The HP Deskjet 5145 inkjet printer fulfills the two main objectives that many bargain hunters are looking for: a low price and good photo quality. Even if buyers got nothing else, it would be a good bargain, but it can reach speeds of up to 14 ppm for black and 19 ppm for color, and an optional 6-color HP 5145 printer ink system can add even more accurate output.
The high speed ratings can seem a little misleading, as they represent the absolute maximum on the fastest (and lowest-quality) setting. Still, with 5 print modes to choose from, users can choose to prioritize fast speeds or the highest quality, with the added benefit that lower quality settings help conserve Deskjet 5145 printer ink by applying less of it to each page.
With only a USB port for single-PC connection, users will rely on the included software to manage options, but the HP Digital Photography software does an excellent job. It can quickly help users with red-eye removal and other common problems, and help get the best results possible. If buyers do want to share the device, they can add optional upgrades for wired or wireless networking.
The capacity of the HP 5145 ink cartridges is impressive for such a small device. The black supply provides up to 520 pages, and the tricolor Deskjet 5145 ink cartridge can provide up to 400 pages. A separate "Photo Color" supply can replace the black, offering 6 colors for output, and remanufactured HP 5145 ink is available from third-party vendors at much better prices than OEM versions.
For simple, affordable photo printing, it is hard to beat the HP 5145 and its combination of a low price tag and high-resolution output. It has the lightweight, compact design home users need, and its included software is easy to use and helpful.
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.