My HP Photosmart Premium printer arrived one fine day last month and the box sat in the family room for a week or so while I waited for my husband to set it up for me.
I finally got tired of waiting and decided to go ahead and set it up myself. Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant. It’s not that I have issues with technology so much as I have issues with reading instructions. They’re so dull and they’re all bossy, too, “Do this, do that, don’t do this, don’t forget to do that!” *rolls eyes*
But I bit the bullet and proceeded to set it up. First I plugged in all the cables. Then I loaded the set-up CD and from there, it totally told me what I needed to do. It was, quite honestly, idiot-proof. I wasn’t even sure what options to choose for the wireless option but apparently I chose correctly because I was immediately able to print from my computer—WIRELESSLY. Printing WITHOUT wires!
Since the first time I used the printer, I’ve had zero issues and that? Is huge. Historically, printers hate me and rarely cooperate but I’ve scanned things, copied things and printed Aiming Low luggage tags on shrink plastic (think homemade Shrinky Dinks) without any issues at all. I also let my kids play with all the stuff on the internet touchscreen. It took them about five seconds to get into the Disney section and print out Aladdin coloring sheets and and crafts, which, in turn, bought me a good 30 minutes of uninterrupted internet time. WIN.
Also? It faxes. IT FAXES, people. No more asking my husband to send and retrieve faxes for me at work. I realize faxing isn’t quite so sexy to the rest of you but whatever… Don’t judge!
Oh, and the Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web (HP Web Printer for short) goes on the internet (via the touchscreen) and GETS STUFF for you, like maps and newspapers and other things, and then prints them and it will even print them double-sided if you so desire—without you having to flip the paper when it comes out and pray that you did it correctly. Would it be weird to say it’s magical? Yes? Okay then…it’s just really cool.
So far, I’m very much digging the new printer and if the idiot-proof trend of the first month continues, I’ll be enamored with it for years to come because seriously…who doesn’t like feeling all smart and efficient and LOVED by their magical really cool printer?
The printer was supplied for review by HP, however, the opinions expressed, are 100% mine.