The HP Deskjet F4194 is a color inkjet all-in-one printer with a sharp design and a small footprint, designed for home users who want to print, scan, and copy. It prints at up to 20 pages per minute monochrome and 14 pages per minute black, but lacks a few features like a color LCD and memory card slots that photo-centric buyers might miss. Low prices for HP F4194 printer ink make running costs affordable.
The F4194 doesn't focus on photos as much as some other models, but its scanning resolution of up to 1200x2400 dpi can certainly help convert physical images to digital copies at a very high level of quality. HP Photosmart Essential software is also included, which can help users edit and share their photos quickly and easily. The Web Printing feature is particularly useful for ensuring that printed websites fit onto the page without formatting issues.
The machine itself has a sharp, glossy dark gray finish that will blend into any office environment without drawing too much attention. A flatbed scanner is located at the top of the unit, but users won't get an automatic document feeder, which could be a drawback for those who scan a lot of multi-page documents.
The inkjet system includes slots for two HP F4194 ink cartridges: black and tricolor. Users can purchase and utilize an optional photo color Deskjet F4194 ink cartridge that replaces the black supply and provides a total of 6 colors for more accurate color quality. This bumps up the cost of Deskjet F4194 printer ink, however, and the results may not be worth it for the average user. Using compatible HP F4194 ink is also recommended, as it is often available for a lower price than OEM versions.
Overall, the HP Deskjet F4194 is missing some of the features that photo enthusiasts might want, such as memory card slots and direct printing. Its solid speeds and intuitive software will be a good fit for novice users, however, and those with basic needs.
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