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Great product. Excellent text quality. There doesn't seem much chance of paper jams. Prints quickly from the moment you start. Not too noisy. Only negative is that the power lead plugs into a power-supply box rather than the machine. It's fairly compact & doesn't take up any more room than my older HP PSC even though it takes paper in vertically. I like the fact that it uses two cartridges, unlike the HP 3520 & 5520 which use four.
To do a test print press the two copy buttons at the same time after switching on (they don't tell you this in the brochure). Scanning this improves the machine's printing quality.
Check out the YouTube videos. There's a very useful one called "how to fix a hp printer that doesn't print black ink and is missing colours".
Ebay sell 1510s for 40 quid new. Works with Mac OSX 10.6, XP SP3 up to 8. Does not include U.S.B. cable.
The hp 2540 is a similar device that has wireless.
(Linux users: it works in the www porteus dot org operating system (150 Mb), which can also be installed on a U.S.B. drive. You need the HPLIP module, which can be found in its forum or at
(QT 4 is not needed.)
The XFCE window system works well & is like KDE 3 if you don't like KDE 4.
You could also use TurboPrint, which "provides printer drivers for almost every inkjet printer, e.g. Canon BJC / S, Epson Stylus Color & Photo, HP DeskJet. All printer features are supported." Costs 18 Euros.
See softpedia dotcom)
Littlewoods had HP psc 1510 a three in one printer, copier and scanner with extended warranty.
It comes in a lovely box with pictures on it promising a happy experience.
Next the instructions two types one is the quick and easy install guide the other is the full on instructions.
I looked at the quick and easy guide and following them step by step had no trouble until the last task which was one of fitting the ink cartridges. I plugged machine in and the ink cartridge slid into place easily!
Next plugged to psc 1510 into my computer, a task as easy as plugging a camera into my computer, a bleep bleep noise is heard and up pops a screen that tell me to put install installation disc into the c drive putting said CD into tray is so as to let the computer download all the info it needs.
I wanted to scan all my old photos into my computer when I started to scan I noticed just how easy it is. Next I tried printing out an essay so press print it pops out no trouble what a boon it works like a dream.
As it is a home printer the ink cartridges are not very big. About 60 pages worth of essays cost £15 each is no cheaper than going to the internet cafe.
I used more black ink cartridge than colour cartridges.
The psc 1510 kept loosing contact with my computer and had to be reset all the time that with the expensive cartridges made me decide to buy another model so I gave the psc 1510 one to the charity shop.
I bought my HP psc 1510 printer when I went to university, as it seemed like a good all around product that I would get a lot of use out of. I knew I would get a lot of use out of a printer, but the scanner and copier functions have always proved very useful.
My main requirement of any item of technology is that it must be easy to set up and use. This printer certainly fulfills that criteria. It needs to be plugged in to the mains, then connected to the computer via the USB cable. All these cables come included with the printer.
Setting it up involves inserting the accompanying CD into the computer, and following the simple on screen instructions to connect the printer. Then you're ready to go!
Using the scanning and copying functions is just as simple, and if you are copying something, the printer does not even need to be connected to the computer.
I think you can also connect a camera straight to the printer and print from it, but I have not investigated this, so can't comment on the ease of use of quality of this feature.
I find the quality of the printing to be of a very high standard, and with photo paper, I can even print photo quality pictures.
Changing the cartridges is very straightforward, and you can do it quickly with no ink getting on your hands.
I've had this printer for around about 4 years now, and it still works just as well as it did when I got it. If you want simplicity, and god quality print outs, then this is the ideal printer to get.
This is a really good quality printer and I love the fact that it's multipurpose. It both scans to and prints from the computer and you can use it as a photocopier as well, a feature which works even when it's not connected to the computer or if the computer's switched off.
I've had no problems with the quality and I like the fact that you can choose different quality settings when copying and also select colour or black&white copy (of course you can do this with the printer too but you can with most printers).
The scanning can be slow, but that might well be linked to my computer, which is known to be slow at times (only 512MB RAM) so that might be fine for you. Also I often need to scan at higher resolutions.
One really annoying problem I have had recently is that whenever I install a new print cartridge (or even change to and from the photo cartridge) it wants to "align the cartridge". This wouldn't be a problem except that when I put the test sheet into the scanner, following the instructions, it doesn't scan properly to align the cartridge. Sometimes it doesn't work at all and other times it scans as a separate document.
This basically means that whenever I connect the computer to the printer I get the "align cartridge" popup (and I connect and disconnect fairly regularly as I have a laptop) and, worse, whenever the printer is switched off/on and whenever a cartridge is put in, it prints a new test sheet - wasting my paper, time and ink. I'm even more annoyed because it did this recently after I had installed a photo cartridge, wasting a whole sheet of expensive photo paper.
This printer/ photo copier/ scanner is an amazing piece of technology for a great price. This hp printer is one of the infamous all-in-one printers that allows anyone in their home to copy and scan without the use of an industrial sized machine costing thousands of pounds.
The printer takes A4 and LTR paper and has a usb port built on so you can print your camera photos directly without having to connect to your computer. It is fairly small, around 40cm long,20 cm wide and 10cm deep. Compared to a photocopier found in post offices this is extremely small. It takes the hp ink catridges 342 and 336 and allows for many different printing/copying options. From colour high quality to black only low quality. The best quality is very good for text and diagrams but lacks slighly on photographs comapred to a printer/copier in a work place.
All of this kit usually costing thousands upon thousands of pounds can be bought for around £60. It is the perfect printer for home, everyday use but I do not recommend it for use in a digital image business.
After years of having printers that lasted no more than a few months this one has now lasted well over a year! It is very easy to use and produces good quality print outs. I have not had any problems with this since the day I purchased it. I think it is reasonably priced and well worth its money. It is the first HP printer I have had and have found compared to the other two well known printers I have had this one is far better. The photocopier produces good quality results with the option of black and white or in colour and the scanner is also very easy to use. The only problem I have experienced with these is the cartridges can be fairly costly and the first time I had them refilled and they did not seem to last very long so I have bought new cartridges since. All round best printer I have owned in 9 years of owning my own computers
With the compact HP PSC 1510 All-in-One, you can print, copy, and scan in true-to-life color and laser-quality black. An intuitive control panel and eight one-touch buttons make it simple to create color or black-and-white copies up to 8.5 x 11, and enlarge and resize photos for framing. Print photos without a PC by connecting a PictBridge-enabled camera to the printer's front USB port. Or use your PC and included HP Image Zone software to organize, edit and print photos with or without borders up to 8.5 x 24 panorama.
Share photos by e-mail using HP Instant Share technology. Print and copy in optional 6-ink color with HP Vivera Inks and 4800-optimized dpi and get true-to-life photos that resist fading for generations and archived text documents that retain clarity for decades. Enjoy fast print and copy speeds up to 20-ppm black, up to 18-ppm color, and high-quality scanning at 1200 x 1200-dpi optical resolution, 48-bit color.