A lowish cost inkjet printer
from Hewlett Packard
(or simply HP
as they wish to be known).
The printer is beige
in colour and has a footprint roughly the size of an A3
sheet of paper, with a large grey
feed tray jutting out from the front. In the top left corner on the front of the printer is the on/off switch
, the paper feed
button and an indicator as to whether ink supplies are low.
Internally, the printer can take two cartridge
s-one black and white
, one colour
. This is a handy feature, as with all printers, as your B&W cartridge doesn't get run down during colour printouts and vice versa. On the back of the printer there is a standard parallel port
to communicate with the computer and a power connector. There is also a large rotary switch
which unlocks the back panel.
This printer is (sadly) a Winprinter
, and HP have put out official drivers for Bill's OS
has the drivers on its disc, and Red Hat
(other distros?) include an unofficial
program which converts normal postscript
into the language the Deskjet uses. It provides some fantastic results to say the least.
All in all, this is a printer which has lasted me for ages, and would suit any home
. If you want to have THE cheapest printer, however, buy a Lexmark