For users in need of a simple printer, the HP Deskjet 693 is a good choice. Past consumers have enjoyed the reliability and ease of this unit. Most previous buyers have been in homes with a tight budget and basic printing needs. Small businesses and work groups tend to want faster and more versatile machines.
Resolution is something created by the amount of drops of printer ink per inch of paper. Multiple nozzles attached to printheads eject these drops of HP 693 ink. This is referred to as drop-on-demand thermal inkjet technology. HP also features Colorsmart software that is used to enhance colors so the printed image is true to the original. The black Deskjet 693 ink yields a resolution of 600 dpi, while the color maxes out at 300 dpi.
There are 3 HP 693 ink cartridges available for this unit. The black and tricolor printer ink tanks come standard. There is an additional Deskjet 693 ink cartridge that specializes in photo printing. Even though it takes up to 4 minutes to produce a single color photo, the quality of the image is above average and will certainly appease home users looking for convenience.
Compatible with most operating systems, the 693 is versatile in the options of paper. It can print on labels, cards, envelopes, transparencies, and unlike inkjet printers of the past, it can now print banners. The 50-sheet output tray holds all of these shapes and sizes, and the 512 built-in RAM saves a multitude of images and graphics.
This printer has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 1,000 pages, and tanks of HP 693 ink that only last for about 200 pages. Basically, this unit was not designed for heavy-duty printing. It is durable, though, and if users maintain it properly, it can last for years.
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.