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HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One Printer (Print, Scan, Copy)

by HP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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  • Do it all – print, scan and copy at home with this affordable, easy-to-use all-in-one
  • Compact, space-saving design and attractive styling mean it can be used in any room.
  • Get started straightaway – simple to set up and installs right out of the box in just a few minutes.
  • Be sure of reliable, affordable performance with HP Deskjet – celebrating more than 20 years as the world’s top-selling printer brand.
  • Save money and resources – low-consumption design cuts energy use in half compared with previous products.
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Technical Details
BrandHP
Item Weight3.6 Kg
Product Dimensions40.6 x 42.7 x 24.9 cm
Item model numberCQ198B
Colorblack
Wattage10 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB0055J4HAA
Best Sellers Rank 9,139 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 Kg
Date First Available25 Jun 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One is designed for home users who want a compact and affordable all-in-one device, one with simple, intuitive controls that allow quick and easy printing, scanning and copying of everyday documents.

Print, scan and copy with one compact, affordable and easy-to-use device

Do it all – print, scan and copy at home with this affordable, easy-to-use all-in-one. Its compact, space-saving design and attractive styling mean it can be used in any room. Get high-quality results whatever you print or copy – ideal for everyday documents. Get started straightaway – simple to set up and installs right out of the box in just a few minutes.

Enjoy reliable, affordable performance from the world’s top-selling printer brand.1

Be sure of reliable, affordable performance with HP Deskjet – celebrating more than 20 years as the world’s top-selling printer brand.1 Print more pages with optional high-capacity ink cartridges. Get peace of mind with the one-year limited warranty plus HP Total Care advice and support.

1. Results based on IDC inkjet product shipment data through 2010.

2. Compared with HP 301 ink cartridges (XL cartridges not included, please purchase separately); based on HP published yields, actual yields vary based on printer used, images printed and other factors (see www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies).

HP Deskjet Printer

Free and easy recycling

HP’s Planet Partners recycling service helps to conveniently discard products in an environmentally sound fashion. Free, convenient recycling ensures that ink cartridges are recycled responsibly. HP never refills, resells or sends ink cartridges to a landfill.

See inside cartridge boxes for return materials (availability varies by country/region) or visit: www.hp.com/recycle to order postage paid return shipping materials or find other return options.

HP Deskjet Printer

ENERGY STAR qualified, this printer is optimised for efficient energy use. That means it will save you money by reducing energy costs and help to protect the environment without sacrificing features or performance. HP products that earn the ENERGY STAR qualification minimise greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the risk of climate change by meeting strict energy guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. So you can be sure you are getting a great value printer that won't cost the earth.

Original HP supplies

Ink is much more than just coloured water; the unique, hi-tech formula for HP ink is designed to work with all the mechanical parts of the print cartridge, and the printer itself, to deliver high quality results across a wide range of papers, in a variety of environmental conditions.

Why Original HP Inks?

It takes up to three years to develop new inks, so a huge amount of work goes into producing Original HP Inks, from the selection of superior ingredients to precision engineering of both the chemical formula of the ink and the high-performance ink cartridge components.

The print cartridge itself is the product of years of research and development and is much more than just an ink tank. The integrated print head on an HP cartridge includes an intelligent circuit that controls the hundreds of nozzles, each finer than a human hair, which deliver the ink onto the page. Each drop of ink is fired onto the page on the back of a tiny vapour blast of heat 7 times the intensity of the sun that lasts for just two millionths of a second; this energy blast exposes the ink drop to forces up to one million G’s. Some of the latest Original HP ink cartridges can deliver in excess of 29 million drops per second.

In many of HP’s home printers, over 50% of the printing technology is contained within the cartridge itself; which means every time you replace your Original HP Ink Cartridge you are installing a brand new print engine. Original HP Inks are developed in conjunction with HP papers to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. The result is the perfect balance of colour, permanence and reliability.

Standard Value Packs/XL packs

HP offers a range of ink cartridges tailored to the way you print. To help you make smart choices about printing and costs, HP has created a portfolio of cartridge offerings with various price tags for you to choose from.

Standard cartridges

  • For everyday printing that is precise and affordable
  • Best value for moderate volumes of printing
  • High quality and reliable printing

Value XL cartridges

  • For high volume printing, choose high capacity XL cartridges
  • Best value for large volumes of printing
  • More prints with fewer cartridge changes
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Original HP Paper

Regardless of what your ideas call for HP offers papers for all occassions: from inkjet paper for everyday usage to transparencies and iron on transfer sheets on to water colour papers for gallery-quality reproductions with brilliant precise colours. For more information go to hp.com/supplies.

Manufacturer's Description

HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One Printer


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
239 of 241 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deskjet 1050A AIO Review 6 Oct 2011
By TroZe
Great printer.
Cheap, simple and does the job - don't expect anything complex/advanced for the price you're paying.

- Feeds from top (no inline feed below).
- Scanner
- Copier
- Cheap Ink

Comes with power cable, both a black and colour cartridge to get you going and various documentation.

But remember THIS PRINTER DOES NOT COME WITH A USB CABLE.
But remember THIS PRINTER DOES NOT COME WITH A USB CABLE.
But remember THIS PRINTER DOES NOT COME WITH A USB CABLE.

