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Best Inkjet Printers on the Market

In this tough economy everyone is looking for new ways to save some money.  One way to save some green  is by reducing the amount of money you on printing. We don’t mean that you should ration off printer restrictions to each employee (although that might not be a bad idea, especially for the employee who enjoys printing pictures of her dog to put up in her cubicle), rather you should consider re-investing in more efficient laser toner or inkjet printers.

In a recent article published in Money magazine, Rik Fairlie identified a few money saving tips that anyone can employ plus identified two of the best inkjet printers available today. Rik’s biggest tip to consumers when comparing printers was to always factor printing costs and not just printer costs. To calculate the printing costs simply divide the cost of the printer cartridge by the number of pages each cartridge can print (known as the page yield). Farlie recommends aiming for monochrome text pages to be at or under 3¢ a page and for color pages to be under 9¢ a page.

The first printer on his list was the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless printer, which was called the “best value inkjet printer.” The built-in duplexer allows the Officejet 6000 to easily print on two-sides of a page while the per page print costs remain low: Black-and-white documents cost 2.7¢ a page; color prints cost 9.1¢ a page.

If you are looking for the best value All-in-One (copy, print & can) inkjet printer, then Fairlie recommends you consider the Kodak ESP 5250. Citing the reasons as extremely prices for replacement ink cartridges coupled with printing costs at approximately 2.4¢ each for black & white pages; 6.7¢ each for color pages.

For a full list of Rik Fairlie’s tips on how to find the best value printer, check out his article at CNN Money.

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