As of 2015, the best ink-saving printers are the HP Officejet pro 251D, the Epson XP-800 and the Brother DCP-J152W. For every 100 pages printed, these printers advertise a cost of between $.69 and $1.00.
While an efficient printer is important in saving ink, it is also important for users to take steps against ink waste. Printers waste ink in maintenance cycles when powered on, so users can avoid these wasteful routines by keeping the printer powered on at all times. Off-brand cartridges are available for several printer brands, such as Brother and HP. These cartridges offer matching quality at a fraction of the price.