Product Type: Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer
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HP Deskjet 1050
Member Name: hopey123
HP Deskjet 1050
Advantages: Easy to use and does the job needed.
Disadvantages: Ink can be expensive
Having just seen someone else review a printer which I believe we both brought using a very good deal back last year I thought I'd review mine.
I paid just £17 for mine direct from the Hewlett Packard website, considering the ink alone is worth that I didn't hesitate as I had no printer at the time and my Dad's had just broken, nothing to do with me mind lol. I'm sure other people will find that there are just some things in life they don't get on well with and mine are hoovers, mowers and printers we seem to get through lots no matter whether they are used or new.
This printer was easy to set up with just two cables to plug in, one to the electric supply and the other to the computer. The inks are also easy to put in, the ink are hidden at the bottom where the paper out tray is you need to pull down a flap and you will see the inks there, if they aren't directly inline for you to pull them out you can just slide them along a bit.
the paper goes in the top and comes out the bottom, on the picture you can see a black rectangle part, well this lifts up so it will hold the paper in place. The tray at the bottom is out in the picture but can be pushed back in then up when not in use.
There are just four buttons to use on this printer, on/ off, cancel button, black photo copy or colour photo copy. Yes this is a basic printer but also does photocopying which can come in handy as if you need to email someone a copy of something it also scans whatever is needed and comes up on the pc rather then print onto paper. The lid lifts up to reveal the glass screen panel to place anything for photo copying.
Well I said we don't have much luck with printers and this has been perfect until last week. I changed the inks for the second times since having it and have been printing out quite a bit of stuff and when I had changed the ink the paper wouldn't feed into it right, having had a fiddle about and finding a secret panel underneath it was all clear. Where the rollers are at the paper intake bit we found one of my daughter hair toggles lodged in it, Don't even ask as I have no idea how lol. Well the problem is now it doesn't want to take the paper it when trying to print. I have to hand feed it in until it catches it and then carries on and prints it out. I think maybe when we were fiddling we nudged something but this isn't a major issue and can still use it for now. Someone give me a nudge next year to see how the printer is doing as this could be our best printer yet.
Like I previously said ink cartridges that are genuine HP cost £17 thereabouts but I tend to get cheaper ones on Ebay for £7-8 and they work fine. I will just point out that I have replaced just the black ink twice and the separate colour ink is still the original one.
These are currently on offer in Argos at £29.99.
Further info if required-
A4 print speed - black text: 5.5ppm (pages per minute).
A4 print speed - colour text: 4ppm (pages per minute).
Prints a 10 x 15cm (6 x 4in) photo in 60 seconds.
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi print resolution.
60 sheet paper capacity.
Summary: Great printer which is easy to set up and use. prints scans and copies.