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Delivery Options

TimescaleMethodCharge
Free next-day 98% of orders arrive the next working day Royal Mail 1st class * FREE
Guaranteed next-day Guaranteed to arrive on the next working day

Guaranteed next-day

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £2.95 next-day courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Guaranteed next-day

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £2.95 next-day courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Courier £2.95
Guaranteed pre-12 Guaranteed to arrive before 12 noon on the next working day

Guaranteed pre-12

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £7.95 pre-12 courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £7.95 pre-12 courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Courier £7.95

* Depending on size and value, some orders may be upgraded from Royal Mail to Courier.

Delivery Schedule

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Monday, before 5:15pm Next day (Tuesday)
Tuesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Wednesday)
Wednesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Thursday)
Thursday, before 5:15pm Next day (Friday)
Friday, before 5:15pm Monday
Saturday or Sunday Tuesday

Bank holidays

We do not despatch or deliver orders on bank holidays

Highlands and Islands

Deliveries may take 2 to 3 days longer to arrive

International deliveries

We only deliver to addresses within the UK.

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Lowest online price guaranteed

If within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price, we will refund 100% of the difference. For further info, click here.

Lowest online price guaranteed

To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

Free next-day delivery

Our free delivery option typically uses Royal Mail first class. In 98% of cases, orders placed on Monday to Friday before 5:15pm will arrive on the next working day. To see other delivery options and our delivery schedule click here.

Delivery Schedule

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Monday to Thursday - receive next day

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Friday - receive on Monday

Orders placed on Saturday or Sunday - receive on Tuesday

Delivery Options

Free next-day

98% of orders arrive the next working day. Typically uses Royal Mail 1st class, though some orders may be upgraded to courier.

Guaranteed next-day (£2.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £2.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12 (£7.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £7.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

12 month warranty on everything

If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

Free returns

Whatever the reason for returning items to Cartridge Save, you will never pay a penny for postage.

Lowest online price guaranteed

We pride ourselves in giving our customers the best possible value for money. To ensure you are not out of pocket, we will refund 100% of the difference, if within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price.

To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

HP LaserJet 3050 Toner Cartridges
HP LaserJet 3050 Toner Cartridges

HP LaserJet 3050 Toner Cartridges

The following 5 products are guaranteed to work in your HP LaserJet 3050 printer:

5 products guaranteed to work in your printer:

5 products guaranteed to work in your HP LaserJet 3050 printer:

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Black toner cartridges for HP LaserJet 3050 printer

  1. Genuine Black HP 12A Toner Cartridge Twin Pack - (Q2612AD)

    Best value Genuine

    2.4p per page (1 pack) 2.4p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 x 2 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages x 2

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 2 black toner cartridges
    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    Best value Genuine

    2.4p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages x 2

    Best value Genuine

    2.4p per page (1 pack) 2.4p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 x 2 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages x 2

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £97.44 (£116.93 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

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    • 2 £95.44 (£114.53 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £94.71 (£113.65 inc VAT)

    Best value Genuine

    1 pack | 2.4p per page

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages x 2

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 2 black toner cartridges
    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £97.44 (£116.93 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £95.44 (£114.53 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £94.71 (£113.65 inc VAT)
  2. Genuine Black HP 12A Toner Cartridge - (Q2612A)
    2.8p per page (1 pack) 2.8p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Black toner cartridge
    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    2.8p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages
    2.8p per page (1 pack) 2.8p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £55.38 (£66.46 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £54.00 (£64.80 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £53.43 (£64.12 inc VAT)

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Black toner cartridge
    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £55.38 (£66.46 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £54.00 (£64.80 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £53.43 (£64.12 inc VAT)
  3. Compatible High Capacity Black HP 12X Laser Toner - (HP Q2612X)

    Best value Premium

    0.9p per page (1 pack) 0.9p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    4,000 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 4,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    • High capacity black toner cartridge
    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    Best value Premium

    0.9p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    4,000 pages
    High Capacity

    Best value Premium

    0.9p per page (1 pack) 0.9p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    4,000 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 4,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    £36.05 (£43.26 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £33.23 (£39.88 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £31.95 (£38.34 inc VAT)

