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Very good printer for the money.
on September 25, 2010
It was very easy to get the printer set-up on the wireless network by following the prompts on the LCD screen. It really walks you through the process very well. The applications that can be accessed through the printer itself are pretty cool. These include Disney coloring pages, coupons, etc. Printing from my camera's memory card was intuitive.
The next step was to install the software on my computers. This was also easy, although I did have an issue in which the printer picked up an IP address that the router didn't like. This was solved by searching the HP website to determine how to assign a static IP that was within the DHCP range. Thankfully the instructions were clear and very easy, because I really don't have much networking experience.
After everything was set-up, I printed off a few pictures from my PC. There is not a multi-page paper feeder and the speed may not be enough for some. However, for a household like mine, where we will only have occasional printing needs, I think it's more then sufficient. Even though I haven't yet had an opportunity to use photo quality paper, I think the quality of the print, even on multi-purpose paper, was very good.
I then had an opportunity to use the included picture printing software. My daughter and I had quite a bit of fun setting up different borders, adding text, and choosing different decorations to add to the pictures. This was pretty darn cool. I am not sure if there is a limit and after I reach that limit it will start charging me, or if this will always be free, but for now, at least, it's free.
Finally, I had the need to actually scan something in. This was a very easy process, and once scanned in you are given the chance to edit the scan, flip it around, etc. This was my first time ever scanning something in, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I thought the process was very simple.
BTW, because it wasn't mentioned in any other reviews and I didn't realize it and almost bought wireless NIC cards: A desktop computer, connected by Ethernet to the same wireless router as the printer, is able to print to the wireless printer. The desktop PC's do not have to be wireless.