Wow, an A3 capable Inkjet printer with a 250 sheet paper tray for only £75!
We are amazed to find an A3 inkjet printer for such a low price, so what is the catch?
In our recent article 'Pay-As-You-Go-Printers', we listed the latest printer models which use ink cartridges costing a similar amount to the initial purchase price of the machine. We fear that the HP Officejet 7510 falls into this category because it uses HP 932xl / 933xl ink tanks costing £60 per set. HP state that they will print up to 825 pages in colour, and 1000 pages in black, however printing A3 documents and pictures will drastically reduce these numbers, particularly if ink coverage is high.
Being an A3 capable printer, the Officejet 7510 occupies a much larger footprint on the desk compared to A4 models. Home users may find this printer is too large to sit comfortably on their desks. The large paper tray capacity (250 sheets) also makes it a tall machine, potentially preventing it from being housed under a shelf or cupboard.
This HP Officejet has been available for a while now and has received decent reviews, typically scoring 4.1/5. Picking up on the negative points, customers have commented about the sometimes noisy operation and slow printing. By reading these comments it appears the 7510 is susceptible to paper jams, and the absence of an A3 scanning facility.
On a positive note, the Officejet 7510 offers good print quality with a decent scanner. The large 250 sheet paper tray is a bonus for business users.
The initial purchase price is very low for an A3 printer, but on-going cartridge costs soon detract significantly from its value for money. There are no refillable or compatible cartridges available for this model.
A possible alternative to this machine is the Brother DCP-J4120DW A4/A3 printer. Refillable and compatible cartridges are available for this machine.