can be connected with Wi-Fi direct, USB and HP smart app. Print speed is up to 10 ppm for black and the processor speed is 800 MHz. it can print 10 black and white and 7 colour pages per minute.
This printer is also cost efficient; Rs.1.4 for black and white, and Rs.4.5 for colour pages. It has an automatic Duplex print technology and a print resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 optimized DPI for colour pages and up to 1200 x 1200 rendered DPI for black and white pages.
HP LaserJet M1005 Multifunction Monochrome Laser Printer
HP LaserJet M1005 Multifunction Monochrome Laser Printer is a multi-function printer with print, scan and copy options.
The scanner type is flat bed and it has only USB connectivity. It can print 14 pages per minute and the cost of on page is Rs.1.4.
It is mainly used for fast and high quality printing and supports A4, A5, B5, C5, C6, DL page sizes. It has a compatible laser tone that can yield 2000 pages.
Epson L361 Multifunction Color InkTank Printer
It is an ink tank printer with a flatbed scanner and can print, scan and copy. With a high print yield of 4,500 pages per black cartridge and 7,500 pages for coloured ones, you will get an efficient output with this high quality printer.
The prints are of high quality and come in an affordable cost. It has a pack of 4 x 70 ml ink bottles in colours black, cyan, magenta and yellow. It can yield 4500 black pages and 7500 colour pages.
Brother DCP-T300 Multifunction Colour Ink Tank Printer
This multi-function laser printer can be used to print, copy, scan and fax. It has USB connectivity and can print 27 black and white as well as 10 colour pages per minute.
Black and white papers cost Rs.1 per page and the coloured ones costs Rs.2. It has a print resolution of 1200 x 6000 dpi and supports paper sizes A4, Letter, A5, A5 (Long Edge), A6 and Executive.
The Brother Multifunction Printer has an easily accessible ink refilling tank. Topping it up regularly can be done in three easy steps.
The ink tank is optimized at 45 degrees, which reduces the chances of ink spillage or leakage, making the refilling process hassle-free.