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I have owned my Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer for approximately the last 11 years now and touch wood, it's still going strong! I bought it for the 'All in one' aspect. To have a printer, photo copier and scanner all in one is extremely useful to have in this day and age. No more trips to the local post office to get photo copies done, or the added cost of price per sheet, plus fuel and time to get there.
It is easy to store away somewhere when not in use and is easily connected up. One cable to your pc or laptop and one cable to plug into the wall. Very straightforward. It is also very easy to do the initial set up, even for a technophobe like myself.
The photo copy function couldn't be simpler. Just lift up the plastic lid, place your item to be copied face down and press the copy button. Voila! There is also the choice of printing in just black or colour too, which is helpful if you're wanting to save your colour ink for other things.
The scanning feature provides sharp, clear results and the quality of printing produced by this machine is very good. No bleeding of the ink. The ink cartridges are easy to remove and replace, they just pop out and back in again and I now buy my cartridges from Asda Home as they do have recycled ones at a very reasonable price. But in my experience this printer is quite economical in it's use of ink, the cartridges do seem to last well. It also prints out at a decent speed.
The disadvantages are its quite noisy compared to some of the newer ones I've seen in use. And occasionally the paper can jam up, but what printer doesn't do that? , I think most of them do at some time or another!
I've found this printer to be a very strong, sturdy item of good quality and at a very good price.
I would rate this item 5 out of 5 stars for it's reliability, price and life span.
I find the 1200 very easy to use and the picture quality is very good.It has program with it that makes it extremely easy to scan and copy and gives you step by step instructions to adjust it before you save and print. The door at front makes it easy to store in spaces with not much space.Buttons on top make it convienient to nagivigate through copying without going through computer to photocopy. It may be cheap compared to other printers but has good quality printing as well.