HP 1215 Printer Information
For beginner photographers or photo enthusiasts that prefer to print pictures at home, the HP Photosmart 1215 is an affordable option with the ability to produce high-quality images. Using color layering technology and a drop-on-demand inkjet printing system, the 1215 will not disappoint with true-to-life shading and sharp, bold lines. Compatible with both Windows and Mac and compact in size, this unit will fit easily into most home offices.
Highly praised for its reliability and the quality of the documents and photos it can produce, the 1215 also offers affordability. Not only is it reasonably priced off the shelf, but HP 1215 ink is also budget-friendly. Printer ink for this machine can be purchased directly from HP, local printer supply stores, or from third-party vendors online. Even better, many of the online vendors offer remanufactured Photosmart 1215 ink cartridges that are listed at less than half the OEM price.
A 100-sheet input tray supports plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, and labels, while the specialty photo tray can hold up to 20 pieces of photo paper. Using the photo paper and PhotoREt III technology, the maximum color resolution is 2400x1200 dpi. Black-and-white documents max out at 600x600 dpi. Up to 12 pages per minute can be produced involving color HP 1215 ink, while black-only documents can print at 15 pages per minute.
The HP 1215 ink cartridges that come with the unit yield 450 color pages and 830 black pages. It also comes with 16 MB of memory, a PictBridge port, and memory card slots for PC-less printing, support for mobile printing from handheld devices, and a 5,000-print monthly duty cycle. Standard connections are USB, parallel, and infrared interfaces. Users also have the option of adding a duplex unit for dual-sided printing.
With both Photosmart 1215 printer ink supplies installed, this compact inkjet printer still weighs less than 15 pounds. The easy-to-use control panel, photo quality, and numerous built-in features make it an ideal choice for the home office or amateur photographer.