The HP Photosmart 2578 handles photo printing extremely well for an all-in-one inkjet printer, and its copy and scan functions are good enough for occasional office tasks. Print speeds tend to be lower than its rated 30 pages per minute maximum, however, but HP 2578 printer ink is affordable, especially for third-party alternatives.
The 2578 is firmly in the home and photo-enthusiast category of all-in-one inkjet models, with a number of features geared toward improving and printing photos easily. The control panel features a 2.5-inch LCD screen and easy navigation buttons. When put together with the memory card slots and USB port, users have a number of ways to manage and print their photos without even connecting to a PC.
When a PC connection is needed, it can be connected via USB to both Windows and Mac computers, and an ethernet port can connect directly to an existing network, allowing it to be shared among multiple users. The input paper tray can hold 100 sheets, which is adequate for home needs, though might be limiting for multiple individuals.
A maximum optical scanning resolution of 2400x4800 dpi is great for clear, sharp photo scanning, and OCR software is even included for turning scanned text into editable documents. Copying utilizes a maximum resolution of 1200 dpi for great results as well.
The number of choices for HP 2578 ink cartridges might overwhelm some buyers. They can choose between three capacities of tricolor Photosmart 2578 printer ink cartridges, though only one of black. Separate supplies for photo color and photo black Photosmart 2578 ink are optional, but can improve output quality.
The 2578 bundles a good package of photo features into one inkjet device, so users get a lot of bang for the buck. Its network sharing option adds extra value for connected home users, and remanufactured HP 2578 ink is available to keep costs lower.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.