- All in one – printing, scanning and copying
- Compact and light
- Key Features: Print Speed Black: Up to 20 ppm; Colour: Up to 16 ppm Print
- 60-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray
- Compatible with Windows XP SP3 x32/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6/Lion/Mountain Lion
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I’m not ashamed to say it, but this is the printer that I have, even it if it is the lower end of the price bracket.
I rarely print out high quality imagery and I would say I print mono more frequently, but this printer is fantastic. For the price, you can’t really complain, because you get printing, scanning and photocopying.
The colour printing is good. I wouldn’t say it would win any awards, or that you could use it for a glossy brochure or packaging of any sort, but for a run of the mill day to day printing. it does the job. I wouldn’t use it for exact colour match either as it tends to look a little washed out, but that doesn’t matter for it’s purposes.
How they make the HP 1512 Deskjet so cheaply I have no idea! If you want something to just ‘do the job’ this is it.
It’s simple looking and pretty small, so if you don’t have a lot of room in your office, then this is perfect. The paper loading tray and output tray can be folded in neatly so it becomes more compact. And it’s light so you can move it around
My favourite feature is the wireless connection, so that you can take your laptop anywhere (within reason) and still print away. If you are looking for a laptop, have a look at my recommendations
There are two cartridges here, one black and one colour, which means that you don’t have to replace a raft of cartridges, and keeps it simple to replace. It’s a moderate usage you get out of these cartridges, but depending on your requirements, if you don’t print much, this won’t matter.
As with many printers, buying the cartridges can be an expensive exercise. You can buy the recommended branded cartridges or cheaper unbranded versions. Be careful with this though as sometimes if you use unbranded cartridges, this could nullify your guarantee.
But at the cheaper end of the market, it could be worth it to save the money. Personally, that’s what I do!
As I said already, this is a printer that I own and I use everyday and it is perfect for my uses. I use budget inks as it is an inexpensive printer, so if something were to go wrong, it wouldn’t cost too much to replace the whole thing. For what it is, is suits me very well, and I would recommend it. It’s been going for over a year now with no problems.
If colour printing is important to you I would go with something a little bit more expensive such as the Brother MFC J5720DW. When I say more expensive, its really not much.
So as a personal recommendation, it gets a big yes from me.