I want to buy a branded printer priced between R2,500 and R4,000 and low cost cartridge

I want to buy a branded printer priced between R2,500 and R4,000 and low cost cartridge. I’ve heard that inkjets cost a lot of money in the form of refills or replacements. I will be printing black and white prints only.

— HP’s Deskjet 1000 (also called J 110) comes within this price range. It prints colour, but the cartridges are relatively cheap. For black and white prints, a laser printer suits better, but they cost about

R6,500. They are also more economical per page printed. You would also need to find if the cartridges etc are easily available locally. In this aspect, HP, Canon and Epson are easily available across the country, so it would be easy for you to get parts and servicing.