Best Printers for Students Top Rated Student Printers 2016

2016-12-09 11:28:23

Published on 2016-12-09 11:28:23

Finding a printer is one of the most common issues with preparing for student life. Internet-Ink has compiled a list of some of the best printers for students to make choosing your printer easier. Saving you a job, allowing you to print on the go, but also saving money with your printing.

When it comes to printing and choosing a new printer for your student life. It takes time to find the one right printer for your working needs. In a lot of cases students just buy a cheap printer not thinking abou

t the running costs in the long term. Consequently the cheaper printers have a lot more expensive inks, making a printer that initially seems like a bargain quite the opposite!

Student Printing Tips for College :

When choosing your new student printer it simply comes down to looking at the following before your purchase:

-How much you print?
-How much do ink cartridges cost for the printer?
-What you use your printer for? (Photo’s, general printing, documents, coupons, tickets)

In this printing article we have put together some of the best student printer’s available on the market with the cheapest running costs. This allows you to spend your cash on other important things in your student life.

Simply just have a browse at this page, or just click the printer you’d like to view below:

Canon Pixma iP7250

Brother DCP-J4120DW

Canon Pixma MG7750

Epson Expression Photo XP-760

Brother MFC-J5620DW

Best Printers for Students, Top Rated (updated 2016)

Canon IP7250 Ink Cartridges


Ink Cartridges – Canon PGI-550, Canon CLI-551


The Canon Pixma iP7250 offers impressive colour prints, with a high resolution of 9.600 x 2,400 dpi making it great for printing photos. Its paper handling tray holds up to 145 pages and supports multiple media types, including CD’s. The Canon Pixma iP7250 also offers border-less and double sided printing.

A set of 5 genuine ink cartridges will set you back £66 - £70 whereas compatible cartridges for this printer are available from £18 -£25 that’s a massive saving of £45 - £48 just for swapping to compatible ink cartridges. If you think about that over the space of 5 years:

Original ink cost - £132 per Year - £660 over 5 Years

Compatible ink cost - £36 per Year – £180 over 5 Years

That works out at a saving of almost £100 per year, and a massive £480 over the space of 5 years! This printer is definitely one of the picks for best printers for students. Internet-Ink also offer an additional student discount of 10% off compatible ink cartridges on your return printing orders, so you could be saving even more, without digging into that student loan.


Brother DCP-J4120DW


Ink Cartridges – Brother LC227 and LC225 (XL Cartridges offer the best value)


The Brother DCP-J4120DW is an A3 all-in-one inkjet printer, offers printing, scanning and copying and with a touchscreen display all these features can be accessed easily. The DCP-J4120DW also offer Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a memory card port, making it an ideal printer for the art students out there.

Looking at a full set of original ink cartridges for a Brother DCP-J4120DW you’ll see they range from £68 - £74. Whereas a compatible set would set you back around £16 - £24 over the course of 5 years that kind of saving really adds up!

Original ink cost - £136 per Year - £680 over 5 Years

Compatible ink cost - £32 per Year – £160 over 5 Years

By using compatible cartridges you will be saving over £100 a year and over 5 years you’d be saving around £520!

At Internet-Ink We also offer 10% off compatible ink cartridges for all students on all return orders so you could be saving that bit more!


Canon Pixma MG7750 Ink Cartridges


Ink Cartridges – Canon PGI-550XL, Canon CLI-551XL


The second Canon Pixma to make our list is the Pixma MG7750 This printer (like the iP7250) offers exceptional print quality as well as network connectivity. The Pixma MG7750 comes with a LCD touchscreen making it easy to navigate the printer features, and is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud making printing on the go easy!

A set of 5 genuine ink cartridges will set you back £66 - £70 whereas compatible cartridges for this printer are available from £18 -£25 that’s a massive saving of £45 - £48 just for swapping to compatible ink cartridges. If you think about that over the space of 5 years:

Original ink cost - £132 per Year - £660 over 5 Years

Compatible ink cost - £36 per Year – £180 over 5 Years

This printer is another Internet-Ink pick for being one of the best printers for students, working out at a saving of nearly £100 per year, and a huge £480 over 5 years! Student shopping for ink at Internet-Ink also get an additional 10% off compatible ink cartridges on return orders, so you could be saving even more.


Epson XP-760


Ink Cartridges – Epson 24XL Ink


The Epson Expression Photo XP-760 is another high quality printer to makes the list with a maximum printing resolution of 5760 x 1440dpi. With being able to print 10 x 15 cm photos in just 10 seconds, it’s the fastest printer to make the list. The XP-760 is an all-in-one printer therefore it comes with printing, scanning and copying as standard features it also offers USB and Ethernet ports and a memory card slot.

To buy a full set of original ink cartridges for the XP-760 you’d be looking at spending somewhere around £55 - £60 where as a full set of compatibles would only be £11 - £26.

Original ink cost - £110 per Year - £550 over 5 Years

Compatible ink cost - £22 per Year – £110 over 5 Years

As you can see here the cost of using compatible inks for 5 years works out the same as using originals for just one! You could be saving around £88 pounds a year a £440 over 5 years.

Don’t forget Internet-Ink offer a discount for students giving 10% all compatible ink cartridges on return orders, and that’s on top of the savings listed above!


Brother DCP-J5620DW


Ink Cartridges – Brother LC227 and LC225 (XL Cartridges offer the best value)


The Brother MFC-J5620DW is a great printer ideal for the busy individual that prints frequently, being an all-in-one printer the Brother MFC-J5620DW offers printing, scanning, copying and fax functions.

With a multipurpose tray the MFC-J5620DW can handle 250 sheets or 5 A3 sheets at a time and an impressive 35 ppm when printing monochrome documents, making it ideal to get the essay and reports printed out without stress!

To get a full set of original ink cartridges for a Brother MFC-J5620DW you’ll see they range from £68 - £74 Whereas a compatible set would set you back around £16 - £24 over the course of 5 years that kind of saving really adds up!

Original ink cost - £136 per Year - £680 over 5 Years

Compatible ink cost - £32 per Year – £160 over 5 Years

By using compatible cartridges you will be saving over £100 a year and over 5 years you’d be saving around £520!

At Internet-Ink we also offer student discount codes giving 10% off compatible ink cartridges on all return orders so you could be saving that bit more on top of the savings already listed!

We don’t recommend specific printers the entire choice of what your printer will be is up to you. Internet-Ink supply both genuine cartridges and compatible ink cartridges again the choice of what you use for your printing as a student is entirely yours. Furthermore we have been finding some of the best printers for students with the cheapest ink cartridges and done some price comparisons. See previous articles on the blog or do your research before purchasing your printer.

If you choose the right one for printing it will last you a while probably throughout your college or university life and you will save money on your ink cartridges and printing in the long run. Making student prints as cheap as they should be!

Don't forget you can save 10% on your compatible ink purchases by shopping with Internet-Ink! Our loyal customers get the lowest prices for printing ink, making us one of the best online!

Have you found a printer that you use already as a student and you want to recommend it let us know!

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