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I'm looking for a home printer that is capable of good quality prints. Here are my requirements:

  • It should have scan/copy capabilities
  • I should be able to connect via USB, Wi-Fi is a bonus
  • Price range for the printer should be low: under CAD 150
  • Ink shouldn't be ridiculously expensive: Maximum CAD 90 to get a full cartridge set (black and colour ink)
  • It should be available in Canada.
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    Are you excluding laser printers? Technically, they use toner, not ink - your use of 'ink' makes it unclear. Thoughts? – Undo Oct 26 '15 at 3:41
  • What Undo said above. Color laser printers have come down significantly in price in recent years, and while the price per purchase of consumables tends to be higher, those consumables also (generally speaking) last significantly longer, which brings the cost per printed page down a lot. Because toner is already dry, you also don't have to use them regularly to keep the cartridges from drying out. I would recommend that you focus more on cost per printed page (note that this varies by color coverage) than the cost of a replacement set of print matter (ink or toner). – user Oct 26 '15 at 12:24
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I have the Canon MX340 Series Printer.

Image of printer

I've been using ths printer for roughly 3-4 years and it's been consistently reliable. According to this review, it comes for only $99, which is incredibly cheap. Ink is also really cheap: a two-cartridge pack comes for around $60.

  • The printer is accessible over USB, as well as Wi-Fi
  • It has Copy/Scan capabilities
  • And if I have one in Canada, it's probably available in Canada

Here's a few extras:

  • The UI on the printer is sleek, and easy to use. No fiddle of buttons that make you curse at a printer
  • It also has fax capabilities
  • The resolution for photo prints is really good, coming under 4800x600 dpi.

This is an excellent printer that has served me well, and is reliable - I've used this countless times, and have made hundreds of jobs through it. I highly recommend it.

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    Canons also are refillable, if you don't mind keeping a track of ink yourself. I think I bought ink for ~40 sgd... I don't remember how many years ago. – Journeyman Geek Oct 26 '15 at 0:10
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    Do you find ink is wasted with the color combined into one cartridge? – MrWhite Nov 6 '15 at 18:22

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