HP Introduces New Printers (Part 5)
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has again presented some new multifunctional devices, the HP DeskJet 3720 being almost identical to the HP DeskJet 3730. A great feature of both models is their extremely compact design, which is why the manufacturer makes the models the smallest multifunctional printer in the world designated. Despite the dimensions, the functionality does not suffer, of course. Whether WLAN module, innovative apps and smartphone control – the models even offer more than many of their bigger brothers.
HP DeskJet 3720 and HP DeskJet 3730 – Compact and versatile
With the dimensions of 45 x 20 x 20 cm, the two multifunction printers are really very compact and fit wonderfully into even the smallest gap on the desk. The range of functions for the HP DeskJet 3720 and HP DeskJet 3730 includes a print, scan and copy function. The manufacturer HP has also thought of a USB interface and a WLAN module. The printers can be operated practically via smartphone and tablet. Mobile printing is possible via Apple AirPrint and HP Wireless Direct Printing, among other things.
The printing speed is 8 pages per minute for black and white printing and 5.5 pages per minute for color printing. The disadvantage is that there is no ADF function and that the scan unit suffers from its compact dimensions, since only one sheet can be processed via the feeder and the sheet has to be inserted very precisely. In summary, the two all-in-one printers are particularly suitable for users who also want to print and scan via smartphone or tablet.
Innovative functions in the new HP DeskJets
A special feature is the innovative social media Snapchat app that the manufacturer recently released and which can be used for the two printer models HP DeskJet 3720 and HP DeskJet 3730. With this app, photos from well-known social networks can be customized and printed out directly. The app is completely free and available for Windows, Android and iOS. In addition, suitable photo paper is offered, which must be purchased separately as it is not included in the scope of delivery of the models. These are optionally available in 10 x 15 , 10 x 21 and 13 x 18 cm in our online shop .
Scanners with scroll feed technology
As mentioned, you have to accept small restrictions with regard to the compact design. This can be seen, for example, in the scanner technology used, which is called scroll feed. This includes a form of feeder scanner that is equipped with a reading line that is built across the width of the printer. In this way, a DIN A4 size can be achieved, although the size of the otherwise built-up glass surface is dispensed with.
Mini display and clear control panel
Of course, a small display was also thought of. It shows important information, including a level indicator for the printer ink and the number of copies / prints. There are also eight buttons with symbols on the control panel. Black / white and color copies can be selected using separate buttons. Additional functions include a WiFi direct function and a paper tray with a 60-sheet capacity. Unfortunately, there is no paper tray. All in all, however, the operation is simple and straightforward.
Technical highlights at a glance:
– Print speed: 8 pages / minute (B / W), 5.5 pages / minute (color)
– Print resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 dpi
– Dimensions: 45 x 20 x 20 cm
– Paper tray: 60 sheets
– RAM : 64 MB
– Scan resolution: 600 dpi
– Special features: No ADF function
– Connections: USB 2.0, WLAN module
Buying new printer accessories: what to look for?
Basically, you should think about the follow-up costs before buying a particular model. The prices for high-quality printer paper but also for printer cartridges can vary greatly. In our online shop we therefore offer you an extensive range of suitable HP printer cartridges for your printer. Convince yourself of our large selection and the first-class prices.