Recently my wife and I were forced to replace our relatively inexpensive Canon PIXMA printer. My wife is into geneology and as such the ability to create high quality photographs was a major concern for us. Beyond that we are simply not very high tech people so lots of the features being offered on the standard all-in-one printers these days were just not all that important to us. We found that one of the drawbacks of our Canon printer was the high cost of replacement ink cartidges. Frankly, the cost was becoming downright prohibitive. So this time we did a bit of homework, talked to friends, relatives and co-workers and finally settled on the HP Photosmart 7510 All-In-One with Fax Printer. Everyone we spoke with insisted that the HP printers are much more economical to operate. Time will tell but thus far we have been very impressed with this product.
Being technologically-impaired I dread the thought of having to install new hardware of any kind. I figured this was going to be an afternoon-long project. But much to my surprise I had the HP 7510 up and running and printing in just about half an hour. It's so simple even a dummy like me can do it! The 7510 is a huge upgrade for us so we really enjoy the touch-screen technology. Thus far the photo quality seems to be comparable with Canon. My wife especially likes the fact that this printer accomodates both standard copy paper and photo paper in the same tray. Having a built-in scanner also allows us to disconnect our old Canon scanner thereby giving us additional space on our computer desk. And the ability to do two-sided printing may certainly come in handy at some point. Since neither one of us owns a mobile device we really have no need for the wireless connection feature at this point but it is nice to know that this option is available to us in the future.
At the end of the day the HP Photosmart 7510 All-In-One with Fax Printer proved to be the right printer at the right price point for us. Larger printers with yet more features simply would have been overkill. If you are looking for a reliable and versatile printer for your home or home office the HP 7510 might just be the ticket. Very highly recommended!
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Functions: Print, Scan, Copy, webPrint technology: HP Thermal InkjetLanguage: HP PCL 3 GUI, PMLPrint Resolution: Black (Best Quality): Up to 1200 x 600 rendered dpi; Color (Best Quality): Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpiPrint speed: ISO Speed: Up to 11ppm black, Up to 7.5 ppm color; Maximum Print Speed: Up to 22 ppm black, Up to 22 ppm colorBorderless Printing: Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in, 216 x 279 mm)Direct Print Supported: Yes (memory cards)Duplex Print Options: Automatic (standard)Duty Cycle (MONTHLY): Up to 1000 pagesMemory: 64 MBColor scanning: YesScanner type: FlatbedScan Technology: Contact Image Sensor (CIS)Scan resolution: Enhanced: Up to 19,200 dpi; Hardware: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi; Optical: Up to 1200 dpiMaximum scan size: 8.5 x 11.7 in (216 x 297 mm)Scan input modes: Front-panel scanBit depth: 24-bit/256Copy resolution: Black (Text and Graphics): Up to 600 dpi; Color (Text and Graphics): Up to 600 dpiCopy Speed: Laser Comparable Speed: Up to 6.5 ppm black, Up to 5.5 ppm color; Maximum Copy Speed: Up to 21 cpm black, Up to 20 cpm colorMaximum Number of Copies: Up to 50 copiesCopier resize: 25 to 400%Standard connectivity: 1 USB 2.0, 1 WiFi 802.11b/g/nNetwork ready: Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)