HP 1050 Printer Review
When it comes to basic faxing capabilities, some users prefer a dedicated device instead of a multifunction machine. The HP FAX 1050 is a simple, compact, and affordable inkjet fax machine that provides the most essential features without unnecessary extras, though it does have very basic copying capabilities. It can send and receive faxes at around 6 seconds per page, and can scan up to 10 sheets at a time. The use of HP 1050 printer ink also makes it affordable to maintain.
The 1050 takes up a minimal amount of space in an office or a home. It measures 6.3x14.4x10.8 inches, and it weighs only 7.7 pounds. With such a compact size and weight, it should be easy to find a location for it, and it could even be moved out of the way when not in use. The paper tray holds up to 100 sheets, which is adequate for low-volume use.
The copying features are very simple, but for making a few quick copies on an occasional basis, it could be quite useful. It can make up to 4 copies per minute, though the resolution is limited to 600x300 dpi, so users shouldn't expect stellar results. Reduction and enlargement from 50 to 150% are supported, and the maximum number of copies that can be made from one original is 100.
FAX 1050 ink cartridges are quite affordable, though they may need to be replaced often. The HP 1050 ink cartridges have a yield of only 500 pages. For light users, however, this will probably strike a good balance and make the FAX 1050 printer ink an affordable solution.
For buyers who prefer a more compact inkjet solution for faxing, the 1050 may be an attractive option. Users who send faxes very frequently, or who need more advanced options may find it somewhat limiting. In any case, the low cost of HP 1050 ink keeps it affordable.