Product Type: Hewlett-Packard printers
Newest Review: ... a week so it's done well so far. The scanner is located on top with a lid you lift up, put your desired product in to scan and then o... more
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Member Name: helen190390
HP PSC 1317
Advantages: Easy to use, excellent product
Disadvantages: rather bulky
I have been recently printing out coupons and money off vouchers for our grocery shopping each week.
I didn't use the printer much before I started as it was at my dads house and he bought it round for me around 6 months ago. We have had it for around 5 years as it came free with our computer when we got a new one. This printer has been great throughout it's use.
This HP printer is also a scanner and photocopier. It needs 2 separate ink cartridges (unless you don't want colour) and they are very easy to change. I bought my last lot of inks from Cartridge Save for around £26 for both colour and black. This was when I got the printer moved to this house 6 months ago, and there is no sign on them running out yet. I print approximately 20 sheets a week so it's done well so far.
The scanner is located on top with a lid you lift up, put your desired product in to scan and then on the computer you need to go to your control panel and find the printer and the scanning options.
It is very fast and very economical. On the front of the machine it has a USB port for plugging in a camera.
If your digital camera can send things to your printer to print off, then it is a brilliant way to do so.
The printer plugs into your laptop with a USB cable and can be plugged into any computer as long as you keep the discs to install it. Like most printers, you can perform ink cleaning and head cleaning if you haven't used it in a while and the ink is drying out slightly.
I've found the scanning quality is excellent. I recently scanned some old photos of me and my family when I was a child into the computer so I had both hard and digital copy of the photos so I don't lose them. If you are looking for something simple, easy to use, light weight and does what's needed, then this printer is definitely something to consider. I can easily print off things in either black or colour and print onto a wide variety of items. I can print onto all different sized paper up to a4 and a handy tool inside where you put the paper helps you to mark the width of the paper. You can also use card (as long as it's not too thick), envelopes, transfer paper and sticker sheets. The only thing I can grumble about with this printer is the size. It is rather bulky yet lightweight, but if it is sitting on or under your desk then you should find no problem with it, whereas we haven't the room for a desk so when I need to use it, I take it out of the cupboard I store it in and set myself up at the kitchen table. I prefer to print photos onto thicker paper or card as when I use standard white paper, I find it to be rather wet and the paper is slightly warped. Card holds the ink much better and also gives a much better finish. You can use photo paper, but as i can't stand the feel of the stuff I opt for a matte finish with card.
PRICING AND PLACES:
This printer is no longer available to purchase from brand new (unless there are some sellers on Ebay or independent website sellers) but there are some very similar new versions of this printer around and fingers crossed they are slightly smaller than this. In looking on Ebay i have seen 4 of these printers for £9.99 on bidding for them, so you could snag yourself a brilliant bargain and a brilliant printer too.
Summary: HP printer with scanning and photocopying
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