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REVIEW #2

Posted for February 2005
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Hewlett-Packard
All-in-One Photosmart psc 2410
Printer, Flatbed Fax, Scanner, Copier
$299.95 or *$249.99 Canadian in 2004
$249.99 or *$199.99 in 2005 (*on sale)

 

Introduction

A true all-in-one performer, the HP 2410 is loaded with everything you need to print, fax, scan, and copy quickly and easily. Rich photo features include built-in memory card slots and HP's Photo Proof Sheet - the best way to preview, select, and print photos from memory cards without using a computer - make this a great one-stop photo-printing center. Prints at up to 4800-optimized dpi color and laser-quality black text for everyday documents. A fast 33.6 kbps fax modem sends and prints documents in color. Outstanding scanning with 1200 x 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. All of this, plus fast print at speeds of up to 21 pages per minute in black, up to 15 in color.

Software

HP Memories Disc Creator, HP Image Editor, HP Director, HP Creative Photo Projects, I.R.I.S. OCR, HP Scan to Web, HP Photo Gallery
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My Research

Why
One day I went to use my Umax scanner and it would not work. I thought that it may have been a blown fuse, but soon learned that the scanning light does eventually burn out. I figured instead of purchasing a new scanner I would buy an all in one multi-function printer. I still needed a copier and now a new scanner. I have to this day only owned HP printers and so thought to continue this tradition. Presently I have a laser 6MP which still is working after nine years, and although it only prints in black and white does so at 600 dpi. I all so own a HP Deskjet 970CSE professional Series which prints on both sides of a single sheet of paper. All the printer or MF Printers on this web site are compared to the 970 for printer accuracy.

Print Performance
I once again was not disappointed by the print performance of the HP 2410. My second reason for buying this MF printer was that a friend had one for over a year. Of coarse printing on plain paper with draft and ink save mode on type and images came out very well. The same image printed on default or normal had the same effect except colors were more vibrant. Printing with the cheapest brand glossy photo paper acid free proved that this printer had what it takes to be called a great printer. There is an option to buy if you want to print on both sides of a single sheet. The HP 970Cse has one and it saves on paper wasting.

Color Favor
Hewlett Packard printers and Lexmark compared to other brands will print more toward shades of yellow orange on any paper printed on.. This makes for a more natural photo especially where images of people or flesh tones are present as more natural. Other brand like Brother, and Epson compared to other brands will print more toward shades of green orange on any paper printed on.

Fax and Faxing
The HP 2410 faxed out and recieves at a resolution of 150 to 200 dpi on plain paper. I sent a fax to a Panasonic thermal fax machine and found that the print was less than good. I could not always make out every letter in a single word on the fax sheet as I could on the Panasonic when it received a fax. The software that came with it was easy to use. One thing I found was that you had limited options to the fax ringer. I shared the HP 2410 with a phone on the same line. Every phone call the HP ringer was so loud that I welcomed leaving the HP 2410 off till it was needed. Normally with the HP 970CSE I turn it on in the morning and off at night, but than it does not have a fax. The HP2410 does not have a duplexes on board however, memory is used to save document pages before they are sent out or to save incoming fax should you not have any plain paper in the paper tray.

Copying
If your looking for an exact copy forget it except if it is black text. I used mixed images which included text and image I also used a single image and a page of black text for this demonstration. Images came out very light on plain paper. I was not happy with this but found many multifunction printers - copy and print on the lighter side.

Input Source and Color
If your using a digital camera, even when you copy or scan, the printer has to compute and interpret each color from the source.What this means is that you and I see color but the digital camera does not. When a camera takes a photograph it does so as shades of grays. The printer has a formula used to translate gray tones into color. So when it comes to HP or other makes and models the same thing hold true for them, how will they translate gray tones. Manufactures have tried to compensate by using more than black, magenta, yellow, and cyan colors. The HP2410 uses a black number 56 and a color number 57 sealed ink cartridges. For exceptional photo printing you can buy an additional number 58 cartridge. This multifunction has only two holders for ink cartridges.

Scanner and Problems
Making or breaking the HP 2410 is the scanner the most important part of the multi function of the unit. The scanner is what allows for copying, faxing, and PC scanning into Photoshop or other imaging programs. The HP is a printer also and can do this a lone or when connected to a PC or Macintosh computer. This was where the HP 2410 would eventually fail. In the instruction manual HP suggests that you keep the glass clean in order to have a clear scan of any image and text.A fluorescent tube light which moves across the glass when scanning causes a white residue on the under side of the glass. This residue is caused by the fluorescent tube light standing in one place to long. When the scanner finishes scanning it goes back to a park mode. The fluorescent tube light is left on waiting for the next scan. While in waiting the fluorescent tube light gives off a white residue, which when used day after day becomes more denser. You can see this residue after using the scanner on the very first day. The residue is noticed where the start of the image is scanned. (see photo below) All scanners makes and models leave this residue. The idea is to park the scanning light either behind the image scanning or turn it off. The fluorescent tube light will last years longer if left on so parking behind the image best works here.

