Work from home or simply WFH – it has gained some serious ground since the pandemic has set in. This concept has picked up over the last few years before the pandemic. MNC’s from the US and Europe have pioneered this concept over the years. It has grown an integral part of their work culture. 

This concept, however, in India was far from gaining any traction until the pandemic forced the entire country into a lockdown. Offices were shut down. Business as usual was no more a norm. 

Here comes WFH to the rescue of Indian corporates and all their endeavours. Setting up an office at home essentially requires three things; a computer (laptop/desktop), internet connection, and a printer. 

Laptop and internet are usually easy to arrange for, and setting them up is almost a no-brainer. The printer may be a little trickier since most of us use printers set up by that IT guy we harass ceaselessly. 

Fear not; we are here for your liberation. We made a list of the 7 best printers that can be used both at home and office. You don’t even need that IT guy to set it up. You can thank us later.


1.Canon Pixma TS207 Single Function Inkjet Printer 

This is the most cost-effective printer for working professionals and school-goers looking mainly to print a paper. It does not scan or photocopy. The print is perfect for its piece range. The printer is scratch-resistant and has a sleek build. 

You can connect to any computer via a USB port. The printer can run on most OS available in the market. 

Pages Per Minute -7 pages (black and white); 4 pages (color). It supports the following page sizes; A4, I, 10.16 cm* 15.25 cm, 12.70 cm * 17.78 cm. 

Quick Features:

  • Single functionality; printer.
  • Inkjet type.
  • Colour output.
  • Low-cost cartridges.
  • Lightweight.
  • 1 on-site year warranty.
  • Print resolution- 4800 x 1200 dpi.

Price: INR 2200


2.HP DeskJet 2332 All-in-One Inkjet Color Printer

Equipped with a scanner, this device is an excellent buy for its price. This device makes printing and scanning a breeze. In addition to that, the print quality is superb. The device can be connected to any computer through a USB port and supports most OS running in the market. 

What sets this device apart is its scanner. Be it a student or a working professional, if scanning is required to do regularly, this product will be a true lifesaver.  

Quick Features:

  • Multifunction; printer and scanner.
  • Inkjet type.
  • Colour output.
  • Page yield; 120 black and white pages; 100 colour pages.
  • Supports the following page size: A4; B5; A6; DL envelope. 
  • Paper tray capacity: Input: 60-sheet Output: 25 sheets.
  • 1-year on-site warranty.

Price: INR 4516


3.Brother HL-L2321D Single-Function Monochrome Laser Printer

 An ideal printer for those users who require high volume output with good print quality. It features a duplex print technology that allows printing on both sides of the paper automatically.

It supports the following page types – A4, Letter, A5, A5, A6, Executive, Legal, Folio, Mexico Legal, India Legal. The device supports a print resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi.

This device is for users looking to print a high volume of papers and save up on the cost of the printing essentially. It also comes with a large capacity tray that can fit 250 sheets at a go.

Quick Features:

  • Single function; printer.
  • Laser printer.
  • Black and White output.
  • Supports Auto Duplex Print.
  • Low-cost cartridges.
  • Prints 30 PPM (papers per minute).
  • Features option for saving ink while printing.
  • 1-year on-site warranty.

Price: INR 8998


4.Epson Eco Tank L3101 All-in-one Ink Tank Printer

The Epson Tank L3101 All-in-one In-Tank Printer has a wide range of functionalities to choose from. It has a printer, scanner, and photocopier in one unit for a fraction of the cost.

The printer supports the following page sizes – A4, A5, A6, B5, C6, and DL. It supports a print resolution of 5760 x 1440. Its page yield is also very high; 4500 black and white pages; 7500 colour pages. The print quality is also top-notch while also providing a high-speed output. This device is for the most demanding of users who need it all and still want some more.

Quick Features:

  • Multi functionalities: printer, scanner, and photocopier.
  • Allows borderless printing.
  • Consumes very low electricity compared to other devices.
  • 1-year warranty or 30000 pages, whichever is sooner.

Price: INR 10698


5.Canon E4270 All-in-One Ink Efficient Wi-Fi Printer

If you are looking to spend a bit more and avail all the functionalities of a printer, look no more. Canon E4270 All-in-one ink Efficient Wi-Fi Printer comes with a whole array of features such as scanner, photocopier, printer, and fax. 

