Hewlett Packard or HP for short offer a wide variety of printers from all-in-one printer/scanners suitable for office use to home-based options such as affordable ink and laser printers. Your choice of printer will come down to several factors:
The size of paper you intend to use (A4/A3/photo size)
The number of copies you require whether it be one off prints or larger volumes
The quality of print – high quality photo or fast printing mono documents
The speed of print
The all-in-one printer/scanner is also an option for home users who wish to scan photographs into digital files or copy documents. Some HP printers also offer automatic 2 sided printing so if you do a lot of 2 sided prints then these models can save much time.
For simple office requirements where the user needs only to print A4 mono documents, the recommended models are the HP Laserjet 1022 or the HP Laserjet P1505 (also P1505n).
For photo reproduction without the need to scan, the HP Photosmart D5160, HP Photosmart D5360 and HP Photosmart D7160 are ideal choices.
Those users who require a scanning option for their photo reproduction should consider the HP Photosmart C4280, HP Photosmart C5280 or HP Photosmart C5180.
Office users who require all-in-one solutions should look no futher than the HP Officejet 4315, the HP Officejet J5780 or the HP Officejet 5610.
Remember, to get the best out of your Hewlett Packard printer, follow these steps:
Use the ‘print preview’ option before printing any document to make sure everything will appear as planned (‘draft’ mode printing can also be used to make a hard copy for preview purposes).
Print in black and white wherever possible to reduce costs.
Turn your printer off between long periods of printing.
Use the ‘print properties’ option to control the quality of print to your needs. Printing in lower quality will save ink on print jobs which don’t require high detail.