The HP Deskjet 957c is a nicely compact inkjet printer, though it struggles a bit with speed, at a maximum of only 11 pages per minute for black and 8.5 pages per minute for color. This small unit can't handle a lot of volume, and OEM HP 957c printer ink is expensive, but alternatives are available.
The rounded design of the 957c includes some blue highlights that make it quite appealing, and contrast from its basic gray chassis. It weighs a fairly light 15 pounds, without the Deskjet 957c printer ink cartridges, so it should be easy to move or set up. The model includes both a parallel and USB port for connecting to a computer, and it also supports both Windows and Mac computers.
The small paper paper tray holds a maximum of 100 sheets, which should be adequate for most home users. It can also support a variety of media types including envelopes, cards, photo paper, and more. A duplex printing module is available as an upgrade, and it can support media up to 8.5x11.7 inches in size.
A maximum resolution of 600 dpi for text will provide sharp output. Color output is enhanced with PhotoREt III technology to achieve an optimized resolution of up to 2400x1200 dpi.
The cost of HP 957c ink cartridges is one cause for alarm. The Deskjet 957c ink supplies have fairly large yields of around 830 pages for black and 450 pages for color, but OEM prices are too high to make them cost-effective. Using remanufactured HP 957c ink supplies are available at around half the cost, however.
Overall, the simple design of the HP 957c inkjet printer may suit home users with limited needs. It can handle standard text and even photos quite well, but expensive supplies and a lack of advanced features make other models a little more appealing.
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