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Excellent Print Quality - economic if/when generic inks become availble
on 7 November 2012
Setting up was easy but it did not pick up a wireless `N' router easily. Even though it was located within 2 metres of the router and had an unobstructed signal, it had to be switched on and off three times before it recognised the router. The quick-start leaflet was confusing in its instruction as to how the two devices had to be paired. It is also worth noting that entering/editing the wireless password is done via a cursor-based system that is non-intuitive.
Having got the initial niggles out of the way, the positives are strong.
Once set up on the network, installing the printer on other Windows 7 and Vista devices is very straightforward.
Photo print quality on plain paper as well as matt/glossy photographic paper is excellent. Do remember to check and select the right paper under "Printer Options". The Printer Management software is also very easy to use. It also reminds to you to check that you've got paper inserted and the right way up before each print run - a useful touch because it is very easy to waste expensive ink and photo paper by getting it wrong.
At the time of writing, there are no generic ink cartridges available on the market, so the per-page cost of printing is relatively high - exacerbated by the fact that colour ink is in a single cartridge, not 3 as in the case of some printers. Nevertheless, this is an economic alternative option for creating A4 or A5 posters and leaflets as opposed to small print-runs with commercial suppliers.