While the manufacturer markets the HP Deskjet 5160 as a small business printer, it might hold just as much appeal for home users who want to step up a bit from basic inkjet models. It has fast speeds of up to 19 pages per minute for black and 14 pages per minute for color. While HP 5160 printer ink prices are a little higher than average, users won't spend a lot unless they print in high volumes.
HP claims the 5160 can deliver laser-quality text, and while this may not be quite true, its 1200 dpi output will certainly come close. In color, the optimized 4800 dpi resolution and PhotoREt 4 technology can produce sharp and detailed images, especially when using the optional photo color Deskjet 5160 ink cartridge for 6-color printing.
The design is fairly straightforward, with both the input and output trays oriented toward the front. The input tray can hold up to 150 sheets of plain paper, but the machine can support a wide range of media including transparencies, banners, labels, photo paper, iron-on transfers, and more. It can even support a maximum media size of 8.5x14 inches. The monthly duty cycle is up to 3,000 pages, but HP 5160 ink might be too expensive for that kind of volume.
There are high-capacity versions of the Deskjet 5160 printer ink supplies available, with yields of up to 520 pages for black and 400 pages for the combined tricolor supply. This keeps the cost per page for HP 5160 ink cartridges lower, but it is not as affordable to operate as some of its competition.
The Deskjet 5160 is a significant upgrade to some of the bargain-priced inkjet models designed for home use. With better speeds and output quality, it should appeal to home and small office users alike.
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