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on 13 June 2012
Printer itself is cheap and cheerful. Print quality somewhat dubious - characters can be a bit fluffy - and obviously its an ink jet so will smudge, but you get what you pay for. But far less forgivable is the outrageous cost of the tiny ink cartridges. I had heard that this is HP's business model - they make a loss on the printers and sting you on the ink - and now I truly believe that - I'm effectively paying for a new printer every few dozen pages. Even 3rd party cartridges are pricey. Never will I buy HP again. And just to add insult to injury, the HP printer driver installation stuffed my firewall/router settings, which took hours on the phone to HP, the router manufacturer and BT to resolve - BT worked round it in the end but at the cost of lowering the security level of my Wifi encryption.