Product Type: Hewlett-Packard inkjet printers
Newest Review: ... 2 cartridges photo and the normal tri-colour. Size: Pretty bulky compared to newer ones but everything is well built. Ease of use: Has o... more
Keeps on printing and printing
HP Deskjet 5552
Member Name: ianjgough
HP Deskjet 5552
Advantages: Reliable, Cheap, Fast, quality
Disadvantages: Bulky, needs to be covered to stop dust getting in
This printer is basic compared to ones out now aways but it does what it says and keeps doing it!
I think i've had mine for maybe 10 years and it's still going strong originally i think it was around £60 from PC world.
Uses up to 2 cartridges 1 black and white and 1 colour although it will run with only 1 and the ink lasts a fairly long time. For the colour you have a choice of 2 cartridges photo and the normal tri-colour.
Pretty bulky compared to newer ones but everything is well built.
Ease of use:
Has only 3 buttons
#1 Cancel print
#2 Continue (AFter it ran out of paper and you changed it)
and automatically switches off after x amount of minutes inactive which helps save electric and stops the ink drying up.
Single or double sided printing up to A4 including envelopes and card.
2 sided printing is achievable with additional purchase of hardware (duplexer).
Changing the cartridges is as easy. Lift the lid up and the cartridges slide across on a bar, lift up a clip and cartridge can be taken out and changed. Once you put the new one in, shut the clip and shut the lid and it takes just a few seconds to prime and your good to go.
From windows 7 the printer drivers are built into the operating system so literally is plug and play! Although you may want to install the CD to take advantage of the full features of this printer including cleaning the heads and alignment.
Sometimes it grabs a wad of paper and tries to send it all through the printer and like most printers sometimes suffers from jams but the advantage of this printer is a hatch on the back which comes off (For the double sided attachment) which helps unblock it.
Summary: Great printer which is still supported today!
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