As of 2015, the Epson Workforce WF-M1030 is one of the few monochrome inkjet printers available, due to the influx of laser printers over the years. Because of this, many manufacturers have stopped producing monochrome inkjet printers. Instead they have continued to manufacture laser printers that produce prints at double the speed of conventional inkjet printers.

The Epson WorkForce WF-M1030 inkjet printer is available at just under $90 as of 2015. The unit prints up to 34 pages a minute and has a maximum print resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi. The printer can also use several different types of paper, such as flyer, presentation, photo and cool peel transfer paper. It holds a maximum of 100 sheets at one time, or 10 envelopes. The ink cartridges it uses are also impressive, and manage up to 2,400 pages of high-capacity black.

Due to the rarity of monochrome inkjet printers, also take the time to see color units. Color inkjet printers can be found at the same price point as monochrome units, but instead offer more features.

Do not limit the search to just inkjet printers. There has been a decrease in price to monochrome laser printers, according to PC Mag. The ink cartridges are also priced relatively the same as inkjet units, while providing more prints. So it is smart to also inspect monochrome laser printers.