A cheap printer with more good qualities than bad ones
30 July 2010
Excerpt: I purchased this printer over at least 3 years ago, at the time the cheap price tag was it's main selling point, followed by the features available. It is fairly slow with printing and it uses a lot of ink so I would really only recommend this for people who don't need to use a printer very frequently. It worked brilliantly for printing off college assignments, which was it's main use for me.
Excerpt: This is a very reliable product with verious features which will just make your life easier. The different features of the printer/ scanner can be used to full effect with the simple yet effective software which comes with it. It's not an ugly printer and now a days you will probably find better ones but this one is efficent for the price its sold at.
Summary: I bought this printer as it was a best buy in computeractive magazine. I have had it for over a month now and the print and copy quality is excellent. Previous reviewers have criticised the paper feed and its true that unless you use decent paper and ensure the paper is put in properly then you can have trouble. The only thing that is starting to worry me is that I have had 2 blue screens now(rather disconcerting) where the problem was caused by the printer driver.
Summary: I've had this printer for a few weeks now and I'm happy with my purchase. This is my first printer, and for the money, it really is excellent value. The print quality seems to be very good. Downsides? The main one is the fact that the software does not allow you to select printing in black and white only, for example when printing pages from the Internet. The only way round this appears to be to take out the colour cartridge.
Summary: This is my first HP printer. The print quality is the best I have ever seen, the scanner is quiet and the package includes specialized, easy-to-use software to use it with. You can photocopy without even switching your computer on! £65 is a good price especially with free delivery but one problem for those working in an office or printing heavily is that the feeder often drags through a whole clump of paper in one go and then claims to be out of paper.