Product Type: Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer
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HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One
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HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One
Advantages: Fast performance, light weight, quality results
Disadvantages: ink consumption too high
I run a home based business so I had been looking for a printer that not only prints but does multipurpose functions. My old canon printer just wasn't doing the trick anymore so I decided to invest £34.97 and get the HP Deskjet 3050 and it was worth my money!
The HP Deskjet 3050 is small in size, light weight, portable, contains 61 Tri color ink catridges, and comes with a variety of functions some of which are:
Black/White & color printing - Documents come out really nice and the ink doesn't smudge on the paper like some printers do. You can actually specify what colors you want to be printed. For example if you want a red/yellow/green combination, you can specify that and it comes out exactly the way you set it. Documents come out in high resolution, 4 x 6 colour printing)
Color photocopying - Most printers only come with the option of photocopying in black and white. With HP deskjet you can photocopy in any color so long as you put the settings correctly. You can copy up to 30 copies per round.
Built in Wireless Printing - yes gone are the days when you needed a USB cable to print! With HP Deskjet its all done wirelessly and you can connect with up to 12 computers using only one printer!
The HP Deskjet 3050 is really fast when it prints. You can print up to 20 ppm black, and up to 16 ppm in color. The input tray can take 60 sheets at a time which quiet a large number unlike the Canon DX 456 which can only take 35 sheets. The output tray can take a maximum of 25 sheets which is also reasonable. Another plus is also that you don't get paper jams which is a relief!
The quality of the printout is excellent. You can make a professional photo album with it, you can print top class flyers, brouchers, newsletters, business cards, envelops, greeting cards (they look a whole lot better than hallmarks!) and pretty much anything that can print. The scan/copy come out exactly as originals. You can also copy directly from webpages and they appear exactly as on the webpage. The good news is it's compatible with ANY computer so you can connect it with any device that has a USB cable. I connected it also to my Sony Ericsson mobile phone and I'm able to send documents to print even if I'm not anywhere near the printer.
The only problem I found was that it does consume a lot of ink! Maybe it's because I do a lot of printing and I have to replace the cartridges once every 6 weeks. I also wish it came with Faxing and LCD screen so I can have a preview instead of relying on my PC.
All in all I would recommend this printer if you have a small business as its very ideal and convenient. Also ideal for students for printing essays or other projects. It's reasonably cheap and it does last a long time. I've owned mine since 2007 and it has never given me any problem.
Summary: A handy printer, wont let you down. Definite good buy.
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