Although it comes in a line of disappointing printers, the HP Deskjet 648C is surprisingly likeable. Unlike the other models in its line, the 648C is actually compatible with both Mac and Windows, not just one or the other. Its print speeds are less than impressive at 6 pages per minute using black printer ink and 3 pages per minute using color Deskjet 648C ink. Though those speeds make it seem ancient, the other models are much slower making this the best value in the 600 series.
Though it has been discontinued, the HP Deskjet 648C can still be purchased new or used from multiple vendors online. For simple, light-duty printing, it could be one of the better bets on the market. Not only is the upfront price of the inkjet unit affordable, but the cost of HP 648C ink is as well. For children printing school projects or the mother printing photos where quality may not be a necessity, this could be a cheap way to have printing needs met. For high profile business people, though, this would be a disappointment and annoyance—mostly due to print speeds. It has a parallel port and USB connectivity available; however, a USB chord will need to be purchased separately. It will comfortably fit onto most desk spaces, weighing only 11.7 pounds and makes a footprint of 16x7.9x17.2 inches.
One color HP 648C ink cartridge and one black are included upon purchase of this product. The color contains cyan, yellow and magenta printer ink and has a resolution of 600x300 dpi. The black HP Deskjet 648C ink cartridge has the same resolution. The tanks yield 350 pages for tricolor and 500 pages for black.
Consumers tend to find this inkjet printer perfect for homes with only casual printing. Most wish the quality was a little better, especially when it comes to photos. It is applauded often for its easy set up and use. Still, there are many who complain about speed, dependability and cost of HP 648C ink.
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.
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