There are plenty of cheap printers. It’s ironic that these printers need cartridges that are more expensive than the printer itself. In a way, selling ‘cheap printers’ is a gimmick used by manufacturers to increase their sales and make tonnes of profits under a pretext of lower prices.
Epson has set out to be honest in its campaign for cheap printers. The latest one, Stylus D20 is a cheap printer priced between £45 and £50. The printer is energy saver as well, the energy logo located on the printer is indicative of the fact.
Individual ink cartridges are priced at around £6 which is a lot cheaper than others in the market.
The D20 has a print speed of 26ppm for grayscale and 14ppm for colour. The prints from this printer are no mug in quality over others. Epson guarantees smudge and waterproof prints along with an image optimiser tool.
Epson has left some open ends though. The company is yet to provide the longevity of these cheap cartridges i.e number of pages that could be printed off a single cartridge and whether different coloured cartridges’ costs differently.
The Epson Stylus D20 should be available in the retail market in the last week of June.