Some inkjet printers are ideal for printing both photos and documents. They are also capable of printing on a wider variety of media be it a plain paper or photo paper.
These Inkjet printers are cheaper and the cost of consumables is usually low compared to laser printers.
Most of them come as all-in one printers – able to perform multiple functions such as print, Copy, fax and Scan.These printers come in a variety of prices depending on the type, quality, features and brand. You will be able to find both cheap and high-end printers.
Price & Availability
Here is a list of Available Inkjet Printers
Hp Deskjet Inkjet Advantage 2135 All-In-One Printer
Paper capacity: 60 sheets
Print Speed: 7.5 ppm (black and white), 5.5 ppm (color)
Maximum print resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi
Duty Cycle: Up to 1000 pages monthly
Number of print cartridge: 2 (1 black,1 tri-colour)
Price: KSh 6,300 View/Buy Now
Brother DCP-T300 – Refill Ink Tank Color Printer
Built in Tank System
Connectivity: Wired Network
Paper input: Up to 100 sheets
Built in Purge System
Paper type: Plain Paper, Coated paper, Glossy Paper and Transparent Paper
Paper size: A4, Legal, Executive, Letter, JIS B5, A5, A6, Envelopes, Photo
Price: KSh 23,990 View/Buy Now
Canon Wi-Fi All-In-One Printer
Supports Wireless printing from smartphone, tablet, camera or the cloud.
4800 x 600 dpi Print Resolution
2 Cartridges (Black and Colour)
Speeds of 8 ipm (mono) and 4 ipm (colour).
High resolution photo printing
Price: KSh 12,999 View/Buy Now
A3 printing, 2-sided duplex printing
Auto 2-sided Printing
2.7″ Touchscreen Colour LCD touch panel
Print speed of up to 22ppm
55-sheet automatic document feeder
Wireless print and scan capabilities
Price: KSh 45,990 View/Buy Now
Epson L365 AIO CISS Ink Tank System Printer
Print speed up to 33 ppm
High-yield ink bottles
Print resolution up to 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi
Wireless printing with Epson iPrint
Price: KSh 31,500 View/Buy Now
Dot Matrix Printers
Dot matrix printers are uniquely designed to be able to print to multiple page forms for instance – the carbon copies. They usually offer varying speed depending on the print quality desired.
Epson LQ-690 Dot Matrix Printer
Paper Type: cut sheets, continuous paper, labels, envelops and cards
Built-in Print Speed Enhancer
Print speed of 529 cps
Price: KSh 58,140 View/Buy Now
You can be able to find all in one inkjet printers with additional features that make it possible to print photos. However, there are dedicated printers designed for printing photos. Such printers come with different connectivity options allowing you to print from memory cards or directly from a camera.
Epson L850 Multifunction Photo Printer
Printing Speed: 12 Seconds per 10 x 15 cm photo
Printing Resolution: 5,760 x 1,440 DPI
6-colour ink tank system
2.7-inch LCD Touch-panel screen
Borderless print, CD/DVD print
One input tray
Price: KSh 58,499 View/Buy Now
Canon Pixma G2400 Model
High yield document and photo printer
Pigment black and dye colour inks
Easy to refill ink tanks
Photo Print Speed: Borderless 10x15cm, Approx. 60 seconds
Print Resolution: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
Price: KSh 25,999 View/Buy Now
Factors To Consider When Buying An Inkjet Printer
If you are going to print documents regularly, pick brands known for their high-quality text output for instance HP, while those with the intention of printing photos regularly, go for brands such as Epson that have the capability of handling photos well.
Printers are available in a variety of prices. If you are on a tight budget looking to buy a basic personal printer, you can find a cheap inkjet with essential functions to produce good print quality.
Speed vary from one printer to another. Speed is rated as pages per minute (PPM ) and can range from above 4. A higher rating means the printer is able to print out more pages in a minute.
Some printers support automatic duplex printing while others support manual duplex. Getting a printer that supports double-sided printing helps in lowering consumption of paper.
Resolution of a printer is rated as DPI – the number of dots per inch a printer is capable of printing. A machine with high resolution will be able to produce quality text, photos and graphics.
Printers come with different connectivity features such as USB, ethernet or wifi. Depending on your preference, you will be able to get a printer with your desired features.
Before buying a printer, it is important to consider cost of consumables for instance paper & cartridges. Generally Inkjet consumables are usually cheaper compared to laser printers.