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    Thanks. Their only advantage is that the cartridge can be refilled, right? I thought it is possible with all printers with Jugaad. Anyways 400-500 is a very higher number. I will try to get quotes from the market as well.
     
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    no. their advantage is that they print a lot of paper from a single cartridge at cheap rate. and virtually any hp cartridge can be refilled. you just need to top up the ink, before the cartridge is empty (@ ~15% level for first time, 30-50% from next time for best results). and you can refill till the cartridge works.

    even if you get new cartridges for these printers, they still print quite high numbers than normal cartridges.
     
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    But the number of prints of the advantage one's and the cheap non advantage one's is same as per their description. The only difference which I can see is that the advantage one's come with the scan and fax feature which I don't require at all. Can the cartridges be filled at home? How much does the non-branded ink cost?
     
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    Went to a store and the shopkeeper suggested me these models-

    Canon Pixma MG3077S Rs. 3500. 250 coloured (Wifi, Scanner, Print, Fax)
    https://www.amazon.in/Canon-PIXMA-M...507573326&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+Pixma+MG3077S

    Canon Pixma E560 Rs. 5000. 500 black and white 800 coloured (Wifi, Scanner, Print, Fax)
    https://www.amazon.in/Canon-E560-Co...d=1507573357&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+Pixma+E560
    Canon E560 Multi-function Inkjet Printer - Canon : Flipkart.com

    Canon G1000 Rs. 7000. 8000 black and white, 7000 coloured (Only printer)
    https://www.amazon.in/Canon-Pixma-G...F8&qid=1507573376&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+G1000
    Canon Pixma Ink Tank G 1000 Single Function Printer - Canon : Flipkart.com

    Non-branded cartridge refills-
    White Sky CANON PRINTER MP287, MG3670, MG2970, iP7270, MG2577, MG3070, MG2570, MG3077, MG2470, MG2577, MP2870, iP7270, PIXMA E, MG, MP REFILL INK - 300ml Multi Color Ink - White Sky : Flipkart.com

    He suggested me the last one as it is cost efficient in the long run. Also the last one uses individual ink bottles and not cartridges. Cost of bottles as per him is Rs. 400 original per bottle, non-branded Rs. 100 (I doubt this price). He said the cartridges of the first two can be refilled and will cost. Rs. 100 only per cartridge, I doubt this too also as a black and white laser printer's refill costs around Rs. 250. He said to refill it only twice as refilling it more than twice will cause leakage. Printing few pages per week is mandatory. Anyways he didn't had any coloured laser printer or any printer from HP. He said the number of prints as per the company is considered as coloured or black and white alphabets only and not images. Any thoughts?
     
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    you read the feedback details of those printers to get the clear idea. a bottle of 200ml black ink probably costs 100-150. i forgot actually. you can refill at home, but check out the process for the particular cartridge.
     
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    Read the reviews on flipkart & amazon.I have heard that ink bottles are more economical than cartridges but it may be incorrect too.Also I would advice against refilling at home unless you are willing to take chance of damaging cartridge/ink bottle.
     
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    No intention and time to refill at home, I will get it done from the outside. Was just confirming the price so that I knew how much it will hit the pocket. Anyways should I go for any of the canon models that he has suggested? Or should I stick with HP 3635 3636?
     
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    canon cartridges are hella expensive.
     
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    I only have experience with HP lower end inkjet models & you already know the printing cost for those hp ink advantage models so compare them with canon models(comments on amazon/flipkart) & see which one is coming cheaper for you(check prices of cartridges/ink bottles for printers too).
     
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    What about the non-cartridge ink option printer?
     
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    I still don't know how much will be the refiling cost of that non-cartridge ink only model of canon. I think I might have to find a shop with HP printers.
     
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    Went to a store which had Epson, Brother, Canon and HP. I checked the last two brands. Inkjet one's started from around 3500/- and then there were the ink printers. The guy said there is no compatible or non-branded cartridge available and I will have to buy the original one only, it is easy to install with no leakage and stuff but it prints less pages than the ink printers. Cost per cartridge is around 1500-2000. Pages per cartridge 50-100, it depends upon the model of the printer though. The ink printers on the other hand prints more pages and their ink costs around Rs. 1500/- for the original and the non-branded one's costs a little less. I was told we just have to pour the ink in the tank that's it, no rocket science. He said atleast 2 prints in 4 days is necessary though. Also the ink in the tank doesn't dry but it is the ink which is in the pipe of the printer which gets dried and harms the printer.
    Canon G1000 is ink printer only without scanner and stuff and costs Rs. 7000 whereas the G2000 has scanner and copier also and costs around Rs. 9500.
    https://www.amazon.in/Canon-Pixma-G...F8&qid=1507573376&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+G1000
    https://www.amazon.in/Canon-Pixma-G...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PHV67WR9T1SQGFABB0FQ 8500 lightening deal right now, the price might go down in the Diwali sale
    Canon Pixma Ink Tank G 1000 Single Function Printer - Canon : Flipkart.com
    Canon Pixma G 2000 Multi-function Printer - Canon : Flipkart.com

    The Hp one's are GT 5810 and 5811, the difference between them as per him is that the latter model is getting an additional bottle of the black ink with it
    https://www.amazon.in/HP-GT-5810-Pr...TF8&qid=1507714399&sr=8-1&keywords=hp+gt+5810
    https://www.amazon.in/HP-DeskJet-58...TF8&qid=1507714392&sr=8-1&keywords=hp+gt+5811

    When I asked why is the Hp one expensive, he said the same reason why the 1020 is expensive than the LBP2900B. What a reason. I am going for Canon, though I don't need a scanner and copier should I go for it since it is Rs. 2500 more?
     
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    Scanner may be useful if you want to scan some color image from some magazine/paper for making a good quality copy.Even mobile phone cameras can take decent pic/scan now-a-days but for casual purposes.Copier is also not of much use now-a-days besides printing copies of certificates/documents for some work/exam/interview etc.It is your choice if you think spending extra 2500 might come handy in future.
     
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