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      09.03.2014 13:09

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      9 years on and still going strong

      This printer came in a package when I bought my computer around 9 years ago, and it has bee a little gem all these years.

      I use it as a household printer and get through around two reams of paper a year. I have had absolutely zero problems with this printer, unlike many friends who have bought other models and nothing but problems...many even come round and use mine in an emergency.

      The refill cartridges can be a bit pricey, I pay around 2o pounds for extra large HP originals which seem to last quite a long time. I suppose I used to buy around one of each , black and tri colour each year. But for the last 3 or 4 years I have been using ink that I purchased from the internet, and refilling the cartridges with a syringe. This has been super economical and the printer never seems to detect what I have done.

      My husband did the same with his printer at teh office, and he constantly gets a warnign sign on his computer screen that he has fitted unlicensed cartridges and the printer refuses to print. I am totally opposed to the way they manufacturers force you to buy only their overpriced cartridges. Once you have purchased the printer it is yours to do with as you wish.

      Anyway, all-in-all I have been very happy with this printer. it will print everything from black and white word documents to high quality photos on spècialist paper. I have even done all the families passport photos on this printer and they were accepted without problem by the passport office.

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      22.12.2011 13:02
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      Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer

      Installing the printer was very easy. To set up the printer, there was a installation guide with the printer. Very easy to do. Because you have an installation CD-ROM with the printer that guides you step by step and before you know it installed all software on your computer and you just put the cable into the computer. And of course you place the cartridges in the printer! Test print is made by the computer and hopefully it goes off well!

      Printing on this printer is good and the prints look very good! If you have photos printed on photo paper then these really good and very sharp. Also black / white goes well. The speed of the printer is fine. It's what you're used to, but black / white goes fast and of course color a bit slower, but still reasonably fast. He can hold up to 18 black / white pages per minute and color 13.

      Scanning is very easy. Put the paper on the scanner and by pressing the button on the scanner, the program automatically loads and starts the scanner. First, he makes a preview, and if you are satisfied than you can make the real scan. This takes anything from 20 seconds. The program gives you the choice to scan different file types to save as PDF and JPEG. The quality of the scan is good, the scan is clear and you can use it again for printing. The great thing about this scanner is that you can make copies without your computer is on.

      In all honesty, I am simply no printer / scanner expert, but this one does well for me. I occasionally print some documents and photos here and there and I sometimes scan a document / photo. The quality is good and the convenience is a huge plus. The speed of printing and scanning could have been faster, but it is not annoying. Too bad there's no USB cable, but have you bought one quickly enough. Furthermore, from the moment you take it out of the box everything is easy and quick to assemble. The printer looks good, so I am not ashamed if someone sees him. All in all a good printer for everyday use.

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      08.10.2010 13:37
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      An below par model of printer from the usually very reliable HP.

      I bought this HP All-in-One printer roughly three years ago; it cost around £70 in Currys at the time, although I believe the price has come down significantly since then. And rightly so, as the printer has been nothing but trouble since I bought it! As usually happens, it performed admirably for the first twelve months - but one month after the guarantee ran out I began having problems.

      Let me tell you a little about the printer itself. It will not only print out your work, but is also a photocopier and scanner - I have mainly used the scanning and printing functions but on occasion have needed to produce a copy of a document and have used this device. It works by inkjet technology and can produce up to eighteen pages per minute, with a maximum paper load available of 100 sheets. Connection to my PC is through USB lead and although I remember the actual installation being surprisingly awkward, once I (or rather my son-in-law) had gotten to grips with it the printer went in smoothly.

      It comes with HP Image Zone Express software, which is a decent photography programme that will do the basics you will need a photo editing programme for. I find the red-eye removal aspect in particular extremely useful as whenever my middle granddaughter has her photograph taken she always has her beautiful blue eyes turned red! Image Zone is a useful resource when using your printer as within the programme you can size your photographs to get the most from the printer, paper and ink.

      The printer can be used via either the buttons on the machine itself, or through the Image Zone programme. I personally don't think the buttons are terribly self-explanatory (and the manual disappeared a long time ago), and aside from the obvious 'copy' button I think I would get myself into an awful mess if I tried using the buttons too frequently.