I didn't realise (after ordering a new one in a hurry, as my old one died on me) and when it came, I noticed that the USB cable isn't included so I had to purchase a new one off Amazon.
>>> HP USB Cable A-B 2 Metre C6518A was perfect for the job, not too long, not too short of a cable, very cheap and free delivery.
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90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Perfect if you don't want to print or scan 18 Jan 2012
I bought this printer about 4 months ago, as my Epson Stylus finally died on me after years of printing. I didn't want to spend any huge amount on a printer, so I opted for the HP1050 All-in-one. Since then, I've spent roughly 80 a month on ink cartridges - it uses up colour ink after just 8-12 pages. But even more frustrating than that, is that if one colour runs out, the whole printer stops functioning, as the colour cartridge is 3-in-1. So if you use up all the yellow, you still can't print in another colour (except Black & White) until you've replaced the cartridge.
Each time you install a new ink cartridge, it prints a test page that you have to scan in to set the alignment - doing this every 10 pages is infuriating. Especially if you forget that it will print the test page (I use higher gsm paper for some of my printing - neglecting to swap that for normal gsm paper when it prints the test page equates to wasted expensive paper) Also - scanning in for alignment is problematic as the scanner doesn't work. (see my next point)

I used the scanner to scan in 8 pages, and now it no longer scans. I'm using a high spec iMac, but it just crashes each time I try & open the scanning application. I've searched online for the solution to this problem, but it seems a lot of people are experiencing the same issues.

I contacted HP about the low print yield per cartridge and they were worse than useless. My 7 year old nephew would have been better suited to answer the question.

Basically, it's a dreadfully expensive printer, and a non existent scanner.
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124 of 130 people found the following review helpful
Yes, it's inexpensive-feeling and cheap-looking, very heavy on ink costs, does not include the appropriate cable, etc. -- these are downsides that a savvy shopper can find out before purchasing.

However, when I was shopping for a new printer, I read a lot of reviews about this model and I didn't see the problem that mine suffers from described before I bought it. (On help forums, I've since seen a few mentions of other people having my exact problem, with no solution to it. So mine isn't the only one.)

My 1050 scanned one time only, but after that, the scanning simply would not work. Because it worked once, I know it *should* work. I have Vista, which it's supposed to be totally compatible with. I spent 8 hours trying to figure the scanning problem out -- searching internet discussion forums, searching the HP site, searching the manual, tinkering with the cords, uninstalling and reinstalling the software for the printer (5 times; both via the included disk and via the HP site), uploading all the fixes and updates for this printer offered by HP, etc.

Very annoying, as I do need to scan regularly. It's too late for me to return it, so I'm stuck with it.

By the way, if you are having a similar problem, you may be able to find alternative programs on your computer that will allow you to scan.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Xavi
Verified Purchase
If you print sporadically and most of the time you print documents, spreadsheets and boarding passes (not photos or high-quality images) then this printer is Awesome.

It is very cheap, not too big, quite silent when printing...

Note that this model (HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One Printer) does NOT come with WiFi or Ethernet support, you CAN'T print from your iPhone or iPad through AirPrint, there's a review here that says it works but it doesn't have this feature, it is a really basic printer to "get the job done" which is what I was looking for.

You need to buy an EXTRA USB CABLE (I bought one as per a reviewer suggestion and it works great, colour is black by the way, arrived the same day as the printer).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HP Deskjet 1050A all in one Printer 25 July 2012
By mac
Verified Purchase
I cannot speak too highly of this Printer. It is far less complicated and easier to use than my precious Printer yet it does everything that my previous one did. For example when I switched on the old printer it used to take several minutes before you could print anything. Plus it seemed to take a long time from a switching off to going off. I no longer have this problem. I like the black ink being separate to the coloured ink so you can just replace the black or the coloured ink. I also noticed as soon as I put the ink in the printer was ready to go where as the old printer had to 'charge up' and then quite often had to clear any blockage which used half a cartridge sometimes.
This printer came recommended and I would pass on any recommendation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
very good item
Published 7 hours ago by Martin B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Really useful
There is nothing particularly special about this printer but it does its job and is easy to set up. It also folds down quite well so not too difficult to transport. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and nasty
O.K. I accept that you get what you pay for but this thing gobbled up ink at a phenomenal rate so it went into a waste skip.
Published 1 month ago by R. Barratt
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, but nothing special and far better printers out there
This printer is probably ideal for someone who prints mostly documents on an occasional basis. If you do a lot of printing, the ink costs will soon mount up as the supplied black... Read more
Published 1 month ago by red0209
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst printer money could buy!
Since day one had trouble with my HP Deskjet 1050 printer. Replaced the printer but same old story. Cartridges (genuine HP cartridges) either do not register correctly or need to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MR A.S GROENEWALD
4.0 out of 5 stars HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One Printer
The scanning, printing and copying are all great. It is relatively easy to use these functions and the quality is good. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TINY
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and Cheerful
Just what I expected, for the price it is really good value, and it even came with the ink required
Published 4 months ago by Andrew P. Ritchie
1.0 out of 5 stars A printer that won't print!
I bought this hoping it would serve me well! But so far I have had a replacement and the latest one refuses to print. It is now out of warranty and I am with a dud machine!
Published 5 months ago by Ruby2shoes
4.0 out of 5 stars HP Deskjet 1050A All-in-One Printer (Print,Scan,Copy
It has been a well used machine since being received, both with the black and coloured ink. It has been a good choice. Thank you.
Published 6 months ago by Marian Knell
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Value
For the price of this printer it works very well. Easy to install. Had a bit of trouble getting it delivered as the parcel did not have my house number on it so it went back to the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Liz Sanger
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