- Brother MFC-J470dw Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax $60
Brother MFC-J470dw Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/Fax with Wifi, duplex (2-sided) printing, and a 35-page auto-feeder for high volume scanning/faxing for $60.
It usually sells for about $80.
It can also print from a tablet or smartphone in your home.
The included ink cartridges should give about 300 to 500 average printed pages.
On Ebay, people are selling replacement CMYK cartridges that are compatible with this printer for about $6 to $8, and should print about 300 to 400 average text pages per replacement.
This means the ink cost to operate this printer is around 2 cents per page.
So an inkjet printer like this has a similar operating cost as a color laser printer, but has a smaller up-front cost.
However, laser printers can print faster, with better quality, and need their ink replaced far less often.
This means an inkjet printer is usually best for a home, where someone would not be printing all that often, and won't mind replacing an ink cartridge after every 300 pages or so.