      To scan or copy you first need to lift the lid and position your original copy onto the glass. Then it's as simple as either hitting 'copy' for a duplicate to come straight through the printer, or go into the programme and choose 'Upload image from scanner'. It really is as easy as that and a straight forward copy or scan will take literally seconds, obviously if any editing needs to be done it will take longer.

      Print quality isn't fabulous if I'm honest. Despite using high grade paper and official HP ink, I find the colours can look a little washed out on photographs and the text doesn't tend to print as black as I would like for a professional finish. For HP this isn't ideal as they have been market leaders for an awfully long time and I think many people would expect far better results from the 1410 series.

      Since I first owned it I have been surprised at just how temperamental this machine is. If the paper isn't 100% straight it will not align itself and this will cause a paper jam, there are paper edging guides attached to the section where you load your paper but in actual fact even they don't look to be terribly straight. If using glossy photograph paper I recommend you feed one sheet through at a time as it really doesn't cope well with this thicker paper, granted it does not market itself as a photo printer but I have never known a printer dislike photo paper like this before.

      Another, more irritating, issue I have had with this printer is the fact that for the past twelve months every time I have switched it on it prints out a cartridge alignment page. Every single time. This has caused me to waste a huge amount of ink over the months as by my reckoning I have printed more of these infernal test pages than I have my own documents and photographs! Admittedly, cartridges for this particular printer are a little cheaper than for most HP devices - although they are visibly smaller so you're probably not saving much money in the long run.

      The printer is very bulky, the idea of HP calling it ultra-compact is actually laughable. It stands almost seven inches tall and you need to leave at least another ten inches clearance space above it in order to open the lid fully, this meant I was unable to locate it on the printer shelf of my computer desk and for several weeks it was simply dumped on the floor next to my desk. It has a width of 16 inches and a depth of 9 inches, so again not the compact machine HP would have us believe.

      Overall, this has not been the very best printer I could have bought in that price bracket. Aside from the problems I have had, the print quality simply isn't good enough for me to be able to recommend it and this has also reduced even more in quality since I first bought it. Functionally, the machine is adequate but I wouldn't say it's better than this and in fact some aspects of it are far less than I would expect from HP.

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        21.07.2010 16:46
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        Great value for money

        This printer in my opinion is ideal for people like me who generally need to print documents and occasionally need scanning and copying facilities as well. I've had the printer for almost 2 years now and it's still going strong. It lives up to the good reputation of Hewlett Packard products and was definitely a welcome change from the flimsy and error-ridden Lexmark I had previously. It was fairly inexpensive when I bought it and must be even cheaper now, and given it's compact size, it is suitable for students like myself and others who require a second, straightforward and cheap all in one product.

        *Printing: It prints at a speed of up to 18 pages per minute according to the specification although in my experience, it is quite a bit slower than that. Nevertheless, for general use, the printing quality and time taken is good for documents. Graphics, sheet music etc. take quite a bit longer to use so I would not recommend this for heavy duty printing and graphics. It can however print low resolution photos to a high quality if you have the time and patience to print them.

        *Scanning: Once again, this is on the slower side but if you aren't scanning realms of documents, the scan feature should be more than adequate for the general user. The quality of the scan is great too.

        *Photocopying: This is one of the best features of this particular all-in-one. As with most HP printers, the PSC does not need to be connected to your computer in order to photocopy. You just need to simply put your document in and you can choose whether to photocopy in black and white or colour and set the number of copies needed from the printer control pad itself. Once again, the slowness of the scanning and printing mean that this PSC is appropriate for general use.

        I would definitely recommend this product as it is great value for money.

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        20.06.2010 22:38
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        HP PSC 1410 All-in-One

        HP PSC 1410 All-in-One

        At some point you realize that it is time for a new printer. Especially because I was looking for a scanner and finally decided to just go for the all-in-one printer. One device saves space and is hopefully a lot easier. Why buy this? Mainly for the price and because a good friend of mine adviced me this one.

