Excerpt: Hewlett-Packard Development Co., www.hp.com $150 street Rated speed (draft mode/plain paper, monochrome text): 17 ppm; Maximum printer resolution: 1,200 x 4,800 optimized; USB; Scanner type: sheet-fed; Scanner optical resolution: 600 ppi; Copier and fax. Output quality is very good or just short of very good across the board. Sheet-fed scanner allows scanning, faxing, and copying. Small footprint. Sheet-fed scanner limits usefulness for photos and thick originals.
Conclusion: As a 600 by 1,200-dpi, 36-bit color scanner and copier, the 4215 is limited by its fax-machine-style sheet feeder, which can't handle magazines, books, or large maps or illustrations, but competently scans normal business documents and handles black-and-white or color copying. We thought the scanner output tray felt flimsy, likely to catch on things or be torn off.