Page size supported -A4, A5, A6, B5, LTR, LGL. It also endorses various other formats such as Executive (184.2×266.7mm), Legal (215x345mm), F4, Oficio2, B-Oficio, M-Oficio, Envelopes DL, Envelopes (COM10, C5, Monarch), Square (88.9×88.9mm, 127x127mm), Card Size(91x55mm).

The average cost of printing is also low for this device. It is an ideal device for regular use (100-300 pages) for home or office.

Quick Features:

  • Wireless support; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Cloud Print, Apple Airprint, etc.
  • High page yield; 400 black and white pages, 300 colour pages.
  • Equipped with auto-document feeder.
  • Document removal reminder.
  • Comes with Auto Duplex Printing.
  • Supports a print resolution of 4800×1200 dpi.
  • Provides a scan resolution of 600 x 1200dpi.

Price: INR 9625


6.HP DeskJet 4729 All-in-One Ultra Ink Advantage Wireless Color Printer 

If you have a flexible budget and want some new features and regular ones, this printer will perfectly fit the requirement. It is an all-in-one device (printer, scanner, and photocopier) with a voice activation feature. This feature works with Alexa and Google Assistant. 

It supports the following page formats – A4, B5, A6, DL envelope. Print resolution – Colour: up to 4800 x 1200 optimized DPI colour, black: up to 1200 x 1200 rendered DPI.

The device comes with wireless connectivity besides USB. It’s an ideal device to own if you are looking to have an all-in-one feature along with no-so-heavy printing work month every month. 

Quick Features:

  • Multi-functionality; printer, scanner, copier
  • High-quality scanning.
  • Good quality print.
  • Duplex Print – Manual.
  • The printer can be controlled by a phone through its app.
  • High yield inks: 7 black and white ppm; 5 colour ppm.
  • Features option for reducing the noise to a minimum

Price: INR 8499


7.HP 1020 Plus Single Function Laser Printer

It is ideally suited for users who require printers that can provide speed and quality output. It comes equipped with laser technology which allows fast and accurate printing. The only thing to keep in mind; it prints only in Black and white.

This printer supports page sizes and formats: A4, A5, A6, B5, C5, DL, postcards. It supports a print resolution of up to 600 x 600 DPI. Also feature manual duplex printing. 

Quick Features:

  • Single functionality; printer.
  • Laserjet technology allows faster and accurate printing.
  • Ideal for office/home for frequent and fast users.
  • Can deliver up to 5000 prints per month.
  • Equipped with 150 sheet input tray. 
  • 1-year warranty provided on purchase.

Price: INR 10000



The requirement for a printing device can vary based on the user’s needs. No hard and fast rule can be applied since every user has a unique set of requirements. The devices mentioned in this list are based on a specific budget while keeping various functionalities and needs in mind.  


What does Single-functionality or Multi-functionality mean?

Single- functionality means the device can perform only one task. Multifunctionality means it can perform at least two tasks or more.

How do you set up the printer?

Most printers will either come with a CD for installation on the computer. The drivers can also be downloaded from the respective manufacturer’s website and installed on the computer.

Which is more advantageous – wireless or wired printer?

The wireless printer has the advantage of being mobile as long as it has good Wi-Fi reception. Although, erratic internet connection could become a problem. Wired printers offer more stability since it is connected to a computer directly. 

What is Duplex Printing – Manual and Automatic?

Auto Duplex Printing essentially means that you can print on both sides of the pages automatically. Manual Duplex Printing requires a person to turn the pages to print on both sides.

Do I need to change my cartridges even if I don’t use them for months?

The ink in most cartridges has a shelf life of 24-36 months on average. Changing the cartridges after their expiry date is advisable. Otherwise, the components of the cartridge could cause a clog if used.

What are the most common problems occurring in a printer?

Paper jams. Poor print quality. Nothing is printing—Bad Wi-Fi reception.

How many pages can you print from an HP 1020 Plus Single Function Laser Printer?

The HP 1020 Plus Single Function Laser Printer can give about 5000 prints in a month. This can decrease over a period since the wear and tear of its parts will arise with constant use. This applies to any other printing device. Maintenance will be a key to ensure an optimal output with little or no hassles. 


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