Recently my HP deskjet 6530 stopped working after 7-8 years of service. The best thing about that printer was it's speed and ability to hold 150 pages of paper. The downside of it was the expense of the ink and it wasn't wireless. I didn't want to spend a lot of money replacing it, so off to Walmart I went to buy another HP printer with one specification, it had to be wireless, and decided on this model deskjet 3522. Set up and connecting to my wireless network was absolutely painless, worked flawlessly. My husband and I can send documents to the printer from our phones (he has an iPhone, I have a Razr Maxx). This is a very important feature. The printer also scans and copies, both features that I tested after set up. The scan feature is a delight and allows for cropping the picture within the software. It's fast and the results are great. The copy feature worked great as well. You can also print on both sides of the paper, which will save $$ on paper. I used to buy fancy picture printers, but nowadays I send all my digitals to Walgreens for printing, it's cheaper and you get better results, so I did not require a picture quality printer this time around. I would've given this five stars but took off a star because this baby does not have a very big paper tray. It only holds 50-60 sheets at a time. I am a student at our local community college so I do some heavy duty printing and have always appreciated that my old printer could hold 150 sheets at a time. Oh well, it's not a deal breaker and I will adjust. This printer is also not as fast as my old HP, but again, not a biggie. I checked the ink prices while in the store and was not shocked by the prices. The old printer used very expensive ink...costing me close to $100 to replace black and color at the same time (I always bought the biggest cartridges). YIKES, eh? Well, this printer won't be super cheap but it will be much less for the ink, especially since it is four cartridge and you can replace what you need, not all at the same time if it's not necessary. Overall, a smart buy, highly recommend.
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