The full-featured HP OfficeJet 7130 all-in-one gives you photo printing, double-sided printing, an automated document feeder (ADF), a fax, a scanner, a copier, as well as inputs for all of the current varieties of photo memory cards currently available.
The boxlike layout of the HP OfficeJet 7130 all-in-one can be imposing. Necessitating a total footprint of 17 by 20 by 13 inches, the 7130 requires a bit more desk space when compared with most inkjets but significantly less space altogether in comparison to a discrete fax, scanner, copier, and also printer would need. All the things you require is located on top or front of the machine, apart from a USB, network, plus telephone ports, that you simply should not need to touch subsequent to installing. The ADF sits on top of the machine itself, above the flip-top cover of the flatbed scanner. Unfortunately, this cover does not come off; making scanning or copying oversized books or documents unwieldy, or else out of the question.
The 7130’s principal control panel lives at the bevelled front of the unit. The easy-to-read Light emitting diode display is situated dead centre, in the middle of a numeric keypad; the Menu, Enter, Cancel, Tray Select buttons; and the contrast controls. Along the left side sit fax-function buttons, while buttons for copying and scanning as well as the On/Off switch happen to be on the right. The set up is straightforward and easy to make use of, nonetheless, you may well at the same time handle these features from your PC while using provided software as opposed to the control panel.
The paper tray lives at the foot of the machine, and the 7130 spits out paper to the top of the paper tray.
At the front, to the left of centre, the unit features built-in slots intended for digital-camera memory cards. On the right, a sizable handle props the unit open for you to replace ink cartridges or maybe correct a paper jam.
The HP OfficeJet 7130 does really well on flexibility including both an ADF and also duplex, or two-sided, printing. In addition, the 7130 can read memory cards like CompactFlash, SmartMedia, and Memory Stick directly from digital cameras.
The fax machine can cope with colour, delayed fax sending, and also phone-book fax transmission. It can save as many as 100 received faxes within memory, having a top image resolution of 300x300dpi. The scanner can take input from the front panel or connect with HP photo and imaging software.
HP’s accompanying driver software is large and contains all that you should require for the purpose of whatever you desire to do.
Feature laden as it may be, the HP OfficeJet 7130 all-in-one did not work well during assessments. The image quality ended up being somewhere between reasonable and decent – adequate, although not spectacular, results. Users might realize that just a little tweaking when using the supplied software will help make up for any inadequacies.
Also, the print rates of speed using the HP OfficeJet 7130 ink cartridges were definitely slow when compared to those of various other multifunction printers. During our assessments, text clocked 4.2 pages per minute plus colour photos lagged at 4.5 minutes per page. This speed suffices for the purpose of home situations, however impatient small-business entrepreneurs should consider other possibilities.
Scan rates of speed, conversely, fared much better and were definitely rarely far from those of other scanners. Greyscale scans ran somewhat slowly, whilst plain copy scanned quickly. Colour scans went close to target.
As with nearly all modern day inkjets, the 7130 calls for two ink cartridges: one for the purpose of non colored documents printing and a tricolour cartridge.