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Best Inkjet Student Printers for 2019

In preparation for the return of school and university, it’s time to take a look at the best inkjet student printers on the market at the moment.  You don’t need to spend a fortune to get a reliable, quality printer.  These printers also produce great results when printing your photos!


There are so many options on the market, how do you decide?  Don’t despair, we have found some great option printers with cartridges that won’t break the bank!



This may be the best printer Canon has released in years!  With an attractive, compact design, this Multi-function printer does it all!  Print, scan and copy with ease from your smart phone, laptop or tablet using a wireless connection.  This one also comes with an inbuilt SD reader.

  • Print speed of up to 12.6 monochrome prints or 9 colour prints per minute
  • 4800 x 1200 print resolution produces clear, quality prints
  • 100 sheet document tray
  • Accepts up to 300gsm paper – perfect for printing to photo paper
  • Quiet mode setting for printing those late night assignments
  • Popular cartridge range, replacements are readily available


Buy at Officeworks for $68.00

Cartridge – PGI-670XL and CLI-671XL (Printer Refills price $70 for full replacement set)


Epson Expression Home MFC XP-442

Print with confidence with this great multi-function printer.  This Epson produces high quality prints quickly and easily using wireless technology.  Print straight from your laptop, tablet and smart phone, or scan directly to the cloud.

  • Print speed of up to 10 monochrome prints or 4.5 colour prints per minute
  • Crystal clear prints with a 5760 x 1440 print resolution
  • 100 sheet document tray
  • Google and AirPrint enabled
  • Accepts up to 300gsm paper – including matt and gloss photo paper
  • Whisper quiet printing eliminates disturbance
  • Replacement cartridges are readily available

Buy at Officeworks for $77.00

Cartridge – Epson 29XL (Printer Refills price $45 for full replacement set)



If your budget is a little larger, you may consider the PIXMA TS6260.  This great, compact multi-function printer has all of the features you would expect, as well as auto double-sided printing, dual paper feeder and document removal reminder.  Print with ease from your laptop, smart phone or tablet using wireless and Bluetooth technology.

  • Print speed of up to 15 monochrome prints or 10 colour prints per minute
  • Great print quality at 4800 x 1200 resolution
  • 100 sheet document tray
  • Accepts up to 300gsm paper – perfect for matt or gloss photo paper
  • Google and AirPrint enabled; PictBridge compatibility included for compatible Canon Digital Cameras, Camcorders and Camera Phones
  • Quiet mode setting for disruption minimization
  • Popular cartridge range, replacements are readily available


Buy at JB Hi-Fi for $109.00

Cartridge – PGI-680XXL and CLI-681XXL (Printer Refills price $187.70 for full replacement set)


General Buyers Advice


We recommend that when shopping, AVOID printers that take only two cartridges (the black and tri-colour).  These models are usually very appealing, as they are cheap to purchase.  Beware, the cartridge replacement costs for these models cost a fortune in the long run due to cartridge cost (XL tri-colour generic cartridge costing approximately $30 compared to approx. $12.95 each per individual inks).  The uneven colour usage also means that you may need to replace a cartridge that is two thirds full.  Printers that run individual ink tanks are cheaper due to only needing to replace the individual colours when required.


If you do a lot of printing over the course of a year, we would recommend looking at a Laser Printer.  The replacement toner cartridges cost more to purchase, but the page yield is significantly higher.


If you have any questions on Ink and Toner replacements, or would like information on specific ink replacement costs prior to purchase, give our friendly team a call on 1300 843 721.


Watch this space for our blog post on Best Laser Student Printers for 2019.