Small in size , Big on reliability
Nov 25, 2005
Review by djs2005
Rated a Very Helpful Review
User Rating: Very Good
Ease of Use:
Pros:Fast , Cheap , small. Easy to understand. Fax quality settings.
Cons:HP logo and software.
The Bottom Line: As a printer/fax/copy machine there isn't much better. As a scanner... well just scotch-tape your document to your screen...
Okay let's get the bad stuff out first:
Recommend this product?
The software bundle with this printer is a nightmare. Best case scenario: Slow scanning , slow to open/execute software. Worst case scenario : Battles Windows into the blue screen of death ... or black screen of nothing...
There , now let's talk about the good stuff:
As a printer / fax / copy machine this thing is flawless. It spits out a print request under 3 seconds. Faxes a document while recieving a print request without freaking out. All it asks is a steady flow of paper! I appreciate the fact I can choose my scan quality for the fax (which I always send in "fine" quality )
Every now and then it beeps and a little exclamation point lights up on the control panel. I always expect to be confronted with some major problem but it's only the 3015 way of telling me to fill it up with paper again.
We (work) send/recieve about 40 faxes a day and print/copy about 50 pages a day. It would be nice if the tray could accept more than 50 pages but that's a minor issue.It isn't
our primary printer either so that makes it a little easy on the little guy (see review on HP 2500L A.K.A speed daemon).
Sometimes while scanning a receipt taped onto a sheet of paper will result in the scanner crumpling my sheet but it was never meant to be used that way either.
Since we've had this machine (about a 1y and 6mo)we have change the toner twice. At 100$ each (CAD) it's pretty decent. The toner and drum are one unit so no multiple cartridges to buy.
I don't know if HP designed it with this intention but it has a very small foot print. Great for crowded work spaces.
Overall my work with the 3015 is a joy , as long as I don't use the HP software included!
Amount Paid (US$): 339
Operating System: Windows
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