There is no way to access the under side part of the glass other than to bring the HP 2410 unit in for a professional cleaning. Depending on how much uses the scanner get will determine when service is required. No less than every four to six months, and more is better. If you rely on scanning photos and other detailed images this unit may not be for you.

I had a look at the Umax scanner after using it seven years eight hours each day and was able to remove the glass from the unit. I noticed the same thing except that Umax had compensated for this by parking the fluorescent tube light at least an inch behind the scanning part of the glass. The glass after seven years had started to become lightly residue where the top of the image would be placed. HP parks there fluorescent tube light right where the images is top is place. It is when the fluorescent tube light is on that this fine film builds up under the glass. Eventually the white mist gets thicker and as the fluorescent tube light moves back and forth it leaves grooves through this white powder. The end results is a permanent dirty glass that you have no access to clean. Anything scanned will begin to fade and photo prints will print with this mist over them.

In Closing
My friend still has his HP 2410 and loves using it to this day. I did get a chance to see it. He had been using his HP2410 mainly for photo printing from a digital camera and owned it for almost a year and liked it very much. The glass was completely covered with this white dusty like image. He said that he liked the way photos looked and was happy with this All-in-One printer. I myself brought my first and even tried a second HP2410 but eventually both were brought back to Futureshop where there was purchased. For professional use I was not impressed by the scanner. If I had HPs' special tool for removing the glass I would have bought this all in one with out no hesitation for the office one for home and one for another. HP has been building excellent printers for a long time but there is a fault in the scanning which had stopped me from buying this model.

Recommendations
My recommendations to Hewlett Packard would be to park the fluorescent tube light at least one inch back after the scan is made. Presently the fluorescent tube light parks at the top of the glass where you place the top of your document. If you want to see this flaw turn the printer on and look. over the area covered with this film. You will begin to see it after the first day of use. You can also turn off the lights in the room and use a flash light to view this build up of residue.

 Scanning dust

In time this residue travels from what you see in the photo above to covering the entire glass.
Remember: All scanners makes and models leave this residue. The idea is to park the light either behind the scanning area or to turn off the fluorescent tube light after each scan. There are models that do this. It is all about you buying and trying for yourself - that is the final word.

RATINGS

 Description  Rating 1 to 5
 Printing: On Plain paper  Excellent - 5
 Printing: On Any type of Photo paper  Excellent - 5
 Manual: Set up and instruction  Excellent - 5
 Copying: Colors print okay but on the light side of the original  Good - 4
 Faxing: Loud ring tone, sends and receives at 200 dpi  Good - 3
 Scanner: Dirty glass needs professional cleaning often  Poor - 2
 Over-All: Great Photo Printer - suitable as a home all in on  Good - 4

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Features

Inkjet: The HP PSC 2410 Photosmart™ printer/scanner/fax/copier uses inkjet technology to create great-looking documents and photos for the home or office.

Printer resolution: Up to 1200 dpi in black, up to 4800 x 1200-optimized dpi when printing from a computer

Printer speed: Up to 21 ppm for black text, up to 15 ppm for color

Scanner: Scan images and documents with 48-bit color depth.

Scanner optical resolution: Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi

Color copier: This copier reproduces up to 50 black and white or color documents at once with or without being hooked up to a computer.

Copier speed: Up to 21 cpm black text, up to 14 cpm color

Color faxing: Fax and receive color and black and white documents with 33Kbps capability.

2.5" color LCD: Preview, edit and select images from the built-in LCD.

Memory card slots: Insert a memory card into a slot to transfer images directly to the printer. Compatible cards include: CompactFlash™, SmartMedia™, Memory Stick®, SD™ card, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card™.

Borderless photos: Print 4" x 6" photos in a ready-to-frame, borderless format.

Optional 6-color printing: Simply add an additional photo cartridge for outstanding photos. Photo cartridge sold separately.

HP Instant Share™: Email photos to family and friends with ease.

Connectivity: This multifunction printer is compatible with USB. Cable is not included.

