Deskjet: main features, pros and cons, bugs and problems

 Brief history          

            The Hewlett Packard (HP) Deskjet is a printing device that was developed in 1984, but sold on the market in 1988. The printers range in various sizes that are ideal for home use – from those that are small and light, to large and industrial. When the first HP Deskjets were manufactured and sold to consumers, they came equipped with a few features. The first feature was a cut sheet feeder built inside the machine. The other features were a ppm of 2, and a dpi of 300. Later builds of the HP Deskjet contained additional features that enhanced its completion of printing tasks like the ability to landscape print. It was not until 1987 when HP manufactured Deskjets with full color inkjets.

Main features

            The HP Deskjet printers are unique from other HP printers is based on several features. The first feature is that HP Deskjets have a constructed range between 25% and 35% materials that are recycled. The second feature is that the Deskjets can print under ten pages per minute, as opposed to Officejet that produces sixteen pages per minute. The third unique feature is that Deskjets have the ability to print without reliance on a computer – all it needs is a web. The fourth feature is that Deskjets can automatically produce printing that’s two-sided.

            The HP Deskjets supports different drivers for operating systems like Windows and Mac that are built in for a convenient use. There are different drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, for the reason to provide the correct updates that correspond correctly with both computer and printers. The drivers should be used for the printers, for the reason that despite having provided software, the HP website offers newer updates, fixes, and software features that would not be found with the original physical software. The drivers are free to download.

Pros & cons

            The HP Deskjets have many pros. The first pro regarding the brand of printers is that it retains the consistency of colors, while resisting fades. The printers do so without leaving printed papers saturated with colored ink that makes the paper feel more like a tray of water, than an actual document. Meanwhile, there’s enough ink to produce a well maintained, satisfied paper without fades. The second pro is that for the most detailed jobs where other printers may fail, Deskjets have the capacity to produce sharp lines to bring out the true-to-life image quality. The third pro is that they contain pigment/UV ink options that are water resistance. The fourth pro is that for such a production of great print jobs, they’re affordable, and don’t require as much maintenance unlike other brands like the Officejet.

            While HP Deskjets have their pros like other electronics, they have their downsides as well. The first con of HP Deskjets is that for many printers, wired networking isn’t possible, the reason being for the lack of an Ethernet port. The disadvantage of lacking an Ethernet port is that only a single user can print. The second con is that while the printing results are top quality without fades or saturated ink-filled papers, they can become rather costly in the long run, especially if you’re printing in high volume of colored photos and documents. While the pricing of the printers are great, most of them being under $100, the downside to this is that they’re not built to last.

Bugs & problems

            The major bugs and problems that HP Deskjet users may encounter are several. The first problem is quite common among Deskjet users – a print head that can go bad quite quickly, resulting in the white lines that go through the prints (the reason is that the nozzles are clogged). The second problem is communication failures that result in unfamiliar characters that appear more like alien language in a science-fiction movie, than anything else. While the problem can be resolved by simply rechecking wires and tightening them, it can be a common and frequent problem that Deskjets will encounter.