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        HP PSC 1410 Printer
        Ink cartridges
        Instructions how to connect
        Installation CD-ROM drivers / software
        User Guide
        Power Cable

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        Installing the printer was very easy. To set up the printer you have instructions how the printer is connected. Very easy to do and i didn't even needed the instructions. You have an installation CD-ROM for the printer to guide you step by step and before you know the software is installed on your computer and you just put the cable into the computer. Of course you place the cartridges in the printer. Then the test print is made by the computer and hopefully everything works.

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        Printing on this printer is good and the prints look very good. If you print photos on photo paper then they are really good and very sharp. Also black and white goes very well. The speed of the printer is fine. It's just what you're used to but black and white is just fast and of course colour bit slower but still reasonably fast. He can hold up to 18 pages per minute and 13 with colour.

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        Scanning is a very easy process. Simply place the paper on the scanner and press the button on the scanner and the program is automatically loaded and the scanner starts scanning. First he makes a preview scan then if you are satisfied you can make an actual scan. It takes something like 20 seconds to make a scan. The program gives you the option to scan to different file types to save as PDF and JPEG. The quality of the scan is good and the scan is clear. The beauty of this scanner is that you can make copies without having your computer turned on.

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        There is a lot of software included on the CD-ROM installed on your computer called HP Image Zone:

        HP Image Zone:
        - HP Director
        - HP Document Viewer
        - HP Photo Gallery
        - HP Image Editor
        - HP Instant Share
        - HP Send to Application
        - HP Photo Prints
        - HP Creative Photo Projects
        - HP Album Printing
        - HP Quick Prints
        - Read I.R.I.S. OCR

        I have not tried all the functions because there's simply so much and you don't really need them for the basic use. I use my scanner and printer just for the simple tasks like scanning documents and saving them to PDF files. I hardly scan images but even those are just good quality and easily saved into the right format. Like I said before the main program opens automatically when you press the button only the main program was hard to find because it wasn't mentioned in the menu.

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        In all honesty I'm not really an expert at printers or even scanners and that's why this one was so perfect for me. It really can't be easier to install and use a device because almost everything goes automatically. For the basic tasks the main program is perfect and lets you scan documents and pictures in good quality and if you want more you got more then enough programs to make adjustments. The speed of the printing and scanning maybe could have been a little bit faster but it's not slow either. It's a shame that you don't get a USB cable with the printer to connect it to the computer which means you have to buy one. Irritating when you get the box delivered and you can't use it straight away. The printer looks good, so I am not ashamed of if someone sees him. All in all a good printer for everyday use.

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        Print:
        Technology: HP Thermal Inkjet
        Color Technology: HP Photoret III Precision Technology
        Print Resolution: Color: up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color printing from a computer.
        1200 dpi, black: Up to 1200 rendered dpi black when printing from a computer.


        Scanning:
        Type: Flatbed
        Scan Resolution: 600 x 2400 dpi, up to 19,200 dpi enhanced
        Bit depth: 36-bit color
        Grayscale: 256
        Twain version: Version 1.7
        Scale: 50-400%

        Copy:
        Copy Resolution: Color: Color prints up to 1200 dpi optimized on HP Premium Photo Paper and
        600 x 1200 dpi. Black: 600 x 600 dpi.

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          27.01.2010 21:59
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          Ideal for home users, students, and non pro photographers

          One of many similar products from HP, which seem to go under different numbers but offer very similar functionality.

          For me, a great little printer, producing reliable, quick printouts. The cartridges are less expensive than for some other models at around £10 for black, but they are smaller cartridges that normal, so you go through more!

          I have to say i'm a big fan of HP printers, myself and my family all have HP printers and they are far more reliable than the clunky old epson my partner used to own.

          This model is very good for standard printouts and even decent quality photos. If you're a pro photographer steer clear as you'll notice the difference, for us novices, this printer range is more than adequate and certainly does the job.

          The Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that comes bundled with it needs a bit more work but i've seen worse. OCR is for scanning text into the PC, and having the computer automatically recognise the characters and put into a Word document for editing for example.

