Excerpt: It has four ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) and a built-in scanner, so you can use the HP Photosmart B109a for copying documents in addition to printing them out. However, you shouldn't expect a highly refined machine for your money: it only costs £59 and once you print out a couple of photos or use the scanner, you can see why.
Summary: If you're looking for a small and inexpensive multifunction printer for everyday printing needs (think recipes, maps, school reports and Web pages), the HP Photosmart B109a is worthy of consideration. It's not a good photo printer though, so don't think just because it has 'Photosmart' in its names that it will excel in this area. It also doesn't have extensive scanning features.
Pros: Easy to set up and use, good text quality, option for a higher capacity black cartridge
Cons: Poor photo quality, scan lid doesn't have a hinge that raises, no advanced options in scan driver