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Sunday, January 18, 2009

HP Officejet Pro L7590 Review

I purchased a HP Officejet Pro L7590 on sale for $150 on sale from a mail order supply company. The list price is $299 and I have seen it on sale at local stores for $199, but the prices are often lower if you shop online. A one year warranty was included.

Previously I have used a L7580 to print about 3,000 pages a month and that machine has worked well except for the scan/fax feeder which has frequent feed failures. The L7590 has an attachment that allows printing both sides of the paper but is otherwise very similar to the L7580. So far the scan/fax feeder has been working great on the new printer.

The printer is very fast especially in draft mode. The box claimed a maximum print speed of 35 ppm in black and 34 ppm in color. The print quality is good enough in draft mode for most purposes. We have had no problems scanning or faxing. There are 3 color and one black ink cartridges. An XL version for the cartridges is available and using the XL option, and selecting draft printing, will give you a very low cost per page printed. There are 2 print heads that are separate from the ink tanks. I have printed more than 20,000 pages on the L7580 (that uses the same print heads) and they have not needed replacement yet.

I did have some difficulty installing software for the machine. HP is no longer offering telephone tech support so I used their internet support. The online support was able to resolve the problem but it took two sessions and about two hours. All things considered this printer is a good fit for my needs and a good value for the money.

Glenn Lamb is the author and owner of Texas Capital Mortgage in Houston Texas.

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