Home users who want to print, copy, or scan photos will find an all-in-one solution with the HP PSC 2357 inkjet printer. It is small enough for most desk surfaces, features a color LCD screen, and offers a number of ways to get photos in and out. Its rated print speeds are up to 23 pages per minute for black and 18 pages per minute for color, but watch out for high prices on HP PSC 2357 printer ink.
Instead of a more office-centric design with an automatic document feeder, the PSC 2357 keeps things simple with a flatbed scanner that can fit materials up to 8.5x11.7 inches in size. Optical character recognition can help digitize text documents, but professional reviewers weren't overly pleased with scanning results for photos.
The machine has a footprint of just 17.2x11.1 inches, and is just 6.7 inches tall when the flip-up display is laid flat. The control panel is fairly basic, but easy to use, with dedicated buttons for common functions like black and color copies. Reviewers disliked its limited 100-sheet paper tray, but the average home user should find it adequate for light-duty use.
A USB port provides a connection to a PC or Mac computer, but neither wireless nor wired network sharing is included. The PictBridge port and memory card slots included on the front of the device are an easy way to load and print photos, however, without the need for a computer at all.
When it comes to printer ink costs, the HP PSC 2357 ink cartridges suffer from the same high prices as many other models. Although high-capacity versions of HP PSC 2357 ink cartridges can reduce the cost per page somewhat, the best option is to utilize remanufactured HP PSC 2357 ink at a fraction of the OEM price.
The PSC 2357 inkjet printer does an excellent job of photo sharing and printing, even without some of the web-centric features of some competing models. Users who need a little more capacity or features like mobile printing might want to spend a little more for a better model, however.
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