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Hewlett Packard Laserjet 1320

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      15.02.2016 17:44
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      • Reliable

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      • Pricey.

      You get what you pay for. Reliable machine with average performance.

      I run a business from home and print invoices etc every day so I needed a reliable printer that would last me a long time. It wasn't cheap and cost me around £350 when I bought new about 5 years ago. I normally but Hewlard Packard computer equipment as I have always found it to be of good quality and most importantly durable and reliable. I have not had a problem with it in the 5 years I have owned it. It came well packaged in a box and had a clear instruction manual which I have found very easy to use and it comes it multiple languages for those who purchase it abroad. It came with a 3 year guarantee which fortunately i never had to take advantage of. It is a nice looking machine and looks good sat on my computer desk
      The quality of printing is about average and it prints at a reasonably quick speed.

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      22.08.2015 00:01
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      Serves its purpose.

      I have only had this for a couple of hours and have printed 100 pages, mostly double sided, which it printed impeccably, so this is my first impression.

      The printer arrived in four days from buying it, well packaged. Cosmetically it is in good condition. Mine is beige all over, no black bits, so take the product image as a guide.

      Mine came with test sheets printed out and a full toner cartridge. That alone makes it brilliant value, provided the hardware holds up.

      This is a serious work group printer with a monthly duty cycle of up to 10,000 pages. The configuration says mine has built in 2006 and has done 37000 pages. Sounds a lot, but this is a solid feeling printer to which the seller says new rollers are fitted (they do look new), so it ought to have plenty of life for my home office. My last HP laser lasted 20 years and I replaced it mainly due to nuisance compatibility issues emerging has PC hardware and operating systems have changed.

      I have attached the 1320n to my network. Windows 7 found it immediately. Windows XP needed some help. The easy solution was to go to HP's web site and download the full Win XP software package. Installing this took care of everything.

      I have one issue on Windows 7. Default installation gives the PCL5 driver. You can download (direct from HP again) the universal PCL6 driver which integrates itself with the already installed HP 1320 printer device. In both modes in Win7, maximum resolution is 600dpi. The printer is capable of 1200dpi. This is may may be fixable with some tinkering according to a thread on HP's support forum. I am not too worried if I am stuck at 600dpi - it is plenty good enough for my purposes and I can always print from XP on any odd occasions when I need more. Being a Serious Printer, it has a good range of configuration options through Windows (it is worth exploring these) and you can browse more through the printer's built-in web server.

      It prints quickly and although a little on the noisy side whilst doing so, is almost silent when not printing. I imagine it came from a corporate environment where it was retired due to IT policies, or perhaps from a defunct company, not because it is at the end of its life. It would be an appalling waste not to recycle it out to someone like me.

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      23.07.2015 11:10
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      I never really liked it

      A few years back at a different job I had at the time we used this printer in the office and I have to say, it really annoyed me for some reason.

      Hewlett-Packard has largely spoiled most of its potential audience by training us to expect good performance and quality at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the HP LaserJet 1320 lives up to only the first half of this expectation, if that. In a less expensive printer, both the speed and output quality would be more than acceptable. But for this price it simply doesn't deliver as much as it should.

      The printer is relatively light, at 24.8 pounds, and compact, with no paper trays extending out from the printer to steal space. The default duplexer is a nice touch, and the 250-sheet paper draw is ample for personal use.

      Despite the LaserJet 1320's 22-page-per-minute (ppm) engine, throughput is not fast for all files. Its performance is best described as easily within the tolerable range, but slow for the price and engine rating.

      The total time on our business applications suite was 13 minutes 10 seconds.

      In general, the 1320 tied or beat the Samsung and Brother printers for files that required little or no processing, but it was much slower for files with lots of graphics, most notably our Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft PowerPoint test files.

      This combination of quality and performance yields an acceptable printer, but you can get better performance, equal quality, and better paper-handing elsewhere for less.

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      13.06.2015 17:16
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      A worthwhile investment.

      I have owned many different printers in the past but this was my first laser printer and i think it is worth the money that you pay and i will explain in my review why.

      When i originally bought this a few years ago it was near the region of the £500 mark- which i know you will think is very expensive but i am a strong believer in that what you pay is what you get for.

      I use this printer for basic office work such as letters, adverts, posters etc but i also use this for images and i believe that the quality of image printing on a laser printer is 10x better than a normal printer.

