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This is a great printer if you need to work with A3 size prints at home, however for business use I wouldn't recommend this product as I would consider the printing speed to be a little inadequate for that type of setting.
That said it is a great printer, the quality is amazing and the speed isn't too bad considering it is an ink jet device, I use it for printing scans of A3 designs and it prints off all the tiny pencil written detail of notes perfectly, this of course requires that the original source is of high quality but basically if the file on the screen has a mark on it, then this printer will put it onto paper, however small.
For this reason alone I would mark this printer as being great, however it isn't cheap. I got mine for £200 and from the little research I have done there doesn't seem to be many available at anything much less than £185. That is quite steep for a printer, especially one that isn't completely suitable for office use but like I said it is excellent quality and does cater for A3 requirements, which is actually quite rare in modern printers.
As for refills the ink seems to last quite a while, and when you do need to refill you can do it for around £40, and even cheaper if you live near a discount refill store. So there isn't too much extra cost involved there, which to me kind of weighs out the original high cost.
Overall this is a great printer that prints in HQ and can work with A3 paper, however it is slightly too slow for business use and isn't the cheapest product on the market. Therefore I give it four stars out of five. Which is still an excellent rating!
The HP Officejet 7000 Printer is a printer that prints on to A3 paper and can print on A3plus paper as well. This is very good for graphic designers and CAD drawers because almost all work in that department is done on A3 paper.
The print quality is excellent and can print upto 1200dpi.
This is very easy to set up on a server like you would expect but the drivers didnt work.
The printer would put a fold which was about 2inches into the paper and messed up the print. I installed the drivers that it recommended and assumed that it was right. I had to install drivers for another printer which is the advice i got from HP's help desk. After that there was no problems.
I have found that if you load too much paper it can cause 1 or 2 problems, like it taking too much paper.
This does not come with a network cable, so you will need to buy one separately.
The ink cartridges cost about £7 each and will cost you about £35 to do a full refill.
I also think that the lid is a bit flimsy as well and looks and feels like it could snap with a bit of pressure.
The cheapest i found this printer was £179.99 ex VAT, which is a lot for a printer, but if you need an A3 printer then you won't mind.
Would recommend this for both home and business use, although if you need the print outs to be quick then a more expensive printer will be needed as this isnt very and it is an ink-jet which aren't quick anyway.
The HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer offers micro and small businesses fast and versatile wide-format printing. Print daily office documents, borderless prints, and marketing collateral up to 330 by 483 mm (13 by 19 in). This affordable printer delivers the lowest cost per page in its class, stunning photo-quality prints, and networking for your small workgroup - all with renowned HP reliability.
The HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer is ideal for work teams of three to five users in a wired network environment. These customers want to print standard business documents as well as wide-format documents and marketing collateral. They would also like to minimize their energy consumption and reduce the impact of printing on the environment.
|Product Description:||HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer - printer - colour - ink-jet|
|Printer Type:||Workgroup printer - ink-jet - colour|
|Inkjet Technology:||HP Thermal Inkjet|
|Ink Palette Supported (Colours):||4-ink|
|Max Media Size (Standard):||A3 Plus|
|Print Speed:||Up to 33 ppm - black draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Up to 32 ppm - colour draft - A4 (210 x 297 mm)
|Max Resolution ( B&W ):||600 dpi|
|Max Resolution ( Colour ):||4800 x 1200 dpi|
|RAM Installed ( Max ):||32 MB|
|Language Simulation:||PCL 3|
|Media Type:||Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, photo paper, index cards|
|Total Media Capacity:||150 sheets|
|Monthly Duty Cycle (max):||7000 pages|
|Networking:||Print server - Ethernet|
|Printer Features:||Borderless printing|
|System Requirements:||Microsoft Windows XP SP1 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||57.4 cm x 40.2 cm x 18.1 cm|