With a rock-bottom price that is tailored for home users on a budget, the HP Deskjet 1010 inkjet printer provides pretty solid speed and output. It can print up to 20 pages per minute in black and 16 pages per minute in color, though its first page out time of 17 seconds is a bit slow. Printer ink doesn't come in separate colors, but high-capacity HP 1010 ink supplies help to lower the cost per page.
The compact design of the 1010 is impressive, but it is smaller folded up for storage than it is for printing. It measures 10x16.7x20 inches at a maximum, though, which is quite a good fit for small spaces, and it weighs only 4.55 pounds even with the Deskjet 1010 printer ink installed. The box lacks a USB cable, however, so users may need to purchase one separately.
The maximum resolution of the machine is 600x600 dpi, so don't expect extremely sharp results, especially for photos. For average, everyday printing, however, it will suffice, especially for such a low purchase price. Buyers also shouldn't expect to get a lot of heavy-duty use from it, with a recommended monthly page volume of only 250 to 500 pages. The input paper tray is limited to only 60 sheets.
The standard black HP 1010 ink cartridge can provide up to 190 pages on average, while the tricolor supply provides up to 165 pages. Upgrading to the high-capacity Deskjet 1010 ink cartridges will net around 480 pages for black and 330 pages for the tricolor supply. Users on a budget will want to consider using remanufactured HP 1010 ink instead of OEM versions.
The Deskjet 1010 is an extremely basic inkjet printer for users who want simplicity. Those who do a lot of printing, or who need to print photos at high quality will probably wind up disappointed, however.
HP Deskjet 1010 Instructional Video
A video demonstrating how to replace an HP Deskjet 1010 ink cartridge.
HP Deskjet 1010 Instructional Video Transcript
The Deskjet 1010 is a very compact device, weighing only 6.8 pounds, though its speed and paper capacity are a bit lacking. It can print a maximum of 20 pages per minute in black, and the input paper tray holds up to 60 sheets. Still, for a home user on a budget, it could be a very cost-effective choice.
Although the model shown differs in appearance, the process is the same.
Start with the printer plugged in and turned on, then raise the access cover. Watch for the carriage holding the cartridges to move to the center on its own.
The color Deskjet 1010 cartridge is on the left, and the black cartridge is on the right. Raise the small cover, then lift the cartridge out of the opening.
Get the new Deskjet 1010 cartridge ready for installation by removing it from its box, then removing it from the plastic bag. You will need to remove the plastic protector by prying it away from the cartridge as you squeeze the handles together. Lastly, remove the small tape strip from the bottom of the cartridge.
Install the 1010 cartridge into the opening of the carriage, then lower the cover down, making sure it lays flat. Carefully lower the main cover to avoid damaging the printer, and you are finished.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Deskjet 1010 printer.
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