Ink is an important part of the printer. The quality of ink can affect the quality of the print result. Therefore, it is suggested to choose a printer that can maintain the quality of ink for such a long time. HP Smart Tank Plus 551 is known as the printer that can maintain the quality of ink for at least 2 years. The quality of the print result will be maintained at a high level. In addition, it is also a wireless printer. The people can access the printer by using the dual-band Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The people also can use the HP Smart App for controlling the printer. This printer also has other functions. It doesn’t only print the documents but also scan and copy the documents. This printer is suitable to be used as a small office or home printer.
The main function of HP Smart Tank Plus 551 is printing the documents. It is developed with the HP Thermal Inkjet Technology. The print speeds are 11 ppm and 5 ppm for monochrome and color documents. The first page will come out within 21 seconds and 14 seconds for monochrome and color documents, respectively. The number of print cartridges is 4 that consists of 3 color inks and 1 black color. Duplex printing should be operated manually. Meanwhile, the supported types of paper are Plain paper, Glossy Brochure Papers, Matte Brochure Papers, Photo papers, and Envelopes. The weight of paper is in the range of 16 lb to 110 lb. The supported paper sizes are Letter, Legal, and A4 documents.
Since HP Smart Tank Plus 551 is an all in one printer, it can be utilized as a scanner and copier both color and monochrome documents. The scanner uses Flatbed as the scanning element. Meanwhile, the scanning technology is Contact Image Sensor (CIS). The scanner can offer the maximum scan resolution of about 1200 x 1200 dpi. The scanned result can be saved in some different file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PDF, and PNG. Meanwhile, the types of scan modes are Front Panel Scan, Copy, HP Software, and EWS. The scan speeds for color and monochrome documents are 3 ppm and 5 ppm, respectively. The other features of the scanner are Scan to PDF and HP Smart App. On the other hand, the copier can copy both color and monochrome documents with the speeds of 2 cpm and 10 cpm. The copy resolution is 600 x 600 dpi. It can be used for multiple copies (99 copies) and resizing the documents.
The compatible operating systems for HP Smart Tank Plus 551 are Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS Sierra v10.12, Mac OS High Sierra v10.13, and Mac OS Mojave v10.14. The types of connectivity for this printer are Wi-Fi, Hi-speed USB 2.0, and Bluetooth. The control panel is designed with 4 LEDs, 7 buttons, and one ICON LCD. The size of the printer is 17.6” x 14.7” x 6.2” with its weight about 11.34 lb.