Best budget home inkjet printers

If you don't want to spend a lot on buying a inkjet printer, here are some picks

If you're a home user, your printing needs might be very basic — the occasional A4 or 6x4in photograph, maybe a school assignment or a quick scan of some personal documents. A cheap printer should be all you'll need for these simple tasks, so here is our round-up of the best low-cost inkjets from Canon and HP.

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Canon PIXMA MP490

Not quite a bargain bin printer, Canon's PIXMA MP490 inkjet multifunction is still a decent impulse buy. It provides decent quality photo and document printing and an easy-to-use interface.

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  • 3rd Nov., 2009
  • James Hutchinson
  • Canon
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  • Pros:
  • Good photo print quality, direct scanning, easy to use
  • Cons:
  • No front paper cassette, no PictBridge USB port, poor LCD, expensive consumables
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