          The only other downside is the amount of time it takes to install the software for scanning etc, come on HP you can do better than a 45 min install from disk surely :-) I think there is a way to load the drivers only, but only if you dig them out of the CD folder maze, or download from the website - that should speed things up but havent tried that yet. But of course if you only download the drivers, you wont be able to use the scanning software which is a major drawback.

          Worth the wait though when you need it, the software is easy to use and comes with useful functions like red eye removal and all the standard brightness/colour changing clever stuff.

          I've also used this for printing onto T-shirt transfers to iron onto blank T-shirts and it worked very well and to a decent quality level. For photograph printing onto photo paper the results can be extremely good for day to day use, its never going to print high quality glossy images, but then its not marketed as a printer that can do that.

          You can also use this without a PC as a black and white, or colour copier with very good quality copying.

          This and its peers in the same range can be picked up quite cheaply, as HP tend to sell printers at a loss anyway, as they make most of their printer revenue from ink cartridges, HP papers, etc. You could probably pick up a much higher spec unit these days with LCD screen, memory card reader etc, probably even wireless network connectivity just by spending 10 or 20 pounds more...worth considering before you buy this one.

          Overall, cheap but quality and reliable, ideal for home users, students, and non pro photographers!

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          18.07.2009 21:24

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          A good budget buy for those with a lot to do

          The HP PSC 1410 is an "everything but the kitchen sink" kind of printer. It scans, copies and prints. The quality is brilliant and the software provided was easy to install and use. Having an all-in-one saves so much space as I previously had both a printer and scanner/copier which took up a lot of room. The PSC 1410 is also very small in comparison to some all-in-ones which compromise on size for more functionality.

          The only downside of the printer is that depending on the paper quality you use, the printer may suck in more than one sheet of paper at a time which results in one page worth of print being split over 2 pages. As I'm a student I use supermarkets own brand paper in my printer and have to print each page separately as it sucks in more than one sheet at a time which can be annoying and time consuming.

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          15.07.2009 22:29
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          all round printer, scanner & copier

          We've had this printer for well over 3 years now and it's been great. It is a great all round printer which has great scanning capability and photocopying. It's now £20 on Amazon I see, It cost us a little more than that a few years ago!

          When we first bought it I didn't realise how much we'd use it for copying - it's amazing how often you just want to copy something, I like the fact that you can either colour copy or black and white copy therefore saving you ink on the colour cartridge.

          I do a lot of printing as I was a graphic designer and still use those skills for my home printing and small business. It has great resolution for printing photographs, I have found any type of photo paper is fine, last time I used Asda's smart price photo blanks they were great for what I wanted.

          This printer is easy to change the cartridges, we haven't had any technical problems with it all all. It's been a great runner. I've scanned all sorts in from photographs to printed text and it's great. It comes with all the software and it's all easy to use.

          The functions it has on the top of the printer are quantity, enlarge - you can either do 100% in other words as it is or blow it up to A4 which is quite handy, it has an option of either text or person print, it has the option of black and white or colour photocopying and it also has a scanner button. When you select the scanner button it automatically starts the software to scan on your computer.

          It's also a neat size - 25cm deep (43cm with lid up including tray with paper!) x 41cm wide and approx 17cm high (although don't forget the lid lifts up so you'd need 39cm clearance if placing on a shelf.

          I have placed fairly thick card through without any problem so it's good at printing on card too.

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          05.01.2009 18:14

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          A cheap reliable printer.

          I have owned this printer for nearly 2 yrs now and it was a replacement for my separate printer and scanner. I have used it to print photographs and other mass colour printing and so I am in a position to comment on its reliability and user friendliness.

          Its pros are that it comes complete with aHP 21 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge (5ml) and a HP 22 Tri-colour Inkjet Print Cartridge (5ml). It also comes with a HP Image Zone Photo & Imaging CD-ROM and power cord. This comes at a respectable price of around £50 from Currys. It will give you about 50 colour prints.

