With a space-saving design and impressive print speeds, the HP PSC 1605 all-in-one inkjet printer is a great home office or family solution for printing, scanning, and copying. It can print and copy up to 23 pages per minute in black and 18 pages per minute in color, and a few nice extras like memory card slots make it more convenient for photo printing. The control panel is limited, however, and HP PSC 1605 printer ink is not as affordable as that of competing models.
The PSC 1605 adopts the flatbed scanner and front tray design of many of HP's all-in-one models, but it has served them well for years. The device measures 6.8x17.3x11.2 inches, and even with the HP PSC 1605 printer ink supplies installed, it is just a bit over 12 pounds. The input tray can hold up to 100 sheets, but the output tray is limited to half that.
For such a low price, a few tradeoffs were made. The unit lacks faxing capabilities, and it has no automatic document feeder, for example. It does include memory card slots and a PictBridge port, but without a larger screen on the control panel, these will best be used along with the included software for easier control.
Those enamored with its low price tag will be less so when they need to replace the HP PSC 1605 ink cartridges. Adding an extra photo color HP PSC 1605 ink cartridge will get even better photo quality, but it is yet another extra expense, though remanufactured supplies are available at lower costs from third-party vendors.
For a photo inkjet printer that can also scan and copy, the PSC 1605 is actually a pretty good value. Its quality and speed are both more than adequate for the average home user, as long as they only need it for light-duty use.
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