With such a compact size, it is almost hard to believe the HP PSC 1215 is an all-in-one inkjet, but it does include printing, scanning, and copying functions that should be good enough for occasional home use. Print speeds are a bit slow, but adequate, at up to 12 pages per minute for black and 10 pages per minute for color. Buyers may suffer from sticker shock when they see the price of replacement HP PSC 1215 printer ink, however.
With a frame that is only a little larger than the average single-function inkjet printer, the PSC 1215 is great for college students, home users, and others in tight spaces. It measures 6.7x16.8x10.2 inches, with a weight of only 9.3 pounds, making it very easy to unpack and set up. A USB port is the only means of connection, and no cable is provided in the box.
The copy and scan functions are fairly limited, and rely heavily on the software for some of their functionality. For example, only 9 copies can be made from the control panel, but up to 50 when using the software. Once images are scanned into the computer, the HP Photo and Imaging software lets users organize and edit them, and the unit even includes OCR software to help convert documents to editable text.
Where the unit falls apart is its expensive replacement HP PSC 1215 ink. Although the HP PSC 1215 ink cartridges have larger yields than some inkjet models, their prices keep the cost per page comparatively high. Third-party vendors offer remanufactured HP PSC 1215 ink cartridges for around half the price, which is practically a necessity for cost-effective operation.
The PSC 1215 might be too limited for busy office users, but it's simple and compact design is easy to use, and its low purchase price is appealing. Print speeds are adequate for home users, but watch out for high printer ink prices.
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