          Its cons are that it can be noisey and does not come complete with a USB cable included that can be as much as £10 from PC World (try and purchase this elsewhere). The sheet feeder can be a little tempremental also and frequently jams if you put too much paper in. Apart from this the build quality is good. You can no longer buy cheap cartridges fro this make of printer from Staples (your best bet is cartridge world)

          Overall, i would say that this printer is worth the money and is built to last.

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          07.10.2008 00:33
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          HP PSC 1410

          After much heartache, I finally decided, a good year ago now actually, that it was time to replace my old printer, which was less of a printer and more of an ornament, as it printed very rarely (it was temperamental, you see) and embarked on my journey to find a new printer!

          What did I want in a printer? Well of course, the main objective (as I am pretty much a cheapskate, especially when it comes to all things technical) was a good price - I can't see the point of paying hundreds of pounds for a printer that's going to sit under your computer desk. It's not as if you're going to take it out partying with you, and people aren't going to think any less of you if you don't have a 'designer' printer - save the extra money for shoes, that's what I say. Saying this though, I wanted a fairly OK looking printer that was small enough to fit on my small computer desk, but not complicated enough to confuse me.

          After much umming and ahhing, the lovely and extremely patient Office World employee helped me to narrow it down to two choices; the HP PSC 1410, which was at the time just over £40, and, for ten pounds less a standard printer which didn't also act as a scanner and copier. We (and yes the staff member did play an unusually large part in my decision) eventually decided that we would go with the product I am reviewing, which is just as well as I would otherwise be very off topic, and the rest is history!


          Installation

          Installation of most hardware these days is so easy, which is brilliant because how annoying is it when you've got your new toy sitting there staring at you, but you can't work out how to plug in the bloody thing?! The printer comes with full instructions, the book looked very dull so I attempted it without trying and succeeded surprisingly well; pressing next, next, next.... I had a slight problem placing the ink cartridges in but that was purely because it was the first time I had done it before, ever, as sad as that may be! This problem was soon overcome though and I haven't had a problem since.


          The Printing

          Compared to my old printer, the printing quality of this printer is exquisite! The first couple of prints out were a bit dull looking, but this is normal, and after that I found the quality spot on. When printing photographs on photo-paper (although I must admit this is a rarity for me), the quality of the pictures is brilliant - you can hardly tell that they are not real photographs - very impressive, and good for economising.

          The speed of the printing is also good, obviously it depends on what quality you choose to print at, the photographs take longer than say a page of black text printed in 'draft' mode. This printer can print a maximum of eighteen pages per minute in black and white, or thirteen per minute in colour, which is pretty good going.


          The scanning

          Scanning is very easy, just stick your document in the top flap, press the scan button (the blue one at the bottom, it's very easy to find because they have given you a little picture next to it as well) and wait. It typically takes about twenty to thirty seconds to scan each item which doesn't seem like a long time but it does when you have fifty photographs you want on your computer! I can't really complain at this though


          The copying

          Copying documents is something I thought I would not have to use very often; oh how wrong I was! Just months after purchasing my new printer, I realised instead of popping down to the college to photocopy important course work, I could do it all at home! So I gave it a go, and I was so impressed! To copy a document, you put the item in the top of the printer, where you put items you want to scan. Then, press the 'copy' button. You can choose if you want to photocopy the item in black and white or in colour which is also very good, perhaps for example if you have handouts to make but don't want to waste all your precious coloured ink.

          The speed in which the documents copy is very impressive (same as the printing speed) although perhaps I am just easily impressed. I couldn't really believe how easy it was to work this feature of the printer, as this is one feature I had had problems using on others in the past.


          Specifications

          This printer is an inkjet, which is the slowest printer type (but come on, would you really pay hundreds of pounds extra for a few extra seconds?).

          Maximum printing resolution is 4800 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) when printing in colour, or 1200 x 1200 in black and white. I've had a look round, and this is pretty good quality for an inkjet. Personally, I have never had any problems with the printing quality so I would feel no need to upgrade to a better printer purely for this purpose.

