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HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner

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HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner

The HP Deskjet Multifunction Printer 3056A lets you take advantage of easy wireless printing and sharing at home, even print through e-mail! Designed to deliver dependable performance, this affordable HP Inkjet Multifunction Printer makes it easy to copy and scan and conserve resources.
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Questions & Answers for Hewlett Packard HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner

Question

does this printer need to be hooked to a pc are can it copy and print without a computer

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
dethebert
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can make copies without a computer being turned on, or attached.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Jatem
answer 2
No, it does not need to be hooked to a computer once you configure the wireless option. You do have the option to use the screen located on front of the product to select your requests.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
MiracleMW
answer 3
You can use it as a copier as it comes out of the box. To print to it without it being connected to your computer you need to have it connected to a wireless network. The software that comes with printer will take you through that process quite easily. Then you can print to it from another device that can access that same network. The printer comes with a USB cable so you can also have it directly connected to the printer. It also has an ePrint capability that enables you to print to it by sending an email to your printer. I have not tried this function and probably do not have a need to. Very versatile printer for the price.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
wiseoleman
answer 4
You can plug it up and print right away. Doesn't need to be connected
to PC. Nice quality print job. Have not tried to print copies of pictures yet, but color on copy/print job is nice.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
shootthemoon9
Question

Is this compatible with windows 8?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
farmer1936
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had to go to the HP website and download a driver for my new HP Windows 8 laptop, but it was very easy......just follow the directions.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Steveyjohn
answer 2
You can download Windows 8 drivers from HP
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
TheRenWench
answer 3
I just received this printer and it DOES NOT work with Windows 8!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
motacular
answer 4
YES
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Motorbiker
Question

Can it print 4x6 photos ? Can you see the picture before you print it? and does it take a memory card?x

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Haz
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
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answer 1
4x6 print yes
does not take memory card
if you got it hooked up to your computer
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
maw46
answer 2
First this model does not take memory cards
It will print photos using microsoft or similar photo printing software. Then you would press printer preview, itsert photo paper in the right side of the printer, move the guide and press print, the quality is excellent
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Partsman999
answer 3
I could if I had the paper size lever that was broke upon arrival.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tacojay1
answer 4
It can print 4x6 photos if you insert that size paper. There is not a color display on the unit. It does not take a memory card. Any printing must be send via computer, tablet, or the HP eprint method. (email).
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
t3chnickal
Question

Will this printer work with a Wifi hotspot?

I use a wifi hotspot for internet on my laptop. Will this printer work off of that network? Or do you have to have a router?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jamie1972
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
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answer 1
My connection requires a wireless connection. I am not sure that it is particular to what type.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
MiracleMW
answer 2
It works from your laptop, not the router.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Steveyjohn
answer 3
it's set up to work with wi-fi and use for e-print. U would have to set it up for those function when u first install ur printer. it has an option to set up for advanced or usb use..and then go from there..
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jymg
answer 4
Works fine with my wifi. My printer router broke so I bought this instead of a new router.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
steve4t5
Question

compatable with windows 7?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
ksjeanie
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes,
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Partsman999
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Unctarheelfan01
answer 3
Yes we installed it on laptop that has Windows 7.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
wmshopper101
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Raptorsoul
Question

Will This Work With My Apple Ipad?

I am not fond of the comments I have read. This printer probably is not what I want. I have an HP all in one Wireless Printer but I do not believe it is compatible with the Apple Ipad? I honestly know nothing about electronics but I am sure you Savvy shopper will help me select a good printer that is compatible with my Apple Ipad. I think it has to have a special component to work with an ipad?