    Best value Premium

    1 pack | 0.9p per page

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 4,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    • High capacity black toner cartridge
    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    £36.05 (£43.26 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £33.23 (£39.88 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £31.95 (£38.34 inc VAT)
  4. Compatible Black HP 12A Laser Toner - (HP Q2612A)
    1.0p per page (1 pack) 1.0p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Black toner cartridge
    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    1.0p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages
    1.0p per page (1 pack) 1.0p per page Pack of 1 toner cartridges

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    2,000 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £20.49 (£24.59 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £18.45 (£22.14 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £17.55 (£21.06 inc VAT)

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2,000 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Black toner cartridge
    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • Premium brand recycled toner cartridge

      Made using recycled HP cartridges, this cartridge is a direct replacement for the HP version. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

      We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

    £20.49 (£24.59 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £18.45 (£22.14 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £17.55 (£21.06 inc VAT)

 
Maintenance items for HP LaserJet 3050 printer

  1. Genuine HP RM1-3045 Fuser Unit - (RM1-3045-020CN)
    • RM1-3045 fuser unit
    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £55.44 (£66.53 inc VAT)

    FREE delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £53.61 (£64.33 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £52.96 (£63.55 inc VAT)
    • RM1-3045 fuser unit
    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • Lowest online price guaranteed

      If within 7 days of buying a product from us, you find the same product cheaper at any other UK online store, we will refund you with 100% of the difference.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £55.44 (£66.53 inc VAT)

    FREE delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £53.61 (£64.33 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £52.96 (£63.55 inc VAT)

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HP LaserJet 3050 Toners Featuring Free Delivery

We offer nothing but toners that are fully built to work in your laser printer, and that means you don't have to be afraid of the toner cartridges causing harm or simply producing low quality printouts. If you want LaserJet 3050 laser supplies which you will not need to keep worrying about, order with Cartridge Save right now!

Discount Pricing On All HP LaserJet 3050 Laser Toner Cartridges

Here at Cartridge Save we don't compromise over customer support or the quality of our HP printer toner cartridges. You will receive 100% free next day delivery for each cartridge ordered with Cartridge Save! We take a feeling of satisfaction in the fact that 98% of orders are delivered . So that we can provide you greater security, every HP LaserJet 3050 laser printer cartridge that is purchased from us has our extensive cash back pledge.

HP LaserJet 3050 Printer Review

Expert review of the HP LaserJet 3050 printer

Our Verdict:

For true power users in home offices and small businesses, nothing beats a multifunction laser printer. HP's LaserJet 3050 multifunction printer doesn't just include the standard printing, copying, and scanning functions, it also includes a fax machine with an auto document feeder that is perfect for fast-paced business settings.

Design

For small businesses that are moving a mile a minute, HP has unleashed the LaserJet 3050 multifunction laser printer. This laser printer specialises in black and white printing and, like similar devices that print only in monochrome, it can produce a respectable 19 pages per minute. This is on the high end of laser printers and if your business doesn't deal in printed photos, it's a great deal. HP rates the printer as having a monthly volume of up to 7,000 pages - more than enough for the average small business setting.

Advantages

As a multifunction printer, the LaserJet 3050 not only includes the standard scanner and copier, but also fax functions. A true convergence device, this printer has a relatively compact footprint that will save you a great deal of desk space. If you aren't concerned with scanning documents on a regular basis, the HP LaserJet 3050 is a fantastic way to merge all of your office's essential functions into one machine. It prints pages quickly and the quality is extremely good, even for laser printers. The copier performs as you would expect it to, and the fax machine is capable. Other than the scanner, this is a solid business productivity machine.

Disadvantages

Its multifunctions are alluring, but it should be noted that there is one significant drawback: the included scanner is not a flatbed scanner, instead using the printer's auto document feed to scan images and documents to your computer. This can result in lower quality scans in some scenarios, depending how well the document feeds through the scanner. Another concern is that while the HP LaserJet 3050 is perfectly compatible with Windows XP and Mac OS X systems, it is unable to scan documents under Windows Vista as well as Windows 7. The included software is simply not compatible with Vista and or Windows 7, so you'll have to use a computer with an older operating system to perform those functions. That can be a major deal breaker for many business users who have long since upgraded to Microsoft's latest Windows release.