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    General Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    Initially I had a budget for around 3k and made up my mind to buy HP Deskjet 1510 Multifunction Inkjet Printer owing to the brand "HP" and low cost. But I quickly realized that HP earns not from the printer but from the costly Ink cartridges. Also I had a HP deskjet printer. But it got outdated years ago. Hence I am more inclined to buy a Canon printer.

    Also these days I also buy quality stuff, rather than cheap ones. Since in the long run, quality pays of.

    Here is what is on my mind now: Canon PIXMA - MP 287 Multifunction Inkjet Printer

    Price of Rs 4250 seem fair enough for a scanner which scans at 1200 x 2400 dpi, and which would be my primary purpose with this gadget. This also have incredible reviews and rating.

    Should I go for it? Is there any other good printer in my budget? Please help. I intend to order it by tomorrow.
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    how frequently do u print stuff?
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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    Not much frequently. Just occasional printing for home usage. But I suppose in coming days usage might increase to on an average 5 prints daily.
    Also might want to print occasional color print of photograph.

    But need to scan a lot of important legal papers and old camera roll photos to convert them in digital format.
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    that canon printer has good print quality, as it seems from the feedback, but they also say something about refill issues. if u want to buy new cartridges each time, then its ok, but i would recommend refilling each cartridges at least 4-5 times before their printhead goes bad.

    if refilling, if u r doing it urself, just remember to top up the cartridge before the ink level reaches bottom (dont wait till the printer starts printing faded prints), this will save print head nozzles from having air bubbles. and remember to print at least one in every 2-3 days to avoid ink getting clotted at the printhead.

    if buying hp printers, look for something labelled as "ink advantage", this will have inks . like HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 All-in-One Printer - HP: Flipkart.com

    other than that, 1200 dpi is ok for scanning old photos, but u may look for something better if u wish. anyways, a lot of pp can be done on the scan copies of the photos, if needed.

    now start researching the web on the basis of the above, and post ur finds.
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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    Alright... so I compared the Ink Cartridges of Canon PIXMA - MP 287 and that of HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515. Here's the math:

    Canon B/w Cartridge cost: Rs. 911 Link: Canon PG 810 Black Ink cartridge - Canon: Flipkart.com
    Page Yield: 220 pages

    HP B/w Cartridge cost: Rs. 452 Link: HP 678 Black Ink Cartridge - HP: Flipkart.com
    Page Yield : 480 pages

    Canon Color Cartridge: Rs. 1410 Link: Canon CL 811 Tricolour Ink cartridge - Canon: Flipkart.com
    Page Yield : 244 pages

    HP Color Cartridge: Rs 443 Link: HP 678 Tri-color Ink Cartridge - HP: Flipkart.com
    Page Yield: 150 pages

    Looking at this, it makes perfect sense to buy HP 1515.
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    Canon PIXMA E510 - Canon: Flipkart.com seems uses Canon PG88 Black Ink Catridge - Canon: Flipkart.com 800 pages @Rs.720/-

    check out the optical scanning resolution from company sites too.

    if u r going to print tons of pages, like they do in office, then Epson - L110 Single Function Inkjet Printer - Epson: Flipkart.com is even economical @ ink cost. but its single function.

    for photo printing, i heard canon leads ahead hp, but not sure, check some reviews of those printers.

    if u don't need colour prints and print seldom, then laser printer is more convenient.

    if u have wireless router, and want to get rid of usb cable, or plare the printer in another room, try something like HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2545 All-in-One Wireless Printer - HP: Flipkart.com
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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    Canon Pixma E510 does seem to have cartridge that can print 800 B/W pages and 400 Color pages.

    No I would not need to print tons of pages and definitely not need a single function printer that too for more than 7k!

    Laser printer would be more convenient but alas they cost way too much.

    Wireless printer would be awesome, but I wont spend the premium price for only that feature. I don't mind plugging it with PC.

    Anyway, so till now I can shortlist two printers, based on cost/review and most important cartridge cost:

    HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515 All-in-One Printer - HP
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    Canon PIXMA E510 - Canon
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    wireless one costs 700 extra at fk, but specs seem low on it, may be broken.....
    there are other E series ink efficient caon printers in their site, they are not listed in fk, check them too.
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    General Re: Need the best Printer (Print + Copy + Scan) for around 4k-5k

    As I said before, I would be scanning more than printing. So I would want a machine which can scan with good quality.
    Spec sheet: HP Pavillion 22XW Monitor (1080p) | Cooler Master E350N | WD 1 TB WD Blue | Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts PSU | Intel 3.2 GHz 4570 i5 (LGA 1150) | G.Skill DDR3 12 GB RAM | MSI H87M-G43 Mobo | MSI RX 480 4 GB GPU | Moto X 1st Gen | Nexus 7.

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    then look for something with faster scan speed, i don't think u will be using max scan resolution all the time, file size produced by them is huge.
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