For faxing, scanning, copying, and printing in a single device, it is hard to beat the low price and compact design of the HP OfficeJet 4255 inkjet printer, but users will have to sacrifice flatbed scanning. Print speeds are decent, however, at up to 17 pages per minute for black and 12 pages per minute for color, with fairly affordable prices for HP 4255 printer ink.
The basic design doesn't change much throughout the model line, but the 4255 has the addition of a phone handset, which may appeal to users who do a lot of faxing, or who wish to use it as a business phone in a small office. It is quite well suited to desktop use, measuring only 13x16.4x16.7 inches. It is also quite easy to unpack and set up, weighing just 12 pounds.
Unlike some previous models the feeder tray of the 4255 doesn't cover as much of the control panel, making it easier to use with the tray closed. The maximum printing resolution of 4800x1200 can produce impressive print quality, and multiple modes are available when users would rather use less OfficeJet 4255 printer ink than have the highest quality. The maximum optical scanning resolution of 600x1200 dpi is also impressive, and more than most home users will likely ever need.
The HP 4255 ink cartridges share their design and compatibility with many other inkjet models in its line, which brings prices down. OfficeJet 4255 ink cartridges come in high-capacity versions for those who would rather spend a bit more upfront but have a lower cost per page.
With a slight bump in speed and a few design improvements over earlier models, it may be worth the increase in price for some buyers to choose the 4255. Those who don't need the speed or a handset might want to save the money, however. Still, its solid speed and affordable HP 4255 ink make it a good value for its price.
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