Product Type: Hewlett-Packard inkjet printers
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A trusty old thing
HP Deskjet 5552
Member Name: mh19pink
HP Deskjet 5552
Date: 01/07/10, updated on 03/10/10 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Reliable, long lasting, easy to use
Disadvantages: Ink is expensive and does not seem to last long
** My Experience **
I have had this printer for years and it was fairly cheap to buy. I can't remember the exact price but I think it was around £30-£40.
It prints well and can either print in black or in colour. The speed at which it prints is fast and efficient. It also has a clear display on the right hand side which indicates if there is a problem with your printer. The first light flashes if you need to change the ink and the second light flashes of you have a paper jam - both problems are easy to fix and the manual talks you through them if you are not very confident with technology.
The ink for this printer is quite expensive to buy - around £20 for black ink and around £35 for coloured. I have also found that the ink does not seem to last that long - it may just be the volume of things that I am printing (I am a teacher and am constantly printing things off) but it seems to last roughly a month.
I have had my printer for a number of years and it is now starting to make the most horrendous sound when it is printing. I think this is probably because of its age and I can't really complain because it has been reliable for many many years.
** Technical Information **
Borderless Printing: No
Disc Printing Function: No
Feed: Sheetfeed Only
Graphic Device Interface (GDI): No
Graphical Device Interface (GDI): No
LCD Display: No
MAX. PRINT FORMAT: 12' (30 CM) A4
Maximum Output Format: 12 Inch (30 cm) A4
Maximum Print Format: 12 Inch (30 cm) A4
Maximum paper size: Greater than A4
Memory Card Slot: No
Memory Card/Stick Slot: no
Mobile Printer: No
Number of Colours (incl. Black): 4
Number of Prints per Minute in Black & White: 17
Pages per minute in colour: 12
Photo Memory Card Slot: no
Photo Printer: No
Photo Printer Type: No
Portable Printer: No
Power Supply: Mains
Print Technology: Inkjet
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless LAN: No
** Price **
Most high street retailers now stock a newer version of this product. However, you can pick one of these printers up online from one of the auction sites for a very reasonable price - around £10-£20.
Summary: A good printer for occasional, long lasting use
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