Fax, Copy and Print with HP LaserJet 3050
HP LaserJet 3050 the best Multifunction for your home office
The new HP 3050 is solidly put together and attractive, for a LaserJet at least.
The HP 3050 device has standalone fax capabilities, rather than needing to send and receive faxes through an attached PC. The fax standard is the latest Super G3, which offers a relatively fast 33.6Kbps transmission speed, although you should note that colour faxing is not supported.
Standalone fax and photocopy controls are easy and intuitive to operate. Useful features include auto redialling, delayed fax sending and storage for up to 119 broadcasting locations. There’s also 2MB of dedicated fax memory for storing up to 110 pages, plus a 30-sheet automatic document feeder that worked flawlessly in our tests.
On the quality front, the scanner is more than capable for document scanning and standalone photocopying, but it can’t match dedicated photo scanners for sharpness or colour accuracy. Printing, on the other hand, is as crisp and sharp as you could hope for.
Many laser printers have mono page costs of around 1.3c per print, but the 3050 is almost twice as expensive at 2.5c per print. The imaging drum is built into the toner cartridge, rather than being a separate item, and so is renewed every 2,000 prints.
You can purchase your HP 3050 Toner cartridge at www.TonerParts.com for almost $18.95 CAD.