The OfficeJet already has the office to its credit and, as expected, does a good job printing texts and documents. The black is very strong and the texts are pleasantly sharp. Only the relatively quiet printing speed is disturbing.
The multifunction device HP OfficeJet 5742 is ideal for use at home or in the small home office. However, the mediocre working speed already speaks against an excessive demand for printing, scanning and copying.
When it comes to printing photos and graphics, the device impresses with its very natural color reproduction. There is even a separate compartment for photo paper. Colors are very strong by default. If that doesn’t suit you, you can use color profiles to make improvements – a great achievement for an office printer.
The scan quality is very high, even though colored documents often have a slight red cast. With copies there is a small loss of quality, which is noticeable in color areas and backgrounds.
For an office printer, the cost of printing in black and white is quite high. In the home office and occasional private business printing, this is still justifiable, especially if you value high print quality. The yield of the black cartridge is relatively low at 600 pages.
Color printing with the HP OfficeJet 5742 is also quite expensive. Particularly important here: the color cartridges are only available as a combination cartridge and not individually.
In addition, with a combination cartridge, one color is usually faster than the other, so you have to replace the entire cartridge faster, even if only one color is empty.
In terms of printing and scanning equipment, the OfficeJet is absolutely exemplary. Double-sided printing, scanning via flatbed or automatic document feeder and cut-sheet feeding in one device are excellent for this price range. Only the duplex scan remains on the wish list.
Hardly any wishes remain unfulfilled with the interfaces. Direct printing via USB or memory card, network via cable or WLAN and even modern interfaces such as NFC and cloud connection have made their appearance in the device.
The installation of the HP OfficeJet 5742 is quick and almost self-explanatory. What is unpleasant, however, is that during the installation various personal data such as the zip code and the number of employees in the company are requested without the possibility to skip this step.
HP OfficeJet 5742 Manual PDF
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