But, I can tell you from personal experience the wireless printers are very sensitive and mine seems to be down that working. They get off line very easily and I do not know how to get them back up and working and it has been costly have someone fix it for me. So, I hope to pay more and get a better one. And the ink cartrigdes for the HP are too expensive. And I don't need a printer to print photo quality and would like a basic printer for mostly black and white ink. If any one can recommend a good printer, please let me know. If it will work with the Ipad, I am sure it will also work for my Acer Netbook. And I am looking for a reasonabled priced Ipad for my 91 yr young Mother but need to get one with 3G AT&T wireless and hope she can pick up a hot spot around her and not have to pay a monthly fee? I have had others tell me they pick up well. I have a Kindle erader with wifi and 3G and it picks up from my home phone service and I never need the wifi but not sure the Ipad will work the same? I am just so tech illiterate. But there are more of you than me and you guys know so much, so I look forward to your comments, suggestions and recommendations. And if you know where I can find a good used Ipad for my mother, I would love to hear from you. I am shocked at the high cost for used ones with only 16GB and the first generation. They are almost as much as a new one. So, now I dont know what to get her. Maybe a new Kindle Fire would work as well? Please help me and my lovely mother who has decided she wants to learn to do her banking online. She is truly a trip and I know the tablet would greatly enhance her life. She does not want a netbook or computer because she cannot type,which does not matter but I agree the touch pad will work best for her. If you can help me find a good deal for her, I will allow you to teach her how to use it. haha I am not sure I can. I don't know how to do my banking on line. Can you believe she wants to do this? He great health and attitude certainly blesses me. She is very independent and I am so proud of her. She lives in an apartment for Senior Citizens and what a trip she is when she talks about the old ladies there, all of which are younger than she.

God Bless and Happy Holidays
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Sunny:)
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
To answer your main question, the Deskjet 3056A "WILL" work with a iPad. I've got the iPad 3 and Toshiba Satellite A665 laptop and this printer works flawless with both. I've never tried the scanner part yet, just printing off things from the internet. The printer CD loaded into my laptop without any problem. I never turn my printer off and I can be in the kitchen on my iPad and click print and within seconds I can hear the printer printing. Best printer I've bought in years. Hope this answer helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
SingleNsanford
answer 2
do noy know about ipad but i do know it works with i phone 5
so it should work for you. Did you check with hp help ?
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
zcyx
answer 3
I do not think this is the appropriate place to search for an iPad for your mother. Anyway, this printer is an excellent one. It never goes off line and I can keep it on and connected for days. It has an e-mail print version, so while you cannot hit "print" on your iPad (which you can't do with any printer) you can send anything in an e-mail from your iPad and it will print on this HP printer. I also bought my printer for the fact that HP has some of the cheapest ink you can buy, the cartridges for this printer anyway.
Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
akmjenkins
answer 4
yes as long as you have the e-print version, I made the mistake of buying one without eprint, has same number...beware!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Partsman999
Question

I bought the printer and the top is dark greyish in color not exactly jet black and shiny as shown in the image. Anyone have the black piece?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
umesh108
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
4 answers
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answer 1
I just looked and it is greying in color. :/
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
MiracleMW
answer 2
No. Mine is dark grey all over except for the black around the fold up control box on the front left of the machine.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
wiseoleman
answer 3
Yes. It is black and shiny. I ordered my printer online for in-store pickup.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
purplegreen2
answer 4
Mine isn't jet black either, but it's a good looking printer. Happy I purchased it.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Chary73
Question

is this printer compatible with windows 8

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
billy
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You may have to download Driver from HP, which is what I had to do to get it to work with my Windows 8 PC.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Partsman999
answer 3
The software that comes with the printer is not compatible with Windows 8. However, if you can initially load it on another device, setting it up for wireless mode, your computer with Windows 8 can pick it up and then you have the ability to install it from the web. Works great once installed!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Cabby10
Question

is this printer compatible with a Dell Inspiron 15 Notebook (3520)

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
kathym0
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes. You just have to have internet and/or email.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
akmjenkins
answer 2
Yes, if you have wireless on your notebook
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Partsman999
answer 3
Yes, it is. However, it will probably require a cord as the wireless feature on these printers do not work. HP is allegedly working on a fix.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
sidneysmommy
Question

Does this work with Google Cloud Print?

Want to know if I can print using Google Cloud
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
David
on HP Deskjet 3056A Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Scanner
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes.
answered 10 months ago
By
Nense
answer 2
According to documentation that came with the printer, yes it does- but I have not yet tried that myself.
answered 10 months ago
By
ladymlee
answer 3
All HP ePrint-enabled printers support Google Cloud Print out of the box, with no need for print drivers or additional software. This printer is ePrint-enabled.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Jatem
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