3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
duplex printing issues, 13 July 2014
Printer looks impressive.
I was able to set it up on a wired ethernet network with no problems.
Print quality is OK but not outstanding.
There doesn't seem to be any difference between Normal and Best quality.
The advertised automatic double-sided printing functionality requires
purchase of a duplexer accessory costing around £50.
(watch out for weasel words in the small print!)
The scanning and copying functions work well.
You can initiate a scan either from the computer or from the printer control panel.
But there is no ability to set scanning options on the printer control panel.
A significant problem:
When printing double-sided with the duplexer, the printer driver reduces
the size of the print image by about 11%.
So you get a too-small image with too-big magins.
The printer driver claims to support booklet printing (for example: when
the paper size is A4, pairs of page images are scaled to A5 and placed
side-by-side on an A4 sheet, which is then folded to make an A5 booklet).
Thus, when you print double-sided in booklet mode you get a too-small
image with a too-small margin nearest the booklet spine and too-big
margins on the other three sides.
Apparently, reduced image size when using the duplexer is
a known problem with the 7610 printer driver.
Solution proposed by HP Support is to use the 990c driver instead.
This driver solves the problem of reduced image size when using the duplexer.
But when printing double-sided in booklet mode the image size is still
reduced (this time by about 9%).
Also the 990c driver does not support A3 paper size.
It seems that HP Support doesn't have a solution for this problem
(other than to tell affected customers to go away).
Bottom line is: do not buy this printer if you want to print double-sided A3,
or double-sided A4 in booklet mode.