          Maximum printing size: A4

          Sizes (all are approximations)
          Height: 17cm
          Width: 42.5cm
          Depth: 26cm
          For this printer to work on your computer, you need an operating system of Windows 98 or higher


          The bad bits

          The HP PSC 1410 doesn't come with the USB cable needed to connect it up to your computer, why I don't know, but this could be very annoying if you got it home to realise this. Luckily (after selecting the printer, mind you) the staff member at Office World told me of this fact quite soon on, I did however already have the cable required so this wasn't a problem for me. The USB cable required is about ten pounds in shops, but you can pick them up for under a fiver on ebay at the moment.

          Another some may see as a negative for this printer is the speed. I found the speed of printing actually very good but those used to laser printers will not. However, if you are looking for a good little home printer that you wont be printing reams from, it is fine.


          The cartridges

          I have used this printer regularly since purchase, at some times more than others, and have only had to replace cartridges twice which is pretty good going. To state the obvious, the more you use the printer the more regularly you will have to replace but the ink has certainly lasted more than my last printer's ink did.
          You can currently purchase two cartridges (one black, one colour) on ebay for £22.00 including postage.


          The Price

          As I mentioned before, I paid just over £40 for mine about a year ago.

          Ebay are currently selling this printer for bargain prices - one currently buy it now for £15, not including postage. Argos recently had it on offer for just under £30, which is a brilliant price for such a good little printer!


          The verdict....

          I have not had any problems at all with this printer, and I am not the most careful of people so it has been through a lot more than your typical house hold printer. I found this printer very easy to install and maintenance of it is simple - I usually just disconnect the USB after use and then reconnect when I need to use it again, which makes for easy storage.

          The printer has a good professional look to it and whilst it is not the smallest around, it is quite a good size so that it won't take up the whole of your shelf. Whilst I didn't initially think I would use the scanning/copying features, I have been surprised at the amount of times they have actually been put to good use.

          Once installed, the printers use is pretty self explanatory, with each of the buttons having pictures next to them to show their functions just in case you get them mixed up. If you still have problems, the manual explains the buttons in full.
          The prices of the replacement cartridges is relatively expensive but they last well, and if you shop around a bit you can pick up some good bargains and save yourself quite a bit of money, so don't purchase at the first place you find them.

          The quality of print outs is good, and whilst the time it takes to print isn't extraordinary, it is average and good for an inkjet printer. I would recommend this printer to your typical personal user looking to do the occasional print outs, perhaps photographs and the odd documents here and there. It would also make a good printer for students looking to print out their coursework, or people needing to bring their work home from time to time. If however, you will be needing to print out hundreds of copies of documents at a time, I would suggest a laser printer instead.

          If you can get this printer for the price it is currently selling for at argos, then you are laughing!

          Overall, big thumbs up from me!

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            16.09.2006 14:23
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            This is great printer that is quite fast and produces quality prints

            Not so long ago I purchased my first second hand PC for what I considered a reasonable price after much hunting around and checking prices, so inevitably at some point I was going to need a printer. My main reasons for needing a printer was so I could print my CV without having to go to the library and having to pay for the print and mainly because I have loads of photo's on my phone which I have now transfered to the PC and wanted a hard copy of them just in case the pictures got lost. I wanted something cheap and reliable and the best I cold find for my budget was the HP PSC 1410.

            After much hunting around again and many places being out of stock, I finally managed to track it down to Staples office supplies just down the road from me. I paid £49.99 for the printer which considering how much it retails at in most places I was not unhappy to part with the cash even though it can be found cheaper elsewhere. The price I paid was about the mid-range compared with other stores so overall I paid a fair price for an all-in-one printer.

            Box Contents

            HP PSC 1410 Printer
            HP 21 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge 5ml
            HP 22 Tri-colour Inkjet Print Cartridge 5ml
            HP Image Zone Photo & Imaging CD-ROM
            Setup Booklet
            Users Guide
            Power Supply Cord

            I'm not sure if most printers are the same, but I was quite shocked to find that it doesn't come with a USB cable which it needs to be connected to the PC. I thinks it is rather silly to produce a product and not provide the cable that it needs to print documents. USB cables can be picked up for around £10.

