As the third generation of the HP 3840 series of inkjet printers, the HP Deskjet 3847 has changed very little as the specifications are identical. The changes are no doubt internal modifications to improve performance because there is no noticeable physical difference. This unit is targeted at the small office and home user where very large volumes of printing are unnecessary. Fast 18 pages per minute using black Deskjet 3847 ink and 14 pages per minute using color printer ink are a big plus for this price range. There was no noticeable price point change. This inkjet printer is marketed in North America and its sister model, the HP 3848, is designed for use in China. HP continues to produce fine products with great value.
The dimensions are still 18.89x8.5x8.12 inches, and 5.02 pounds still provide the same space efficiency as the earlier generations. The unit is compatible with Mac and Windows. A USB cable hooks things up. The printer ink will produce professional quality projects. When using the HP 3846 ink and fine paper, envelopes or cards, laser printer quality is the norm. Photos print at lab quality as well.
Resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi can be achieved using even the tricolor HP 3847 ink cartridge. To enhance the 4x6 inch prints, use the photo tank available for this model. The black Deskjet 3847 ink cartridge yields a generous page count of up to 280 pages, while the tricolor HP 3847 ink can put out as many as 240 pages. Excellent print quality is vital for professional applications and is very attainable in this unit.
PC Magazine has always been a fan of the HP products and this is no exception. Though units in this series are not made to be high-output workhorses, they should fit the bill for home users, as well as the professional user. Its compact size and well-rated durability certainly make this unit a strong player in this category of office machines.
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.