• Impressive output quality
  • Very easy to use
  • Instant Ink program offers some savings over regular inks
  • Automatic duplexing


  • Very slow performance
  • Regular inks are very pricey

At A Glance

Low-cost home printers tend to be unexciting, but this one stands out for having better-than-usual print quality and a new, cloud-controlled Instant Ink program that is cheaper per page than its regular cartridges are.

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The Specs

Operating System Compatibility
  • Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Macintosh OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces USB 2.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Width 17.52 inches
Depth 13.15 inches
Height 4.72 inches
Weight 12.27 pounds
Warranty information 1 Year
Media Handling
Standard Number of Input Trays 1.0
Standard Input Sheet Capacity 100
Optional Trays Available 0.0
Media Sizes Accepted
  • Legal
  • Letter
Paper Handling Support
  • Envelopes
  • Iron-On Transfers
  • Labels
Automatic Document Feeder 0.0
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Scanner Type Flatbed
Platform Support
Printer languages supported
  • GDI/Host-based
  • HP PCL 3
Printer Type
Number of Colors 4.0
Colors Available
  • Cyan
  • K (Black)
  • Magenta
  • Yellow
Cost Per Page
Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 6.25 cents per page
4-color page (cheapest vendor ink) 15.94 cents per page
Monthly Duty Cycle 1000
Vendor Rated Speeds
Monochrome print speed 8.8 ppm
Color print speed 5.2 ppm


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Scan quality: Text Good
Scan quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Line art Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.9   ppm
Print speed rating: Text Good
Print speed: Color photo 1.2   ppm
Print speed rating: Color photo Fair
Copy speed 3.0   ppm
Copy speed rating Fair
Driver Settings
Paper Type