For those on a very tight budget, the HP Deskjet 1056 All-in-One is an adequate inkjet printer that can also scan and copy. At speeds of up to 16 pages per minute for black and 12 pages per minute for color, it is well-suited for home use, and high-capacity HP 1056 printer ink won't break the bank. Though it lacks advanced features, it is a good value for the price.
The 1056 is just as small on space as it is on price, with dimensions of only 6.14x16.81x12.05 inches with the paper trays retracted. Its weight is just less than 8 pounds with the Deskjet 1056 printer ink in place, so setup won't be a problem, even for just one person.
It's not surprising that the input paper tray holds only 50 sheets, though it may be disappointing for those who tend to print a lot. Many media types are supported, however, including envelopes, cards, photo paper, and more.
The limited control panel means that a computer is required for full functionality, but the included software is quite capable. HP even offers extras like Hallmark Card Studio Express as a download for more functionality. Black-and-white output is limited to 600 dpi, but color can reach up to 4800x1200 dpi enhanced resolutions.
The standard Deskjet 1056 ink cartridges are fairly limited in capacity, but inexpensive. Heavier users can opt for high-capacity HP 1056 ink cartridges instead, with around double the capacity, which keeps the cost per page down.
For the amount of functionality it offers, the low purchase price of the 1056 is quite impressive. Its speed and output quality are both solid, and as long as buyers can get over the fact that replacing HP 1056 ink costs almost as much as the machine itself, it is not a bad choice for basic home use.
HP Deskjet 1056 Instructional Video
A video demonstrating how to replace the HP Deskjet 1056 ink cartridges.
HP Deskjet 1056 Instructional Video Transcript
With the ability to print, copy, and scan documents and photos, the Deskjet 1056 is a good solution for light-duty home use. It has a compact design and a light weight of around 10 pounds, which makes it easy to move when needed. It lacks wireless support, and maxes out at 16 pages per minute when printing, but it is still a good value for the home user.
Although the model shown differs in appearance, the process is the same.
With the printer powered up, lift from under the scanning lid to open the access cover. Wait a moment for the carriage to move into view before you continue.
The black and color cartridges are color-coded for easy identification. Lift the cover for the empty HP 1056 ink cartridge and remove it from the printer.
Start preparing the replacement Deskjet 1056 cartridge by taking it out of its box and removing the plastic bag carefully. Next, remove the protective plastic by pinching the handles together and prying it from the cartridge. Before you install it, make sure you also remove the protective tape at the bottom.
Slide the replacement 1056 ink cartridge into the opening, the close the small cover to lock it into place. Slowly lower down the printer’s main cover, and you are finished.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Deskjet 1056 printer.
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