The HP Photosmart 3314 is an all-in-one inkjet printer that skirts the line between photo-centric features and office functionality, and still manages to do a good job of both. Print speeds can reach up to 32 pages per minute, slide and film scanning is included, and HP 3314 printer ink can be very inexpensive.
The design of the 3314 should be a good fit, even for space-challenged home users. It measures 8.7x18.3x15.6 inches, with a weight of 26.5 pounds before the Photosmart 3314 printer ink is installed. The control panel is actually quite easy-to-use, even if it is a little overwhelming at first, with a 3.6-inch display that is great for previewing images before printing.
Memory card slots and a PictBridge port are included for those who want to skip the PC and go for direct printing, and copy and fax functions can be done in standalone mode as well. The main input tray can hold 100 sheets, and a second tray is designed mainly for photos, capable of holding 20 sheets.
Reviewers note that the 3314 provides excellent print quality, with solid text, very good graphics, and true photo quality. The main complaint is its lack of an automatic document feeder, but this may not be an issue for a large number of buyers who don't mind manual scanning.
The unit uses no less than six separate HP 3314 ink cartridges, which provide more accurate colors. The cost of Photosmart 3314 ink cartridges is fairly low, even for OEM versions, but remanufactured HP 3314 ink is available from third-party vendors for those who want to save even more.
As both a very capable photo inkjet and a competent office machine, the HP 3314 has a lot to offer small office or home users. Its affordable price and low operating costs make it a budget-friendly choice.
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