Individuals who only need to use ink supplies occasionally may find a basic budget model from HP is a great choice for their home.

The entry-level Deskjet 1000 is one of the cheapest printers on the market, but the manufacturer states the output quality of the machine for everyday documents is not compromised, while it is also simple to use and environmentally friendly.

It can be set up in as little as five minutes and is Energy Star certified for its low power consumption and use of recycled materials.

One reviewer who praised the value of the device was Cliff Joseph of PC Advisor, who noted the Deskjet 1000 is "hard to beat" in its class and the low price makes it an "undoubtedly attractive" option.

He also said the quality of text output is "very good", which could make the model an ideal choice for low-volume home office users.

It may also be useful for parents who are planning a back to school shopping trip, as it was recently stated by the Calgary Herald that a simple printer could be perfect if it will mainly be used for producing documents such as homework assignments.