Product Type: Hewlett-Packard inkjet printers
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A budget printer that does the job you want it to!
HP Deskjet 1000
Member Name: carl_lazarevic
HP Deskjet 1000
Date: 17/04/13, updated on 19/04/13 (55 review reads)
Advantages: user friendly, cost effective, prints very well.
Disadvantages: Doesn't do anything but print, looks a little ugly.
I purchased this particular model because I was sick and tired of the cost of ink for my old Epson printer/scanner combo. The HP dekjet 1000; by comparison, uses just 2 ink cartridges; a black and a colour that splits itself between all of the colours evenly, to get the job done. Therefore getting a change of cartridge should; in theory, be half of the price. I wouldn't know for sure as I've had the printer for over a year and I haven't needed to change the cartridge once. Now clearly I am not the heaviest printer in the business, but I have been known to print the occasional 30 page magazine; with full colour pictures, so that's pretty impressive to me.The cartridges seem to be selling online for around £16 which is pretty good value if they continue to last this long!
As a basic printer this unit does an admirable job. Paper streams through the printer at a blistering speed, and yet the print quality never seems to suffer. I have been particularly impressed by the picture quality of the magazines I've printed, with the bold colours coming through nicely. It is also noticeable that this printer rarely jams on me, despite the fact that I have needed it to print on some decidedly dog eared pieces of paper before.
It's also a very user friendly piece of equipment. Setting it up was incredibly easy. Power cable went in the back and plugged in. Ink cartridges clicked into place, and then a USB cable connected it to my PC. Once all of that was out of the way I just had to slide a little paper in the top, open the bottom, and let it do its thing.
There's not much else that I can think to say really. Aesthetically it's not all that. It is made of a cheap dull grey plastic that's sure to clash with the rest of your set up, but then it's also a fairly small printer that hides well beneath the coffee table. It doesn't weigh much at all, so will sit safely wherever you want to place it.
The environmentalist within me was pleased that this had a power button, but that's the only button you'll find on this simple printing device. It really is a no frills attached printer that does its job well. At less than £30 this is worth the money if that is all you want the printer to do. Obviously if you're going to be doing a lot of faxing, scanning, or copying, then you'll want to buy a more expensive combo printer. Just be prepared for the fact that they wont be as user friendly as this charming little fellow that does his job very well.
One drawback that I almost forgot to mention is the lack of a USB cable in the box. Fortunately I was able to track down an old USB cable, but before that I was screaming at every inanimate object in the house. It seems like a silly thing to miss out of the package, and it was. So please ensure you grab a spare one should you buy this printer!
Summary: The HP Deskjet 1000 is a no frills attached inkjet printer that knows what you want it to do.
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