Product Type: Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer
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HP Deskjet 3055A e All-In-One Printer
HP Deskjet 3055A e-All-in-One
Member Name: ray151257
HP Deskjet 3055A e-All-in-One
Date: 02/01/13, updated on 04/01/13 (787 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to understand set up and get running instructions, excellent value for money.
Disadvantages: Gets through Ink quite quickly
I was quite impressed with the HP printer, it was quick and easy to set up after reading the quick start guide, that was very easy to understand and get you on your way.
It powers up in less than five seconds for instant use, shuts down instantly, and also connects automatically to your home network using HP Auto Wireless Connect.
All the steps through the setup are nicely prompted on the printer screen and for first setup you will need to use the USB lead and also remember to have your router wireless network key ready.
It does come with a USB cable so you don't need to buy another one. Second off, getting it on the Wireless Network at home took just seconds, you really don't have to open up the generous array of instruction books... only the Quick Set-Up sheet. The printing is very good and very quick, and the scanning is also as good as my work machine which cost loads. OK, the Printer Cartridges need replacing more often than my previous one, but I don't expect to use it as much.
Most importantly of all, it supports Air Print, so you can print from an iPad and iPhone!
The print quality and speed is excellent, and I would highly recommend this printer to anyone.
Just a suggestion:
When installing the software remember to untick the unwanted additional software boxes that clutter up our PC's, the software disc included the bing tool bar browser add on.
With its wireless connection the HP Deskjet can be activated from virtually anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. You can simply email the printer and have your documents or photos ready and waiting for you for when you get home!
One thing that is a annoying about this printer is that it is very poor for photos it can't do borderless printing. Photos have a border around the outside with one edge having about a 1cm white boarder which makes this printer unsuitable for printing 6x4 photos. To print photos HP says the printer must have "photosmart" in the name. It's a shame that the boxing for this printer does not make it clear that it's not suitable for home photo printing. Considering the home market this printer is aimed at the lack of borderless printing seems a very significant omission.
I do find it difficult sometimes to get to use it because of the popularity of the printer among my family members, (my daughters use it for there work and my good wife keeps printing various things, mainly for our grandaughters).
However, let me reiterate, this is the best all in one machine that i have ever owned, it is easy to understand and easy to use, I am self employed and needed something that would create and produce quality paperwork and the HP 3055 all in one printer does everything that i need and more if i want it, so i will definately buy this model again, and just wonder how or if they can in any way improve it.
Summary: I would highly recomend this product