Review of HP Officejet® 7000 Wide Format Printer
These days it isn’t only graphic professionals who require wide format printers with their usage emerging widely for a range of small business customers too. With the vast popularity as well as increased usage in different fields for printing not only A4 spreads or private posters but it also resolves the purpose of price lists and brochures making the additional width far more than just a luxury. That’s just where the Officejet 7000 comes into the picture. With an easy design and set up, the printer could be a great solution for large printing.
Above all the HP Officejet 7000 wide format printer is designed for common duties of A4 printing as well making it an impeccable strengthening solution for varied printing chores with wide format printing being its strength.
The front cover as well as the top of the unit are glossy black in color with the rest of the body having a textured finish, as an example insertion and output trays which happens to be both telescopic do not require to be expanded except in the case when you are printing A3 and A3+ pages. Controls of the HP officejet 7000 wide format printer are quite straight forward with four different buttons along the front edge for power, paper feed, job cancel and network. The four indicators represent individual cartridge for low ink and the charging cycles. At the rear are provided standard USB and Ethernet ports for connectivity.
The actual setup of the printer includes the printer’s cover being lifted up to clip the print head which is semi permanent straight into carriage, before pushing all the four ink tanks to their specified location in the head of the printer which is undoubtedly much easier than it sounds. The multiple page print job appears to be a task though where the HP Officejet 7000 wide format printer fails to perform as per the requirements. When you send a five page text task it usually requires 52 seconds faffing before even printing the initial paper sheet. Printing the same for the second time decreases the time from 1.26 minutes to 54 seconds as it needs 23 seconds to process the job the second time. Though disappointing, it’s still in line with other competitors.
FIVE –Â Controls
The various knobs and features implanted on this printer are easy to understand and use. Moreover the user interface is enhanced through the panel located in the front.
FOUR –Â Software
The software installation is user friendly as the printer had all drivers installed along for different version of Windows and Mac OS X. No support is available on the CD but the OEM website guides you and provides HPLIP driver which is compatible with Linux.
The print quality seems to be varied according to what exactly you look at. Text which is in black is usually well printed with yet little bit of feathering which renders less sharpness in appearance at the marginal level. Colour graphics is always delivered sleek and straight with absolutely no registration issues.
The standard HP Officejet 7000 wide format printer’s black ink cartridge prints around 420 ISO pages but the Value cartridges are invariably suitable for 700 color pages and 1200 black pages therefore even for a much demanding office you would not require to attend the printer’s requirements after every week.
With hardly any visible lags, this HP printer offers a notch above other printers in its price range with all the features it offers.
The color inkjet should satiate the needs of most small businesses by giving them the power to print documents that are huge in size at a rather affordable price tag.