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As I previously stated in my HP 750 review, I got this printer as my old one "broke" and this was the investment we made, although it really wasn't the product for us.
This was another all in one printer with fax, photocopying and scanning. The design of this printer is quite nice, with a silver top and rotatable screen (which in reality is quite pointless). It is smaller than our previous printer, so saved us a bit more space. All you have to do is connect the printer up to the mains, and also to your computer. You can also link it to a wireless router for shared network printing.
The features are extremely easy to use. Printing is just a click away from your computer. I send files from my wireless laptop to the printer and it prints within seconds. Scanning is also easy; after putting your document on the plate, just push the scan feature, and you are given a range of options as to what format you'd like the file to scan as. After scanning, it will appear on your computer screen in the designated format.
We don't use the fax feature or the photo features- it contains SD card slots and ports to connect your camera into. I think it can also do one push printing, but we don't do this as it would cost us more to print our own photos than making use of online printing offers that often come through Snapfish or Jessops.
The great thing about this printer is you can set a lot of options straight on the printer. The arrow buttons on the D-pad make it extremely easy to set different options that are offered to you on the brightly lit colour screen, and makes it so much easier than adjusting it on the computer.
We have used this printer for several years now and it has done a fab job. However, the scanner is slightly broken- or just gone hay wire as the scans result in blank pages, unwanted enlarged areas and sometimes just enlarged the whole thing. About 10% of scans are successful.
We bought the printer for under £100 which we thought was great value, given the previous one was over £200. However ink cartridges cost just under £20 which is pretty ridiculous, and as the colour cartridge is not split into red, blue and yellow; replacing it after just one colour runs out is not feasible.
Overall, the printer does the job well and has produced some lovely prints. However, it just wasn't the printer for us as we never made use of its photo features, which is wasted on us. Unfortunately, the scanner feature has malfunctioned, leaving us with the photocopying and printing functions. For such a big machine, it doesn't make sense to keep it running solely on these two features. Our next printer will definitely not be a HP, and must have split colour cartridges. I think Canon printers have that. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
Perfect in every sense. This all in one literally does everything, print, scan, photocopy, scan, and it all looks rather sleek and handsome. From the time you open the box, you will not fail to be impressed by everything this machine does. Connects easily, and setup is easy with the provided top notch HP software, and once you've installed it ( 2-3mins ) you will never need another printer.
Photocopying is easy, and can be done with the press of one button ( with more options for reducing/enlarging, adjusting colour etc etc ). Scanning has many advanced options, and fax looks easy ( although I've no need to use it ). It has a memory card reader at the front ( which accepts most memory cards ) and you can print photos off directly from the printer ( rather than having to upload and then print ), and with the bright colour display this is a doddle. This printer can do anything you want it to, it really can.
If you work from home or maybe even have a small office then this is one item your going to need!
The HP Photosmart 2610 is everything you need. It includes a fax, colour and black and white photocopier as well as a printer. If you only have a small amount of space where you work then it's ideal as it saves you having two or three different machines to complete each function.
This is currently what I am using at work, and I find it quick and simple to use.
The print quality of faxes is good as it prints it out how it would do from work from the computer. The photocopier is also brilliant as you can choose from a vairety of options for instance if its something you need copied quick it can print them out fast for you (however you do lose quality on these) Yet if it is something that is important you can photocopy it using the best option which prints out an almost identical copy (in quality) of what you photocopied, however this does take longer, but I find it extremely useful as I am always having to copy certificates at work and as they need to be sent to customers they need to be the best quality they can be.
The small screen at the top of the Photosmart is also colourful and bright and the writing is large enough to make it easy enough to read instructions. It's also great for if a problem occurs as it will tell you what needs to be done to resolve it.
Also inserting and removing ink cartridges is simple, and just involves clicking it in and out of place which again in a busy office enviroment is great as within a couple of seconds it is back up and running off copies of whatever you need!
Although this is a great machine it does have one drawback and as you can proberly see from the photo it is it's size. It's quite bulky which mean it can take up quite a bit of space. Yet I suppose this is down to the fact that it can print of good quality copys, as with smaller versions I have seen of machines that do all in one this tends to happen to.
However like I have said before if you work from home or in a small office it's ideal as it's one machine that does everything well.