Review on HP PSC 500 Printer
The HP Printer-Scanner-Copier 500 (PSC 500) series was designed for the home market. This multi-function device provides excellent print quality, a high quality flatbed scanner and a color copy machine all-in-one space-saving package. Few of the brilliant features of this product are magnificent photo-quality color printing and copying, Flatbed scanning, maximum of A4 paper, HP PhotoREt II for bright, vibrant images. You can also scan documents at the touch of a button. This machine is easy to set up and easy to use.
The HP PSC 500 is one system that makes creative high quality projects convenient and easy for the whole family. With your HP PSC 500, you can print, scan, or copy documents in full color. Professional owners typically who need to save money or desk space for dedicated scanners, printers, copiers and fax machines will definitely be satisfied with this multi-functional device which has printing, copying and fax functions with excellent quality. Hence, HP is just one of several peripheral manufacturers tailoring all-in-one multifunction devices to the needs of these small business owners.
The Hewlett-Packard PSC 500 provides impressive family and school projects with or without your PC. Its primary features are color printing, scanning and copying which are in fact designed to work together. You will get a vivid color and photo-quality using HP PhotoREt II color-layering technology for lifelike skin tones at 6.5 pages per minute (ppm). The Laser-caliber black text brings a professional look to resumes, papers and presentations at 9 ppm. The HP PSC 500 supports variety of media which includes index cards, legal and letter size paper, envelopes, labels and transparencies. Also your projects can be printed in crisps color on greeting cards, photographs and T-shirt transfers. This multi-function printer provides easy scanning and photo editing for all kinds of projects, even for a novice user.
- FIVE – Copier features
One of the strongest features of the PSC 5000 printer is its copier feature. This unit's copier can make up to 50 copies just with the press of a button. It can also enlarge or reduce copies from 25 to 400% and can even copy in color. It automatically senses whether your original print is color or black and white. There are several other cool features for the copier. They are Auto Fit, Poster Maker, 2-in-1 and Clone for wallet size photos. The unit is can also carry out of these copying functions even when the computer is not turned on which is another advantage of this machine.
- FOUR – Printing features
Using the HP PSC 500 you can print in color on a variety of paper types and sizes. This includes letter and A4-size paper, envelopes, labels, cards, banner paper and even custom-sized letterhead or stationery. The HP PSC 500 has an inkjet printer which uses the same color inkjet cartridges used in every other HP products. It is a benefit that it uses such a widely available consumable device. The unit uses a two-cartridge system which is a good thing as it prevents the hassle of changing the cartridge every time you want to switch from color to black printing.
- THREE – Scanning features
The scanning functions of the HP PSC 500 are well-realized. The package has software which allows the unit to optically recognize text. This makes it possible to place printed pages on the scanner's flatbed, scan them in and have the character shapes on the page recognized and automatically translated into your word processor. This feature can be an enormous time saver. The flatbed of the scanner can scan a maximum A/A4 paper size.
- TWO – Performance
The Print speeds in PSC 500 vary according to the complexity of the document, but it ranges from 9 pages per minute (ppm) in 'Econofast' black to 4.3 ppm in 'best' mode. Color speeds range from 6.5 ppm to 1 ppm in best mode. The PSC500 is mainly designed for PC users. This is supplied with drivers Windows98, Windows NT, Windows2000 and Windows Millennium edition. It requires a bi-directional parallel port connection. The PSC works very well with the port configured in ECP mode.
- ONE – PhotoREt technology
The printer uses HP's PhotoREt resolution enhancement technology which delivers 600 x 600 dpi black output and 1200 dpi color with PhotoRetII. The ink is deposited on the paper by using a 'drop-on-demand thermal inkjet' technology. The drop size of PhotoREtII printers is in the range of 8-10 picolitres which is more than enough for professional looking business documents. The PhotoREtII makes use of a new ink cartridge which fires ink drops that are 70% smaller than previous HP DeskJet/HP OfficeJet print cartridges. These are claimed to be 'the smallest drops of ink in the inkjet printing industry'.
The HP PSC 500 makes an outstanding scanner, copier and printer for teenagers and other home users. The advantages of this device are that the images are sharp; it prints fairly fast and is quiet. It is an all-in-one unit for a pretty reasonable price.