*NEWS*DIPOSABLE PRINTERS,USE ’EM….
*NEWS*DIPOSABLE PRINTERS,USE ’EM….
2006-08-14 at 10:37:00 am #16316
Use ‘em, Dump ‘em!
concept of Disposable printers has been brought in by the throwaway
price-tags attached to the low-end printer these days. The thing with
these printers is that their cartridge prices are almost as high as the
price of the printer itself.Of course that doesn’t mean that you should
throw away these printers once you run out of cartridges (the chances
of you running out of both the ink cartridges at the same time are
pretty narrow). The theory aims more towards the idea that these are
the printers you can well afford to throw away without feeling a pinch
in your pocket.
Instead of carrying a printer along with you,
when going on a business trip, you can simply pick one of these up from
a local vendor, use it as much as you like, and simply discard it once
you’re done. Or even if you’re a home user, and you encounter a problem
with one of these printers, and it’s out of the warranty period; you
can simply dump it and get a new one.
These printers are perfect
for regular document printing or simple home printing needs, where one
doesn’t expect too much quality. If you want great quality and features
like pict-bridge support, wireless printing, direct memory card
printing, then these little entry-level models just won’t do.
you’re in the market for a disposable printer then now comes the good
part for you. We’ve listed out some great options in disposable
printers that are currently available in the market these days, to help
your buying decision.
HP’s starter-level printer, the Deskjet
3940, is absolutely the cutest one in its segment. It’s quite tiny in
its 16.6 x 13.6 x 5.6 inch body, and weighs only 4.5lbs. It may not be
a highly recommended photo printer out there but it will definitely
satisfy a home user who wants to simply print out his vacation photos,
cards or stationary.
Available at the street price of Rs 2,999,
the HP 3940 is the most expensive printer on this list, but that’s not
so bad, considering that it does have the cheapest cartridge costs on
this list too(Rs 702 for black and Rs 810 for color). Rest assured, the
printer will look great on your desk and give you more than
satisfactory print quality for your everyday printing needs. If you’re
looking for better speeds and higher quality in photo printing, then
maybe you should check out this next model below.
PIXMA iP1200 is not too good to look at, in fact we can safely go as
far as saying that it would probably look better hidden somewhere in
your computer cabinet than out open on the desktop. But once you shoot
a print command at it, your perception seriously changes.
prints you get from the iP1200 are the best among the printers listed
here, and its definitely faster than the HP 3940. The price of the
printer is 2750, which is lesser than the HP 3940 too but the cartridge
prices are n the higher side (Rs. 1,000 for black and Rs. 1,200 for
If performance holds a higher value over looks, for you,
then the PIXMA iP1200 is just right for you. Otherwise the HP Deskjet
3940 will definitely look a lot better on your desk. However, if you’re
only looking at saving money then move on to the printer below.
Lexmark Z615 defines the disposable printer category with its extremely
affordable price tag of Rs 2,250. Since the cartridges cost only Rs.
812 for black and Rs. 884 for color, you aren’t exactly left for broke
by the recurring cartridge costs.
The printer is nowhere as
sleek as the HP 3940, but it’s curvaceous build keeps it from being
unattractivelike the PIXMA iP1200. However the build of this budget
printer seems pretty flimsy and the parts don’t really seem the type
that would last too long. Even the print quality leaves a lot to be
desired. Though the above printers costed a bit more than the Z615,
their print quality was way better. The good thing is that at its price
you really have nothing to lose.