The HP DeskJet 3700 is a return to the world of budget-friendly multifunction photo printers. About 10 years ago, most of the major printer manufacturers made photo printers, they are small-format devices whose main task was to print pictures, usually from PCs or Macs connected through USB. They fell out of favor for numerous reasons, but HP is pushing this idea again, asking the public to print pictures from phones and computers to its new DeskJet 3700.
HP is admired for making a budget-friendly printer. The DeskJet 3700 is a beautiful machine, with its bright colors taking cues from HP’s Chromebook range from years ago. It is adorable, and it suits those who want to have a lively printer.
Unlike most HP printers, the paper feeds from a pull-up tray at the back and out to a pull-out tray at the front; more reminiscent of an Epson machine. The printer is a lot shallower than a typical desktop all-in-one because it uses a sheet-feed scanner instead of a flatbed. You feed pages in from the front of the DeskJet 3700 and they come to rest on top of the paper stack in the rear feed tray.
The paper guide helps to align the page that you are scanning, especially if it is a short one because it is difficult to get a sheet in completely square. This produces a clear, straight copy and it will not have any black bar at the top of the copy where the scan light has bled around the edge of the scanned documents, this usually happens if the printer does not have a paper guide.
Its small control panel seen at the right-hand end of the scanner bar has an LCD screen that shows the copies and has a lot of icons indicating settings and status. The front cover folds down to reveal the head cartridges and twin ink: one black and the other tri-color. It is easy to access and both cartridges are easy to replace.
The printer also has a single USB port located at the rear, and it is versatile because you can hook it up to your home WiFi network, which gives you instant access to extra print facilities. HP provides a new application in both iOS and Android flavors, which recognizes the printer immediately and it is also very easy to use for printing photos. There is also the option of printing onto sticky-backed paper for more casual photo arrangements.
HP rates the DeskJet 3700 at 8.0ppm mono and 5.5ppm color. Tests showed that it managed 3.8ppm on a 5-page mono text document, increasing to 4.4ppm on the 20-page test. These results are barely over half of the rated speed. The five-page text and color graphics document gave 1.1ppm, only 20% of the rated throughput.
These results were reflected in the copy and photo print times, with a single-page color copy taking 1 minute and 21 seconds and a 15 x 10cm photo taking 2 minutes and 39 seconds from an Android phone and a whopping 4 minutes 22 seconds from a USB connected PC.
If you wish to own a DeskJet 3700 for your office or your home, you can contact HP and they can assist you with the features and benefits of the printer. Or better yet, you can always lease one. You can contact your local leasing company so you can talk about the best deals and the best payment options for this device.
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