Great home office machine: fast and high quality prints
By Michele Wheeler July 28, 2018
Great home office machine with excellent speed and high quality prints. I like the interface and options for scanning, and have found the machine to be easy to configure and use. It comes with starter toner supplies, which I didn’t realize (so I ordered the toner kits….which cost as much as the printer). For most home and light home office use, I’d recommend seeing how long the starter supplies last and ordering new cartridges a la caret as needed.
The only item that annoys me is the inability to set the default to print in black and white. The best solution I’ve found is to set the default to ‘last used settings’. As long as I continue to want grey scale I’m set, but if I print a document in color the ‘last used’ then defaults to color until re-set by users. This is clearly not an oversight…but a way to have users consume more color toner. Come on HP, that’s not cool.
Otherwise, I think this is a fantastic machine.
By Wendover on July 22, 2018
I had a cheap HP inkjet all-in-one that had serious issues with going into standby and never waking back up and required disconnecting and reconnecting power to resolve the issue, until it happened again, and again. I was a bit apprehensive after ordering this printer/scanner and reading that others also seem to have issues with standby.
However, up until now, after about 3-4 months of use, this system has worked flawlessly. Some of the issues I noticed mentioned by other reviewers:
– standby issues: I have not had any issues. I have sleep/standby set to 1 minute and shut down set to 2 hours. The printer is connected using wifi and is always available when issuing print commands.
– wifi or networking issues: I use this on wifi, haven’t tried wired networking. I once had a minor issue when the printer first got its IP address and at the same time a laptop resumed from standby and had previously been using the same IP address. There was a short conflict. I guess if this is being used in a network and the printer disappears from the network every now and then that there’s an IP address conflict. I’ve now setup networking for the printer to use a fixed IP address that falls outside of the pool of dynamic addresses.
– scanner sheet feeder alignment: I have to agree, no matter how you position the paper, the scans going through the sheet feeder are not perfectly aligned but they’re not severely misaligned. Definitely something that can be improved upon but otherwise not a huge nuisance, especially since I can get straight scans from the flatbed scanner.
– scanner resolution: Scans going through the sheet feeder are limited to 300 dpi or lower. Flatbed scans go as high as 1200 dpi.
– straightness of printed lines: Read some reviews that had issues with the straightness of what are supposed to be straight lines. I have not noticed this. Moreover, when I first got the printer I printed some mechanical templates that include a printout of a ruler. I used an actual ruler and measured the printed ruler and it’s spot on.
The scanner works well. Printer paper feeding and input tray work as one would expect. Double sided prints look good. Color prints look nice, not as nice as a good inkjet printer but I didn’t get this to print color photos, although the occasional color photo I print does look decent. My only ‘regret’ is that I didn’t buy a printer capable of printing on larger paper (like A3), but I would probably not have wanted to pay much more for such a feature.
I have not tried the fax option. Not sure how that works these days or who I would exchange faxes with.