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Last week I got shut of my canon printer inkjet after 2 and a half years of use. The problem? I bought 2 new printer heads and they both went within the space 5 months. So...with change in mind, I went printer shopping again for my home PC.
The HP psc 2175 is labelled as an all-in-one office friend, although this does not include a fax option. Not a big problem as, personally I didn't want to spend extra cash on a machine function that I wouldn't use.
This printer comes with all the drivers needed and a VERY useful poster (yes a full sized installation poster) in 12 languages.
Let's look at what this can do and what would attract you, if you would need a printer/copier/scanner.
First of all - you must follow the instructions very carefully as the multi-functions all have seperate driver specifications.
The printer has a touch pad operation display which can operate seperately from any Windows / Apple Mac applications...therefore if you just need a quick copy of a sheet (max. A4), then THIS is perfect - the scanning utility also runs independently and a window will automatically open on your desktop with various options for increasing or decreasing the resolution and cropping the picture.
The brainstorm that I have is to scan all of my hard copies and therefore discard all of the paper flying around in my office at home.
All options are available in colour and b/w...the picture HP editor will also assist you with special effects.
If you print in draft, the pages per minute increase to 18 in b/w...colour in normal get upto 10 pages per minute.
The copier is VERY slow and quite noisy but the HP Helpdesk is very helpful when you have quieries.
For the colour and seperate cartridges included, you should be prepared to renew after 2,000 pages. The cost of new cartridges are at about 10 pounds a piece.
Print quality, black 1200 x 1200 dpi (rendered black text on inkjet paper)
Print quality, color Up to 4800-optimized dpi (color printing on premium photo paper when printing from a computer), 1200-input dpi
There is an 8MB memory stick installed and USB Link which means that you scan or copy once and then print as many copies as needed.
The in-tray supports 100 A4 sheets at a time and after use it folds away quite neatly.
HP Photo and Imaging software includes: HP Director, Photo Gallery, Image Editor, HP Scan to Email, HP Scan to Web, HP Creative Photo Projects, IRIS OCR, DVD Creator, Memories Disc Creator
Dimensions (w x d x h) 17.8 x 14.1 x 10.7 in
Weight 18 lbs
I believe that for the price - this is a definate bargain on the one hand but it also means that there are new models about to be released.
Good review with quite a lot of information. However, if you do add anymore leave me a message in my guestbook and I will re-rate for you.
J4M1721 17.03.2004 12:43
Good start, but you need more info, like what Moonrising has mentioned. Look at other members' reviews first to get an idea of what you need to do. If you edit let me know, and I would be more than happy to come back and take another look x x x Jo x x x
jillmurphy 17.03.2004 12:27
II was going to ask about the copy thing and the PC being on!