The HP Deskjet F380 from Hewlett Packard (HP), combines photo and document printing, copying and scanning or does 'all-in-one' printing, at a reasonably low cost. Rely on HP to give you quality printing of photo reprints and texts economically cheap and easy. It is ideal for end users with low volume printing needs at home or at the workplace. It comes in efficient print cartridges that do not consume a lot of ink. The printer's key features include:
HP Photosmart software helps you to organize, share, and edit photos conveniently with an easy set up. HP Photosmart Real Life technologies helps remove unwanted red eyes in the photos.
Print or copy at up to 20 ppm black and 14 ppm color, and also works for a color and black-and-white copying minus the PC. Achieve laser-quality when printing texts, and vibrant, borderless colored photos in desired sizes. Its quality scanning helps you preserve photos and repair the damaged ones. The scanner has an optical resolution of 1,200 pixels per inch, which is high enough to allow you to scan and enlarge a photo without much distortion. The black cartridges are replaceable with each other, and you can also choose to print your text only from the black cartridge without having to replace the photo cartridge. An optional HP 58 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge is sold separately that enables 6-ink printing.
The HP Deskjet F380 has no fax support, sometimes suffers from slow speed printing with subpar outputs, noise, and has no automatic document feeder. These are some of the issues that are common to users. It is not recommended for elaborate printing and high volume text printing. Photo output is however, better than the text and graphics printing. The process is still relatively slow but photo quality is good provided you are willing to wait.
The plus side of the HP F380 is its minimalist approach and compact design that can fit easily into your desks. HP Deskjet F380 is essentially just an all-in-one no frills printer that does basic printing, scanning and copying or 'psc' all-in-one printing. It brags a low price tag for a printer that does it all.
The HP Deskjet F380 Printer covers the essentials and makes for a good bargain considering that it is priced at only about $70. If you are looking for a multi function device intended for light duty home office utility or if you are interested primarily for photocopying, scanning, and printing all text pages, this printer is for you.