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We bought this printer a year or so ago and I thought I'd wait to review it until we've used it a while.
What does it do?
Prints up to A3
Scans up to A3
Copies up to A3
Colour and black and white
Fax (though never used and I don't know many who do these days!)
Function and ease of use
This is a fantastic printer, it has so many possibilities, it can do a basic black and white print or print colour up to A3 in size. This printer has the ability to copy double sided and print double sided. You place the copy you want to copy in the top loader and it takes it into the scanner itself, you then wait and hey presto it comes out of the bottom printed doubled sided. However to get to this stage as I don't use it very often I still have to go to the manual to work out which way up everything goes. It's got a little mini screen on the printer which is useful as well as you can select it all from there rather than going through the computer.
With scanning you can scan up to an A3 colour document and it will appear on your computer. It is quite a large machine so it takes up a lot of space on the table as it's A3 it's approx 50cm x 50cm.
There is a hand feed though I have found that difficult to use as it seems to make marks on the paper especially if it's double sided feeding.
The lid lifts up for the scanner so there needs to be clearance above for the lid to lif up.
The inks are really really easy to replace and you don't need to pull the machine out or lift the lid up to replace them, they are done from the front of the machine.
The Paper tray is quite convenient and can be stored with A3 paper or A4 paper and moved in and out depending on which you prefer to store.
There is a usb and SD card slot so that you can print photos direct from them, I must admit I haven't used these functions but they look easy enough.
USB 2.0 · LAN · Wi-Fi(n) · USB host · 33.6 Kbps fax · 250 sheets
Up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 27 ppm (colour) print
Up to 23 ppm (mono) / up to 20 ppm (colour) copy
Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (colour).
It's approximately £100 on ebay at present (Nov 2014)
Overall this is a fantastic machine, the only down side is the cost of the ink cartridges, around £80 for the 4 extra large inks, however the ones we had have lasted over a year and we've done a lot of prints. I have also seen them as low as £50 for the 4 which when you think is £12 each that's not too bad and they do last.