Product Type: Hewlett-Packard inkjet printers
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Fast but a few design faults
HP Deskjet 890C
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HP Deskjet 890C
Date: 30/06/00, updated on 30/06/00 (195 review reads)
Advantages: Good quality printer
Disadvantages: Just got a few design flaws that need solving
I've had a deskjet 890C for little over a year now, and it was the best deskjet on the market at the time of purchase. The software has been upgraded several times to cope with numerous bugfixes, and its drivers now come as standard with the Windows 98/2000/Me bundle. But watch out if you're buying it.
There's some nice features such as the separate envelope feed and Kodak image enhancements - but I have now found that it doesn't cope well with feeding paper. The printer only functions well with a paper-stack of about 1cm in thickness - more or less and it will struggle to even take the paper off the pile and throw errors at you. This is especially true with feeding envelopes - you cannot have more than one stacked in at a time because the printer will sort-of throw back the remaining envelopes when it is trying to take the top one. This means that you have to constantly tend to the envelope feed. Also, when feeding thin envelopes the printer will move the paper to the left - which means that the printing will be gradually turned to be at an angle.
Just watch these two problems if you're thinking of buying the printer - other than that it has no problems. Fast printer, good color and monochrome quality and it rarely needs stocking up with more ink!