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Not brilliant, either, but what can you expect for around £30? A set of inks of my old, Epsom Stylus 4400 that printed so badly half the text was missing (was 4 years old) cost more!
So out with the Epsom and in with the HP.
The inks, of course - instead of 3 separate colour Epsoms, with HP it's all in one - chances are the blue (cyan) in the HP unit will get used up more quickly than the yellow or pink - but the chances of finding cheaper compatible replacement cartridges should be greater than with Epsom - a long-standing gripe with Epsom users.
It's a whole lot quieter. OK, my old Epsom was vintage technology, by comparison as it made lots of noises preparing itself and actual printing sounded industrial, compared to the (relative) swish silence of this HP.
Problems setting up - it was dead easy except for finding out where and how to load the inks. Having only ever had, or used the Epsom before my experience with printers and their layout was nil. Once done and it's been smooth, quiet printing since, with the quality that you'd expect these days - am sure there are better out there but for all intents and purposes, looks spot on. Scanning briefly makes more than noise than expected but the quality's good and there's a wide choice of settings, from basic draft to jpeg, to fine photo to TIFF.
So, having been on a really tight budget, this HP got me out of a spot. I don't print much, so haven't got through the supplied inks yet, and not tried photo printing - I didn't buy it for that. I'd prefer a black bodied printer to the rather beige of this but I wasn't buying style and looks.
For the money, there are a few cheapo basic models around, that you can pick up from the likes of Argos etc. This HP seemed to offer just that little bit more - features as well as value and it's well cheap with delivery included from Amazon. HP are good also for their online support. On this basis then it's a good little printer, with the advantages easily outnumbering any minor gripes.