Good Choice for a Child's Printer
In general, I find that HP printers have many good qualities but their glitchy software can make for sometimes-frustrasting ownership. The HP Deskjet 3000 only took minutes to set up, but then there was trouble getting it to communicate with the computer. After a couple of reboots and a reinstall, it finally got going. Performance Other than the temperamental software, this HP printer performs as expected. Once the computer and printer were able to successfully communicate, the print jobs performed nicely. The wireless feature works most of the time, but sometimes seems to take on a life of its own. Copy Quality The copy quality is actually quite good for this entry-level little printer. The results are nice and crisp and easy to read. My grandson hasn't copied any photos yet, so I can't speak to that issue, but text and illustrations look good. Ink/Paper Use So far, most of the print jobs are done in draft mode so I'm sure the ink will last a long time. One good thing about the HP printers I've had in the past is that they all had efficient ink consumption. Ease of Use The HP couldn't be easier to use, once you get it up and running. Durability It's hard to measure durability at this stage of ownership, but the product looks manufactured well and free of any obvious flaws or issues. Design My only small complaint about the design of HP Deskjet 3000 Printer is that the paper feed tray is in the top back of the unit. It makes the printer a little less compact than if the feed tray was under the output tray like many printers are designed. You just need to make sure there's clearance for the paper feed tray before you set it up.