HP 500 Printer Information
Comprised of a scanner, copier, printer, and fax machine, the HP OfficeJet 500 is impressively compact and light. Weighing only 15 pounds, it will be easy to install and move about the office as needed. A small table or desk will accommodate this all-in-one inkjet unit, as it creates a footprint of only about 17x14x10 inches, making the 500 a good fit for a small workgroup or home office.
Different print mode settings will create varying performance results. In Best mode, the maximum resolution can be reached, which is 600x600 dpi for black-and-white documents and 300x300 dpi in color. At the same time, this mode generates the minimum speed, at 1 page per minute or less. Econofast mode is the exact opposite of Best mode. This will deliver the fastest speed, which is 4 pages per minute, but reduce the quality, as less HP 500 printer ink is being used per page.
Connectivity is limited because only Windows operating systems are compatible and only a parallel port is provided. The 500 is Energy Star compliant, though, meaning it meets environmental regulations for energy use. A number of media types are supported, expanding the types of projects that can be completed by this unit. Envelopes, transparencies, labels, and card stock are all supported.
The HP 500 ink cartridges are pretty standard in capacity, with the black supply yielding 720 pages and the tricolor printer ink yielding up to 350 pages. The drop-on-demand inkjet technology methodically ejects small dots of OfficeJet 500 ink onto the paper through small nozzles. Faxes and scans render a resolution of 300x300 dpi, but copies can reach 600x300 dpi. Up to 256 shades of gray can also be generated with the HP 500 ink, for better black-and-white output.
As for operational expenses for this unit, costs are kept low when consumers opt to purchase remanufactured OfficeJet 500 ink cartridges. Versatility is essential in a work environment, especially one with limited space, and this all-in-one unit has a lot to offer.