Hewlett-Packard, a name synonymous with the computer revolution, has introduced another model in its successful line of all-in-one office printers. The new OfficeJet J6424, as its name implies, uses inkjet technology. That makes it far more affordable than a color laser printer. Maintenance is easier too, as snap-in, snap-out ink cartridges replace the lasers’ messy toner.
What distinguishes this HP from much of its competition is its ability to print or copy two-sided documents. In today’s world, where conservation of resources is on everybody’s mind, two-sided documents are becoming the norm. Other “two-sided” printers may require printing the first side, pulling the paper out, flipping it (right side up, of course), and fitting it back into the paper tray. This usually results in user error, wasted time, and frayed tempers. The J6424, on the other hand, will copy both sides of any document with just a touch of a button.
While this device is well-suited to business, it also makes an excellent printer for the home. Faxing is fast and simple, without the need for a separate, cumbersome desktop fax machine. Scanning is trouble-free. Invitations, announcements, maps, and school projects emerge in sharp, smear-free color. Work done at home comes out as crisp and professional as anything printed in the office. Students at all levels can run off two-sided copies of worksheets, assignments, reading lists, tables and charts. Photographs “pop” on matte or glossy paper, and it’s easy to print your vacation pictures or black-and-white art shots for your album or portfolio.
This latest OfficeJet benefits from the usual Hewlett-Packard advantages, including clear instruction, simple set-up, and outstanding customer support. Any office, small business, or active family will get more than their money’s worth with this sturdy, versatile machine.