The HP Deskjet 3822 color inkjet excels at producing high-quality photos and it can reach speeds of up to 12 pages per minute for black and 10 pages per minute for color documents. HP 3822 printer ink is a bit expensive, however, and its design is not very durable, making it best suited for low-volume home use.
Setting up the 3822 is fairly simple. The two Deskjet 3822 ink cartridges are easy to install, and a quick-start guide provides the steps to get it connected to the computer easily. Support for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms is a definite plus, as well. Unfortunately, though it supports both USB and parallel ports, neither cable is included. This means an extra purchase if users don't happen to have one lying around.
The inkjet model is fairly compact, measuring 7.65x20.85x14.8 inches, and it weighs only 11.63 pounds. This is certainly compact enough for most home users, and the front-loading input and output trays allow it to back up to a wall or other object quite easily. The front input tray only holds 100 sheets, but it can retract inward when empty to help save more space for storage when the machine is not in use.
The cost of printer ink is a bit high, especially since the model itself is so affordable. The single black supply has a yield of 500 pages, while the combined tricolor HP 3822 ink cartridge can supply up to 450 pages. The combined design of the color HP 3822 ink often means more waste, but using compatible Deskjet 3822 ink can help to reduce the overall costs.
As a bargain-priced printer, the HP 3822 will provide surprisingly sharp photo prints, but don't expect a durable design. Its simple design will work well for most home users on a budget, as long as they choose compatible supplies.
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