With a pleasing, rounded design and the ability to handle inkjet printing, scanning, and copying, the HP PSC 2179 is a great option for home users. It can even print at up to 18 pages per minute in black and 13 pages per minute in color, though this is highly dependent on quality settings. Buyers will want to seek third-party HP PSC 2179 printer ink supplies, however, as OEM versions are expensive to replace.
The PSC 2179 won't consume a lot of desk space, with its footprint of 17.8x14.1 inches and a height of just 10.7 inches. It also weighs less than 18 pounds, so it is easy to unpack and setup. Its only connection option is a single USB port, though it does include memory card slots on the front of the device. Without a color screen to select images, however, most users will want to load these images into the computer first. The 100-sheet input paper tray will be a good fit for individual use.
A bundle of HP Photo and Imaging software is included, which will get users started in making creative projects or enhancing and printing their photos. The unit even includes ReadIris Pro software for optical character recognition, to turn scanned documents into editable text.
The unit is capable of 6-color printing for improved photo quality, but the cost of HP PSC 2179 ink cartridges makes this a little prohibitive, as users must add an optional "photo color" supply to take advantage of it. Third-party sellers offer more cost-effective remanufactured HP PSC 2179 ink cartridges, however, as a much better alternative.
Buyers who want a simple inkjet printer that can also scan and copy will be pleased with the price and performance of the PSC 2179. Potential buyers should be aware of the HP PSC 2179 printer ink costs, though, and those who need networking or more advanced options would be better off paying a bit more for a better-equipped model.
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.
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