About one year ago I was in the market for a new printer. I wanted one that could help me streamline my computer desk. I chose the HP Photosmart 2570 because it does everything I need for my office output.
I can scan, copy, and print with this machine. It is front loading so adding paper is a breeze compared to other machines I have had to struggle with. Copy and scan modes are located on the keypad right on top of the unit; I do not have to open a program on the computer to perform those tasks. The printer also has USB and picture card plug-ins on the front for direct photo print/save features.
Print speed averages at 30-ppm black 24-ppm color. Pictures on photo paper are truly magnificent and take slightly longer to print.
Ink cartridges are simple to change. Plus they do not leak. I have had that issue in the past and I was pleasantly surprised to find my hands still clean after changing the cartridge. This unit takes only HP ink cartridges, one black and one tri-color. The price is comparable to other brands if not a little less, and you can purchase bulk packages if need be.