The importance of having a good printer at home or at the office is no need to explain. In today’s world, a school-goer knows how important a printer is for doing projects.
But, what is a good printer? What features do we have to check before buying a printer? These are the questions we come across whenever we decide to buy a printer.
First of all, a good printer is such a printer that can be easily installed, easily run, and easily maintained. Secondly, whenever you need to buy a printer, you must check its printing features, cost of printing, print speed, connectivity options, and maintenance cost.
In this article, we will discuss two excellent printers by HP – Smart Tank 530 and Smart Tank 615. If you read this article carefully, you can understand why these printers are excellent and also you will be able to choose the perfect one for you.
HP Smart Tank 530 vs HP Smart Tank 615 Specifications
|FEATURES||HP Smart Tank 530||HP Smart Tank 615|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, Dual-band WiFi|
& Bluetooth LE
|Print Speed||9 IPM (B/W)|
5 IPM (Colour)
|Page Yield||6000 Prints (B/W)|
8000 Prints (Colour)
|Ink Cost||~2200 Rs|
|Cost Per Print||10p (B/W)|
|Ideal User||Home, small and medium|
|OS Support||Windows 7 or higher|
|Paper supported||Up to 300 GSM|
HP Smart Tank 530 vs 615 Detailed Comparison
There is a number of similarities between the HP Smart Tank 530 and the HP Smart Tank 615 printers, in terms of design. Let us discuss them one by one.
Both the HP Smart Tank 530 and the HP Smart Tank 615 printers have a large LCD touch screen including a power button. This LCD display will help the user easily communicate with the printer.
Both of these printers have an Automatic Document Feeder in each. Both the HP Smart Tank 530 and the HP Smart Tank 615 come with minimal design and very small footprints.
The HP Smart Tank 530 printer is able to deliver up to 9 images per minute for black and white and 5 images per minute for colour.
On the other hand, the HP Smart Tank 615 printer can print up to 11/12 pages per minute for black and white as well as up to 5/16 pages per minute for colour.
The HP Smart Tank 530 printer can print up to 6000 pages for black and white and up to 8000 pages for colour, whereas the HP Smart Tank 615 printer can print up to 18000 monochrome pages with its 135 ml black ink and up to 8000 pages for colour with its 3 colour ink bottles of 70 ml each.
Quality of Printing
The HP Smart Tank 530 printer can impress you with its high print resolution. It can provide each print with up to 1200 × 1200 dpi resolution. The print resolution of the HP Smart Tank 615 printer for black and white is similar to that of the HP Smart Tank 530 printer.
But this printer is able to print colour pages with more resolution than the other one. To print a colour page, the HP Smart Tank 615 printer can provide up to 4800 × 1200 dpi.
The HP Smart Tank 530 printer supports papers up to 300 GSM. It can print impressive borderless photos on glossy photo paper, too.
On the other hand, the HP Smart Tank 615 printer supports both plain and brochure papers. Also, this particular printer has support for envelopes, postcards, and inkjet photo paper.
Quality of Scanning
The HP Smart Tank 530 printer has an ADF scanner tray on top of it that can hold up to 35 pages. It has a flatbed scanner. This scanner is able to work on up to 216 × 297 mm. The scan output file format for the HP Smart Tank 530 printer is a jpeg, Tiff, pdf, BMP, and png.
The HP Smart Tank 615 printer also has an Automatic Document Feeder that can hold the same number of pages. It can scan with up to 1200 dpi resolution. This particular printer, too, is able to work on up to 216 × 297 mm. The HP Smart Tank 615 printer can scan up to 3 colour pages per minute and up to 5 black and white pages per minute.
In terms of connectivity options, both the HP Smart Tank 530 and the HP Smart Tank 615 printers are quite similar. Because these printers support both wired and wireless connectivity.
Apart from this, both of these printers have support for dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth LE. Dual-band WiFi connectivity helps the printer do wireless transmission quickly while Bluetooth LE helps the printer wake up from sleep mode.
Conclusion- HP Smart Tank 530 vs HP Smart Tank 615
We hope we have successfully convinced you with the comparison of the HP Smart Tank 530 and the HP Smart Tank 615 printers.
Between these two printers, we will suggest you buy the HP Smart Tank 530 as HP Smart Tank 615 is not available in India as of now.
Prabir Mandal is the editor-in-chief of Printer Guru. He is in love with productivity devices, especially printers. His love for printers has made him open this blog where he can share all his knowledge about printers and the experiences he has gathered while using them.