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i have had this printer for nearly a year now and i have been very impressed and extremely satisfied with it. The print quality is amazing for an inkjet printer and not far off from a laser printer. I can guarantee you that yo will always be at LEAST very satisfied wth it and probably very delighted with it. The only time you may not be all too happy with the printer is when the ink needs replacing or something in the printer needs to be adjusted. Usually i promise you the printer is fantastic. The print speed is remarable for an inket and brilliant. To replace the ink all you need to do is flip open the top of the printer and then flip open the ink guard over the cartridge and then pull the cartridge out, the whole procedure is very simple and the biggest idiot could perform the task. Included with the printer is the installation disc which includes all the drivers etc. When you install the printer, a troubleshooting folder is also created qhich is really helpful and can get your printer working to the perfect options or to help you with any other problems. For example, you can align the print cartridges and clean them which is a great help especially if the cartridges are new or getting a little dirty from ink (spilling and stuff). I think that people who use their printer quite regularly and want really good quality should buy this printer as it is aimed for them and works really well. The printer is really simple to work around and maintain it is also simple. The only thing that the printer could be improved on is the noise it makes as even though it is reasonable quiet to make it even better the manufacturers should have worked on this. Still, though what can i say its a class printer and i recommend you to purchase it. You get excellent quality at a very attractive price and i think that if more people were prepared to pay out a little bit extra they would be very impressed. My p rinter is a HP Deskjet 895Cxi and i know many people really like their printer of this type.
No, let's be more exact, ideal in almost every situation! I originally purchased an Epson 660 but had so many problems with the print heads I decided to cut my losses and replace after a month with the HP 895CXi. Never looked back. Print quality is good, speed is good - the figures supplied by Hewlett Packard do actually seem to reflect more accurately the actual speeds of printer (something that I wish Espon could have done regarding the 660 which turned out to be only about a quarter of their stated speed). Colour reproduction is almost perfect. I've reproduced an enlarged version of a picture and people have had difficulty telling which one was the actual picture and which one was the copy. Ink consumption is great. It may cost more for cartridges but if you shop around using the internet then you can purchase the cartridges at half the price and still get HP original cartridges and the number of sheets of print per cartridge is brilliant. I am a heavy user and have had to change my colour cartridge just once and only had to replace the Black cartridge just once also. Not bad considering that the printer regularly does print runs of 250-500 pages. The printer, compared to other makes, like all Hewlett packard printers is quiet, you can comfortably hold a telephone conversation while the printer is running which previously I never could. On the negative side I don't like the USB connection for the printer - it just doesn't allow the printer to return any error message to the PC drivers to allow a print to half if there is a problem. All in all, the extra cost for this printer is outweighed by the advantages of buying it.
I have over the last 10 years tried most common makes of printer. HP printers have progressed to the extent that I now promote them to my friends. Why? 1 They are quiet 2 They are reliable 3 The seperate print head/cartridge means less expense(in the long run) 4 The back up service is very good 5 Finally driver updates can be obtained easily At the moment I am emloyed in the middle east and none of my friends HP printers have failed. Epson and Cannon printers have had severe problems due to the lack of humidity and high temperatures.In these cases new heads cost more than a new printer.
After my old printer breaking I brought this one the Xi model and I have not had any problems with it. Choose from 3 different types of printing, EconoFast, Normal and Best. EconoFast is used if you have alot to print of in a small time, normal well is just normal is just normal; Best makes all colours very strong and very clear. Do a banner by selecting the banner mode and do 2by2 3by3 4by4 A4 pages. Print out in a book form, this prints like a book. Very cheap to run, reliable and simply amazing.
When printing in large volumes it is standard to use a laser printer. but what if you need colour and can't afford colour laser prices? I have had my 895Cxi for 18 months and to be honest have hammered it on a daily basis. I've got through too many ink cartridges, which are not cheap - but it has never let me down. It's not the quietest on the market now - but it's speed is still there up with the best inkjets. What is suprising is the consistent quality and the excellent drivers, which I have found to be bugbears of printers I've owned in the past. One critisism I would have (and this may be due to the age and amount of use my machine has had) is it sometimes fails to feed envelopes from the special envelope slot it has. but this is being picky of what I think is a stunning product.
I have had one of these numbers perched on my desk now for about two months. I am not a big fan of printers and hoped that Harold Wilson’s white heat of technology would mean that I would no longer have to print out documents for circulation but unfortunately the NHS (the organisation that I work for) have only just managed to throw away the abacus and as a result email is still shrouded in mystery (consultants are notorious and many have been banned from even touching the photocopiers). As a result I view printers as a necessary evil. I tell you this in order for you to be able to see my review in context. I want a printer to be primarily fast, quiet and not scrunch up documents. I would also like it to get on with the job of printing some colour charts every now and then with me having to change cartridges, send suits to the dry cleaners etc. I am pleased to report the 895cxi does this admirably, the quality is high (although the ink does seem to smudge a great deal if you don’t leave the document alone for 30 seconds). The installation is very straightforward and via a CD-ROM, the machine has a small footprint and the cartridges are all separate so running out of one colour does not involve throwing the “baby out with the bathwater” and having to replace one single multi-coloured number. Overall I’m very impressed, it’s a good office workhorse and will not cause you to throw any part of your office (or yourself) out of your window. “Great Bill, I want one”, I hear you cry but before you go galavanting off to your IT department, skip through the door and order fifty for your department there are a couple of things that I would have ideally liked HP to have got sorted out, firstly the noise when running the printer in econo-fast mode, it is fast I grant you but it sounds like the gearbox from a 20 year old Capri and can make your desk (and sometimes you teeth) rattle, suffice to say a teleph one conversation is not easy. Secondly the paper feed is not always bang on and as a result the text can occasionally come out at a slight angle - I have to say this is very rare and probably only happens once every 200 pages or so (it may even be me but I doubt it). Other than that, not a bad piece of kit so perhaps order them, but maybe leave out the skipping.
The HP Deskjet 895Cxi is a great little printer. I have one of these printers on my desk at work, it is absolutely ideal for my printing needs. For those of you who like the techie stuff, this printer had 2Mb ram, does 11 pages per minute when printing black and 8.5 page per minute when printing colour, it prints at 600dpi. It uses two cartridges, one for the black ink and one tri colour cartridge. This system produces good results, but it does have its drawbacks, if you are doing a lot of printing in one particular colour it could run out, you still have ink left in the cartridge but you do not get the colour you want. There are printers available with three colour cartridges you would be paying a lot more. You can use a wide variety of paper, 1 usually use 80gsm (Standard Paper) but I sometimes use 200gsm (Card) if I want something to last, I also feed envelopes and laser labels through it, again no problems it takes it all in its stride. I sometimes have to print pictures or detailed graphics and they always look very good. If I need stunning results then I use the photo quality paper and it produces pictures that look good enough to have come from a camera, but this paper is very expensive, normally about 50p a sheet. The cartridges are a little expensive, but if you shop around you will be amazed at the difference in the prices out there. This printer has the standard parallel port connection, but it also has a USB connection this is very good if you are using Windows 98. The HP Website www.hp.com is another plus. If you have never been there go and take a look, you can go to the product support section, choose your printer and it will have on line user manuals, trouble shooting tips, details on accessories available for your printer and downloads that are available so you can make sure you are using the latest drivers.