The HP PSC series is a performer in my book. It is a functional multi-use printer/scanner/copier that has helped with my home office needs well.
The PSC 1610 is an older multi-function model, but don't let that deter you. It has performed flawlessly for me, and I use it almost daily.
I was attracted to this model especially due to its copier/scanner functions, effectively replacing a scanner that I had used before.
It also prints quickly and makes both color and b/w copies with aplomb.
For scanning purposes, it has a large flatbed scanner built in, meaning I could scan materials larger than the standard 8 x 11 letter size. Scans and copies are of high resolution.
Regarding reliability, it has operated flawlessly since the day I purchased it, a boon for me. This is HP quality at its finest.
Cons for the PSC Series are minor and hard to find. However, the most glaring issue is that the scanning function seems to require with using the software HP provides. This software is not as effective as what I am looking for and has some bugs to it. I find that I do not use the provided image manipulation software for anything beyond scanning, meaning I dispatch my own image manipulation software after I am done scanning.
Also, for heavy copying use, it needs materials to be individually inserted by hand, meaning multi-page batch jobs are something it cannot do. This is small potatoes compared to having to run to a store to pay for a copy machine or alternately needing a full-sized copy machine at your house.
I recommend using the HP PSC 1610 for anyone who needs more than an inkjet and it especially is useful for anyone who runs a business from their a home office. Later models in the PSC series seem to maintain the quality standards as seen with the one I own.