            Size

            I have read other reviews on this all-in one printer and a few have mentioned that it is big and bulky but my view is somewhat different to theirs. OK, so it is not the smallest thing in the world but it is hardly massive either, I looked at other all-in-one printers and they all seemed to be a lot bigger than this one. Anyway, the sizes are as follows.

            Width 37.5cm with the paper tray
            Length 41cm
            Height 17cm

            Set Up & Installation

            As this was my very first printer I was bound to find the whole setup difficult because I did not have much understanding of how it was to be done or where to start. Upon opening the box you are greeted with two manuals, one is the the main instruction manual that you would find with any electrical product and the other was a 16 step guide to getting the thing set up.

            Normally I wouldn't bother reading such information but as this was the very first time of doing such a thing, I had no choice but to read the setup guide. This is very well laid out and did make the whole set up very easy with its very descriptive wording and pictures.

            First thing, like I'm sure is the same with most printers is getting the power supply connected and it turned on, well I'm sure anybody can do that me included. Next comes putting the ink cartridges in, this is done by opening the door/draw on the front of the machine. The cartridges can only be loaded with the printer turned on and when the door/draw front is opened the cartridge holder will move to the centre of the printer. I couldn't believe how easy they went in, I was expecting a fiddly 30 minute job trying to work it out, but oh no, they slotted in nice and easy and it is clearly marked as to which side the colour and black ink sits so there is no mistaking it or getting it wrong. I've not had to change my ink yet so I hope getting them out is just as simple.

            Next came the alignment of the ink cartridges and this was the only part of the manual that disappointed me as it did not make it clear at all. I spent nearly 15 minutes of my time searching for this piece of paper which the manual says to place in the scanner part of the printer. It doesn't state that you need to print this off first, as you could imagine I felt stupid once I realised.

            Now that all that is done the next thing is to insert the installation disc into the CD-ROM on your PC and let it run. This does take a bit of time but it is very simple to and I had no problem with it. The only problem I did face was connecting the USB cable when prompted by the disc into the computer but that is my own fault and the way I have it setup.

            After having read a few reviews on other printers and now doing this one myself I honestly think the whole setup is extremely easy. The manual helped me immensely and I found it very useful apart from the alignment piece of paper. It took me 1 hour and 30 minutes to set it up, but I think if you had set up one before and didn't have to move USB cables around, the whole thing could be setup in 30 minutes.

            The Features & Specifications

            - Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution
            - Up to 18 Pages per minute in black
            - Up to 13 Pages per minute in colour
            - Standalone copier
            - 50 Copies from original
            - 100 Sheet paper tray capacity
            - Up to 2400 x 600 dpi scan resolution
            - USB Interface

            - Format Flatbed or sheet
            - Pages per minute in black 18
            - Pages per minute in colour 13
            - Scanner Dots per Inch Vertical 1200
            - Scanner Colour Resolution 4800
            - Standalone Copier Yes
            - Digital Camera Card Readers NO
            - Paper tray capacity 100
            - Number of Copies From Original 50
            - Copier Enlargement/reduction 400
            - Connectivity USB
            - Compatible Cartridge - Black C9351AE HP21
            - Compatible Cartridge - Colour C9352AE HP22

            Printing

            As I have only had this printer a few days I cant comment on all its features as I have not had time to make the full usage out of it so I may add to this review at some point. However I have printed a single page document and I was quite impressed with the quality and speed in which it produced it.

            I have also printed a few photos too and again, I was very impressed by the quality even though my phone does not take print quality photos. One of the photos I printed was of a church that I took at night, this took about a minute to print but that was because of the amount of black ink it had to use to produce the photo. I have printed a couple[le of others that are not so laden with black and I found the overall speed relatively fast.

            My Overall Opinion

            I am very impressed with my purchase on the whole even though I don't have any other experience with such a product. The guide made it really easy for a first timer like myself to understand how to set it up.

            Even though I paid just over the usual recommended retail price for this all-in-one printer, I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about purchasing one. It is cheap and the quality of prints is good.

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