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HP's psc 2175 all-in-one combines fast, easy printing, scanning and copying in one compact product! And with rich photo and creative project features ...

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Review of "Hewlett-Packard 2175"

published 17/03/2004 | neilix
Member since : 11/02/2004
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Pro excellent quality, cheap as chips, useful
Cons noisy scanning - copying
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"HP Saucy all in one"

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.

software included:

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.

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  • ampuk2000 published 17/03/2004
    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 published 17/03/2004
    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 published 17/03/2004
    II was going to ask about the copy thing and the PC being on!
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Product Information : Hewlett-Packard 2175

Manufacturer's product description

HP's psc 2175 all-in-one combines fast, easy printing, scanning and copying in one compact product! And with rich photo and creative project features it provides a center for family creativity. You can print photos effortlessly in true-to-life photo quality with up to 4800-optimized dpi or optional 6-ink color. Using the digital camera memory card slots and HP's Photo Proof Sheet printing digital photos is so simple - just select and print the photos you want - plus want - plus choose the quantity, size, frame, and more. And with the flatbed scanner you can easily scan and copy photos, documents, and books - up to letter size - with high-resolution scanning of up to 1200 x 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. Plus with fast printing and copying speed at up to 18 pages per minute in black, 13 in color - you'll spend your time creating your masterpieces, not printing them.

Product Details

Product Description: HP psc 2175 - multifunction printer ( colour )

Device Type: Printer / copier / scanner

Copier Type: Digital

Printing Technology: Ink-jet ( colour )

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 2000 impressions, 3000 impressions

Max Copying Speed: Up to 18 ppm (mono) / up to 13 ppm (colour)

Max Copying Resolution: Up to 1200 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (colour), Up to 600 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (colour)

Max Printing Speed: Up to 18 ppm (mono) / up to 13 ppm (colour)

Max Printing Resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (colour)

Scanning: 1200 x 2400 dpi

Original Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) (max), 76 x 127 mm (min) - A4 (210 x 297 mm) (max)

Original Type: Sheets

Media Size: 77 x 127 mm (min) - A4 (210 x 297 mm) (max), 76 x 127 mm (min) - A4 (210 x 297 mm) (max), 76 x 127 mm (min) - Legal (216 x 356 mm) (max)

Media Type: Transparencies, envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, iron-on transfers, greeting cards, photo paper

Standard Media Capacity: 100 sheets

Output Trays Capacity: 50 sheets

PC Connection Availability: Yes

PC Connection: USB

Power: AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz ), AC 110/230 V

Dimensions (WxDxH): 46.3 cm x 37 cm x 22 cm

Weight: 8.1 kg, 7.8 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Germany, English / Saudi Arabia, French / France

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

General

MPN: Q3068A, Q3068A#ABU, Q3068A#ABD, Q3068A#AKW, Q3068A#ABF

Device Type: Printer / copier / scanner

Copier Type: Digital

Printing Technology: Ink-jet - colour

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 2000 impressions, 3000 impressions

PC Connection Availability: Yes

PC Connection: USB

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Germany, English / Saudi Arabia, French / France

Memory

Standard Memory: 8 MB

Supported Flash Memory: Memory Stick, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, SD Memory Card

Max Supported Memory: 8 MB

Copying

Max Copying Speed: Up to 18 ppm (mono) / up to 13 ppm (colour)

Max Copying Resolution: Up to 1200 x 600 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (colour), Up to 600 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (colour)

Max Document Enlargement: 400%

Max Document Reduction: 50%

Maximum Copies: 50

Grey Scale Half-Tones: 256

Printing

Max Printing Resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (colour)

Max Printing Speed: Up to 18 ppm (mono) / up to 13 ppm (colour)

Printer Drivers / Emulations: PCL 3e, PCL 3

Scanning

Optical Resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi

Interpolated Resolution: 19200 x 19200 dpi

Grey Scale Depth: 8 bit

Colour Depth: 48 bit

Document & Media Handling

Max Original Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Original Type: Sheets

Min Media Size: 77 x 127 mm, 76 x 127 mm

Max Media Size: A4, Legal

Min Media Weight: 60 g/m2

Max Media Weight: 240 g/m2, 236 g/m2

Supported Media Type: Transparencies, envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, iron-on transfers, greeting cards, photo paper

Standard Media Capacity: 100 sheets

Output Trays Capacity: 50 sheets

Document & Media Handling Details: Input tray - 100 sheets size: 77 x 127 mm - A4 (210 x 297 mm) weight: 60 g/m2 - 240 g/m2 ¦ Output tray - 50 sheets - A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Min Original Size: 76 x 127 mm

Connections

Interfaces: USB

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, Apple Mac OS 9, Apple Mac OS X

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, HP Memories Disc Creator, HP Image Editor, HP Director, HP Creative Photo Projects, HP Scan to Web, Readiris

Power

Voltage Required: AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz ), AC 110/230 V

Power Consumption Operational: 75 Watt

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: Cartridge ( black ) - up to 450 pages ¦ Cartridge ( colour ) - up to 400 pages

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, EN 61000-3-2, EN55022, VCCI-II, EN 61000-3-3, EN55024

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 46.3 cm

Depth: 37 cm

Height: 22 cm

Weight: 8.1 kg, 7.8 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

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