f late, all-in-one printers are preferred at homes and small offices over the single-function printer. The HP Ink Advantage 4515 is the top-of-the-line printer in the Ink Advantage series priced at Rs 9,700. It looks good and doesn’t occupy much space. The top is neat with the HP branding on the side. There is a 2.65-inch coloured touch display that comes handy while following instructions. There is also a light indicator for Wi-Fi connectivity on the panel. The paper handling tray can hold up to 100 sheets at a time.
The printer offers three modes for printing – draft, normal and best. The draft mode is just about okay to print documents for daily use. The normal mode is good for documents for a report but I preferred the best mode for image printing. Photo printing is this printer’s forte.
Unlike other printers that take a lot of time to print the first document, it managed to print the first document in 20 seconds. On the draft mode I got close to 20 black prints in a minute and 15 coloured prints. It also supports wireless printing. The scanner is also good. The biggest benefit is the running cost, as cartridges are not as expensive as they used to be in the past. Both the black and colour cartridges cost less than Rs 1,000 and each cartridge can print up to 500 pages.