System Requirements
 
 Requires: At least Windows 2000 Pentium 133 MHz and 128MB of RAM
Windows XP Pentium 133 MHz and 128MB of RAM
Any newer computer which has at least one USB port
Run version 1.1 USB and is compatible with USB 2.0.
Is PS/2 compatible when the supplied adapter is used
35 MB on hard drive for the software if you want to use it.
CD - ROM Player at any speed
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Macintosh computers which have at least one USB port.
Run version 1.1 USB and is comparable with USB 2.0.
OS 9.1 and higher
OS 10.1 compatible
15 MB on hard drive for software, if you want to use it.
CD - ROM Player at any speed
 
   

What's in the Box
HP PSC 2410 PhotoSmart all-in-one, HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge (19 ml), HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge (17 ml), HP Photo & Imaging software and HP Memories Disc Creator on CD-ROM, setup poster, reference guide, power supply and power cord, phone cord, HP photo paper sampler, HP photo paper storage bag; USB cable not included

Technical details
 General
Device Type
Copier / Printer / Scanner / Fax
Printing Technology
Ink-jet ( color )
Monthly Duty Cycle (Maxium)
5000 impressions
Localisation
English / United Kingdom
Width
48.3 cm
Depth
39 cm
Height
23.7 cm
Weight
8.3 kg
Memory
Standard Memory
32 MB
Max Supported Memory
32 MB
Supported Flash Memory
Memory Stick, Compact Flash, Smart Media, SD Memory Card, Multimedia Card, xD-Picture Card
Copying
Max Copying Speed
21 ppm (mono) / 14 ppm (color)
Max Copying Resolution
1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / 600 x 600 dpi (color)
Max Document Enlargement
400%
Max Document Reduction
25%
Maximum Copies
50
Printing
Max Printing Resolution
1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / 1200 x 1200 dpi (color)
Max Printing Speed
21 ppm (mono) / 15 ppm (color)
Printer Drivers / Emulations
PCL 3e
Scanning
Optical Resolution
1200 x 2400 dpi
Interpolated Resolution
19200 x 19200 dpi
Grey Scale Depth
8 bit
Color Depth
48 bit
Fax Machine
Compatibility
Super G3
Fax Resolutions
200 x 200 dpi
Total Memory Capacity
50 pages
PC Faxing
Built-in
Fax Machine Features
Speed Dialing
60 station(s)
Telephone / Fax Switch
Yes
Delayed Transmission
Built-in
Remote Fax Retrieval (Polling)
Built-in
Features
Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection (DRPD), automatic redialing, alternative dialing, answering machine interface
Document & Media Handling
Max Original Size
Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Original Type
Sheets
Max Copy Size
Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Supported Media Type
Transparencies, envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, iron-on transfers, greeting cards, photo paper
Standard Media Capacity
150 sheets
Output Trays Capacity
50 sheets
Document & Media Handling Details
Input tray - 150 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Output tray - 50 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm)
PC Connectivity
PC Connection Availability
Built-in
PC Connection
USB
Operating System Support
MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, Apple MacOS 9.1 or later, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS X
Software Included
HP Memories Disc Creator, HP Image Editor, HP Director, HP Creative Photo Projects, I.R.I.S. OCR, HP Scan to Web, HP Photo Gallery
Power
Voltage Required
AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )
Power Consumption Operational
80 Watt
Miscellaneous
Consumables Included
Cartridge ( black ) - 450 pages
Cartridge ( color ) - 391 pages
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support
1 year warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 1 year
Technical support - phone consulting - 1 year
Manufacturer's product description

A true all-in-one performer, the HP 2410 is loaded with everything you need to print, fax, scan and copy photos quickly and easily. Rich photo features include built-in memory card slots and HP's Photo Proof Sheet - the best way to preview, select, and print photos from memory cards without using a computer - make this a great one-stop photo-printing center. Prints at up to 4800-optimized dpi color and laser-quality black text for everyday documents. A fast 33.6 kbps fax modem sends and prints documents in color. Outstanding scanning with 1200 x 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. All of this, plus fast print at speeds of up to 21 pages per minute in black, up to 15 in color.

Over View
Main Specs
Product Description
HP psc 2410 - multifunction (colo )
Device Type
Copier / Printer / Scanner / Fax
Fax Type
Super G3
Dimensions (WxDxH)
48.3 cm x 39 cm x 23.7 cm
Weight
8.3 kg
Localization
English / United Kingdom
Printing Technology
Ink-jet (color)
Monthly Duty Cycle (Maxium)
5000 impressions
Max Copying Speed
21 ppm (mono) / 14 ppm (color)
Max Copying Resolution
1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / 600 x 600 dpi (color)
Max Printing Speed
21 ppm (mono) / 15 ppm (color)
Max Printing Resolution
1200 x 1200 dpi (mono) / 1200 x 1200 dpi (color)
Fax Resolutions
200 x 200 dpi
Scanning
1200 x 2400 dpi
Original Size
Legal (216 x 356 mm) (Maxium)
Original Type
Sheets
Media Size
Legal (216 x 356 mm) (Maxium)
Media Type
Transparencies, envelopes, plain paper, cards, labels, iron-on transfers, greeting cards, photo paper
Standard Media Capacity
150 sheets
Output Trays Capacity
50 sheets
PC Connection Availability
Built-in
PC Connection
USB
Power
AC 110/230 V ( 50/60Hz )
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year warranty

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