Find out about the features, specifications, print speed, quality and limitations, if any, for the mean machine from HP on the ink series.
The 7740 is a large and heavy model printer, measuring 15.1* 23 * 18 inches (HWD) and weighing close to 85kgs! So instead of attempting to carry it, it’s best kept on a rolling table or moved by two people. Next, its maximum paper capacity is 500 sheets of different paper sizes, arranged on two 250-sheet trays. Moreover, 7740 has a maximum duty cycle of 30,000 pages per month and an impressive duty cycle of up to 1,500 sheets per month. Also, it includes an auto-duplexer for two-sided printing.
Let’s look into the scanning features. On top of the 7740 is a flatbed, which can scan papers from A4 up to the legal size, and has a 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) that supports single-pass duplex scanning. Secondly, this printer is easy to navigate thanks to the 2.6-inch color touch screen, surrounded by a touch-sensitive border. Additionally, below the display, there is a port for a USB thumb drive.
Check out this printer at a HP printer on rent shop near you to see that it has a great option of both wired and wireless printing choices. It includes a USB cable and a port for connecting to a computer. And it also has Ethernet for connecting to a wired LAN. It has built-in Wi-Fi, and supports HPWirelessDirect – HP’s proprietary equivalent of WiFi Direct. Moreover, 7740 is Apple AirPrint compatible, and also supports printing from Google Cloud Print. Lastly, it includes PCL drivers, but not PostScript.
Practical running score by actual users stands close to 23.6 pages per minute (ppm), and is among the fastest inkjets of the famous brands. It can print out a full test suite at a 9.7ppm clip.
Output quality is the strong feature of the 7740. In the practical testing scenario, it showed above-average text print for an inkjet, excellent graphic quality, and slightly better photo prints. Also, unlike most inkjet printers, text is good enough for any business use unless the documents require tiny fonts.
If it was necessary to take out a flaw, then a few users admitted to a minor flaw in the graphics. A few prints came with some minor banding in the backgrounds that would likely be unnoticed unless really looking for it. And it is also very easily resolved by self or any HP authorised service centre. On the other hand, the text and graphic prints are good enough for PowerPoint handouts that can be used to distribute to clients or colleagues, formal reports, and basic marketing materials.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 offers an excellent combination of high speed, excellent output quality, huge paper capacity, a suitable range of connection choices, and most of all, the ability to print on numerous paper sizes. Other printers do not come close to matching the output quality of the beast 7740. This is an excellent choice of printer for up to medium duty usage in a home setup, small or micro offices and micro companies with less multiple user scenarios.
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