      The paper tray holds 250 sheets max- Try not to overcame with to much paper as i feel this can cause problems with the printer.
      Here is some technical information about the printer itself:

      Printer Speed Up to 22 ppm

      Max Resolution: 1200 dpi (B/W)

      Interface: 802.11b, 802.11g, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, USB

      The toner cartligies are around £60 which again is quite pricy but i have only ever needed to buy two they last quite al on time depending on often you use them.
      The printer is a reasonable size and it's not to big or heavy- the exact measurements are 34cm wide by 25cm high by 33cm deep.

      Although this seems like a big investment, i have never had any problems with this machine whereas other printers have broken or had issues with an it has ended up costing me more than this to replace them.

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      17.02.2015 15:44
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      • "Good on the ink"
      • "Very simple to use"

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      • "Bad print quality at times"

      Old But Half Decent

      We've had our HP 1320 for around five years now, it's not the printer we use the most as frankly the print quality has never been good enough but my fifteen year old daughter now has it installed in her bedroom to print off revision notes as she's taking her GCSEs this year and it's perfectly fine for that as it's not like she has to take any of this 'work' into school to be checked.

      When it was new the print quality was fine, it was always a little blurry at some points but it was only after the first year when we had changed the ink cartridges a couple of times that it got really bad - and by that time I was working from home and needed a better quality printer anyway, we stored it for a while but then realised it needed to be used really as printers do tend to suffer when they're not used.

      Printing is always very easy using the HP, obviously due to the age of the machine Wi-Fi isn't an option so it has to be plugged in for each use - this doesn't bother my daughter as she simply plugs it in when she needs it and unplugs it when she's finished printing, it was a bother for me however as I use a laptop more than a PC and it became a nuisance although to be fair all other printers 'of the time' needed to be plugged in so I can't fault this one for it.

      Changing the ink is simple enough and for this particular machine you can buy several non-HP branded inks which all work as well as the originals, the ink seems to last for a reasonable amount of time unless you're printing out pictures (as my daughter needs to at the moment) and then you'll find you're replacing the cartridges much quicker.

      The paper feeds through well and after a jam (or if you let the paper run out) all you need to do is clear the jam and press the paper release button, this will have your printer back up and running in no time with no extra faffing around or anything.

      I wouldn't say this is a wonderful printer but it's served us well, it's not available new anymore and I doubt you'd find one easily - in all honesty it's not worth hunting one down as there are much better available now, but for a printer which was released a decade ago it's not been a bad buy for us.

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      15.12.2005 21:26
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      Worth it for business at home

      This is the third laser printer I have owned in as many years and it has to be the best one so far. We have the 1320nw version.

      I work from home running my own small business offering secretarial services so a good reliable laser printer was needed. We brought this about two years ago now for £456.81 which included a three year warranty package for on site repairs or replacements.


      It has a built in duplex facility which I have only used a few times, but when I did it was good at what it did and never got caught up inside or printed incorrectly.

      I use this printer everyday for basic text printing, letters and so on and for envelope printing. There is a manual slot at the front of the printer, under a small flap that allows you to feed through envelopes one at a time and have the address printed on them. I use this facility a lot and have never had any problems. I have also just completed a massive label run of 4000 addresses for a client and it printed every one completely smoothly, with no jams or anything. This is saying something for a label run!!

      The paper tray holds 250 sheets at a time and they come out face down at the top of the printer.

      I am not very computer minded so have copied the specifications of the machine from the internet in the hope that others will understand what they mean and they will be of some help:

      Printer Speed Up to 22 ppm

      Max Resolution: 1200 dpi (B/W)

      Interface: 802.11b, 802.11g, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX, USB

      I have replaced the toner cartridge twice since I have had it and this is a very easy process. Simply pull down the front flap and pull out the old toner. Replace with a new one and shut the flap. Easy Peasey. The toner cartridges themselves, as with all laser toners are quite pricey at around £60 each, however for me they do last a fair amount of time and if you give them a good shake over the bin when it gets low you will get quite a bit more out of it before having to change it.

      The printer itself is an excellent size for working from home as it is not too big. The measurements are approx: 34cm wide by 25cm high by 33cm deep.

      In my experience this has been good value for money, I am sorry if it is not very technical but I'm not a very technical person. However this just shows you that once this printer is set up, you do not need to know too much about computers to operate it. I would recommend this version.

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